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!

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. 

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!

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.

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

4.84 from 24 votes
Author: Food Dolls
Servings: 6 servings
Prep: 20 minutes
Cook: 30 minutes
Total: 50 minutes
Easy Philly cheesesteak made with ground beef, it’s simple and easy, this works great as sliders too!

Ingredients  

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

Instructions 

  • In a pan on medium high heat add ground beef. Brown until no longer pink, drain the fat.
    24 ounces lean pounds beef
  • Add onion, garlic, green pepper, steak seasoning, salt and pepper to a pan and sauté.
    1 green pepper, 1 onion, 1 Tablespoon steak seasoning, 3 cloves grated garlic, Salt and pepper to taste
  • Mix cornstarch and broth in a measuring cup, then add to the beef mixture on the pan. Little simmer for 1-2 minutes.
    1 Tablespoon cornstarch, 1 cup low sodium beef broth
  • Slather bottom of the loaf with mayonnaise, then layer with four slices of provolone.
    1/2 cup mayonnaise, 1 large french bread loaf or choice of bread
  • Add the meat and veggie mixture on top, layering four more slices of provolone on top.
    8-12 slices provolone cheese
  • 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

Serving: 1serving | 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

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

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36 Comments

  1. 5 stars
    This recipe was so quick and easy but doesn’t taste like it is!! New favorite recipe from the fooddolls. The whole family loved it. Next time we want to take some of the meat mixture and put it over chips or fries with cheese to make nachos. So delicious!!!!

  2. My husband and i loved this, i used mini french rolls and it turned out perfect, loved the flavor. thank you for sharing this, its nice to find new recipes.

    1. We’re so happy you enjoyed it, Chris! Thank you for trying it out and taking the time to leave such nice feedback. 😊

      Xo,
      Alia & Radwa

  3. This recipe is a good start, but ultimately it’s wacked. First off, putting the onion in after you cook the beef is silly. You want to put it in while you are cooking it. Otherwise you are going to end up with hard onions, but I suppose if you like that then do it up. Secondly putting the sandwich in on 375 for 30-35 minutes will result in your bread being like a brick laterally. You want the bread toasted not bricked.

  4. 5 stars
    Thank you for sharing this recipe! Any suggestions about what side dish would compliment the sandwich? What else can be served with it? Maybe homemade fries?
    Thank you!

  5. 5 stars
    So delicious! I added mushrooms and jalapeños to it. Definitely adding to my rotation. Thank you for a great, simple easy to follow recipe

  6. 5 stars
    This was amazing! Thx for sharing – I used good ole processed American cheese to give it that wiz taste. It was fantastic without the bread the next warmed up as well!

    1. We haven’t tested it and are not sure it would work well. We would recommend browning the meat in a skillet first if you do give it a try!

      Xo,
      Alia & Radwa

  7. We loved this!! One question – the ingredients list garlic but I couldn’t find where it gets added? Thanks!

    1. You can add 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour + 1 tablespoon butter to the cooked beef and peppers, sauté for 1-2 minutes. Add broth and let simmer for a few minutes until it thickens!

  8. 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!

  9. 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!

    1. Mayo is simply oil and egg, not sure why you would find that “soo beyond gross”. You seem to have no problem with the fat and dairy from the cheese. Once wrapped in tin foil and cooked for 30 minutes, I doubt you even know it’s there.

  10. 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.

  11. 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