How to Make a Philly Cheesesteak Sandwich

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Philadelphians are passionate about their city’s sandwich, but you can learn to make a world-class cheesesteak no matter where you live.

Step 1: Cook the onions
Chop up the onions and fry them in oil until they are soft.

Step 2: Slice up a rib-eye steak
Slice a partially frozen rib-eye steak into thin strips, discarding the fat.

Step 3: Fry the steak
Add the sliced beef to the frying pan, away from the vegetables. Season it with salt and pepper, and cook the meat until it is done.

Step 4: Separate the meat and onions into two portions
Combine the meat and onions and then divide the mixture into two separate portions in the pan.

Step 5: Add cheese
Place a couple of slices of provolone cheese on each portion and allow the cheese to melt.

You can substitute American cheese or processed cheese spread for the provolone.

Step 6: Serve on a roll
Slice the roll in two. Remove the two cheesesteak portions from the pan and place them on the two halves of the roll before serving.

Did You Know?
The Philly cheesesteak was invented in the 1930s when the owners of a hot dog shop in South Philadelphia decided to try something different for lunch.

25 Replies to “How to Make a Philly Cheesesteak Sandwich”

  1. MMM looks tasty im gonna make a homade one like this and add mushrooms, chopped jalapenos, and sweet peppers like yeahhh!

  2. the only thing wrong with this recipe was the inclusion of salt & pepper. a cheesesteak has six ingredients: bread, soybean oil, steak, onion, ketchup, cheese

  3. Whiz vs Provolone is really just a matter of preference and neither is more "authentic".  Actually, the cheese steak was popular before Cheez Whiz was even created and initially Provolone, American and Mozerella was used before Whiz. People just think Whiz is more "authentic" because Pat's and Geno's use them but I think both Pat's and Geno's are some of the worst places to get a cheese steak in the area.
    Just give me some fried onions and provo and I'm good.  

  4. lol this is a good starter vid actually. all these other videos are so fail. this one is very simple and straight forward. add in some green peppers and mushrooms and you have a fine sandwich.

    also to help the cheese melt before the meat burns cover the pile with the open sandwich. then cover and steam it all to get the bread steamed.

    also let the onions go longer before adding the steak and you will add a lot of sweetness to the sandwich. for more spice sub jalapeno for the green pep

  5. had cheesesteak in australia… yes lol in australia. anyway forgot about it and 8 years later i remembered a beef cheese roll and i remembered it was a cheesesteak. gonna make one at home. though i remember the steak was a little smaller than shown if im not correct?

  6. Jesus Christ, I'd forgotten all about that comment. I was such a silly child, makin a big deal about cheese. Eat whatever you want, brah. (But I stand by my opinion that you can't beat the real thing. We Dutchies take our cheese quite seriously indeed xD)

  7. Maybe if "real cheese" wasn't so expensive, we wouldn't have to resort to buying "fake cheese". Same thing with butter and margarine.

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