Cheese steak subs are a classic and delicious sandwich made with thinly sliced beefsteak, sautéed onions and peppers, and melted cheese, typically served in a sub or hoagie roll. Here’s a recipe to make cheese steak subs at home:
For the Steak Filling:
- 1 pound of thinly sliced ribeye steak or top sirloin
- 1 medium onion, thinly sliced
- 1 bell pepper (green or red), thinly sliced
- 2-3 cloves of garlic, minced
- Salt and black pepper to taste
- Cooking oil (vegetable or canola)
For Assembling the Subs: 7. 4 sub or hoagie rolls
- 8-12 slices of provolone or American cheese
- Optional toppings: sautéed mushrooms, hot peppers, lettuce, tomato, mayonnaise, ketchup, or hot sauce
- Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat and add a bit of cooking oil.
- Add the thinly sliced onions and bell peppers to the skillet. Sauté them for a few minutes until they begin to soften and caramelize. Remove the cooked onions and peppers from the skillet and set them aside.
- In the same skillet, add a bit more oil if needed. Add the minced garlic and sauté for about 30 seconds until fragrant.
- Add the thinly sliced steak to the skillet. Cook the steak slices for a few minutes, stirring frequently, until they’re no longer pink and have some browned edges. Season with salt and black pepper to taste.
- Once the steak is cooked, return the sautéed onions and peppers to the skillet. Mix everything together and cook for another minute or two to heat through.
- Preheat your oven to a low broil setting.
- Open the sub or hoagie rolls and place them on a baking sheet. Place 2-3 slices of cheese on the bottom half of each roll.
- Spoon the cooked steak, onions, and peppers on top of the cheese in each roll.
- Place the baking sheet with the assembled subs under the broiler for a minute or two, just until the cheese is melted and the rolls are lightly toasted. Keep a close eye on them to prevent burning.
- Remove the cheese steak subs from the oven and add any optional toppings you prefer, such as sautéed mushrooms, hot peppers, lettuce, tomato, mayonnaise, ketchup, or hot sauce.
- Close the subs and serve them hot. You can wrap them in foil for a classic “cheese steak sub” presentation.
Enjoy your homemade cheese steak subs with all the flavors and textures of a classic Philadelphia sandwich.