Combine the best of Philly into one ultimate sandwich! A Philly Cheesesteak and a Philly Soft Pretzel collide to create the best Philly cheesesteak recipe – the Philly Cheesesteak Grilled Cheese Sandwich!
Growing up, we had cheesesteaks occasionally. My dad would pull out these frozen sheets of meats and quickly whip them up until something delicious came of it. Or so I thought at the time. I always thought they were yummy, but I never got the hype of “The Philly Cheesesteak”. I mean…Don’t get me wrong, they’re good, but not something that you have to be known for if you’re one of the biggest cities in the country.
A few years ago, Andrew and I moved to New Jersey. Well, he moved back, I moved here for the first time. One of the first places we explored together was South Street in Philly. He took me to Jim’s and it wasn’t until that moment that I got the hype. What I had grown up used to as a Philly Cheesesteak was NOTHING in comparison to the real thing.
Philly Cheesesteak sandwiches are now a favorite in our home, not only for Andrew and I, but for our children as well. We knew when we were discussing our grilled cheese sandwich series that we had to do a spin on a Philly Cheesesteak. In our opinion, this may be the best Philly cheesesteak recipe that you can make at home. It’s such a fun spin on a family favorite! The entire family will love this Philly Cheesesteak Grilled Cheese sandwich.
What are the ingredients on a Philly Cheesesteak Grilled Cheese?
We wanted to combine two Philly favorites – the Philly Cheesesteak and the Philly Pretzel to create this insanely delicious Philly Cheesesteak Grilled Cheese sandwich. We use a pretzel hot dog bun that we found at our local Amish market for the bun. It resembles a traditional cheesesteak bun, with the same delicious taste of a Philly pretzel. If you can’t find buns locally to you, then you can create your own pretzel buns at home or slice a soft pretzel in half for a close alternative.
Then, we seared up onions and ribeye steak in the traditional Philly way, added grilled red, green, and yellow peppers, and finally used both provolone and American cheese. We skipped the whiz, but if you are a whiz traditionalist, feel free to add it to your Philly Cheesesteak Grilled Cheese sandwich!
What are good sides dishes for Philly Cheesesteaks?
- Homemade French Fries (Try dipping them in our Honey Mustard BBQ Sauce)
- Beer Battered Onion Rings
- Potato Salad with Bacon
- Four Cheese Mac & Cheese
Combine the best of Philly into one ultimate sandwich! A Philly Cheesesteak and a Philly Soft Pretzel collide to create the best Philly cheesesteak recipe - the Philly Cheesesteak Grilled Cheese Sandwich!
- 1 lb ribeye steak, thinly sliced
- 2 tbsp olive oil, divided
- 1 medium onion, thinly sliced
- 1/2 green pepper, thinly sliced
- 1/2 red pepper, thinly sliced
- 1/2 yellow pepper, thinly sliced
- 1 tsp garlic powder
- 1/2 tsp black pepper
- 1/4 tsp smoked paprika
- 8 slices sharp cheddar cheese
- 4 slices Provolone cheese
- 4 tbsp unsalted butter, softened
- 4 pretzel buns (or other bun)
Season thinly slice ribeye with garlic powder, black pepper, and smoked paprika.
Heat 1 tbsp oil in a large skillet.
Add onions and peppers and saute for 3-5 minutes of until onions are translucent.
Remove from skillet and place on a plate. Set aside.
In the same skillet, head remaining oil.
Add the seasoned ribeye.
Cook for 2-3 minutes, chopping up along the way.
Season with salt if desired.
Flip and Cook another 2-3 minutes or until steak is cooked through.
Add the onions and peppers back to the skillet and combine well.
Remove from heat.
Spread butter on inside of both sides of buns.
Place face down in skillet for approximately two minutes or until golden brown.
Layer each sandwich with two slices of cheddar and one slice of Provolone, along with 1/4 of the meat mixture.
Repeat with remaining sandwiches.
Preheat oven to 300 degrees and bake sandwiches for 7-10 minutes or until cheese is melted.
**Nutritional facts are just estimates. Please utilize your own brand nutritional values to double check against our estimates.
*Top round steaks can be used in place of ribeye. Or if necessary you can use the frozen steak sheets in your grocery freezer section as a last resort.
*Ask butcher to thinly slice your meat.
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