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Italian Cheesesteak Sandwiches

April 8, 2021 (Last Updated: May 10, 2021)

Italian Cheesesteak Sandwiches are one of the best cheesesteaks you’ll bite into. Filled to the brim with quality shaved steak, roasted red peppers, grilled onions, fresh Mozzarella cheese, red sauce, and parsley. This flavorful recipe is going to be a family favorite for years to come.

Italian Cheesesteak Sandwiches is a recipe I used to make for the kids out of simple leftovers and staple items in our house. The formula is simple and straightforward and will have you out of the kitchen in no time! It’s a winning recipe for any occasion, a simple dinner, lunch, even potlucks, and backyard gatherings.

 

Italian Cheesesteak SandwichesKeep in mind this is not a Philly Cheesesteak, not even close. It’s better tasting, in my opinion, and I love chowing down on a REAL Philly Cheesesteak when visiting the Philly area. Many great Philly restaurants are serving them, but my favorite two and Pat’s and Geno’s. They are the real original deal.

 

Have you ever had the pleasure of having an authentic Philly Cheesesteak?  If so, I can’t wait for you to try these fantastic Italian Cheesesteak Sandwichs!

 

 

Italian Cheesesteak SandwichesLet’s talk a little about the ingredients for the Italian Cheesesteak Sandwiches. They are straightforward to locate, and most you will have on hand in your refrigerator and pantry if not all components can be found at a local supermarket in a snap.

 

 

Ingredients List for Italian Cheesesteak Sandwiches

*See the recipe card for measurements, nutritional information, and instructions *

Italian Deli Rolls- Opt for Italian Deli rolls from the bakery market or a local bakery. Do not use deli rolls from the bread section at the market as the texture and taste are apples and oranges. 
Olive oil– Use quality authentic olive oil versus vegetable oil, corn, oil peanut oil, or any other oils to cook your shaved steak and grilled onions.
Pasta Sauce or Pizza sauce – I use a simple homemade pasta sauce of my grandmother’s. I have also used a great homemade pizza sauce from my friend Christina’s blog. If you are in a bind and need to use a high-quality organic pasta sauce, that is ok.
Shaved Sirloin Steak– You can find this at most markets. If you do not see it in the meat section, ask the staff at the meat counter they will be happy to assist you. Please do not use the overprocessed brand Steak-umm Sliced Steak to make these Italian Cheesesteak Sandwiches. Trust me. You’ll thank me for that tip.
Grilled onions – Use yellow onions for the grilled onions. They have a better flavor for this recipe. Onions matter.
Roasted Red Peppers – I have been known to make my roasted peppers for my Italian Cheesesteak Sandwiches. Still, in all honesty, it’s just easier to use excellent quality organic roasted peppers and save some time. I prefer the jarred organic roasted peppers over the tinned brands.
Fresh Mozzarella cheese – This step is and should not be substituted with shredded mozzarella cheese or sliced mozzarella cheese. The taste and texture of fresh sliced Mozzarella are just so much more pleasing on this Cheesesteak sandwich.
Fresh Parsley – Use fresh parsley not dried as the flavor is much more enticing, and only add the fresh parsley at the very end before serving the Italian cheesesteak sandwiches

 

 

Italian Cheesesteak SandwichesThis recipe takes minimal equipment that you already have in your home. I have taken the liberty to add a list of suggested equipment below so that you can easily gather everything you need to make your recipe for Italian Cheesesteak Sandwiches.

 

Suggested Equipment for Italian Cheesesteak Sandwiches

  • Sharp kitchen knife
  • Cutting board
  • Table Spoon
  • Cast-iron or metal skillet
  • Baking sheet
  • Hot pads
  • Food chopper (optional)

 

Italian Cheesesteak Sandwiches

 

 

How to make the  Italian Cheesesteak Sandwiches

*See the recipe card for complete information*

  1.  Gather all ingredients and equipment before getting started.
  2. Slice the yellow onions and the roasted red peppers into strips, then chop the fresh parsley and reserve.
  3. Heat a cast-iron skillet over medium heat before adding two tablespoons of olive oil. Once heated, add the shaved beef and season with kosher salt and black pepper to your own taste. Cook until no longer red or pink. Do not overcook, or your shaved beef will be dried out.
  4. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees at this time.
  5.  Once the shaved beef is done, please remove it from the pan and place it to the side until needed. Wipe out the cast-iron skillet and add the remainder of the olive oil to the heated pan. Grill the onions until they are a light tan color.
  6. Slice the Italian deli rolls and add a light layer of sauce to both sides. Next, add the shaved beef and another layer of sauce. Top with roasted red peppers,  grilled onions, and fresh mozzarella.
  7. Place in the preheated 350-degree oven and cook for about ten minutes, or the cheese melts.
  8. Once done, remove from the oven and add fresh chopped parsley to the tops and serve while semi-hot. Careful that you do not burn your mouth.

 

 

 

Italian Cheesesteak Sandwiches

Italian Cheesesteak Sandwiches

hmccallum
Italian Cheesesteak Sandwiches are one of the best cheesesteaks you’ll bite into. Filled to the brim with quality shaved steak, roasted red peppers, grilled onions, fresh Mozzarella cheese, red sauce, and parsley.
4.91 from 22 votes
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 35 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine American, Italian
Servings 4 People
Calories 560 kcal

Equipment

  • Sharp kitchen knife
  • Cutting Board
  • Table Spoon
  • Cast-iron or metal skillet
  • Baking sheet
  • Hot pads
  • Food chopper (optional)

Ingredients
  

  • pounds shaved sirloin beef
  • Kosher salt to taste
  • Black pepper to taste
  • 4 tablespoons olive oil divided x2
  • 4-8 inch deli rolls split top/ Italian
  • cups pasta sauce or pizza sauce
  • 1 large yellow onion sliced and grilled
  • 2 large roasted peppers sliced
  • 8- ounces fresh mozzarella cheese 12 slices
  • ½ cup parsley fresh

Instructions
 

  •  Gather all ingredients and equipment before getting started.
  • Slice the yellow onions and the roasted red peppers into strips, then chop the fresh parsley and reserve.
  • Heat a cast-iron skillet over medium heat before adding two tablespoons of olive oil. Once heated, add the shaved beef and season with kosher salt and black pepper to your own taste. Cook until no longer red or pink. Do not overcook, or your shaved beef will be dried out.
  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees at this time.
  • Once the shaved beef is done, remove it from the pan and place it to the side until needed. Wipe out the cast-iron skillet and add the remainder of the olive oil to the heated pan. Grill the onions until they are a light tan color.
  • Slice the Italian deli rolls and add a light layer of sauce to both sides. Next, add the shaved beef and another layer of sauce. Top with roasted red peppers, grilled onions, and fresh mozzarella.
  • Place in the preheated 350-degree oven and cook for about ten minutes, or the cheese melts.
  • Once done, remove from the oven and add fresh chopped parsley to the tops and serve while semi-hot. Careful that you do not burn your mouth.

Notes

Although themccallumsshamrockpatch.com attempts to provide accurate nutritional information, these figures should be considered estimates. Varying factors such as product types or brands purchased, natural fluctuations in fresh produce, and how ingredients are processed change the effective nutritional information in any given recipe. Under no circumstances will themccallumsshamrockpatch.com be responsible for any loss or damage resulting from your reliance on nutritional information.
 
 

Nutrition

Calories: 560kcalCarbohydrates: 12gProtein: 53gFat: 33gSaturated Fat: 12gCholesterol: 145mgSodium: 1205mgPotassium: 1078mgFiber: 3gSugar: 6gVitamin A: 1510IUVitamin C: 28mgCalcium: 365mgIron: 5mg
Keyword Cheesesteak, Cheesesteak Sandwiches, Italian Cheesesteak Sandwiches, Shaved Beef
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24 Comments

  • Reply
    Farrukh Aziz
    April 21, 2021 at 7:50 am

    I loved how interesting this recipe tasted. Adding an Italian touch to sandwiches is such an awesome idea!

    • Reply
      hmccallum
      June 9, 2021 at 9:54 am

      Hello there Farruka! Thanks for the thoughtful feedback.

  • Reply
    Silvia
    April 18, 2021 at 5:58 pm

    I happened to have a package with shaved beef at home; It is a time saver and delicious. Well, this Italian cheesesteak sandwich is so good!!!!! I think it’s perfect for brunch, lunch, or dinner. My kids could eat sandwiches every day, but this one was one of their favorites!

  • Reply
    Beth
    April 18, 2021 at 12:21 pm

    What a delicious alternative to the Philly cheesesteak, plus it’s fun to know it’s been in your family for so long. This recipe was a true hit at my house!

    • Reply
      hmccallum
      June 9, 2021 at 9:54 am

      Thank you, Beth! I’m glad you enjoyed the recipe.

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