Hi and welcome to The Old Summers Home. Today I’m going to show you how to make our Philly Cheesesteak Sandwich! I’m so excited to share this simple yet gourmet flavourful delicious recipe with you because I know you will love it! This is an open-sandwich recipe that is quick and delicious and the perfect use for our leftover Roast Beef Perfection!
I’m a busy mom always looking for easy recipes for after school and after work. Also being a family of 5 means we need to watch our budget and nothing drives me crazier than throwing food in the garbage. Therefore using leftovers is top on my list of quick and easy recipes especially for weeknights!
Not very often do we have leftover roast beef but when we do I like to whip up a whole new dish with it. This is a quick, easy to make a meal that is absolutely delicious. For this post, I’m going to show you how to make it from our leftover roast beef recipe which I hope has become a favourite for you and yours too!. You can also use leftover steak or cook up some fresh meat too. Utilizing leftovers certainly can be challenging sometimes I hope this recipe helps.
Philly Cheesesteak Total Time
30 minutes start to finish.
- cutting board
- knives (for slicing meat, veggies, and bread knife)
- cheese grater
- large frying pan and lid
- cookie sheet
- parchment paper
Philly Cheesesteak Ingredients
- 2-3 cups leftover roast beef
- 1 large onion
- a red pepper
- a yellow pepper
- 1 cup mushrooms
- a mix of spices (seasoning salt, Montreal steak spice, pepper)
- 5 tbsp Hoisin Sauce
- 3-4 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
- 5 tbsp Oyster Sauce
- 1/4 cup original Kraft BBQ sauce
- a loaf French bread
- 1 cup old cheese
- 1 cup mozzarella cheese
- Alternatively, use 2 cups of marble cheese.
Let’s cook up some Philly Cheesesteak
Preheat oven to 400ºF
If you decide to use fresh meat for this recipe you will need to cook it up first and season then come back to this step.
Make Philly Cheesesteak Mixture
First things first, chop up all of the peppers, mushrooms and onions into slices and strips. Then toss them into a medium temp frying pan and cover with a lid.
Slice up the leftover roast beef into long thin strips. Once onions and peppers begin to soften up and have cooked a bit then add the roast beef strips to the frying pan and cover again.
If you have leftover cooked steak it works well too.
Now add in the hoisin sauce, oyster sauce, Worcestershire sauce and BBQ sauce. Ensure to mix well so that everything is nicely covered in flavour. You may add 1/4 cup of water if needed, however, it most likely won’t be necessary because peppers and mushrooms have a lot of moisture.
Now season the Philly Cheesesteak mixture with a blend of spices. Because the meat was seasoned in its original cooking process not much seasoning is required now.
Mix well and simmer until meat is reheated. This only takes a minute or two because the meat is in nice thin slices.
Bake the Philly Cheesesteak!
Slice French bread into 1-inch slices. Lay a sheet of parchment paper on the cookie sheet then place the slices of bread on top.
Using parchment paper will help make clean up a snap.
Grate cheese, which I always get Josh to do because I don’t have a GRATE track record (sorry could not help myself haha) with cheese graters but they make cute towel holders! Use approximately 1 cup of each or 2 cups of marble cheese if you prefer.
Put a little bit of cheese on your French bread to add some extra yummy goodness.
Using tongs, add some of your Philly cheesesteak mixture on top of the cheese. Tongs make this so easy to get the perfect amount nice and evenly dispersed on the bread.
Add the remainder of cheese on top of the Philly cheesesteak mixture.
If you love cheese then go crazy, add a sprinkle of parmesan if you want as well!
Bake in the oven at 400°F for 10 mins or until cheese melts and bread is a bit crisp. Carefully remove from oven and serve.
Finally, it’s time to enjoy it!
And that’s a wrap… well a Philly Cheesesteak Sandwich 😉
If you have leftover mashed potatoes and carrots from your roast beef perfection dish they also make a great side for this meal and another way to use up some more leftovers.
Furthermore, you can use any of your favourite side dishes too! We love to pair it with fresh home fries when we don’t have other leftovers that need to be used up too.
Your whole family will love these, and your guests will ask for the recipe! I would love it if you sent them our way. I hope this recipe becomes a family favourite in your home too!
This is a quick and easy way to use up leftovers which can be completed in under half an hour! The taste is amazing and most certainly will have your family asking for more.
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