BBQ Grilled Philly Cheese Steak [Complete Recipe & Guide]


The Best BBQ Grilled Philly Cheese Steak Recipe. Prepared on a grill or flat-top skillet, this classic steak and cheese sandwich is quick, easy, and delicious.

Grilled Philly Cheese Steak recipe

Today we’re taking on one of the best steak sandwiches on the planet with this Grilled Philly Cheese Steak Sandwich recipe.

We take the traditional recipe and take it up a notch by starting things on the grill to give us the best delicious sandwich possible.

Grilled strips of steak served with green and red peppers on a baguette topped with melted cheddar cheese

I love finding new ways to prepare well-established recipes and I think the grilling of the steak here offers something different than the takes I’ve had in the past.

As always, the key to maximum flavor is trying to get a good piece of steak in the first place.

Grilled beef steak served on a long baguette

What’s the best steak for Philly Cheesesteak?

We all often have the habit of choosing a thick, meaty steak, but for the purposes of this recipe, let’s go against the style and choose something lean instead.

We need the meat to cook quickly and easily cut and dice. We will serve the meat in 2.5 cm thin slices so that something thick cannot cut it.

I’ve seen a few other recipes that interest you of grinding beef to make a ground beef-like filling, which you can do with a manual meat grinder. Since I want to stay as true to my understanding of traditional cheese steaks as possible, I decided on steak slices. If you have leftover steak, this will work, but may lack some of that rich, meaty flavor.

Cheese melt over beef steak

What equipment do you need?

Rather than grilling the whole steak and then slicing it, I want to make sure we’ve cooked it as evenly as possible.

To do this, I want to first slice and then grill.

The problem with this approach is that small pieces tend to slip through the cooking grates and land on our flames or propane burners. It’s not ideal.

We also need a flat surface. If you have a flat top grill , you can just work with it. If you don’t, I recommend getting a pan that’s compatible with your outdoor grill.

If you’re not sure what to buy, take a look at the Weber Gourmet BBQ System Grill. It’s a flat surface that’s easy to use on any grill and works by evenly transferring heat to the surface of the pan.

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Grilled Philly Cheese Steak Sandwich Recipe

Quick tips for the perfect cheesesteak

Here are a few quick tips to help you cook the best Philly Cheese Steak possible.

Cheddar cheese

I’ve listed English cheddar cheeses here because I find they grate quickly and melt easily. You can really use any cheese you like here. I personally think the key here is to choose something that melts well, but I’m such a fan of cheese that I’ll forgive you if you choose something else!


I haven’t listed any mushrooms here, but I know many people who like to add them. I don’t mind (I love mushrooms), but I didn’t want to overload these sandwiches.

Plus it gives me more room for steak and cheese!

Grilled Philly Cheese Steak on the Grill

This BBQ take on the classic sandwich is made with strips of beef tenderloin dipped in a filling of onions, peppers, and cheese. Everyone is guaranteed to be looking for more.
main course course
American cuisine , BBQ
Preparation time 10 minutes
Cooking time 15 minutes
Total time 25 minutes


  • 1 spring onion diced
  • 1 sliced ​​green bell pepper
  • 1 roll of sliced ​​peppers
  • 1 thin beef fillet
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire willow
  • 1 tablespoon of butter
  • 1 cup grated English cheddar cheese
  • Kosher salt
  • Black pepper
  • 2-4 small baguettes or small rolls/rolls


  • Prepare the raw meat and cut it into 1 inch pieces.
  • Heat your pan on your grill over medium-high heat. Add the oil.
  • Put the meat in the pan and let it brown.
  • Add Worcestershire sauce, salt and pepper to the pan. Cook for another minute or two.
  • Remove the meat from the pan and set aside.
  • In the same pan add butter, chopped onion and bell pepper. Caramelize until the onion starts to brown.
  • Add the meat back to the mixture and mix well over the heat.
  • Prepare toast bread by buttering each side. Add the meat mixture straight from the pan.
  • Sprinkle with cheese and let sit for a minute to melt. Serve and enjoy.

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