Cheese Steak Sandwiches

Cheese steak sandwiches are a deliciously rich and cheesy classic sammie that’ll warm you up from the inside out and satisfy all your comfort food cravings!

I have a thing for a really hearty dinner-worthy sandwich and these are amazing. If you love a sandwich for dinner you’ll love my favorite sloppy Joe recipe; you’ll never guess the secret ingredient in those. My other favorite is this Ultimate Pulled Pork Sandwich, long live all the great dinner sandwiches!

Cheese steak sandwiches are a deliciously rich and cheesy classic sammie that'll warm you up from the inside out and satisfy all your comfort food cravings! #cheesesteak #cheesesteaksandwich #phillycheesesteak #comfortfood

Philly Cheese Steak Recipe

There is something SO satisfying about a hot sandwich packed with cheese, steak, and veggies. Cheese steak sammies are a comfort food staple and ridiculously delicious, no matter how you slice them (pun intended). I incorporated a few easy hacks into this recipe to cut down the prep time so that you can enjoy the savory sandwich with ease next time you have steak leftovers!

What I love doing is cooking an extra filet of steak whenever we’re grilling steak for supper, and then save it to make cheese steak sandwiches the next day or later in the week. That way, you just have to slice and heat up the steak to prep the sandwiches, rather than cooking up the whole thing from scratch. This saves you at least 20 minutes, and it’s just as tasty! Plus, I buy store-bought queso to glue the steak, peppers, and onions all together, which is another no-fuss, time-saving must.

For a rich and delicious sandwich, these sure are easy to make, and I know you’re going to love putting them together and enjoying them after a long day as much as we do!

Cheese steak sandwiches are a deliciously rich and cheesy classic sammie that'll warm you up from the inside out and satisfy all your comfort food cravings! #cheesesteak #cheesesteaksandwich #phillycheesesteak #comfortfood

What goes with cheese steak sandwiches?

Cheese steak sandwiches are a comfort food, through and through. I love good, old-fashioned French fries, potato salad, or onion rings with them, or you could always opt for a simple side salad of lettuce, tomato, onion, and cucumber with a vinaigrette dressing for a lighter choice.

Where did cheese steak originate from?

Cheese steak hails from Philadelphia (hence the “Philly cheese steak” we all know and love) in the early 20th century. It all started at a hot dog stand in 1930, when one of the owners wanted to try a new sandwich rendition of chopped beef and grilled onions on an Italian roll. A cab driver saw him eating it and requested one for himself, and it spread like wildfire. (Source.)

How do you reheat cheese steak?

If it’s possible that you have leftovers (though, we’ve never witnessed it), store the sandwich wrapped in aluminum foil in the fridge for 2 to 3 days. Unwrap and place the sandwich on a baking sheet to reheat in a 350 degree F. oven for 15 to 20 minutes, or until heated thoroughly.

Cheese steak sandwiches are a deliciously rich and cheesy classic sammie that'll warm you up from the inside out and satisfy all your comfort food cravings! #cheesesteak #cheesesteaksandwich #phillycheesesteak #comfortfood

Cheese steak sandwiches are a deliciously rich and cheesy classic sammie that'll warm you up from the inside out and satisfy all your comfort food cravings! #cheesesteak #cheesesteaksandwich #phillycheesesteak #comfortfood

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Cheese Steak Sandwiches


  • Author: Melissa Griffiths - Bless this Mess
  • Prep Time: 15 min
  • Cook Time: 15 min
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: Serves 4 1x

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Cheese steak sandwiches are a deliciously rich and cheesy classic sammie that’ll warm you up from the inside out and satisfy all your comfort food cravings!


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Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons butter, plus more for buns
  • 1 medium onion, halved and sliced
  • 1 green pepper (or half green and half red so it’s pretty)
  • 1 pound steak (1/2 to 3/4-inch thick), grilled
  • Tostito’s Queso Cheese dip, about 1/2 cup
  • 4 fresh hoagie buns
  • 1 cup shredded mozzarella

Instructions

  1. In a large nonstick skillet, melt butter over medium heat. Add onions and green pepper. Saute until soft (about 8 minutes).
  2. While onions and pepper are cooking, slice steak into 1/4-inch slices against the grain.
  3. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F., and put in a dark cookie sheet to get hot. Split the buns in half, and butter the insides. When veggies are done, add the steak.
  4. Place the buns, butter-side down, on the hot cookie sheet.
  5. Heat steak until warm.
  6. Add about a 1/2 cup of queso cheese dip to the hot veggies and meat — you want enough to make it creamy, but not soaked.
  7. Pull the pan out of the oven when the buns are toasted. Turn your oven to broil.
  8. Flip the buns over on the pan, so that the toasted side is facing up. Fill each bun with 1/4 of the veggie-steak mixture, and place mozzarella on top.
  9. Put the sandwiches back in the oven, under the broiler, until the mozzarella is melted.
  10. Serve hot!

Notes

  • I’ll often make steak the night before (or earlier in the week) and just cook enough so that I have leftovers to make this recipe. Cooking the steak ahead of time cuts down on the time it takes to make this meal.
  • No store-bought nacho cheese? You can my homemade nacho sauce for this recipe.
  • Category: dinner
  • Method: stove top, bake
  • Cuisine: American

Keywords: sandwich, cheese steak, grilled, cheese, easy dinner

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Cheese steak sandwiches are a deliciously rich and cheesy classic sammie that'll warm you up from the inside out and satisfy all your comfort food cravings! #cheesesteak #cheesesteaksandwich #phillycheesesteak #comfortfood

Cheese steak sandwiches are a deliciously rich and cheesy classic sammie that'll warm you up from the inside out and satisfy all your comfort food cravings! #cheesesteak #cheesesteaksandwich #phillycheesesteak #comfortfood

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This post was originally publishes in 2010, and has been updated and rephotographed in September 2019.

With the irresistible combo of grilled steak, cooked peppers and onions, and cheese sauce piled on a hoagie bun, these cheese steak sandwiches are delectable bites of goodness and comfort that come together easily!

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1 Response
  1. Those look so yummy!!! I love making cheese steaks, too. At Walmart, they have a package of meat that’s raw meat cut into super thin pieces. It’s usually in the frozen meat section at Walmart. It costs about $4. That’s the perfect size, for our family, to cook stir-fry-style in a pan and then add in peppers and onions to make a cheese steak. Sometimes we add mushrooms, too. Mmmm!!

    Oh, yeah and sometimes I add cream cheese, too.

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As a hobby farmer and mom of five, I’m all about keeping it simple in the kitchen. I want healthy meals that feed my family well, and then I want to get back to my (messy) life. Let’s work together to find something yummy for your dinner table.