Big J’s Cheese Steak Sandwich

It is no secret that we love steak in this house.  This is a dish we are very proud of and is quick and easy to make.  We drove through Philadelphia and HAD to stop at Pat’s and Geno’s. **These are 2 famous cheese steak restaurants** We were so excited because of all the hype these places received from the food channels.  In short, neither place impressed us. I’m sure lots of people absolutely love these establishments and to be honest we were hoping they would knock our socks off but we did not enjoy the Steak Umm like texture (and flavor) of the meat.  On a positive note, I’m glad we had the chance to visit these two places.  We have never had anyone complain about our sandwiches.  Actually it is a friend and family favorite.


  • 2lb of Steak  **We use ribeye and have the butcher finely slice it.  You can use your favorite cut.**
  • 1/2-1/3 Cup of Worcestershire Sauce
  • 4 Cloves of Garlic minced
  • 1/2ts Ground Black Pepper
  • 1 Green Bell Pepper chopped or sliced
  • 1 Small White Onion chopped or sliced
  • Mozzarella **We use fresh but shredded is fine too.  You can also use Provolone or any of your favorite cheeses**
  • 1 Hoagie per person


  1. Marinate the thinly sliced steak in the Worcestershire, Garlic, and Pepper.  **Feel free to add salt to taste. **For at least 30 minutes and at most 1 day**
  2. Pre-heat the oven to 350 degrees.
  3. Use a knife and hollow out the bread.  We like it to have a substantial amount of meat in each sandwich.  We usually hollow it out from the top.
  4. Cut strips or slices of the cheese.  ** You can be as liberal as you want with this step**
  5. Sauté the meat on Medium-high until done. Strain the meat and set to the side.
  6. Fill the hoagie 2/3 full with the meat and top with the onion and pepper.
  7. Place the cheese on top of the onion and pepper.
  8. Bake for 5-10 minutes @ 350 degrees on a pan until the cheese is melted.dsc_0930
  9. Enjoydsc_0931

**Sometimes we add mushrooms.**

**I always put A1 on my sandwich and it is particularly yummy!**

2 Comments Add yours

  1. This looks like something my husband may like to try! Wow!

    Liked by 1 person

  2. Ashley486 says:

    Thank you:) Please let us know if you guys try it.


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