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Philly Cheese Steak Grilled Cheese

Extra cheesy Philly cheese steak grilled cheese – an easy, yet indulgent dinner in less than 15 minutes! Slicing the steak into extra-thin slices expedites the cooking time tremendously. And if you don't have softened butter, reach for the mayo to smear on bread for that deliciously crisp texture!


  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 lb 450gr ribeye steak*, thinly sliced
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 2 oz 55gr Provolone cheese, grated (Fontina is a good substitution too)
  • 8 slices white sandwich bread
  • 4 tablespoons mayo, or softened butter
  • 8 slices of American cheese


  • In a skillet, heat olive oil over medium high heat.
  • Add thinly sliced steak and sprinkle salt. Cook the meat until cooked through, about 3 minutes.
  • Remove from heat and add grated provolone cheese.
  • Spread ½ tablespoon of mayo on one side of each bread slice.
  • Heat a skillet on medium high.
  • Place a slice of bread with mayo side down.
  • Layer one slice of American cheese, then ¼ of steak and cheese mixture, another slice of American cheese and top with second slice of bread with mayo side up.
  • Once the bottom bread is nicely browned, carefully flip the entire sandwich. (I used 2 spatulas to keep everything in place.)
  • Cook the sandwich until the cheese is melted and bread is nicely browned, pressing it with spatula to flatten the sandwich.
  • Continue with the remaining sandwiches. Serve immediately.

Nutrition Information

Serving: 1serving, Calories: 512kcal, Carbohydrates: 29.2g, Protein: 31.1g, Fat: 30.2g, Cholesterol: 70.6mg, Sodium: 828.1mg, Sugar: 6.5g
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Time-Saving Tips for Perfect Steak Grilled Cheese:

  • Thinly sliced meat cooks in minutes. Make sure to slice the meat into super thin slices. Almost like shaved. To achieve that, you’ll need semi-frozen steak and a sharp knife. I’ll include the detailed directions in the recipe below.
  • Mayo is a great substitute if you don’t have softened butter. Actually, I prefer mayo over butter for grilled cheese. But it’s totally up to you which one you choose, but whatever you do, don’t skip this step. Buttering, or mayo-ing (?) the bread yields super crispy, almost caramelized texture that’s crucial for a good grilled cheese! I’d even say, forget the melted cheese, that caramelized crunch is the best part of grilled cheese.

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