When I make this Philly cheese steak recipe, I use whatever type of beef roast I can get. I used bottom round roast in this recipe because it’s what Aldi had on the day I was shopping. My pregnant self was not going anywhere near Wal-mart that day, so I am making use of what I could get. I had right around 4 1/2 lbs of beef to use in this recipe, so adjust your ingredients based on the amount of beef you have.
Slow Cooker Philly Cheese Steak Recipe
One thing I do right before serving this recipe is to put the hoagie buns into the oven with the meat and cheese on them, so they get all melty and toasted and yummy.
Now, this meal might seem like a pricier meal than I usually make; but if you consider that I am feeding nine people, along with me being very pregnant, then an entire meal of Philly cheese steaks for around $17 doesn’t seem quite so expensive.
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- 4-5 lbs beef (roast, steak, whatever you have)
- 2 green peppers, chopped
- 1 large onion, chopped
- 4 cups beef broth
- 2 envelopes onion soup mix
- 1 TBSP onion powder
- 1 TBSP garlic salt
- black pepper to taste
- Provolone cheese slices (or whatever cheese you have on hand)
- hoagie or deli rolls
- Chop green peppers and onion and place in slow cooker.
- Add spices, soup mix, and beef broth to slow cooker.
- Cut meat into chunks and add to slow cooker.
- Stir everything around and get it all mixed up well.
- Cook for 3-4 hours on high. (Frozen chunks of meat may will need a longer cooking time depending on your slow cooker.)
- Remove meat and slice thinner if needed.
- On each hoagie roll, place some of the meat and top with 2 slices of Provolone cheese.
- Place stuffed rolls on a baking pan and toast at 400* for about 3-4 minutes.
- Serve with sides of your choice!
I served my cheese steak sandwiches with fresh broccoli and dip, but this is delicious with any sides you like.
And don’t let what you think Philly cheese steak should look like hold you back from trying this wonderful recipe – I don’t have a meat slicer to get the fine strips of meat like you see at restaurants. But I don’t let that stop me; I just go at it with my kitchen knife and call it good enough!
One more tip – if you have kids that won’t eat the cheese steak sandwiches, you can make them a simple grilled cheese sandwich while you are melting the cheese on your Phillies. Just place the cheese on the hoagie buns and put them in the oven right alongside your cheese steaks, and there you go! Easy-peasy grilled cheese sandwiches.
Homemade Philly Cheese Steak in the Slow Cooker Recipe
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