Philly Cheesesteak Stuffed Peppers

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.
Philly Cheesesteak Stuffed 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

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Ingredients for Philly Cheesesteak

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.

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Do you put mushrooms in a Philly Cheesesteak?

You can totally add mushrooms to a Philly Cheesesteak if you want. This is another fun food debate. I actually posed this question as a poll on Instagram and on Facebook last night.

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. 😊

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5 from 2 votes
Servings: 4
Philly Cheesesteak Stuffed Peppers
Prep Time:
5 mins
Cook Time:
20 mins
Total Time:
20 mins
 
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Philly Cheesesteak Stuffed Peppers

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.

Ingredients
  • 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
Instructions
  1. 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.
  2. Take the tops of the bell peppers and slice the remains into thin strips.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. Add the cheese to the pan, toss around slightly, and cover the pot. Turn off the heat.
  6. Remove the peppers from the oven and use an oven glove to pour out any liquid within the middle of the pepper.
  7. Use tongs to fill each bell pepper with that delicious filling, and serve!
Nutrition Information
Calories: 468, Fat: 24g, Saturated Fat: 11g, Cholesterol: 144mg, Sodium: 857mg, Potassium: 1159mg, Carbohydrates: 15g, Fiber: 3g, Sugar: 10g, Protein: 45g, Vitamin A: 82%, Vitamin C: 188.1%, Calcium: 22.2%, Iron: 20.6%
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