A Delicious Twist on the Classic: Ground Beef Philly Cheesesteak

Ground beef Philly cheesesteak is a mouthwatering delight, featuring a flavorful ground beef filling mixed with diced green peppers and onions, all drizzled with melted garlic butter and topped with gooey mozzarella cheese. Prepare to be amazed by this tantalizing sandwich that takes the classic to new heights.

Ah, the timeless allure of a sandwich. Its versatility is simply unmatched, offering endless possibilities for culinary creativity. I often find myself marveling at the sheer variety of ways one can enjoy a sandwich. In fact, I like to think of them as “blank slates” waiting to be transformed into something extraordinary.

Ground Beef Philly Cheesesteak

It’s hard to believe that this incredible recipe has garnered close to a million views on TikTok! While some have debated whether it truly qualifies as a Philly cheesesteak, referring to it more as a sloppy joe or loose meat sandwich, I’ve learned from the feedback and will be more cautious with regional recipes in the future. However, I can’t help but share a few of the rave reviews this recipe has received:

  • “Made these! Every bite was gone! Amazingly good!! Thank you.”
  • “10 out of 10, so good. It’s going in the recipe book.”
  • “Made this for dinner tonight, and my family literally DEVOURED them.”

What’s the Perfect Movie Pairing for Ground Beef Cheesesteaks?

As a dedicated series enthusiast, I find myself gravitating more towards binge-watching than movie marathons these days. However, if I had to recommend a movie to enjoy alongside these ground beef cheesesteaks, it would have to be the captivating Netflix series, The Queen’s Gambit. Prepare to be swept away by its mesmerizing storyline, but be warned, it may be challenging to tear yourself away!

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Pan of Ground Beef Philly Cheesesteaks

The Perfect Beer to Complement Baked Ground Beef Cheesesteaks

When it comes to choosing the ideal beer to pair with these delectable baked ground beef cheesesteak sandwiches, I highly recommend the classic American lager, Yuengling. While it may only be available in a select few states, its rich flavor and smoothness make it a perfect companion for this mouthwatering dish.

Ingredients That Elevate the Flavor

These easy Philly cheesesteaks with ground beef require the following ingredients:

  • Cooked lean ground beef (I prefer 80/20 for optimal taste and juiciness).
  • Diced white onion and green pepper, a simple yet flavorful combination that adds depth to the ground beef.
  • Simple seasonings such as salt, pepper, ground mustard, and Worcestershire sauce. Sometimes, the simplest ingredients yield the most remarkable flavor.
  • Shredded mozzarella cheese, preferably made from whole milk for a delightful melt.
  • Butter and minced garlic melted together to create a tantalizing garlic butter topping that infuses each bite with a whole new layer of savory goodness.
  • Soft, bakery-style mini sub sandwich buns as the perfect vehicle for this gourmet creation.

For a visual guide on how to make these Ground Beef Philly Cheesesteaks, check out the accompanying YouTube video.

A Step-by-Step Culinary Journey

To create these irresistible ground beef Philly cheesesteaks, follow these simple steps:

  1. Begin by adding the ground beef to a skillet and cooking it over medium heat until it turns brown and is no longer pink. This process typically takes about 6-8 minutes. Remember to drain any excess grease.
  2. While the meat is cooking, dice the onion and green pepper, ensuring to remove the core and seeds from the green pepper.
  3. Once the meat is cooked, drain it using a mesh strainer over a medium to large-sized bowl.
  4. Wipe the pan clean and return it to the stove. Increase the heat to medium-high and add the ground beef back to the pan.
  5. In addition to the ground beef, incorporate the diced green peppers and onions, Worcestershire sauce, salt, pepper, ground mustard, and minced garlic. Allow the mixture to cook for 4-5 minutes until the peppers and onions have softened. Then, turn off the heat.
  6. Preheat your oven to 375 degrees and lightly grease a baking dish with olive oil spray. Arrange the mini-sub buns in the pan, standing cut side up.
  7. Stuff each bun with the ground beef mixture, ensuring even distribution.
  8. Sprinkle the sandwiches with shredded mozzarella cheese, adding that irresistible gooeyness.
  9. In a microwave-proof mug or glass measuring cup, melt the butter for 30 seconds. Stir in the remaining minced garlic.
  10. Slowly pour the melted garlic butter over each ground beef cheesesteak in the baking dish, allowing the flavors to blend harmoniously.
  11. Place the baking dish into the preheated oven and bake the sandwiches for approximately 8 minutes, or until the cheese has melted to perfection.
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Tips & Variations to Pique Your Culinary Creativity

For those looking to experiment and add their own unique twist to this recipe, here are a couple of suggestions:

  • Swap out the ground beef for ground chicken or turkey, offering a lighter alternative without compromising on taste.
  • Instead of using shredded mozzarella, consider making a delightful homemade cheese sauce, such as the one found in Spend With Pennies’ recipe.

Storage and Enjoyment

If you find yourself with leftovers (a rare occurrence, given their irresistible nature), store them in a covered container and refrigerate. Consume within three days for optimal freshness. When ready to enjoy, simply reheat in the microwave, oven, or air fryer. For the oven or air fryer, heat at 375 degrees for approximately 5 minutes.

Please note that this recipe is not recommended for freezing due to the best taste experience being achieved when enjoyed freshly made.

More Sandwich Inspirations Await

To complete your feast, serve these mouthwatering ground beef Philly cheesesteaks alongside some chips and a cold beer. The combination is guaranteed to elevate your culinary experience to new heights.

From our home in the Bottom Left of the Mitten to yours, we invite you to savor every bite of this reinvented classic. Unleash your inner chef, gather the ingredients, and get ready to embark on a truly tantalizing journey. Enjoy!

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Last Updated on March 25, 2023 by Erin@BottomLeftoftheMitten