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Who doesn’t love a good Philly cheesesteak sandwich? The combination of scrumptious beef, melted cheese, and caramelized onions is simply irresistible. If you’re ready to learn the secrets to making the best Philly cheesesteaks, then keep reading!
Prep and Toast the Rolls
To start, you’ll need four hoagie rolls. Slice them about three-quarters of the way through. In a small bowl, mix together two tablespoons of softened butter and one pressed garlic clove. Spread this delicious garlic butter onto the cut sides of your hoagie rolls. Toast the buttered sides until golden. This will give your sandwiches a garlic bread-like taste and prevent the bread from becoming soggy.
Prep the Ingredients and Cook
Before you begin cooking, make sure to have all your ingredients prepped and ready. Dice one large sweet onion and thinly slice a one-pound ribeye steak. For easier slicing, freeze the steak for about 40 minutes before cutting. Heat a skillet or outdoor flat cooktop to medium heat. Toast the bread on the buttered side and set it aside. Sauté the diced onions until soft and caramelized, then transfer them to a separate dish. Increase the heat to high and add the sliced steak to the skillet. Let it brown for a few minutes before flipping it over. Season with salt and pepper and continue sautéing until the steak is cooked through. Add the caramelized onions and give it a quick stir.
Assemble and Enjoy
Divide the meat and onions into four portions and top each with two slices of provolone cheese. Turn off the heat and allow the cheese to melt. Spread a thin layer of mayo on the toasted side of each roll. Place a portion of the cheesy beef onto the roll and use a spatula to help scrape it into the bun. Repeat the process for the remaining sandwiches. Now, it’s time to dig in!
Taste Test Time!
Get ready to experience a mouthwatering explosion of flavors. The tender beef, melted cheese, and sweet caramelized onions are a match made in heaven. The garlic bread-like taste from the toasted rolls takes it to another level of deliciousness. One bite and you’ll be hooked. Don’t be surprised if you find it hard to resist devouring the entire sandwich in one go.
While these Philly cheesesteak sandwiches are perfect on their own, serving them with a side of crunchy dill pickles adds a nice touch. The zesty tang of the pickles complements the rich flavors of the sandwich.
There you have it, the secrets to making the best Philly cheesesteak sandwiches. Now it’s your turn to give it a try. If you have any variations or recipe suggestions, feel free to share them in the comments below. And for more easy and crowd-pleasing lunch ideas, be sure to check out our other favorite recipes. Enjoy!