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How to Make a Philly Cheesesteak Sandwich

Philadelphians are passionate about their city's sandwich, but you can learn to make a world-class cheesesteak no matter where you live.


  • Step 1: Cook the onions Chop up the onions and fry them in oil until they are soft.
  • Step 2: Slice up a rib-eye steak Slice a partially frozen rib-eye steak into thin strips, discarding the fat.
  • Step 3: Fry the steak Add the sliced beef to the frying pan, away from the vegetables. Season it with salt and pepper, and cook the meat until it is done.
  • Step 4: Separate the meat and onions into two portions Combine the meat and onions and then divide the mixture into two separate portions in the pan.
  • Step 5: Add cheese Place a couple of slices of provolone cheese on each portion and allow the cheese to melt.
  • TIP: You can substitute American cheese or processed cheese spread for the provolone.
  • Step 6: Serve on a roll Slice the roll in two. Remove the two cheesesteak portions from the pan and place them on the two halves of the roll before serving.
  • FACT: The Philly cheesesteak was invented in the 1930s when the owners of a hot dog shop in South Philadelphia decided to try something different for lunch.

You Will Need

  • 2 medium onions
  • 2 tbsp. vegetable oil
  • Frying pan
  • 12 oz. rib-eye steak
  • Salt and pepper
  • Provolone cheese slices
  • Philadelphia bread roll
  • American cheese (optional)
  • Processed cheese spread (optional)

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