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Easy Cheesesteak Sandwiches

Easy Cheesesteak Sandwiches AKA my husband’s new favourite dinner. Lucky for him it only takes about 15 minutes to make, so it’s easy to whip up on a whim!

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The peppers and meat melt in your mouth and the sweetness of the caramelised onions really offsets the tartness of the smoked Applewood. No wonder we make this so often. Messy to eat and not the prettiest, but these little beauties make up for all of that in flavour!

The recipe has 3 stages however, it takes a total of 10 minutes to make. I usually start cooking the filling once the bread is in the oven. That way once the bread comes out, the fillings are ready and can be used straight away.

The secret for this sandwiches is to slice everything vey thinly, that way every mouthful has every flavour from each component. Try to use meat with minimum amount of fat, so that it cooks evenly and to get the most flavour out of it. If you have any steak leftover after this (Highly unlikely) why not make my steak rolls?

I personally like to use smoked Applewood cheddar, however you can use normal cheddar if you prefer that. I just prefer the tartness of smoked Applewood, but can see this being just as good with some provolone or even some gouda. As long as it has a harp flavour to offset the onion’s sweetness, any cheese should do.

Another great thing about these sandwiches is how cheap they are to make! They use basic pantry ingredients and the baguettes can be found in any supermarket. Prices do vary but it’s usually less than £1 for a pack of 6 or 8. Perfect for the end of the month, when you are waiting for payday!


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5 from 6 votes

Easy Cheesesteak Sandwiches With caramelised Onions

Super Easy recipe for cheesesteak sandwiches topped with smoked Applewood cheddar.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time15 mins
Course: Main Course, Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: cheese, cheesesteak, sandwich
Servings: 4 Sandwiches
Calories: 196kcal
Author: rominaslittlecorner


  • 160 g Beef Steak or Strips
  • 1/4 Red Pepper
  • 1/2 Knorr Vegetable Stop Pot
  • 1 tsp Paprika
  • 4 Part baked petite baguettes
  • Smoked Applewood Cheddar

Caramelised Onions

  • 1/2 Red Onion
  • 1 tbsp Brown Sugar
  • 1/2 tsp Malt Vinegar
  • 1 tbsp Vegetable Oil
  • 1 tbsp Water


  • Start by preheating the oven to 200degrees
  • Cook the baguettes using the manufacturer's instructions
  • Cute the beef and peppers into thin strips
  • In a bowl mix about 2 tablespoons of oil, half a knorr stock pot and the paprika
  • Add half of this mixture along with a splash of water to a shallow pan
  • Stir it well so the stock pot has completely melted
  • Add the meat to the bowl and make sure every strip is seasoned
  • Gently fry the peppers into the mixture in the pan
  • Once they start to soften add in the beef and cook on a high heat for a few minutes until the meat has cooked thoroughly. As the strips are quite thin, this should not take long at all.

Caramelised Onions

  • Thinly slice the onions
  • In a small pan heat up a tablespoon of vegetable oil
  • Add the onion in and let it cook on a medium heat until it starts to brown
  • Add the sugar and vinegar and stir so every slice of onion is covered in the mixture
  • Cook for a few more minutes until the sugar has completely melted
  • Turn off the heat and set aside
  • Add the water when reheating so as to prevent the sugar from solidifying

Making The Sandwiches

  • Cut the baguette and fill them with a layer of meat
  • Add some caramelised onions
  • Top with crumbled smoked Applewood cheddar
  • put them under a grill for about 5 minutes or until the cheese starts to melt

18 thoughts on “Easy Cheesesteak Sandwiches

  1. 5 stars
    I love a good cheesesteak and yours look so wonderful, simple, and to the point. I must also thank you for not calling them “Philly Cheesesteaks” Of then I see them called that and they aren’t even remotely a Philly Cheesesteak. I am stoked to try your recipe and so is my entire family.

    1. Thank you! I couldn’t bring myself to refer them as Philly cheesesteaks as 1. I’ve never been to Philadelphia and 2. From what I’ve read they’re not the same thing! Philly cheesesteaks look too good to be disrespected like that

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