Lazy Philly Cheese Steak

You can cook up a restaurant favorite in less than 10 minutes for less than $2.50 ea.

Quick, easy, cheap, and tasty!  What’s not to love?

Philly Cheese Steak


  • 1 tbs. Vegetable Oil (I use virgin olive oil)
  • ¾ cup Chopped Onions
  • 2 patties (½ pkg.) Walmart GreatValue Sirloin Philly Steak
  • 2-3 Buns
  • Worcestershire Sauce to taste (optional)
  • 2-3 slices of Swiss Cheese
  • Chips (optional)

Makes 2-3 servings in 8-10 minutes.



I keep chopped Onions on hand in the freezer.

When I first purchased the Walmart Sirloin Philly Steak, I thought it was a processed meat product like Steak-Umm but it’s actually chopped meat, with real meat texture.  I was very pleased.  ~$7.00 / 4 servings

These Buns are a little odd looking but perfect for this type meal:  minimizing the bun-to-meat ratio.  I just picked them from the day-old rack — it’s firmer and provides a more stable foundation for the unstructured meat.

I wish I’d gotten this Swiss cheese sliced a little thinner so it could fully melt.



  1. Cook onions in vegetable oil on medium-high until transparent.
  2. Shove onions to side, add steak patties, and cook for 2 minutes.
  3. While waiting, slice buns, if necessary.
  4. Flip steak patties and cook for 2 more minutes.
  5. Break up steak patties with a spatula and mix with onions.
  6. Add Worcestershire Sauce to taste (optional).
  7. Cook for another 1½ minutes or until thoroughly browned.
  8. Add Swiss cheese slices and allow to melt for 30 seconds.
  9. Use spatula to transfer meat and cheese to buns.



I serve Philly Cheese Steak Sandwiches as a one-dish meal but you could serve with chips, if you prefer.

Philly Cheesesteak


Philly Cheese Steak Sandwiches aren’t really suitable for leftovers … but we get 3 servings from 2 patties (see below) and the leftover meat can be microwaved and put on a fresh bun the next day.

Philly Cheesesteak


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