My Take on the Philly Cheesesteak Sandwich

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by Denise's Test Kitchen
6 Servings
25 min

I got my inspiration for this recipe from

I actually make many of her recipes. She is one of my favorite cooks to follow. And has such good and easy recipes.

Philly Cheesesteak

I love this spicy Cheesesteak recipe. The recipe calls for White Velveeta cheese. I can never find it so, I switched it out and use Pepper Jack Cheese.

Pepper Jack Cheese

With both my husband and I working for our local School District, there are some nights where we need a quick dinner and then get out the door to whatever meeting we may need to go to. So, this is one recipe I make a few times a month.

I start building the sandwich with roast beef, lots of cheese and plenty of onions and bell peppers. So many peppers that they usually fall off. I just pick them up and pop them in my mouth.

My Take on the Philly Cheesesteak Sandwich
Recipe details
  • 6  Servings
  • Prep time: 10 Minutes Cook time: 15 Minutes Total time: 25 min
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  • 8 oz. pepper Jack Cheese
  • 1/2 tsp. Black Pepper
  • 1/4 tsp. Cayenne Pepper
  • 1/4 c. Milk
  • 6 tbsp. Butter
  • 6 whole Deli Rolls
  • 1 1/2 lb. Thinly Shaved Roast Beef
  • 1 whole Sweet Onion, Peeled And Sliced Thick
  • 1 whole Yellow Bell Pepper, Sliced Thick
  • 1 whole Red Bell Pepper, Sliced Thick
  • 1 whole Green Bell Pepper, Sliced Thick

I make the cheese sauce by combining the pepper jack, cayenne, and milk in a small pan. Heat over low heat, stirring occasionally, until it's melted and hot.(I have even melted my cheese in the microwave-either way is good)
Heat 2 more tablespoons butter in a large skillet over medium-high heat. I slice the roast beef into strips and put it in the skillet. Cook for about a minute or so, then remove it to a plate and set it aside.
Add the remaining tablespoons butter to the same skillet and throw in the onions and peppers. Reduce the heat to medium-low and cook the veggies until dark golden and soft, about 8 to 10 minutes.
Melt 2 tablespoons butter on a griddle over medium heat, then place the deli roll halves on the griddle until golden brown. Set aside.
I place a the beef on the bottom half of each roll. Spoon cheese sauce over the beef. Top with peppers and onions. Place the top half of the roll on top and serve immediately!
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