This best ever cheesesteak is hearty, comforting, and easy to make at home. Made with ribeye steak, onions, bell pepper, mushrooms, and melty cheese on a lightly toasted hoagie roll.
If you are a cheesesteak fan like me, you're going to love these best ever cheesesteak sandwiches. This cheesesteak recipe makes a hearty, filling, and comforting sandwich that's easy to prepare at home.
These sandwiches are made with thin-sliced ribeye meat, your favorite toppings, and melty cheese. Served on a buttered and toasted hoagie roll, these cheesesteak sandwiches couldn't be easier to prepare. They're ready in about 20 minutes!
While not a traditional cheesesteak, I think you'll enjoy my cheesesteak recipe. They're filled with flavor, hearty, filling, and the perfect comfort food meal!
What makes a cheesesteak authentic?
Is this an authentic cheesesteak from Philadelphia? Short answer - no.
However, I can tell you that this is an amazing, flavorful, and delicious steak sandwich. Authentic or not, I think you'll enjoy it.
What makes a Philly cheesesteak authentic? First of all, it probably needs to be made in Philadelphia - hence the name. Second, traditional cheesesteak is made with thin sliced ribeye steak and cheese, served on an amoroso roll. Onions are a common topping for authentic cheesesteak sandwiches.
Depending on where you buy your cheesesteak, it may be topped with American cheese, provolone cheese, or cheese whiz.
In places of the country other than Philadelphia, bell peppers and mushrooms are common toppings. If you do not like these toppings, they are completely optional and can be omitted.
If you'd like to learn more about the history, check out Wikipedia: Cheesesteak
Ingredients and substitutions
For a traditional cheesesteak experience, try hunting down some amoroso rolls. They can be ordered online here: Amoroso's Bakery
If you can't find amoroso rolls nearby, any bakery style hoagie rolls will work. I purchase these hoagie rolls at my local Publix bakery: Hoagie Rolls 4-Count
Traditional cheesesteak toppings are as simple as adding onions to your sandwich. We like adding bell pepper and mushrooms for added flavor and texture, but you're welcome to add your favorite toppings.
I highly recommend white American cheese because it adds a salty, creamy, melty flavor to a cheesesteak sandwich that can't be beat. However, popular substitutions include cheese whiz and smoked provolone cheese slices.
A traditional Philly cheesesteak usually only includes onions as a topping. In other cities across the country, popular toppings include bell peppers, hot peppers, or mushrooms.
You could also make a "cheesesteak hoagie," which is a combination of a hot cheesesteak and a cold hoagie. For this version, you'd add mayonnaise, shredded lettuce, and sliced tomatoes.
In my opinion, there is not one ideal cheesesteak recipe for everyone. Add your own favorite toppings and enjoy!
Best cheese for cheesesteak
I highly recommend trying white American cheese on your cheesesteak sandwich. It adds a creamy, melty, and salty quality to the cheesesteak that really completes the sandwich.
Other popular choices include smoked provolone slices or cheese whiz. I suggest using your favorite - it's your sandwich after all!
Let us know in the comments below what cheese you enjoy on your sandwich 🙂
How to thinly slice your ribeye
If you're having trouble thinly slicing your ribeye, here are a few tips:
- Place your steak in the freezer for about 20 minutes - just enough time to slightly firm up. This helps make it easier to slice. Use this video as a guide: How to thinly slice steak
- Use a sharp chef's knife - it will glide through your steak easily, especially if it's been partially frozen first.
- Ask your butcher to slice your steak for you. Really? Yep! Whether at a standalone location or at your local grocery store, your butcher should gladly slice your ribeye for you. The best part? There is no additional charge for this.
Best Ever Cheesesteak
- 2 eight inch hoagie rolls sliced
- 2 tablespoons unsalted butter divided
- ½ green bell pepper sliced
- ½ onion sliced
- 4 button mushrooms sliced
- 16 ounces boneless ribeye steaks thinly sliced against the grain
- salt and pepper to taste
- 2 teaspoons worcestershire sauce
- 4 slices white american cheese
- Optionally, butter insides of hoagie rolls with 1 tablespoon of butter and toast. Set aside.
- In a saute pan over medium heat, add 1 tablespoon of butter. Once melted and bubbling, add bell pepper, onions, and mushrooms. Cook, stirring occasionally, until veggies are lightly browned and onions turn translucent. Remove from pan and set aside.
- Season sliced ribeye with salt and pepper. Add 1 tablespoon of butter to pan. Once melted and bubbling, add ribeye to skillet and cook for 2-4 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add worchestershire sauce to skillet and stir to combine.
- Reduce heat to low. Return veggies to pan and stir to combine. Split your steak mixture in half on either side of the pan. Lay two pieces of cheese onto each half and allow to melt, about 1 minute.
- Spoon cheesesteak mixture into your hoagie rolls. Serve immediately.
- This recipes makes two large, hearty sandwiches. Filling can be divided between three hoagie rolls to make smaller sandwiches.
- White American cheese can be substituted with cheese whiz or smoked provolone cheese.
- Onions are the only traditional cheesesteak topping - bell pepper and mushrooms are optional, but recommended for flavor.
- Amoroso rolls are traditional for making cheesesteaks, but any bakery style hoagie rolls will work.
Try my chicken version of this recipe - Chicken Cheesesteak Sandwiches