Ground Philly Cheesesteak Grilled Cheese

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Ground Philly Cheesesteak Grilled Cheese made with bell peppers, onions and American or Provolone Cheese.

Ground Philly Cheesesteak Grilled Cheese made with bell peppers, onions and American or Provolone Cheese. All the flavor of a cheese steak for half the price.Ground Philly Cheesesteak Grilled Cheese is my second favorite grilled cheese behind the Fig and Pig Grilled Cheese from yesterday. And oh yeah, Happy National Grilled Cheese Day!

I’m a pretty big fan of grilled cheese sandwiches, as evidenced in these delicious versions:

I know I haven’t shared a version of my basic grilled cheese I make for the kids. It is pretty consistent if not dull-ish.  I love using a nice creamy white bread for it, usually with a mix of a strong cheddar and a provolone. If I am making them for myself I use an English Cheddar, Red Leicester (which by the way is also totally amazing as a topping to a beautiful cast iron ribeye) and some deeply caramelized onions like the kind I make for my In-N-Out Copycat Fries and Double Double Cheeseburger.

Sometimes I make a variety of cream cheese grilled cheese sandwiches like the Carrot Cake Jam one. A favorite option is a pickled jalapeno, cherry jam and cream cheese, sort of a play on the Bronco Berry sauce Arby’s used to offer with jalapeno poppers.

I know, I know, English Cheddar vs Bronco Berry Sauce?! You’ll find most chefs have similar eating patterns. We love amazing quality ingredients and have serious soft spots for crazy processed foods that we grew up with.

I use two slices of the provolone in the sandwich to make protect the meat and hold the sandwich together. You can also (and I definitely do from time to time) use American Cheese. If you use one slice of cheese the bottom half of your sandwich won’t stay together, so don’t be afraid to add that second slice.

Looking for more Cheese Steak recipes? Look no further!

Want to go a bit more traditional? I dip this in pepper relish which is basically the best thing ever on a cheese steak. AND, it is totally valid, Pat’s offers it as a condiment.

Ground Philly Cheesesteak Grilled Cheese made with bell peppers, onions and American or Provolone Cheese. All the flavor of a cheese steak for half the price.

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Ground Philly Cheesesteak Grilled Cheese

4.94 from 49 votes
  • Yield: 4 sandwiches
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Course: Sandwich
  • Cuisine: American
  • Author: Sabrina Snyder
Ground Philly Cheesesteak Grilled Cheese made with bell peppers, onions and American or Provolone Cheese. All the flavor of a cheese steak for half the price.

Ingredients

  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 onion , chopped
  • 1/2 green bell pepper , chopped
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 8 slices American or Provolone Cheese
  • 8 slices white bread
  • 4 tablespoons butter

Instructions

Note: click on times in the instructions to start a kitchen timer while cooking.

  1. Start by browning the beef in the skillet. Try to brown without breaking up the meat too much. Get a nice brown sear on the beef, then break apart as little as possible. You want the meat to resemble a pea in size [you want to avoid taco meat consistency]. Add the salt, pepper and Worcestershire sauce. Stir gently, then remove from pan.
  2. Add 2 tbsp. of butter in the pan and add the chopped onions and green bell pepper, cooking until browned and caramelized. Add salt and pepper to taste. If you like mushrooms in your cheesesteaks, go ahead and add some chopped mushrooms here too. Once browned, add the meat back in and combine together.
  3. Spread the butter on one side of each of the 8 slices of bread.
  4. Butter side down on the cutting board.
  5. Add a slice of provolone to each of the slices.
  6. Top four slices with the meat mixture and close the sandwiches pressing down lightly.
  7. In a cast iron pan or griddle on medium high add the sandwiches and cook for 3-5 minutes on each side.

Nutrition Information

Yield: 4 sandwiches, Amount per serving: 589 calories, Calories: 589g, Carbohydrates: 28g, Protein: 24g, Fat: 41g, Saturated Fat: 19g, Cholesterol: 125mg, Sodium: 805mg, Potassium: 463mg, Fiber: 2g, Sugar: 4g, Vitamin A: 11.6g, Vitamin C: 17.6g, Calcium: 16.5g, Iron: 24g

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Ground Philly Cheesesteak Grilled Cheese made with bell peppers, onions and American or Provolone Cheese. All the flavor of a cheese steak for half the price.

Ground Philly Cheesesteak Grilled Cheese made with bell peppers, onions and American or Provolone Cheese. All the flavor of a cheese steak for half the price.
Ground Philly Cheesesteak Grilled Cheese made with bell peppers, onions and American or Provolone Cheese. All the flavor of a cheese steak for half the price.
Ground Philly Cheesesteak Grilled Cheese made with bell peppers, onions and American or Provolone Cheese. All the flavor of a cheese steak for half the price.

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  1. This was great! I added Montreal steak seasoning instead of salt and pepper. I also used Texas Toast instead of regular bread which I believe was a good choice!

  2. So delicious and so many ways to add variety to a grilled cheese. On my last attempt, I switched it to a ‘taco’ grilled cheese with taco seasoning & monterey jack. Thank you so much for sharing such wonderful recipes!

  3. This recipe has been in my family for years. I love it. now the only difference is that i use Mayo instead of butter on both sides of my bread i mayo 1 side of 2 slices grill , mayo other side while its grilling, flip over layer cheese, meat, cheese cover w/ other slice of bread. grill for a while. best Dang sandwich ever.

  4. This was very yummy! Definitely got the star of approval from my family to make again. There was enough to make a fifth sandwich and possibly a sixth…if we hadn’t ate the mixture while making the grilled cheese. 🙂

  5. These sandwiches were delicious and I love the ground beef take on this sandwich. My family loved them and I will add them to our family meals. I added mushrooms so the onion, bell pepper and mushroom combo were good. My boys love pepper jack so we replaced it for the provolone. Next time I’ll probably add the full green bell pepper since we love the taste. Thank you for this recipe. Loved the recipe and it was quick and simple to make. It was yum!

      1. Sabrina this recipe is the bomb this is my 2nd time making it but I used sirloin ground beef instead it gives the meat the right sear and it won’t crumble as much as the regular ground, anyways my family loves it made me sum grilled jalapenos and homemade fries this really hits home thanx.

  6. I made this for supper last night. I followed the recipe exactly, and added the optional mushrooms. It was delicious. I will definitely be making this on a regular basis.

  7. Amazing flavor.

    By the way, Arby’s still has bronco berry sauce, they just don’t offer it. You have to ask for it. I get some every time as I use it at home for several things.

  8. I love !! love !! love !! your website and You are amazing !!!!!! I also love ! love ! love !! your recipes You deserve Ten out of Ten !!!!!!!!!! And then some….. I can’t wait to see your recipes !!!!!!!!! Thank You Linda Pugliese !

  9. Really, Susan Groves…. Come on, don’t get your panties in a bind. I serve this sandwich at my sandwich shop, in fact this very recipe, and I have customers ask me to put it on the menu or make it as a special more often. Have a wonderful,
    positive day, young lady.

  10. Amazing flavor! Made this for my mom and she wondered what type of “steak” was on the sandwich (tried it with Bison instead of regular ground beef). This is the first comment I have submitted on a recipe–it was THAT good!!!! Thank you so very much for posting it!

  11. Change the name, just because it has steak and cheese doesn’t mean it’s a cheesesteak. No one from Philly eats a cheesesteak with all that mess on it. Just call it a grilled cheese steak sandwich. FYI, whenever you call something a “Philly Cheesesteak” people from Philadelphia know that it’s trash and would NEVER eat it.

    1. Don’t be so hateful, Sharon. There is a nice way to say the same thing. Your comments are legitimate but your mode of delivery is offensive. Lighten up.

  12. Made these last night and they were delicious! I had ground beef at home and wanted something new to try other than my regular dinner rotation. Came across this recipe and so glad I did! Kids even loved it! Will definitely be making it often!

    1. Sorry I don’t have the nutritional facts for recipes on the site but I know there are a lot of free resources on the internet from when I’ve cooked for clients with low calorie diets.

  13. OMG. Just got finished eating and these are fabulous.  Great blend of flavors and my husband is still raving about them.  We have enough for lunch tomorrow.  Thanks.