Make your own mouthwatering version of the classic Philly cheesesteak recipe using the Instant Pot. A healthy weeknight dinner ready in just about 30 minutes!
Melted provolone cheese, thinly sliced beef cooked to perfection, and sautéed peppers and onions, all served on a soft hoagie roll... sounds like something you'd grab from a local food truck, doesn't it?
If you don't recognize the ingredients, I'm describing the classic Philly cheesesteak sandwich that was developed in, of course, Philadelphia.
Grabbing a Philly cheesesteak from a food truck or restaurant might make for a fun outing, but sometimes it's easier (and let's be honest, cheaper) to create classic recipes at home.
You know exactly what's in it, and you get to serve it exactly how you want it. (A little more provolone cheese? No problem. A little less beef? You got it.)
And when you can make something at home that looks this good (and tastes amazing), why even bother with eating out? When you bite into one of these Philly cheesesteaks, you'll realize you definitely made the right decision.
Table of contents
Ingredients for Steak and Cheese Submarine Sandwich
- Beef ribeye
- green bell pepper
- provolone cheese slices
- hoagie rolls
Equipment Used to Make Shaved Steak Sandwich
Why You'll Love This Instant Pot Philly Cheesesteak Recipe
It uses the Instant Pot to quickly prepare the Philly cheesesteak recipe filling. If you don't have an Instant Pot yet, you may not know that the Instant Pot has seven different functions. That means you can use it to both sauté the onions and peppers and to pressure cook the beef.
It's a one-pot recipe. One-pot recipes are very popular these days and for good reason. They simplify the cooking process and there is less clean-up to do when it's time to eat.
It will save you money. Eating out can get expensive, so you'll save money when you make this Philly cheesesteak recipe at home.
It has a great nutritional profile. This Philly cheesesteak recipe has a great balance of carbs, protein, and fat. It's a healthy dinner choice!
How to Make Philly Cheesesteak Recipe, Step by Step
Step 1. Begin by thinly slicing your beef. Better yet, ask the butcher to do it for you! Most butchers will thinly slice beef for free if you ask.
(Awesome cheesesteak recipe tip: If you slice your beef at home, freeze it before you slice it. This will allow you to thinly slice it with ease!)
Step 2. Sauté onion and green bell pepper in the Instant Pot (using sauté mode).
Step 3. Add the beef strips to the Instant Pot and brown them slightly. Do not cook them completely!
Step 4. Add 1/2 cup water, put on the lid, and cook on high for five minutes. When the pressure cycle is complete, do a quick release.
Step 5. Put the Instant Pot back on sauté mode and cook down the remaining liquid.
Step 6. Serve on rolls topped with sliced provolone cheese. Dig in and enjoy!
Philadelphia cheesesteak sandwiches typically include shaved steak and cheese, as well as green bell peppers and onions. It's a hot sub sandwich and is often considered to be the best of Philly when it comes to food.
Cheese steaks are the most famous east coast subs.
Ribeye steak is the most commonly used in shaved steak recipes like our steak sandwich recipe.
If you're going for the original Philly cheesesteak, you'll want to use a meat shaver or get your meat thinly sliced at the butcher.
Provolone cheese is normally used on a Philly cheesesteak sandwich.
Recipes will vary, but this Philly steak sandwich has 412 calories per sandwich.
Hoagie buns are the most commonly used bread in a Philly cheesesteak recipe.
What to Serve with Homemade Philly Cheesesteak
This Philly cheesesteak recipe makes a great party sub. You'll want to have a selection of great party food recipes to serve alongside your Philly steak and cheese sandwich.
Instant Pot Beef Queso Dip is always a fun party recipe. Or, if you're looking for a non-meat option, our Olive Garden Spinach Artichoke Dip Instant Pot Copycat Recipe is absolutely amazing.
What kind of Philly Cheesesteak meat?
If you're wondering what kind of Philly cheesesteak meat to use, Philly cheesesteaks aren't always made with the same kind of meat. However, they all work nicely for shaved beef recipes.
Philly cheesesteak meat choices include ribeye (arguably the most popular), top round, or skirt steak.
I hope you love this Instant Pot Philly Cheesesteak recipe!
Here are some more Instant Pot recipes to put on your meal plan:
- Easy Chicken Piccata Recipe
- Sweet Chilli Sticky Chicken Legs
- Instant Pot Chicken Piccata
- Air Fryer Granola
- History of the Pressure Cooker
Instant Pot Swiss Steak is another fabulously delicious Instant Pot beef recipe you'll want to try.