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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- Cook onions and bell peppers (optional) in vegetable oil on medium-high until onions are transparent.
- Shove onions to side, add steak patties, and cook for 2 minutes.
- While waiting, slice buns, if necessary.
- Flip steak patties and cook for 2 more minutes.
- Break up steak patties with a spatula and mix with onions.
- Add Worcestershire Sauce to taste (optional).
- Cook for another 1½ minutes or until thoroughly browned.
- Remove pan from heat and divide the meat into servings.
- Add Swiss cheese slices and cover for 30 seconds to melt.
- Use spatula to transfer meat and cheese to buns.
SERVE & EAT:
I serve Philly Cheese Steak Sandwiches as a one-dish meal but you could serve with chips, if you prefer.
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.