Philly Cheesesteak with Peppers and Onions
Mar 24, 2021
If you love a good Philly Cheesesteak and have always wished you could create this classic at home - here you go!! The traditional cheesesteak includes only onions...but we like the colour and the texture the peppers add here!
- 2 tablespoons vegetable oil divided (or as needed)
- 1/2 sweet yellow onion halved and thinly sliced (2-inch slices)
- 1/2 red bell pepper thinly sliced
- 1/2 green bell pepper thinly sliced
- 4 Butcher Box.ca AAA baseball cut top sirloin VERY thinly sliced
- 1 tsp Seasoned Salt or other all-purpose seasoning, divided
- 1 tsp garlic pepper divided
- 4 hoagie rolls
- 3 tbsp softened butter
- 4 ounces sliced Provolone cheese (7 1-ounce slices)
For this recipe, it is best to use the steaks from frozen, it makes them much easier to slice extremely thinly.
Add 1 tablespoon vegetable oil to a large, deep (14-inch) saute pan and place over MEDIUM-LOW heat. Add onion and bell peppers. Allow to cook, stirring occasionally, until very tender. If they are beginning to brown, turn the heat under the skillet down a bit. While the veggies are cooking, prepare the steak, returning to stir every now and then.
Remove steak from freezer and place it on a cutting board. Use a sharp knife to trim edges of excess fat and then slice it as thinly as possible across the grain. Chop the sliced steak into very small pieces. Keep chopping until you can chop no more! You want little 1/4-inch-ish pieces. Check on those veggies periodically while you're prepping the beef.
When the veggies are tender, transfer them to a dish and return the skillet to the heat. Add additional oil and place over MEDIUM-HIGH heat. Add half of the chopped steak and cook, stirring frequently, for about 4 to 5 minutes, or until no pink remains. Season with 1/2 teaspoon each seasoned salt and garlic pepper while cooking. Transfer first batch of steak with a slotted spoon to dish with onions and peppers, leaving juice behind in pan. Add additional oil, if needed and repeat with remaining steak and seasoning.
Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
Split open the hoagies rolls but do not separate them. Spread them with the softened butter and place them on a baking sheet. Transfer the baking sheet to the oven and bake for 3 to 5 minutes or until lightly golden and toasted.
Drain off all of the juices from the pan and return to the stove. Add back all of the steak and the onions and peppers. Place 4 provolone slices over the mixture in a circle and cover the pan. Cook on MEDIUM until cheese melts, about 4 to 5 minutes, then stir and use tongs to transfer to the toasted sandwich rolls.