There’s nothing like Friday night, jammies and carbs with cheese, am I right? This Easy Philly Cheesesteak Bread is a cinch to make, in fact it’s faster than pizza!
We love Friday nights. Whether it’s to head out on date night, taking the family to do some crazy fun adventure or just staying in to watch a movie and eat Easy Philly Cheesesteak Bread, we love the weekend! And this is totally not going to be a hassle. Read on and I’ll prove it to you, dinner in 15 minutes. Bam.
French bread- check
Ribeye Steak, stored in the freezer- check
Onions and Peppers, sliced- check
Tillamook Sauce Starters kit- Check (ps, if you want to find it by you, and I know you do because you all are emailing, just check the product locator.)
That is literally it. That’s the recipe, folks.
How to Slice Steak Paper Thin
There’s a secret to slicing steak thin for stir fry, or how to slice steak for a philly cheesesteak etc, do you know it?
Place your steak in the freezer for up to 2 hours. When you’re ready to slice the steak, pull it out to rest on the counter for about 10 minutes.
Slicing against the grain, place your knife on the steak and using even pressure, push down to slice the steak. Because it is frozen you don’t have to saw, instead you can slice it like a loaf of cheese. 🙂
How Many Calories in a Philly Cheesesteak?
Don’t worry about it.
Just kidding, I’ll tell you down on the recipe because no one wants to be sad when looking at these pictures.
The good news is, while a philly cheesesteak isn’t healthy, the calories in a philly cheesesteak that has been made using good steak and Tillamook are actually a lot better than when you use the pretend cheese.
How to Make Philly Cheesesteak Meat
Making Philly Cheesesteak Meat is one of the easiest things you’ll ever do. Philly Cheesesteaks only need a little salt and pepper, but here’s a little tip, don’t use table salt.
The best salt to use for cooking is actually kosher salt or a sea salt. We almost always use Kosher unless it’s baking as it is a bigger granule and flavors much better than table salt.
In fact, we only use fine grain sea salt if it’s not Kosher as it also has better flavor.
What is the Best Meat for Philly Cheesesteak
Ahhhh the meat is key, isn’t it. Ribeye is the best meat to use for a Philly Cheesesteak, but it can be a little more pricey. Which is fine, I mean it actually goes farther than just eating a ribeye as you mix it with peppers, onions and are served over bread with cheese so clearly you’ll be eating less of it and a whole family can use just one steak.
If you don’t want to use a ribeye, try buying a skirt or flank steak instead and it will still be a delicious, easy philly cheesesteak bread.
How to Cook the Meat for Philly Cheesesteak
The meat needs to be cooked in a very hot pan, and one that will aide in the flavor of the meat, so skip a nonstick pan and invest in a cast iron skillet. It will caramelize the meat even more and help to flavor the peppers and onions. It’s not an expensive pan and we use it more than anything else. We’ve linked up to the one we use.
Easy Philly Cheesesteak Bread
To make your easy philly cheesesteak bread, start off with placing that meat in the freezer, per the tip above.
Slice open the bread loaves and pull out the inside of the bread, leaving a nice layer at the bottom so the meat juices don’t soak through the bread.
Once you’re ready to go, slice it thin and heat a pan to high heat. Add the meat and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Quickly move the meat around and then remove it to a plate to rest.
Once you’ve got your meat ready, turn the heat to medium and add a drizzle of oil to the pan and add in your peppers and onions. Cook until the veggies are nice and tender, then throw everything in the bread.
In a saucepan, prepare the cheese sauce.
Pour the cheese sauce over the philly cheesesteak bread and place under the broiler in the oven to finish it off.
Slice into pieces and serve to your family!
Easy Philly Cheesesteak Bread
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- 1 Loaf Italian or french Bread, sliced open
- 1 Large Ribeye Steak, placed in the freezer
- 2 Green Bell Peppers, sliced thin
- 1 Onion, sliced
- Tillamook 3 Cheese Sauce Starter
- Remove the inside of the bread, leaving a thick layer on the bottom so juices don't soak through.
- Remove the steak from the freezer and slice thin.
- Heat a cast iron skillet over medium high heat and throw in the steak. Sprinkle with salt and pepper (remember to read our tip about salt in the post), moving the meat with tongs as it quickly cooks. Remove to a plate.
- Turn the pan to medium and add a drizzle of oil. Add the peppers and onions and cook, stirring occasionally until tender.
Serving Size:2 slices
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 974 Total Fat: 27g Saturated Fat: 11g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 13g Cholesterol: 61mg Sodium: 2516mg Carbohydrates: 142g Fiber: 8g Sugar: 17g Protein: 44g