Mix it up with a delicious Philly Cheese Steak Sandwich that you can make on your smoker! Tender, juicy smoked steak, onions and green peppers on a toasty bun topped with melted Provolone cheese!
Philly Cheese Steak Sandwich
Imagine a tender smoked steaked, vegetables and melty cheese on a toasted bun! You are imagining my take on the Philly Cheese Steak Sandwich that I made on my pellet grill. It was so delicious and easy. Just make sure to grab your cast iron skillet and smoker, plus the ingredients and you’ll have this for a quick dinner!
These are always a hit when I prepare them for dinner, plus I love the fact that they are super easy. Always a win right? I’ll even make these when we have people over for football games, parties etc. Can you believe that tailgating is right around the corner?
The Philadelphia Cheese Steak originated in …. Philadelphia! 😀 That’s no surprise, right? But here’s how it got its humble start.
A couple that owned a food cart are credited with creating this sandwich back in 1930 – and boy are we happy they did! Tender smoked steak and vegetables topped with melty cheese on a toasted bun is the perfect combination for an easy weeknight meal!
First things first, let’s start with…
What cut of meat is best for Philly Cheese Steak?
Traditionally the sandwich uses rib-eye steak, though top round and skirt steak are often popular choices!
What kind of cheese goes on a Philly Cheese Steak Sandwich?
This is often debated, some swear by provolone, others recommend cheese whiz or American cheese. I’d love to hear, what is your favorite?
What kind of bread is used for a Philly Cheese Steak?
You’ll want to use a soft on-the-inside, crusty-on-the-out bread like sub buns or a hoagie roll. The bread needs to be hearty enough to hold all this delicious smoked meat and vegetables!
How do you cook Philly Cheese Steak Sandwiches on the Smoker?
- Clean the vegetables and slice them into long strips
- Slice the rib-eye
- Preheat the grill
- Place the skillet on the grill and preheat it
- When the skillet is hot add the oil
- Add the vegetables and sauté
- Add the sliced rib-eye to the skillet, season and sauté
- Toast the buns until golden brown
- Top each bun with the steak mixture, add a slice of cheese
Now I don’t know about you, but this pan of smoked steak along with those delicious peppers and onions just makes me drool! The meat is melt in your mouth tender and the smoke gives it the perfect amount of flavor. Just looking at this picture is making me hungry! 😋
If you’re looking for some great side dishes to enjoy with this meal, here’s a few that I recommend!
- Instant Pot Baked Beans – Made in the Instant Pot, these are delicious, quick and easy to make!
- The BEST Potato Salad – A traditional egg-salad potato salad with step-by-step directions!
- Grilled Corn on the Cob – A side dish everyone loves, easy too!
- Strawberry Upside Down Cake – perfect for when you want a little something sweet!
Grocery list – Philly Cheese Steak Sandwich Recipe
- Large rib-eye steak
- Provolone cheese
Some are purists when it comes to their Philly sandwich, others like to give their sandwiches an extra punch – topping with banana peppers adds a tasty zing, tossing some mushrooms into the sauté pan adds a yummy bite too!
Don’t forget, snap a picture and tag me on Instagram @gimmesomegrilling and be sure to comment below with a ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ rating! I’d love to get your take on this delicious meal!
Philly Cheese Steak Sandwich
- 1.5 lb Rib-Eye Steak, sliced thing
- 1 Tbsp canola oil
- 1 yellow onion thinly sliced
- 1 green pepper thinly sliced
- 1 tsp salt
- 1/2 tsp pepper
- 4 sub buns
- 4 slices provolone cheese
- Prepare pellet grill and heat to 450 degrees F with lid closed 10-15 minutes.
- Place a cast iron skillet on the pellet grill and heat an additional 15 minutes. When the skillet is hot pour the oil into skillet. Add the onions and green pepper; saute until onions are translucent.
- Add the sliced rib-eye to the skillet. Season with salt and pepper. Cook for an aditional 4-5 minutes on smoker.
- Slice sub buns in half and place on grill, cut side down about 3-4 minutes or until toasted.
- Remove sub buns and skillet from pellet grill. Place 1/4 of the steak mixture into a sub bun and top with a slice of cheese. Repeat for all sub buns.