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Ground Beef Philly Cheesesteak

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This recipe is a super simple, at-home Philly cheesesteak recipe that we think is absolutely divine! It’s so easy to make and kid-friendly for those days when you want to spice up a lunch sandwich, or do something a little different for dinner. 

This is our take on the Philly cheesesteak, and it’s delicious and utterly satisfying. We think you’re going to love it!

closeup philly cheesesteak on foil

What is the history of Philly Cheesesteak

Philly cheesesteak is a type of sandwich that is popular in Philadelphia. It is fairly often credited to two brothers who are said to have come up with the sandwich in South Philly in the 1930s. The two brothers were Pat and Harry Olivieri and their sandwich soon gained popularity across the US.

Usually this sandwich is made of sliced rib eye or top round, and the cheese of choice in Philadelphia is actually Cheez Whiz. 

closeup ground beef, onions, peppers and spices

Why we love Ground Beef Philly Cheesesteak Sandwich

We love this variation on the traditional Philly cheesesteak because it’s a simple and easy at-home recipe that anyone can make! We’ve replaced beefsteak with ground beef and instead of cooking this on a griddle, we cook the meat and veggies in a pan and then bake the sandwich. 

This recipe is a perfect at-home variation of a classic, and we think you’re going to love it if you can’t get to Philly for the traditional kind!

sideview ground beef philly sandwich

Here are the components of Ground Beef Philly Cheesesteak Sandwich 

Like we mentioned above, we used ground beef for this sandwich. It’s an accessible, tasty alternative to beefsteak, and we think it adds a little pizazz to the sandwich! For vegetables we’re using green pepper and onion, two total cheesesteak classics. 

We slather the bread in mayo and replaced the Cheez Whiz with provolone, which is going to taste so delicious when it melts into the beef.

melty philly cheesesteak

How to make Ground Beef Philly Cheesesteak Sandwich

  1. In a pan on medium high heat add ground beef. Brown until no longer pink, drain the fat.
  2. Add onion, green pepper, steak seasoning, garlic, salt and pepper to a pan and sauté.
  3. Mix cornstarch and broth in a measuring cup, then add to the beef mixture on the pan. Little simmer for 1-2 minutes.
  4. Slather bottom of the loaf with mayonnaise, then layer with four slices of provolone.
  5. Add the meat and veggie mixture on top, layering four more slices of provolone on top.
  6. Add top of bread, also slathered in mayo, to make a sandwich.
  7. Wrap in aluminum foil and bake at 375 degrees Fahrenheit for 30-35 minutes. 
  8. Slice the sandwich in slices and serve immediately. 

Other sandwich recipes to try

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Ground Beef Philly Cheesesteak

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Easy Philly cheesesteak made with ground beef, it’s simple and easy, this works great as sliders too!
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Total Time 50 mins
Course dinner, lunch
Cuisine American
Servings 6
Calories 576 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 24 oz lean pounds beef
  • 1 green pepper (sliced)
  • 1 onion (sliced)
  • 1 tbsp steak seasoning
  • 3 cloves grated garlic
  • 1 cup low sodium beef broth
  • 1 tbsp cornstarch
  • 8-12 slices provolone cheese
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 large french bread loaf or choice of bread

Instructions
 

  • In a pan on medium high heat add ground beef. Brown until no longer pink, drain the fat.
  • Add onion, green pepper, steak seasoning, salt and pepper to a pan and sauté.
  • Mix cornstarch and broth in a measuring cup, then add to the beef mixture on the pan. Little simmer for 1-2 minutes.
  • Slather bottom of the loaf with mayonnaise, then layer with four slices of provolone.
  • Add the meat and veggie mixture on top, layering four more slices of provolone on top.
  • Add top of bread, also slathered in mayo, to make a sandwich.
  • Wrap in aluminum foil and bake at 375 degrees Fahrenheit for 30-35 minutes. 
  • Slice the sandwich in slices and serve immediately. 

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Nutrition

Calories: 576kcal | Carbohydrates: 40g | Protein: 39g | Fat: 28g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 9g | Monounsaturated Fat: 8g | Trans Fat: 0.4g | Cholesterol: 96mg | Sodium: 854mg | Potassium: 661mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 326IU | Vitamin C: 18mg | Calcium: 253mg | Iron: 6mg
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8 Comments

  1. I’m a Philly girl and this actually looks really good! I prefer provolone on my cheesesteaks anyway, but Swiss works great too and when melted, tastes phenomenal!

  2. Seriously!!OMG!!you never add mayo to a cheesesteak, that is soo beyond gross!Im from phily, only tourists ask for cheezwhiz!The proper cheeses to add is provolone and mozzarella and you top the sandwich off with pizza sauce!Aka the Pizza Steak!

  3. Ì am from philly born and raised and we don’t use cheese wiz, only pats and genos which are tourists spots that we don’t eat at. Also what you are making with the ground beef is almost similar to what is called a chop cheese.

  4. 5 stars
    Legit SO GOOD. Such good flavor and I loved be able to use ground beef! I will say we used one large French loaf and when we went to cut it, most of the filling squeezed out, but honestly it tastes so good, it didn’t even matter! My husband loved it and I will definitely be making it again, but I may try a larger loaf of bread or even break it into separate hoagies!

    1. Yay! Yes, you can definitely try to change the type of bread you use! It’s great as sliders too! xo, Alia & Radwa