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 or Stripped Onions
  • Stripped Bell Peppers (optional)
  • 2 patties (½ pkg.) Walmart GreatValue Sirloin Philly Steak
  • 2-4 Buns
  • Worcestershire Sauce to taste (optional)
  • 2-4 slices of Swiss Cheese
  • Chips (optional)

Makes 2-4 servings in 8-10 minutes.


I keep chopped onions on hand in the freezer.  For this recipe I’ve started using onion strips ~2″ long to help them stay on the sandwich — just be sure to use layers from the middle of the onion to keep the onions from burning/crisping.

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 according to package (we now get twice the servings, cutting the price even further).

These buns are a little odd looking but perfect for this type meal:  minimizing the bun-to-meat ratio and carbs.  I just picked them up 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.  I’ve recently started substituting Sargento CoJack (Colby / Monterey Jack) slices since we always have these on hand and Mom isn’t fond of Swiss.

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  1. Cook onions and bell peppers (optional) in vegetable oil on medium-high until onions are 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. Remove pan from heat and divide the meat into servings.
  9. Add Swiss cheese slices and cover for 30 seconds to melt.
  10. 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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