Most of the good stuff in a Philly cheese steak, from thin-sliced steak to onions, peppers and mushrooms, is still here but we opt for slightly-less-gooey but more flavorful provolone cheese in place of Cheese Whiz. We adore spicy banana peppers as a topping, but omit them if you can do without the heat.

EatingWell Test Kitchen
Source: EatingWell Magazine, March/April 2011


Recipe Summary

35 mins


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Instructions Checklist
  • Heat oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add onion and cook, stirring often, until soft and beginning to brown, 2 to 3 minutes. Add mushrooms, bell pepper, oregano and pepper and cook, stirring often, until the vegetables are wilted and soft, about 7 minutes. Add steak and salt and cook, stirring, until the meat is just cooked through, about 4 minutes.

  • Reduce heat to low. Sprinkle the vegetables and meat with flour; stir to coat. Stir in banana peppers (if using) and broth; bring to a simmer. Remove from the heat; lay cheese slices on top of the vegetables and meat, cover and let stand until melted, 1 to 2 minutes.

  • Divide into 4 portions with a spatula, leaving the melted cheese layer on top. Scoop a portion onto each bun and serve immediately.


Tip: It is easiest to cut meat into thin slices if it is partially frozen. If you have time, freeze it for 20 minutes before slicing.

Nutrition Facts

439 calories; protein 45.2g 90% DV; carbohydrates 31g 10% DV; dietary fiber 5g 20% DV; sugars 7.3g; fat 15.1g 23% DV; saturated fat 5.7g 28% DV; cholesterol 101.3mg 34% DV; vitamin a iu 1087.3IU 22% DV; vitamin c 42.6mg 71% DV; folate 62.2mcg 16% DV; calcium 248.9mg 25% DV; iron 3.9mg 22% DV; magnesium 84.9mg 30% DV; potassium 884.5mg 25% DV; sodium 609.3mg 24% DV; thiamin 0.3mg 29% DV; added sugar 3g.

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  • 5 star values: 1
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  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 2
Rating: 3 stars
I agree-needed something I couldn't find banana peppers so I went without. It was so bland though that I added a couple pinches of cayenne pepper which helped. It needed a little help. But besides that it was good. I am sure there are better recipes out there though. Pros: quick and easy Cons: missing some zip Read More
Rating: 5 stars
Loved it!!! My boyfriend and I LOVED this recipe. Followed the mixture recipe to a T with the exception of the Banana Pepper and used shredded Italian blend cheese I had on hand. I did serve it open face and with AuJus for dipping. It was wonderful! Read More
Rating: 1 stars
Poor There is nothing about this recipe that remotely resembles a Philly Cheese Steak. The person responsible for this recipe has obviously never eaten a cheese steak made in Philly. This recipe is a joke! Pros: None Cons: Everything Read More
Rating: 1 stars
What You don't use flour and chicken broth to make a philly cheese steak. WTF? Read More
Rating: 3 stars
Good but not enough flavor Not sure why but it didn't have enough flavor to it for me. However I did eat the leftovers the next day and it seemed to tast a lot better. It must be one of those combinations that tastes better after refrigeration. Pros: Quick and easy Cons: not enough flavor Read More
Rating: 4 stars
Great cheese steaks! I made these for Super Bowl Sunday and they were delicious my boyfriend and I loved them especially the provolone cheese! The only changes I made was that I used Mrs. Dash instead of salt and I used sweet peppers instead of banana peppers. I thought the flavors were great and everything was just as good the next day! Pros: Easy great leftover Cons: NULL Read More