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Philly Cheesesteak Skillet

Don’t have a visit to Philadelphia planned for this week? Make this Philly cheesesteak skillet in the comfort of your own home and get tender flank steak, delicious veggies, and melty Provolone cheese without the wait.

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What is a philly cheesesteak?

While there are plenty of disagreements about what exactly constitutes a cheesesteak sandwich, no one argues about the main elements of beef and cheese on a Hoagie-type roll. As for what kind of beef, what kind of cheese, what add-ons… well, those are the subject of some heated debates! Rather than stake out a position (*wink*) in that contentious battle, I’ve decided to make a skillet inspired by my favorite elements of a Philly cheesesteak, plus a few less-common ingredients of my own.

Philly cheesesteak skillet

This is a philly cheesesteak skillet. There is a skillet filled with pieces of steak, bell peppers, and onions, all topped with melted cheese.

This Philly cheesesteak skillet combines delicious flank steak with melty provolone, savory mushrooms, grilled onions and zingy jalapeños. Best of all, it’s made using just one skillet. It might not win full authenticity points from a true Philly cheesesteak devotee, but that’s not the goal here. The goal is simple, easy, and delicious, and I’d say this is spot on.

Ingredients for a philly cheesesteak skillet

As stated above, this cheesesteak has the right balance of meat, veggies, and cheese, with a few simple base ingredients to tie them all together. Here’s the full list:

  • Flank Steak
  • Onion
  • Jalapeño
  • Red Bell Pepper
  • Green Bell Pepper
  • Mushrooms
  • Garlic
  • Olive Oil
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • Provolone Cheese

What kind of meat do you use for philly cheesesteak?

The most popular choice for a cheesesteak is ribeye, sliced thinly. In this recipe, we’re using flank steak, which yields fantastic results and holds up well in a skillet. The fat profile of a ribeye might help it to stand up well in a meat-and-cheese-only situation, but I think the leanness of flank steak balances perfectly well with the veggies and cheese in this skillet.

How do you make philly cheesesteak in a skillet?

  • Gather & chop vegetables as needed.
  • Cut the steak into thin slices, no more than ¼ inch thick. Season with salt and pepper.
  • Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add olive oil.
  • When skillet and oil are hot, add the steak strips. Cook for about 12-15 minutes, until steak is brown and crispy. (Steak can have an internal temp of 135-145 depending on preference).
  • When steak is finished, remove from the skillet and set aside.
  • Keeping the juices in the skillet, add the garlic, onion, pepper, and mushrooms. Cook for 10 minutes or until vegetables are at desired tenderness. (Cook for less time if you want them crunchy).
  • When the vegetables are at desired tenderness, add the meat back into the skillet and mix to combine.
  • Place slices of provolone cheese across the top of the skillet.
  • Add a lid over the skillet, cut the heat, and cook for about 7 minutes or until cheese is melted.
  • Optional: Serve with a hoagie and enjoy!
This is a philly cheesesteak skillet. There is a skillet filled with pieces of steak, bell peppers, and onions, all topped with melted cheese.

How do you store philly cheesesteak skillet?

This skillet stores well in a Tupperware all together. My only recommendation is to not store the optional hoagie along with the other ingredients—leave those separate and then bring them together before reheating! Speaking of which…

How do you reheat philly cheesesteak skillet?

This reheats quite easily in the microwave. I can’t necessarily recommend a reheating time for a single serving, but I promise it’ll be ready in just a couple of minutes!

What goes with philly cheesesteak?

Aside from the already-mentioned hoagie roll, this skillet could pair well with pretty much anything. Fries? You got it. A favorite salad? Yes please. Let me know what you decide to have it with below!

Is philly cheesesteak healthy?

This a hand holding up a hoagie with philly cheesesteak on it. There are pieces of meat, peppers, and onions all covered in melted cheese.

This Philly cheesesteak skillet can absolutely be a part of a healthy nutrition plan! It’s a great source of protein, and an excellent way to get some veggies in as part of a delicious and easy meal.

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5 from 4 votes

Philly Cheesesteak Skillet

Don’t have a visit to Philadelphia planned for this week? Make this Philly cheesesteak skillet in the comfort of your own home and get tender flank steak, delicious veggies, and melty Provolone cheese without the wait.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: philly cheesesteak
Servings: 6
Calories: 217kcal
Author: Jordan Smith

Equipment

  • skillet

Ingredients

  • 1 lb flank steak thinly sliced
  • 1 onion diced
  • 1 jalapeno with seeds out, diced
  • 1 red bell pepper diced
  • 1 green bell pepper diced
  • 8 oz sliced mushrooms sliced
  • 1 tbsp garlic minced
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp pepper
  • 6 slices thin-sliced provolone cheese

Instructions

  • Gather & chop vegetables as needed.
  • Cut the steak into thin slices, about 4 inches long and ⅙ inches thick. Season with salt and pepper.
  • Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add olive oil.
  • When skillet and oil are hot, add the steak strips. Cook for about 12-15 minutes, until steak is brown and crispy. (Steak can have an internal temp of 135-145 depending on preference).
  • When steak is finished, remove from the skillet and set aside.
  • Keeping the juices in the skillet, add the garlic, onion, pepper, and mushrooms. Cook for 10 minutes or until vegetables are at desired tenderness. (Cook for less time if you want them crunchy).
  • When the vegetables are at desired tenderness, add the meat back into the skillet and mix to combine.
  • Place slices of provolone cheese across the top of the skillet.
  • Add a lid over the skillet, cut the heat, and cook for about 7 minutes or until cheese is melted.
  • Optional: Serve with a hoagie and enjoy!

Nutrition

Serving: 8oz | Calories: 217kcal | Carbohydrates: 4g | Protein: 21g | Fat: 12g
Recipe Rating




Kim

Saturday 27th of November 2021

One of my husband's very favorites.

Allison

Wednesday 25th of August 2021

This is it! Simple dinner packed with a bunch of flavor! Thank you Jordo for sharing all your bomb Recipes with the rest of us!

Cora

Tuesday 3rd of August 2021

This recipe was DELISH! Made them for my husband's birthday - a huge hit all around ☺️ thank you, Jordo!