Are you ready for a lip licking recipe for Easy Philly Cheesesteak?  I know I am.  Philly Cheesesteaks are loaded with tender pieces of beef, onion, bell peppers and seasoned to perfection.  When a viewer sends a request, I try to please.  In this case a viewer was excited about my Cream Cheese Chicken Recipe but wanted to make something else without dairy.  And this brilliant idea popped into my head! 

Easy Philly Cheesesteak

This recipe is also inspired by my Philly Cheesesteak Slider recipe.  It was a hit in my home! I knew I needed to add it to my site for everyone else too.  My boys inhaled these Philly Cheesesteak Sandwiches made easy and I personally love how simple they are to make in the Instant Pot or Electric Pressure Cooker.

Easy Philly Cheesesteak

Fun Fact:

It’s believed that the first cheesesteak was created about 1930 by a hot dog vendor named Pat Olivieri in South Philly.  Pat was wanting something other than hot dogs to eat for lunch and decided to grill some beef on the grill with bell peppers and onions on a roll. 

I for one am grateful to Pat Olivieri because I LOVE a good cheesesteak!  Making Easy Philly Cheesesteaks in the Instant Pot is a favorite in my home and the ingredients are simple too.  But the simple trick of using crescent rolls is a family favorite for sure.

Instant Pot Philly Cheesesteak

What ingredients are in Homemade Philly Cheesesteaks?

  • 1 lb Flank Steak
  • 1 Green Bell Pepper
  • Small Sliced Onion
  • 1 Cup Sliced Mushrooms
  • 1 pk Zesty Italian Dry Seasoning
  • ¾ Cup Beef Broth
  • 1 Tb Worstshire Sauce
  • 1 Tb Olive Oil
  • Salt and Pepper to taste
  • 1 Roll Pillsbury Crescent Rolls
  • 1 Egg
  • 8 Slices Provolone Cheese
Flank Steak with knife

How to make Homemade Philly Cheesesteaks?

  1. Slice steak thinly across grain with a sharp knife.  I like to use Victorinox Knives.  They are affordable and last. Plus I’ve used them for years and years. Then cut each slice into 1in bite sized pieces.
  2. Slice Bell Pepper and onions in thin slices and quarter
  3. Heat Pressure Cooker on Saute until it reads “Hot” and add Olive Oil
  4. Add cut up steak and season with salt and pepper
  5. Allow to cook for about 45-60 seconds and then stir and cook for an additional minute.
  6. Turn off Instant Pot
  7. Deglazing the Instant Pot is easy.  To do this add broth and with a flat wooden spoon scrape the bits stuck to the bottom of the pot liner.  This will prevent the “Burn Notice” when cooking.
  8. Add chopped Onion and Bell Peppers, Worsteshire Suace and Zesty Italian Dry Seasoning Packet and stir
  9. Place Lid on top and seal pressure value
  10. Set Instant Pot or Electric Pressure Cooker to Manual Pressure Cook for 1 Minute with a Quick Release.
  11. Open Lid and Stir
  12. Remove Steak and Vegetables
  13. On a cookie Sheet unroll Crescent Rolls making 4 squares
  14. Using your fingers pinch the seams closed
  15. Place about ½ cup of mixture on Crescent Roll and top with 1 slice provolone cheese
  16. Pull opposite corners together meeting in the top center and repeat with remaining corners creating a pouch
  17. Whisk egg and brush on croissant
  18. Bake at 350 for 12-14 minutes or until golden brown

Most commonly Asked Questions

What kind of Beef for Philly Cheesesteak?

My personal favorite is Flank Steak as it’s so tender, although a good Ribeye is also delicious.  Ribeye is well marbled and a tender cut.

What is a Philly Cheesesteak?

Homemade Philly Cheesesteaks originated in Philadelphia when a local Hot Dog Vendor wanted something different to eat for lunch.  He grilled steak with onions, bell peppers and cheese and put on a hoagie roll.  The tradition has continued for generations

What Cheese is Best on a Philly Cheesesteak?

Hands down, Provolone!  But an American White Cheese, and Cheese Wiz are also extremely popular for their mild flavors.

What do you put on a Cheesesteak?

Well, traditional ingredients would include Onions, Bell Peppers, Hot Peppers, Mushrooms, Banana Peppers, Cheese, Fried Onions, and sauces.

What goes with a Philly Cheesesteak?

There are many great side dishes that go with a sandwich from French Fries, Onion Rings, to Side Salads like a good Cold Pasta Salad or even Orange Fluff.  The possibilities are endless

Of course a true Philly Cheesesteak is served on a Hoagie Roll, a hard Italian roll that can absorb those delicious flavors and juices making a melt in your mouth sandwich.  Is your mouth watering?  Mine is!

I don’t always have a good hoagie roll, or want something that big which is why we love the simplicity of making Philly Cheesesteak Sliders.  These are always in a hit and I’m excited to say, we are also loving making this recipe with Croissants too! 

Easy Philly Cheesesteak

There is no wrong way to eat a Philly Cheesesteak Sandwich.  You can even make a Chicken Philly Cheesesteak too! (Mind blown possibilities)

Beef:

As you can see I like to use Flank Steak.  Flank Steak is an incredibly tender cut of beef and my personal preference.  Flank Steak is a great all purpose beef cut which is also ideal for grilling, roasting, and sautéing.  Do not overcook Flank Steak or it can be very dry and tough.  It’s always best to cook Flank Steak no more than a medium.

Ribeye Steak is also ideal for making Homemade Philly Cheesesteak Sandwich.  Ribeye is well marbled and tender.  It’s also ideal for grilling, roasting, and of course …eating!  Ribeye comes from the rib section.

Bread:

There are so many options when it comes to breads, rolls, sliders, melts and whatever else you can dream up.  Traditionally, Philly Cheesesteak Sandwich are made with a good Italian Hoagie Roll, sliced open and loaded with beef, veggies, and of course cheese.  But I also love using Sourdough sliced bread grilled like a melt along with sliders with Hawaiian Rolls and of course Croissants!

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Easy Philly Cheesesteak
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Homemade Philly Cheesesteak Croissants

Philly Cheesesteaks are loaded with tender pieces of beef, onion, bell peppers, cheese and seasoned to perfection.  Lip Licking Delicious and so easy to make
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Course: Lunch/Dinner
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Easy Philly Cheesesteak, Homemade Philly Cheesesteak Sandwich, Philly Cheesesteak
Servings: 4
Calories: 380kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 lb Flank Steak
  • 1 Green Bell Pepper
  • 1 Onion
  • 1 Cup Mushrooms
  • 1 Tb Olive Oil
  • 1 pk Zesty Italian Dry Dressing Packet
  • 3/4 Cup Beef Broth
  • 1 Tb Worcestershire sauce
  • 8 Slices Provolone Cheese
  • 1 Pk Pillsbury Crescent Rolls
  • 1 Egg
  • Salt and Pepper to taste

Instructions

  • Preheat Oven to 350
  • Slice steak thinly across grain with a sharp knife.  Then cut each slice into 1in bite sized pieces.
    Flank Steak with knife
  • Slice Bell Pepper and onions in thin slices and quarter
  • Heat Pressure Cooker on Saute until it reads “Hot” and add Olive Oil
  • Add cut up steak and season with salt and pepper
  • Cook for about 45-60 seconds and then stir and cook for an additional minute.
    Easy Philly Cheesesteak in Instant Pot
  • Turn off Instant Pot
  • Deglazing the Instant Pot is easy.  To do this add broth and with a flat wooden spoon scrape the bits stuck to the bottom of the pot liner.  This will prevent the “Burn Notice” when cooking.
    Deglaze Instant Pot
  • Add chopped Onion and Bell Peppers, Worcestershire sauce and Zesty Italian Dry Seasoning Packet and stir
    Zesty Italian Dry Seasoning Packet
  • Place Lid on top and seal pressure value
  • Set Instant Pot or Electric Pressure Cooker to Manual Pressure Cook for 1 Minute with a Quick Release.
  • Open Lid and Stir
  • Remove Steak and Vegetables
  • On a cookie Sheet unroll Crescent Rolls making 4 squares
  • Using your fingers pinch the seams closed
    Pinching seams of crescent rolls
  • Place about ½ cup of mixture on Crescent Roll and top with 1 slice provolone cheese
    Philly Cheesesteak on Crescent dough
  • Pull opposite corners together meeting in the top center and repeat with remaining corners creating a pouch
  • Whisk egg and brush on croissant
    Brushing Egg on Crescent Roll
  • Bake at 350 for 13-15 minutes or until golden brown

Nutrition

Calories: 380kcal | Carbohydrates: 26g | Protein: 21g | Fat: 22g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Cholesterol: 68mg | Sodium: 754mg | Potassium: 341mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 252IU | Vitamin C: 14mg | Calcium: 167mg | Iron: 2mg
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