Simple Yet Perfect Spicy Philly Cheesesteak

June 27, 2016

Ramadan cravings have been in full effect for me, and my newest craving has been a Philly Cheesesteak. However, in trying to stay on the healthier side of things, I wanted to try and make my own Philly and fashion it after the best Philly I’ve ever had, from some no-name place in South Philadelphia. Personally, I’m not remotely a fan of Geno’s or Pat’s, so if you’re looking to replicate that, you may have to look elsewhere. I like my Philly Cheesesteak to have a little flavor and a little kick.

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Making a good Philly isn’t really too difficult, you just need a few good quality ingredients and an appetite. Now, some people may debate my choice of cheese, but that’s something you can change pretty easily, I just find that white American cheese has the best flavor, really being a solid backup dancer to the taste of lightly seasoned steak. Just do your best to get real sliced cheese from a deli and not Kraft singles. Besides that, use some quality steak and you should be good to go. I used bottom round, it has good marbling and it’s also relatively affordable. Some people suggest using ribeye, I personally think it’s a bit too expensive for a sandwich but if you’ve got it, use it. Serve this with our Old Bay French Fries, and you’ve got one hell of a meal!


Spicy Philly Cheesesteak


Yield Amount: 4 servings Prep Time: 15 minutes Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes


1 tbsp Olive oil
1 lb (or slightly more) beef sirloin
1 Medium onion (diced)
2 Thai chili peppers (minced)
1/2 Jalapeno (minced)
Salt to taste
Black pepper to taste
Garlic powder to taste
4 hoagies
2 tsp unsalted butter
1 clove garlic (crushed and diced)
1/4 tsp Oregano
1/4 tsp Basil
8 slices white american cheese


  1. Your steak should be cut in thin slices, if you can get your local butcher/deli to do this, then definitely do that. If not, freeze the steak for about 45 minutes. Take it out and slice against the grain
  2. Heat skillet on medium-high heat
  3. When warm add olive oil, onion, thai pepper, and jalapeno
  4. Season with a little salt and pepper
  5. Once the onions have started to become translucent, add the steak
  6. Season with some more salt, pepper, and a little garlic powder
  7. While the streak is cooking, put the garlic and butter in a small pan and melt until the garlic has start to brown
  8. Brush the melted butter over the hoagies and sprinkle with oregano and basil
  9. As the steak begins to cook through, start to tear it apart a little in the skillet
  10. Once the beef it pretty much ready, turn the oven to broil and place hoagies in oven for about 4 minutes
  11. Pull out hoagies, open and lay out the cheese (2 slices each roll)
  12. Add steak to each roll and serve hot
  13. Take a picture, tag @Pizza_and_Perrier, enjoy!