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Easy Weeknight Philly Cheese Steaks

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Love being able to throw together a quick meal on weeknights!

I love quick and easy dinners, and this one takes less than 15 minutes from start to finish. It also requires fewer ingredients than a normal Philly cheesesteak which is also appealing. That in my book, is the makings for the perfect weeknight meal.

Easy. Quick. Delicious.

This is a huge hit with the kids too. It’s a bit of a twist on a classic Philly Cheese Steak. Rather than using actual steak, you simply use hamburger meat, and we use lean hamburger beef. It helps that my son works in the meat dept. at our local store, because he always knows when things are on sale, or manager’s special.

Regardless, this is a fairly inexpensive meal, that packs a lot of flavor.

Easy Weeknight Philly Cheese Steaks

Easy Weeknight Philly Cheese Steaks

Yield: 4 -6 cheese steaks
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes

Ingredients

  • little bit of olive oil
  • 1 garlic clove, minced (or use garlic powder)
  • 1 pound of ground beef
  • 1 cup of onion, chopped
  • 1 cup of green pepper, seeded and chopped
  • salt and ground black pepper, to taste
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 tablespoon flour
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 cup provolone or mozzarella cheese, we used thinly sliced provolone and just allowed it to melt into the sauce
  • sauteed mushrooms, optional
  • 4-6 hamburger buns

Instructions

  1. In a skillet, over medium heat, brown your ground beef with a little bit of olive oil and your minced garlic. Break the beef up into smaller chunks.
  2. Once the meat is browned, toss in the green bell pepper and the onion. Cook for 4 minutes or until onions become tender. Drain all the liquid out.
  3. Season the meat with a little salt and/or pepper.
  4. In a saucepan over medium-high heat, melt the butter. Stir in the flour and cook for one minute, stirring continuously. Using a fork, whisk in the milk and cook for about 2-3 more minutes or until the flour/milk mixture is thickened and bubbling.
  5. Reduce heat to low, and stir in the cheese until it is completely melted into the sauce.
  6. I usually add a sprinkle or two of garlic salt to give it a little more flavor, but this is completely optional.
  7. Scoop the meat onto each bun and then ladle on the cheese sauce. Add some sauteed mushrooms is you desire (I desired) and pop the top of the bun on and eat! Enjoy!

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Atlas Steak

Wednesday 13th of January 2016

I love philly cheesesteaks, let alone quick and easy ones. Thanks for this recipe!

Kelly Senyei | Just a Taste

Wednesday 30th of January 2013

These look so easy and so flavorful! I'm so happy to have found your site. You are seriously talented!

Nicole Cook

Thursday 31st of January 2013

Hi Kelly, thank you. Was pretty happy to find you as well :)

Jeff

Tuesday 29th of January 2013

I never thought about using it with ground beef, I don't know how that escaped me! Definitely a great weeknight meal! ESpecially with my latest craving for Cheese Steaks!

Nicole Cook

Thursday 31st of January 2013

Ground beef is just a fast, easy substitute for a quick weeknight meal. It tastes great and if seasoned well, tastes just like it. Enjoy!

The Contessa (Linda)

Tuesday 29th of January 2013

I love the flavors and with ground meat it is so easy to fix. Great idea. Thanks for sharing. We're having a Super Bowl Party this week. I would love it if you would bring this over to the party. Have a SUPER week!

Nicole Cook

Thursday 31st of January 2013

Thank you for inviting me Linda, will be right over!

Starla

Tuesday 29th of January 2013

These sound easy enough for even me to cook! Thanks for sharing this recipe!

Nicole Cook

Tuesday 29th of January 2013

They are! And they taste so good - you can season up the "bechamel cheese sauce" to suit your tastes. I love it with the mushrooms. Enjoy!

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