Cheese Steak Sandwich with Peppers

cheese steak sandwich

Earlier this week I shared with you that I have a Food Bucket List - a list of food I hope to one day eat.  Today’s recipe is for one of the foods I have actually eaten on my Food Bucket list – a Philly Cheese Steak Sandwich.  Years ago we took our boys on an American History trip and as part of it we stopped in Philadelphia and while there I was able to eat an authentic Philly Cheese Steak Sandwich.  So good!

I have tried them several places since but none of them measured up to the one I had in Philadelphia!  I found much more success when I decided to try and make it at home.  Maybe not exactly the same but still delicious!

One of the tricks is to use a decent cut of meat. You want the meat to be tender and since the meat isn’t marinaded a tender cut is important.  I used a rib eye steak that I sprinkled with salt,  pepper and some granulated garlic before cooking.


I then cooked the steak in a hot cast iron skillet.  Brown the steaks on both sides until well browned and reduce  heat to medium and cook until desired doneness.  I cooked mine until about medium.  It will sit for a bit too and continue to cook so be sure and not over cook the meat.

Cover the meat with foil and allow to sit while you cook the peppers and onions.

peppers and onions

Saute the onions and peppers in olive oil over medium heat with salt and pepper until soft.  About 10 minutes.

Place peppers in bowl.  Slice steak into thin slices going against the grain.

Cheessteak Sandwiches

One 8 oz. steak feed both of us and provided some leftovers for Jim for lunch the next day.

I buttered the buns and then toasted them.

Divide the meat into four portions.  Arrange in a single serving of meat in the cast iron skillet  (or could do in a frying pan to or a electric griddle)and then add onions and peppers on top.  Then cover with a piece of cheese and allow the cheese to melt.  I placed my cast iron skillet in the oven under the broiler to get the cheese to melt quicker.

Cheessteak SandwichesAfter cheese has melted use a spatula to place meat, peppers,onions and cheese on a toasted  bun and enjoy a little taste of Philadelphia at home!

Cheese steak SandwichesThis made for a delicious and easy weeknight dinner and brought back lots of great memories of our fun trip.

What are some of your bucket list foods??  Which have you eaten and which are still on the list?

Cheese steak Sandwich For other delicious sandwich ideas check out these:

Roasted Red Pepper Chicken and Pesto Sandwich

Tailgate Sandwich

In ‘n Out Burger

Teriyaki Burger

Asian Chicken Wraps


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Cheese Steak Sandwich with Peppers

Serves 2


  • 1 8 0z. rib eye steak
  • salt, pepper, granulated garlic to season
  • 1/2 onion, sliced
  • 1/2 red pepper, sliced
  • 1/2 yellow pepper, sliced
  • olive oil
  • sandwich rolls
  • butter for toasting rolls
  • 2-3 slices provolone cheese


  • Heat 1 Tbsp olive oil in cast iron skillet under high heat.
  • Season both sides of steak with salt, pepper and granulated garlic.
  • Turn heat down to medium and cook steak on both sides until well browned and cooked to desired doneness (I did medium) Allow to rest
  • Cook sliced onion and peppers in 1 Tbsp olive oil until soft, about 10 minutes. Remove to bowl.
  • Butter and toast sandwich rolls in frying pan.
  • Slice meat into thin slices going against the grain.
  • Divide meat into serving size portion and place in a pile in cast iron skillet. Add peppers and onions on top and then a piece of cheese.
  • Allow to cheese to melt
  • Use a spatula to place meat/peppers onto a toasted bun.
  • Enjoy!


  1. 1
    Cherilyn says:

    This looks so good! I love Phili Cheese steaks! But I never thought to use a steak! Haha! Can’t wait to try this recipe. Thanks!
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    Jessica J says:

    These look so delish! I’ll be adding this to my food bucket list :)

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    Leigh Anne, I’m so making your recipe this weekend! Not only am I pinning…but it’s going through the printer as I type!
    Gloria @ Simply Gloria recently posted..Buttermilk Pound Cake with Cream Cheese Glaze

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    Sharon says:

    This looks so fantastic! The pictures are so clear. My hats off to the photographer, which I’m sure is you. Saw this on Link Love Thursday and had to click. Visiting from
    Sharon recently posted..How To Make Fabulous Chocolate Chip Cookies!

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    It looks so good, I’d pay money to eat it :) I haven’t had a good cheesesteak in a very long time…
    Loretta | A Finn In The Kitchen recently posted..Flourless Chocolate Honey Cake with Berries and Whipping Cream

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    THese look amazing! Thank you for sharing with Foodie Friends Friday. I am sharing this recipe on my Walking on Sunshine Facebook page today at 4:00 as our Recipe Pick of the Day. Would love for you to come over! Please come back and VOTE on Sunday!
    Lois Christensen recently posted..#Foodie Friends Friday Linky Party #38…

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    These look so delicious! With summer coming they would be nice to eat on the back patio with some good lemonade! Have a fab day1 Tiffany
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    Thanks for sharing these at Pinworthy Projects! They look awesome!
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    Kris says:

    Yum! I wish we were having that for dinner tonight!
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    Val A. H. says:

    Oh boy! Looks so good!

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    Diane Balch says:

    I don’t think I ever made them other than with Steak’ums which definitely doesn’t qualify for good meat. You have inspired me. Thanks for sharing this with us on foodie friday.
    Diane Balch recently posted..Slow Cooker Pork a la Normande #Foodie Friday

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    Leslie says:

    My husband would love this sandwich!

    Thanks for sharing your favorite post at Raising Imperfection! We feature our favorites on Friday, make sure to come back and check.

  13. 13

    Living in Philly for six years I had my fair share of cheese steaks. So this looks good. But..I would do sweet peppers. I loved the sweet peppers from the local places in Philly.

    Thank you for linking to Raising Imperfection.
    Please come back Friday to see if you were featured. :)

    (¸¤ Lanaya | xoxo
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    Ruthie says:

    Oh my… YUM! Your sandwich looks fabulous… Thanks so much for sharing at Super Saturday Show & Tell… I’m SO glad you came to (link) party with me! xoxo~ Ruthie
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    These look wonderful! They would be amazing for dinner! Cheesesteak is a favorite sandwich of mine, but I rarely make it for myself. Your pictures look wonderful and I think I’ll have to work it into the menu this week!
    Laurie @ Simply Creating Home recently posted..Create a Simple Spring Centerpiece

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    Jessie says:

    Yum! Pinned this :) Thanks for the awesome recipe.
    Jessie recently posted..Garlic Chicken Alfredo Bake

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    Kim says:

    This looks very yummy!

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    Maranna says:

    This looks DE-licious!!! I’m always looking for good meals my fiance will get excited about!
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    Jess says:

    YUM YUM YUM! :)

    Thanks again for linking up at the Link Up this week! :)
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    Amber says:

    My hubby would love this! Thank you for sharing with us at the Give Me The Goods Link Party!

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    heather f says:

    Love how easy it looks to make!!! My family loves philly cheese steaks…If I made em though…I might have to use the Whiz!
    heather f recently posted..Rebel Mormon Cinnamon Buns

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    Jennifer says:

    Finally linking up with my Friday Flash Blog community. Thanks for linking up and sharing in the fun! Have a terrific week and see you on Friday.


  23. 23

    I’ll be right over for Dinner! Thanks for sharing on Show Me Your Plaid Monday’s!!!
    Chandra@The Plaid and Paisley Kitchen recently posted..Show Me Your Plaid Monday’s #17

  24. 24

    I haven’t had a cheese steak sandwich in soooo long, yummy! :) Danica
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    Candace says:

    Pretty sure a philly cheese steak would be one of my last meal requests :) Yum
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    Thanks for linking this up over at Reasons To Skip The Housework! I’ve added you to the Community Recipe Box. Check it out {and submit more recipes} here:
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  27. 27
    Diane says:

    Thank you for linking up at “Pin it Again” Friday! I am pinning this right now!! Yum! We are going live at 3:00 pm Pacific Time tomorrow…hope you can come! Blessings!
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  28. 28

    This looks delish!!
    We would love it if you would share at or blog, the party is live now.
    The Busy Bee’s,
    Myrna and Joye.

  29. 29

    BEAUTIFUL! I love the way your steak was prepared. Thanks for sharing at What’d You Do This Weekend.
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  30. 30

    This looks delicious! I LOVE cheese steak! Thanks for sharing with us at Real Housemoms.
    Aubrey @ Real Housemoms recently posted..Easy Peasey Pizza Dough Breadsticks

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    Jackie says:

    I love cheese steak sandwiches. Thanks for sharing on Tried and True Recipes!
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  32. 32

    It is too late at night, but now I’m craving some Cheese steak and peppers! Beautiful pictures.
    I’ve included you in a Foodie Friday Round Up post today. Thanks for sharing with us!

  33. 33

    This looks great! I love the idea of a food bucket list! We always try the local specialty wherever we travel but would be fun to go specifically for the food. Thanks so much for linking on Busy Monday!

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    Miz Helen says:

    I will have to make this sandwich for my Honey Bunny, he just love Cheese Steak Sandwiches, this looks awesome. Thank you very much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday and have a great week!
    Come Back Soon,
    Miz Helen
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  35. 35

    Wow! This looks simply amazing! My husband (well, and I do, too) loves cheese steak sandwiches, so I’m going to have to make this for him/me. Thanks so much for sharing the recipe!

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    Ali says:

    Woot! You have been featured this week at Recipe Sharing Monday! The new link party is up and I’d love to see you back. Have a great week. :)
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    Jenny says:

    I made these and my boys loved them!

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