Are you dreaming of big, hearty, beefy, cheesy, and oh-so-good cheesesteak sandwiches? Look no further! I’ve got the best Blackstone Philly Cheesesteak recipe for you, and you won’t believe how easy it is to make on your outdoor griddle!
Philly cheesesteak sandwiches are all the rage right now for a good reason – they’re delicious! You might have a favorite from a local sandwich shop, or maybe you’re pining for an authentic Philly served on an Amoroso roll.
But when you make them at home, on your outdoor griddle, you can get them just how you want them – and for cheaper, too! Philly cheesesteaks are all about the meat, the toppings, and the bread.
And this is an easy recipe to make. Just get everything sliced and ready to go, and you’ll be sinking your teeth into a hearty sandwich in no time!
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History of the Philly Cheesesteak
A Philly cheesesteak is a typical Philadelphia snack sandwich consisting of cut pieces of beef and cheese on an Italian bread roll. The cheesesteaks’ history began in the 1930s.
Pat Olivieri arrived in the United States from Italy and opened a pizza restaurant in South Philly in 1930. Pat noticed that his daughter once ordered an Italian steak and onions that his father called a “Philadelphia steak”.
He poured the sauce over Kaiser bread, adding the provolone and tomato mixture for extra flavor. A new cheesesteak sandwich was born!!
What Is a Philly Cheesesteak Sandwich?
For those who aren’t familiar with this culinary delight, a cheesesteak sandwich is a fresh hoagie roll that’s loaded with thinly sliced griddled beef and smothered with melted cheese. That’s a basic steak sandwich.
A toasted hoagie roll is even better and adds more flavor!! I love my cheesesteaks fully loaded with sliced onions and peppers, so that’s what I’m going to show you how to do.
Don’t forget the cheese! There are two camps to what kind of cheese belongs on a cheesesteak: those who insist on provolone and those who insist on Cheese Whiz. We’ll be using provolone, but you can easily use Cheese Whiz.
What You Need to Make a Cheesesteak Sandwich
Ingredients for Philly cheese steak: thinly sliced ribeye steak (such as Steak Umm), onions, peppers, provolone cheese, bakery-fresh buns, cooking oil, salt, and pepper.
About the Blackstone Griddle
Blackstone grilling griddles have cast iron surfaces that have molded over the outdoor grilling experience. The griddle uses strong cast iron and is heated efficiently.
Its flat surfaces make it ideal to cook pancakes, French toasts, and grilled cheese sandwiches as well as Philly cheese steaks. The fueled propane heats the flat top griddle and makes the food incredibly easy to prepare. Mmmmm.
How To Make a Philly Cheesesteak on Blackstone Griddle
While it is heating up, slice the peppers and onions so they’re ready to go. Prep time for making this sandwich is very little.
I like to use sweet white onions. Some say that you can add a splash of apple cider vinegar to the onions while cooking to help with the caramelization process.
Traditionally, green peppers are used but I like to add a variety of colored bell peppers. When hot, add a few tablespoons of oil or butter and start cooking the sliced peppers and onions.
Sauté the vegetables for 4-5 minutes or until they start getting tender. Mix and combine the vegetables with your griddle spatula.
Season the mixture with salt and pepper. Move them to the side to keep cooking.
In another spot on the griddle, cook the thinly slice beef. Make sure to lightly season the thin slices of beef as it is cooking.
Try the Blackstone cheesesteak seasoning if you like. Cook the beef until it is no longer pink inside. But do not overcook the beef or it will become tough and chewy. If desired, chop the beef up – but not too small – so that it’ll fit easily on the bun.
Blackstone Philly Cheesesteak Sandwich Assembly
Right before the sliced beef is fully cooked, top with the provolone cheese slices to completely melt. Once the cheese is melted, top with the sauteed onion and peppers. Or you can combine the beef with the vegetables and lay the sliced cheese on top to melt.
Butter the buns and put them cut side down to toast on the griddle. This will help soften the bun and add an extra layer of flavor to your finished Philly cheesesteak recipe.
If making many cheesesteaks, divide the meat-vegetable mixture between the toasted buns, add your favorite sauce, and dig in! These Blackstone Philly cheesesteak sandwiches are best when you serve hot!
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What Sauces to Add to your Cheesesteak
With the cheese and juicy vegetables, you don’t need much. But if you want to jazz up the flavor even more, here are some suggestions.
- Mayonnaise – Love it or hate it, mayo goes great on a Blackstone Philly cheesesteak.
- Mayo-Ketchup Sauce – Tangy and sweet at the same time!
- Go gourmet with this Pesto Aioli
- Spice things up with a few shakes of your favorite hot sauce!
Philly Cheesesteak Variations
- Instead of provolone cheese, try yours with a smear of Cheez Whiz.
- Sauté thinly sliced mushrooms and add them to the griddle. Onions, peppers, and mushrooms make a fully loaded steak sandwich.
- Instead of hoagies, go miniature! Make this Blackstone cheesesteak recipe slider-style and use sliders instead of bigger buns.
- Go meatless! Opt for a vegetarian cheesesteak and skip the meat. You can make it vegan if you use plant-based cheese.
- Try OrWhatEverYouDo.com has a great Cheesesteak recipe that you might want to try.
What To Serve with Philly Cheesesteaks?
These sandwiches are so hearty you don’t need much with them. But when I want to make them a part of a full meal, here are some of my favorite sides to serve with them:
- Fried cheese sticks – everyone loves these ooey-gooey and crispy cheese sticks!
- Sweet potato fries – these are addictive!
- Round out your meal with these Creme Brulees!
Frequently Asked Questions About Philly Cheesesteak Sandwiches
They sure are! A large cooking surface means you can make the meat and veggies at the same time which makes the cooking process easier and faster. And the clean-up is a breeze!!
On a griddle, it’ll take you maybe 15 minutes to do all the cooking. It doesn’t take long at all once the veggies are chopped.
Look for thinly sliced ribeye steak, flank steak, or sirloin steak. Steak-Umm has a good-quality thinly sliced product that can be used in cheesesteaks or ask your butcher to shave some beef for you. Remember that the best meat is a good quality piece of beef. If it is very thinly sliced and of reasonable quality (not rump or chuck), then it’ll be delicious! Ask your local meat counter for suggestions on what is the best cheesesteak meat would be.
Blackstone Philly Cheesesteak Recipe
Get the full recipe and nutrition information as well as calories below.
- Beef, Sliced Thin 8 ounces
- Olive Oil 1 tablespoon
- Onion, White, Sliced 1/4 each
- Pepper, Bell, Assorted Colors 1/2 each
- Provolone, Slices 2 each
- Bun 1 each
- Salt, Seasoned 1/2 teaspoon
- Pepper, Seasoned 1/4 teaspoon
- Preheat your Blackstone Griddle.
- Add the olive oil and spread around the griddle, Top and cook the sliced onions, and peppers. Season to taste.
- After the pepper and onion have sauteed a couple of minutes, add the sliced beef to a seperate part of the flat top griddle. Season the beef.
- Combine all three ingredients. Melt the provolone cheese on top.
- Toast the bun. Stuff the bun with all the Philly cheesesteak ingredients.
- Serve with your favorite condiments.
Blackstone Philly Cheesesteak Variations
•Instead of provolone cheese slices, try yours with a little bit of Cheez Whiz.
•Sauté sliced mushrooms and add them to the griddle. Sliced onions, peppers, and mushrooms make a fully loaded cheesesteak sandwich.
•Instead of a large hoagies bun, think smaller! Make this Blackstone Philly cheesesteak recipe slider-style and use sliders instead of bigger buns.
•Go meatless! If you want a vegetarian cheesesteak, skip the meat. You can make the sandwich vegan if you use plant-based cheese.
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Metal Spatula Set - Griddle Long Spatula - Teppanyaki spatulas - Griddle Scraper and Pancake Flipper or Hamburger Turner - Stainless Steel Utensil great for BBQ Grill Flat Top - Commercial Grade
Black stone Blackstone Cheesesteak Seasoning - PACK OF 2, .2 PACK (7.3 Ounce (Pack of 1))
Steak-Umm Beef Sandwich Steaks - Chopped Shaped - Thinly Sliced - 100% All Beef Sandwich Steaks for Lunch and Dinner - Ready Set Gourmet Donate a Meal Program - 4 Pack (6ct, 9oz Each)
Cheez Whiz Original Plain Cheese Dip (15 oz Jar)
Amount Per Serving Calories 1040Total Fat 68gSaturated Fat 27gTrans Fat 1gUnsaturated Fat 35gCholesterol 236mgSodium 952mgCarbohydrates 27gFiber 2gSugar 4gProtein 78g
Note: For exact nutritional information, consult your dietitian. All nutritional information is simply a guideline.
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