These Philly Cheesesteak Stuffed Peppers are loaded with onions, mushrooms, and thinly shaved steak smothered in warm cheese and tucked inside of a baked bell pepper.
Oh hi, heavenly helping of delicious meat and cheese, thank you for being here. And thank you for being in a pepper. I like you better that way. (What? Don’t you talk to your food like this?)
The other weekend at a BBQ, someone looked at my plate of food and said “Oh, you’re one of those low-carb people huh?” (He obviously isn’t aware of my Cheez-It collection.) But I will say this, and you can’t judge me for it. Sometimes….bread bores me. There. There I said it.
I’m really just interested in eating whatever is supposed to go with the bread. (Like meat. And Cheese. I’m a sophisticated being.) Speaking of which, let me segway into a couple of debates that are swirling around in the Philly Cheesesteak wo
What kind of meat is used for Philly Cheesesteak:
- Thinly sliced Ribeye, Skirt Steaks, and Sirloin are all acceptable cuts of meat for Philly Cheesesteaks. Ribeye is what they are traditionally made with, although it’s also a more expensive cut. Most grocery stores have packaged shaved steak so you don’t have to prepare it from scratch.
What kind of cheese is on a Philly Cheesesteak:
- The type of cheese used on a Philly Cheesesteak is one of those long running food debates, it’s a toss between Provolone, American, and Cheez Whiz. This is based on personal preference as any of those cheese are delicious in a Philly Cheesesteak.
Personally, I was eating Cheez Whiz out of the jar with a spoon yesterday, soo… I tend to lean that way.
Do you put mushrooms in a Philly Cheesesteak?
The results? 63% said YES to mushrooms in a Philly Cheesesteak.
Where do you stand? Comment & weigh-in, it’s a very important debate you know. 😊
You should also try these!
- Taco Stuffed Peppers
- Copycat PF Changs Chicken Lettuce Wraps
- Turkey Taco Lettuce Wraps
- Crock Pot Chicken Tacos
Philly Cheesesteak Stuffed Peppers
- 4 bell peppers
- 1 Tablespoon olive oil
- 1 Tablespoon butter
- 1 yellow onion, diced
- 8 oz. fresh mushrooms, sliced
- 1 ½ lbs. thinly shaved steak
- Salt/Pepper, to taste
- ¾ cup Cheez Whiz
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Slice the tops off the peppers and hollow out the inside. Place the peppers on a greased baking sheet, hollow side up, for 15 minutes. While they bake, prepare the rest of the meal.
- Take the tops of the bell peppers and slice the remains into thin strips.
- Heat the olive oil and butter in a medium skillet over medium-high heat. Add the onions, sliced pepper tops, and mushrooms and sauté for about 5-7 minutes, until the onions have softened.
- Add the shaved steak and desired amounts of salt and pepper. Sauté until all sides of the steak are browned. Use a spatula to toss it around occasionally. This takes about 10 minutes or so. Drain excess liquid from the pan.
- Add the cheese to the pan, toss around slightly, and cover the pot. Turn off the heat.
- Remove the peppers from the oven and use an oven glove to pour out any liquid within the middle of the pepper.
- Use tongs to fill each bell pepper with that delicious filling, and serve!