Short of going to Philadelphia, we don’t think there is a better way to enjoy a cheese steak than making this top round cheese steak recipe at home! Cheese steaks are an incredibly delicious sandwich made from sautéed veggies, sliced and seared beef, and, of course, ooey gooey melted cheese. There are many variations on the recipe, so we wanted to share our staple recipe that uses beef top round steak, and simple ingredients to deliver a sandwich that is easy to make at home.
There are a number of different steaks that you can use for a cheese steak, but we recommend making a top round cheese steak. Top round steaks are a lean cut of beef that are very affordable. While they aren’t very tender, it doesn’t matter for this recipe since we are slicing the beef into thin strips before cooking them. What the steaks do have though is a great, rich flavor that shines in this sandwich. They’re also a very nice uniform shape that makes them easy to slice, which is key to this recipe. If you don’t like top round cheese steak, or are looking for a little higher quality of steak, you can also use top butt / top sirloin steaks, or thinly sliced ribeyes for an over the top good cheese steak!
We tried to keep this recipe pretty basic, but there are some other additions you can easily make to customize our basic top round cheese steak. First, you can use different cheeses. Provolone is common (although we like the melt of mozzarella a bit more) and totally fine for this recipe. You can spice up the recipe by using pepper jack cheese, or you can use American cheese or even Cheez Whiz! Make a pizza steak by adding marinara sauce to the recipe, or spice up the sandwich by adding pickled jalapeños to the sandwich! The possibilities really are endless to make this top round cheese steak sandwich your own.
What do you think of our top round cheese steak recipe? Do you prefer a different steak or cheese than what we recommend? If you would like a lighter version of this recipe, you can try our chicken cheese steak recipe! Let us know your thoughts and tips by leaving us a comment and / or rating below.
- 1 lb Leahy’s Angus Beef Top Round Steak
- LGCM Ultimate Steak & Roast Rub
- 2 Tbsp Vegetable Oil
- 1 Yellow Onion (thinly sliced)
- 1 Red Pepper (thinly sliced)
- 1 Green Bell Pepper (thinly sliced)
- 4 Hoagie Rolls
- 8 slice Mozzarella Cheese
- Italian Seasoning
Cut the beef top round steaks in half and then into 1/8″ thick strips. To make this easier, place the beef in the freezer about 30 minutes before cutting to firm it up. Once sliced, season generously with LGCM Ultimate Steak & Roast Rub, or your favorite steak seasoning.
Heat 1 tbsp. of vegetable oil in a medium sized non-stick skillet to medium high heat. Add the beef and cook for about 8 minutes, until the beef is cooked through.
While the beef is cooking, heat 1 tbsp. of vegetable oil in a separate medium sized non-stick skillet to medium-high heat. Add the onion and peppers and cook for about 6 – 8 minutes until they are softened.
Once the steak and vegetables are cooked, assemble sandwiches by adding steak strips to the bottom of a hoagie roll. Then spoon the onion and pepper mixture over top and place two slices of mozzarella cheese over the entire sandwich. Add a pinch of dry Italian seasoning on top of the cheese.
Place the sandwiches, cheese side up, on a foil lined baking sheet, and bake at 350ºF for about 5 minutes, until the cheese melts and the bread is warm. Enjoy with fries and eat while hot!