Authentic Philly Cheese Steak

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Nobody wants a Philly cheese steak if it is not authentic. So, I will introduce to you the authentic Philly cheese steak recipe.

My Love For Authentic Philly Cheese Steak Recipe

I am starting to feel like all of my recipe origin stories sound alike.

First, I try food that is not bad but is not impressive either. Then, one day, I taste that same food done the right way, and now I have to make the recipe.

Fast-forward to now, and we have ourselves the authentic Philly cheese steak recipe.

Let me give you a background check of myself. When I was younger, the closest thing I received to a Philly cheese steak was in the form of a hot pocket.

Those were alright, but I didn’t have a legit version of this sandwich until I was an Adult.

That is what originally inspired me to make the Philly dog recipe.

Now, my people in Philly. Do not get mad at me my Philly people, but my Philly dog recipe used ground meat instead of steak, but I can explain.

At the time, steaks were out of my budget. Additionally, it did not help that I was not the best at making steak.

Back to what I was saying before all of that, the Philly cheese steak was so good that I had to make a recipe. Crazy enough, I still have not been to Philadelphia yet.

What Toppings Go On A Philly Cheese Steak?

I think that it is safe to say that you can’t have a cheese steak of any kind without cheese or steak. As a foodie, who is all for creativity in the kitchen, I say do whatever your heart desire.

Moreover, if you want to know what toppings traditionally go on a Philly cheese steak, the answer to that is onions, and you can add bell peppers and mushrooms as well.

The toppings that are incredible in my opinion are mushrooms, peppers of any kind, french fries, onions, bacon, onion rings, and the list goes on.

Does Philly Cheese Steak Have Sauce?

Philly cheese steaks usually do not have a sauce on them, and this also applies to the authentic Philly cheese steak recipe.

If it did have a sauce, it would more than likely be a cheese sauce.

Also, there is a pizza version of the cheese steak that has a sauce on it. This should not come as a surprise since this is a pizza cheese steak.

With this logic, the cheese steak will have a sauce depending on what type of cheese steak it is. For example, a BBQ cheese steak is more than likely to have BBQ sauce in it.

Best Cheese Sauce For This Philly Cheese Steak Sandwich?

This Philly Cheese Steak Sandwich was served with our amazing sharp cheddar cheese sauce. It pairs perfectly with this steak sandwich.

The sharp cheddar sauce is bold and creamy and has just the right consistency for this sandwich – it’s not runny or too thick.

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What Cheese Is Usually On A Philly Cheese Steak?

The cheese that is usually used is provolone. Also, this will be used for this recipe.

You can also count cheese sauce as a cheese that is used on a Philly cheese steak.

Truthfully, you can use any cheese that you want, and it will come out well.

What Is Medium Rare For Flat Iron Steak? What Is A Rare Steak?

Normally I cook my ribeye steak to be medium-rare, but for this authentic Philly cheese steak recipe, we will slice the steak into thin pieces, then cook the meat until you do not see any more pink.

Although we are not making a medium-rare or rare steak, I figure giving these tips out can still be beneficial.

For instance, a medium-rare steak is warm, red, juicy, and tender. For the steak to officially be medium-rare, the temperature needs to be between 30° to 135 °F.

How long do I cook a steak to medium-rare? Cook on each side of the steak for 2 minutes.

Most will judge you based on your steak preference, but who cares what they think?

People who eat well-done steak are looked at as a menace to society, but if you enjoy eating leather, then that is your business.

People who eat rare steak are looked at as a vampire, but when I last checked, Dracula was considered an icon.

Medium-well is my preference, just in case anybody was wondering.

The point I am trying to make is to eat your steak the way you like to eat it. Life is too short to eat steak that makes you unhappy.

Making The Authentic Philly Cheese Steak Recipe

Serving Size: 4

Ingredients

  • 12 Oz Ribeye Steak
  • 7 Oz Green Bell Pepper
  • 1/2 Tsp Salt
  • 3 Oz Sweet Peppers
  • 1/2 Tsp Red Crushed Pepper Flakes
  • 8 Oz Onion
  • 1/2 Tsp Black Pepper
  • 3 Oz Mushrooms
  • 1/2 Tsp Garlic Powder
  • 6 Tbsp Olive Oil (1 Tsp For Steak, 1 Tbsp For Bacon, 2/3 Tbsp For Veggies, and 1 Tbsp Per White Sub Rolls)
  • 8 Slice Provolone Cheese
  • 2 Slices Of Bacon (2.5 Oz)
  • 4 White Sub Rolls

Equipment

  • Skillet
  • Spatula
  • Stovetop

How To Make Philly Cheese Steak

  1. Place 1 tbsp of oil in the skillet and heat it up for 2 minutes at a high temperature.
  2. Dice up the bacon and cook in the skillet for 10 minutes at a medium-high temperature.
  3. Remove the bacon from the skillet. Thinly slice the steak, then add 1 tsp of oil and the steak into the skillet. Cook the steak for 10 minutes at a medium-high temperature.
  4. Remove the steak from the skillet. Slice up your vegetables, then add 2/3 tbsp of oil and the vegetables to your skillet. Cook the vegetables for 10 minutes at a medium-high.
  5. Add the provolone cheese and the meat with the vegetables, then cook for another 4 minutes.
  6. Remove the cheese steak mixture from the skillet. Add a tbsp of oil, then heat it up for 2 minutes.
  7. Cut the white sub roll if needed, then place it in the skillet for 1 minute and 30 seconds. Make sure the inside of the white sub roll is on the surface of the skillet. It is best to cook this one at a time.
  8. You should have enough of a mixture to make sandwiches. For each white sub roll you heat up, you will need to use 1 tbsp of oil.
  9. Assemble your sandwich and enjoy!

Time To Eat!

Enjoy the authenticity of something incredible!

Foot long sandwich on a white glossy plate.

Authentic Philly Cheese Steak

Nobody wants a Philly cheese steak if it is not authentic. So, I will introduce to you the authentic Philly cheese steak recipe.
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 24 mins
Cook Time 46 mins
0 mins
Total Time 1 hr 10 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 4
Calories 590 kcal

Supplies and Equipment

Ingredients
  

  • 12 Oz Ribeye Steak
  • 7 Oz Green Bell Pepper
  • 1/2 Tsp Salt
  • 3 Oz Sweet Peppers
  • 1/2 Tsp Red Crushed Pepper
  • 8 Oz Onion
  • 1/2 Tsp Black Pepper
  • 3 Oz Mushrooms
  • 1/2 Tsp Garlic Powder
  • 6 Tbsp Olive Oil (1 Tsp For Steak, 1 Tbsp For Bacon, 2/3 Tbsp For Veggies, and 1 Tbsp Per White Sub Rolls)
  • 8 Slices Provolone Cheese
  • 2 Slices Bacon 2.5 Oz, Diced
  • 4 Whole White Sub Rolls

Instructions
 

How To Make Philly Cheese Steak

  • Place 1 tbsp of oil in the skillet and heat it up for 2 minutes at a high temperature.
  • Dice up the bacon and cook in the skillet for 10 minutes at a medium-high temperature.
  • Remove the bacon from the skillet. Thinly slice the steak, then add 1 tsp of oil and the steak into the skillet. Cook the steak for 10 minutes at a medium-high temperature.
  • Remove the steak from the skillet. Slice up your vegetables, then add 2/3 tbsp of oil and the vegetables to your skillet. Cook the vegetables for 10 minutes at a medium-high.
  • Add the provolone cheese and the meat with the vegetables, then cook for another 4 minutes.
  • Remove the cheese steak mixture from the skillet. Add a tbsp of oil, then heat it up for 2 minutes.
  • Cut the white sub roll if needed, then place it in the skillet for 1 minute and 30 seconds. Make sure the inside of the white sub roll is on the surface of the skillet. It is best to cook this one at a time.
  • You should have enough of a mixture to make sandwiches. For each white sub roll you heat up, you will need to use 1 tbsp of oil.
  • Assemble your sandwich and enjoy!

Nutrition

Calories: 590kcalCarbohydrates: 12gProtein: 30gFat: 48gSaturated Fat: 16gPolyunsaturated Fat: 4gMonounsaturated Fat: 26gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 85mgSodium: 699mgPotassium: 597mgFiber: 3gSugar: 5gVitamin A: 1277IUVitamin C: 72mgCalcium: 317mgIron: 3mg
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