Cheesy Steak Sandwich

This mega addicting Cheesy Steak Sandwich is sure to become a dinner favorite! Tender, sliced ribeye cooked with sweet peppers, onions and melted provolone cheese. We serve these steak sandwiches for everyday dinners but they’re also a huge hit for parties or game day!

Serve these steak sandwiches with Crispy Baked Steak Fries and and a beer cocktail like this Michelada to wash it all down!

steak sandwich with peppers and cheese

Steak Sandwich Recipe

When you’re picking up this sliced rib eye from the butcher department, the rest is easy. These Cheesy Steak Sandwiches are going to be a fan favorite, for every day dinners, parties and game days!

Yes, these steak sandwiches are similar to a cheesesteak sandwich, but we don’t want all the authentic comments being thrown at us. So you can call them whatever you want, but these cheesy steak sandwiches are absolutely going to be a hit.

Ingredients For Steak Sandwiches

Just a few ingredients is all you need to make these cheesy, crazy delicious steak sandwiches!

ingredients for making steak sandwiches with cheese
  • Sliced Steak: We used a sliced rib eye that we get from our favorite butcher shop, but grocery stores often carry shaved beef in the butcher department that is a great swap out.
  • Bell Peppers: Any color will work!
  • Yellow Onions
  • Steak Seasoning: Use your favorite brand
  • Provolone Cheese: Sliced or shredded will work
  • Butter: Butter adds the best flavor to steak

Switch up the ingredients here to your liking or what you have on hand. Different types of peppers like poblano or Anaheim would be delicious, too.

Not a provolone cheese fan? Mozzarella, American or Monterey Jack are great swap outs!

steak sandwich with peppers and provolone cheese and fries on the side

What Is The Best Beef For A Steak Sandwich?

As we discussed above, we love using this sliced ribeye from our butcher, but there are many other options!

  • Top Sirloin
  • Tenderlion
  • Top Round Roast
  • Tri-Tip
  • Skirt Steak
  • Flank Steak

How To Make Steak Sandwiches

Step by step instructions for making these easy steak sandwiches! Head to the recipe card for the, complete instructions, but we’ll take you through the main points and some tips and tricks!

peppers and onions cooking in a skillet for steak sandwiches

Cook The Peppers and Onions Until Softened

Don’t try and save time here, cooking the peppers and onions until soft and caramelized makes them so sweet and flavorful!

Sliced ribeye in a skillet for steak sandwich recipe

Season The Steak Generously

Grab your favorite steak seasoning and season the beef generously. Depending on what type of steak seasoning that you add, you might also need a touch of salt and/or pepper.

seared ribeye in a skillet for cheesy steak sandwiches

Sear The Steak Properly

Don’t overcrowd the skillet, grab the biggest one that you have or sear the steak in batches. What you’re looking for is a nice, brown crust on the steak, that’s what makes the best flavor!

Melted provolone cheese over steak and peppers sandwich filling

Use Sharp Provolone Cheese

Sharp provolone cheese is our go-to for making these Cheesy Steak Sandwiches! The sharp flavor of provolone contrasts perfectly withe the sweet peppers and onions and buttery beef.

Pro Tip: Add as much cheese as you like here!

close up of ribeye steak sandwich with peppers

What Goes With Steak Sandwiches?

You’ve absolutely come to the right place for steak sandwich sides! From easy sides at dinner time to epic, game day party sides, we’ve got you covered.

steak sandwich with peppers and cheese

Variations On These Cheesy Steak Sandwiches

Often steak recipes can be looked at for being low carb, even these cheesy steak sandwiches! Ditch the bun, obviously, but there’s also other ways to cut down on the carbs in this recipe.

Using less onions is one way to cut down on the carbs for these shaved beef sandwiches. But we love the flavor that sweet onions bring to these sandwiches so don’t cut down too much!

Pile the steak and peppers filling into lettuce wraps, or serve over cauliflower rice. Grabbing a low carb bun or using Cloud Bread is a great option, too!

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steak sandwich with peppers and cheese

Cheesy Steak Sandwich

  • Author: Dan
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 6 Servings 1x

These Cheesy Steak Sandwiches are so easy to make! Tender, sliced rib eye steak with sweet peppers and onions and melted provolone cheese! Make these steak sandwiches for easy dinners or on game day!



  • 2 tablespoons olive oil, divided
  • 2 cups diced onions
  • 2 cups diced bell peppers
  • 2 teaspoons kosher salt, divided
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder, divided
  • Fresh ground black pepper to taste
  • 1/4 cup beer or chicken broth
  • 2 pounds shaved or sliced steak (see post for types of steak that are best)
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 tablespoon steak seasoning
  • 6 slices provolone cheese
  • Sub rolls for serving


  1. Add 1 tablespoon of the olive oil to a large 13 inch skillet over medium heat. If you don’t have a skillet that large, use the largest size that you have and adjust the cooking times, in a smaller skillet, the vegetables will take longer to cook down.
  2. Add the onions and peppers to the skillet along with 1 teaspoon of the salt, 2/3 teaspoon of the garlic powder and some fresh black pepper. Cook while stirring occasionally for 8-10 minutes. You’ll see a nice char on the bottom of your skillet after the 10 minutes have passed and the vegetables will have softened. Add the beer or chicken broth to deglaze the skillet, stir to get all the flavor up from the bottom of the pan. Cook for another minute until the liquid evaporates. Remove the onions and peppers from the skillet to a bowl and cover with foil to keep warm
  3. Turn the skillet up to a medium-high heat and then add the remaining tablespoon of olive oil to the skillet along with the butter. Once the butter has melted, add the steak in a single layer, as much as possible. If you are cooking with a large 13″ or 14″ skillet, you can do this in one batch. However, if you’re using a smaller skillet, make sure to cook the steak in two batches so it sears nicely.
  4. Add the steak seasoning, the remaining teaspoon of salt, the remaining 1/2 teaspoon of garlic powder and more fresh black pepper. Let the steak cook for 3-4 minutes before turning to let the steak sear nicely. Cook the steak just until no pink remains.
  5. Once the steak is cooked, add the peppers and onions back to the skillet and toss to combine with the steak. Place the sliced provolone over the top of the steak and vegetables, cover and let melt for 2 minutes. Once the cheese has melted, mix the filling together until the cheese is blended in with the steak and vegetables.
  6. Pile onto sub rolls and serve.
  • Category: Dinner
  • Method: Stove Top
  • Cuisine: American

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