The original and easy Philly Cheese Steak Recipe is Today’s Delight which you can serve this Labor Day weekend. A simple but scrumptious sandwich made with thinly sliced ribeye, lots of cheese that melts in your mouth, caramelized onions in a big toasted French bread. Some versions of this Philly Cheese Steak recipe have sweet bell peppers, mushroom, provolone, American or Jack cheese and some proprietary sauce.
Today, I am making the original and easy Philly Cheese Steak recipe with ribeye, onion, cheese whiz and sweet bell pepper for topping. Others use a different cut of beef but to me the best is the ribeye.
Just the other day it was featured on cable the two popular cheese steak joints in Philadelphia. Pat’s King of Steak and across the street it’s competitor Geno’s Steak are rivals for decades.
Well, I have a ribeye steak in the freezer but I wanted something different and not a steak dinner. I thought about cheese steak sandwich. It’s been a while since I made it plus after quiting my job I don’t remember ordering it when I go out. We used to order this for lunch and it is one of the best cheese steak in the city.
Ran an errand to get hoagie bread and cheese whiz. Unfortunately, the grocery did not have hoagie instead I got the French bread. If I had to buy ribeye I would request the butcher to cut it thinly. I could tell the butcher I am making Philly Cheese Steak and he would know to cut it very thinly.
So anyway since I already have the steak I sliced it myself. Watch my video and you’ll see how I sliced it thinly. Cut it against the grain.
Can I substitute ribeye with a different cut of meat?
Yes, some people use sirloin or flank steak but I prefer ribeye with a lot of marbling. I’m not looking for fat around the steak but equal distribution or marbling of fat within the cut of meat. Meat is more flavorful and tender.
Can I use a different kind of cheese aside from Cheese Whiz when making Philly Cheese Steak?
Yes, you can use American, Provolone or whatever cheese you desire.
Can I make a Philly Cheese Steak sliders?
Yes you can. Use Hawaiian rolls or cut the hoagie bread into smaller sandwiches.
How to thin out the Cheese Whiz?
In a sauce pan, melt the cheese whiz and add milk. The consistency I like is a ratio of 3:1, 3 tablespoons cheese whiz and 1 tablespoon milk. So adjust this measurements depending on your preference.
How to Make this Easy Philly Cheese Steak Recipe
Try this Easy Philly Cheese Steak Recipe Today
- 1 large ribeye steak sliced thinly
- 1 medium onion cut in circle
- ½ cup cheese whiz
- ½ cup orange and yellow bell pepper sliced lengthwise
- 1 tablespoon butter
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- ¼ teaspoon garlic powder
- salt and pepper to taste
If ribeye is frozen, before it is fully thawed wash and pat dry with paper towel. If not frozen place it in the freezer for about 15-20 minutes. It would be easier to slice it.
Slice the meat thinly across the grain. Trim the fat around the steak if you desire.
Slice onion and sweet peppers.
In a hot pan melt butter then add olive oil.
Add sliced ribeye. Cook depending on your preference rare, medium or well done.
Season with salt, ground pepper and garlic powder.
While cooking steak toast bread and cut in half.
Once steak is done place it on bread.
Caramelize onion and spread it on top of steak.
Caramelize sweet bell peppers and set aside.
Spread cheese whiz on top of steak.
Garnish with sweet bell peppers.
Make two servings of 5 inches French bread Cheese Steaks.
- Don’t keep stirring let the meat, onion and peppers caramelize.
- Thin out cheese whiz with milk if you don’t like it thick.
- The cheese whiz is a bit salty so don't over season the ribeye.