Bring the flavor to the party with these Philly Cheesesteak Sliders! Tender, shaved beef with tons of sweet peppers and onions tucked under a blanket of cheese. This slider beef recipe is really easy to make, and it can be made ahead of time and baked off right before serving.
Philly Cheesesteak Sliders Recipe
Whether you’re looking for an easy, delicious dinner to feed the family with or your planning a holiday or game day, these Philly Cheesesteak Sliders are the recipe to make!
Not only are these beef sliders super easy to make, but the can be almost completely made ahead of time. Make ahead recipes like this one make holidays and party planning so much easier! These sliders are always the first thing to go at out parties, everyone loves them.
Ingredients For Philly Cheesesteak Sliders
The ingredients for these sliders are pretty straightforward, the only thing I want to touch upon is the beef, and a couple of different options for the slider buns.
- Shaved Beef: You can buy shaved beed right in the butcher department at most grocery stores. If you can’t find it, ask a butcher behind the counter to help you. We get our shaved beef from our favorite local butcher so it’s a little thicker sliced than what you find at the grocery store. Both kinds will work!
- Bell Peppers: You can use any color bell pepper. Green is a traditional color pepper in Philly Cheesesteaks, but we had red and orange on hand. All colors will work!
- Onions: Thinly sliced yellow onions.
- Mozzarella or Provolone Cheese: Totally depends on your preference, mozzarella cheese is more mild in flavor, where provolone cheese has more of a sharp flavor.
- Slider Buns: A lot of times when you see slider recipes they will call for sweet Hawaiian type slider buns. We needed a sturdier bun to hold up to this beefy filling so we bought regular slider buns instead. Both will work, the Hawaiian sliders will have a sweeter flavor and will be softer than regular slider buns.
How To Make Philly Cheesesteak Sliders
The steps to making these sliders are starting by making the beef, pepper and onion filling and then adding the filling to the bottoms of slider buns. Top the beef filling with sliced cheese and then adding the bun tops. Brush with butter, sprinkle with steak seasoning and bake.
We’ll outline the steps for you below, and then again, scroll down for detailed instructions in the recipe card.
- Brown the shaved beef in a large skillet with olive oil. Season the beef with steak seasoning, salt, pepper and garlic powder. Add diced bell peppers and sliced onions and cook until the vegetables are softened.
- Add the beef filling to the bottoms of your slider buns. Place sliced mozzarella or provolone cheese on top of the beef filling and then place the tops of the slider buns on top of the cheese.
- Brush the tops of the slider buns with melted butter and then sprinkle with steak seasoning. Bake at 400 degrees for 10-12 minutes until the cheese is melted and the sliders buns are toasted and browned.
Why You’ll Love This Slider Recipe
- Make-Ahead Friendly: You can make the beef and vegetables filling ahead of time and then assemble the slider and bake right before eating. A great time saver for busy dinner nights and parties.
- Easy To Make: The beef and vegetable filling comes together in just about 10 minutes. Since the sliders are made “in bulk” on a sheet pan, assembly only takes maybe another 5 minutes and then the sliders bake in the oven for 10 minutes. So less than 30 minutes until dinner is ready!
- Comforting Flavor: These beef and cheese sliders are loved by everyone. The tender, shaved beef is simply flavored and paired with sweet peppers and onions. All held together by a blanket of cheese!
Can I Make These Sliders With Ground Beef?
Yes! If you can’t find shaved beef, or you just need to use up some ground beef in the freezer, you can definitely use it to make these sliders.
You’ll need 2 pounds of ground beef for this recipe. Brown it in the skillet the same way that you would do the shaved beef and follow the recipe from there.
Another alternative is that you can use leftover, sliced steak (we chop sliced steak up even more for these sliders) and then just cook down the peppers and onions with the seasonings. Add the cooked steak to the skillet after the vegetables have cooked down just to warm it up. Use the filling as the recipe is written.
Storing And Reheating Leftovers
If you do happen to have any leftovers of these Philly Cheesesteak Sliders, wrap them tightly in aluminum foil or store them in an air tight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.
Reheating the sliders can be done in a couple of different ways. Microwaving the sliders is the fastest method, although the buns will loose some of the crispy texture. Usually, the buns are fairly crispy, so this isn’t really a problem.
Alternately, you can wrap leftover sliders in aluminum foil and warm in the oven at 350 degrees for about 15 minutes until the centers are warmed through.
Looking For More Slider Recipes?
- Pulled Pork Sliders
- Buffalo Chicken Sliders
- Big Mac Sliders
- Bang Bang Chicken Sliders
- French Dip Sliders
Philly Cheesesteak Sliders are the ultimate party food recipe! Tender beef with sweet onions and peppers tucked under a blanket of cheese!
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 2 pounds shaved beef (found in the butcher department at the grocery store, can also swap out ground beef)
- 2 1/2 teaspoons steak seasoning, divided
- 1 1/2 teaspoons kosher salt
- 1 teaspoon garlic powder
- Fresh black pepper to taste
- 2 cups diced peppers
- 1 cup thinly sliced onion
- 12 slider buns (recommended to use regular slider buns, not the Hawaiian variety, however both will work)
- 10 slices of mozzarella or provolone cheese (you want to cover the filling, so if your cheese slices are small then you’ll need a few more)
- 2 tablespoons butter, melted
- Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.
- Add the oil to a large, at least 12 inch (preferably larger) deep skillet over medium heat. Once the skillet is hot, add the beef and let sit to sear for one minute. Stir the beef and cook until almost cooked through – not completely cooked through – then add the peppers and onions. Season with 2 teaspoons of the steak seasoning, salt, pepper and garlic powder. Stir and cook until the vegetables have softened, about 5 minutes.
- Open the slider buns and separate the tops from the bottoms. Place the bottoms of the buns on a sheet pan so that they form one solid bottom. (see post for pictures) Add the beef and vegetable filling to the buns, spreading out in an even layer.
- Layer the sliced cheese on top of the beef filling so that the filling is completely covered with cheese. Place the tops of the buns on top of the cheese, aligning with the bottoms of the buns.
- Brush the melted butter on top of the buns and then sprinkle the remaining 1/2 teaspoon of steak seasoning on top of the melted butter.
- Bake for 10-12 minutes until the buns are brown and toasted and the cheese is melted. If the tops of the slider buns start to brown to quickly, you can cover them with aluminum foil.
Swap Outs: You can swap out ground beef for the shaved steak in this recipe. Instead of sliced cheese, you can use shredded or grated cheese, you’ll need about 2 cups for this recipe.
Store: Store leftover sliders in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. Cover the sliders with plastic wrap or foil, or store in an air tight container.
Reheat: the sliders can be reheated in a couple of different ways. Microwaving the sliders is the fastest method, although the buns will loose some of the crispy texture. Usually, the buns are fairly crispy, so this isn’t really a problem. Alternately, you can wrap leftover sliders in aluminum foil and warm in the oven at 350 degrees for about 15 minutes until the centers are warmed through.
- Category: Dinner
- Method: Stove Top / Oven
- Cuisine: American
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