Cheesesteak Po Boy

I really do not think I have ever had a true no-fooling Philly Cheesesteak. According to the purest commentary that I have read, it is just thinly sliced ribeye, cheese wiz and a roll. Which in my opinion seems like a terrible waste of ribeye steak. Cheese Wiz!! Really!!!

This on is my own concoction that incorporates a lesser cut of meat, more spices and more flavor but it served on a hoagie bun and will give you a messy smile. Serves 4-6.




3 lbs thinly sliced flank or top round steak, thinly sliced length wise as well into 3- 5 in strips. (or thinly sliced Ribeye will work dandy too)
1-2 Pablano pepper, washed, seeded and sliced into thin strips
1 purple or yellow sweet onion thinly sliced
1/2 lbs of sliced provolone cheese
1 Tbs good olive oil
1 Tbs unsalted butter
3 cloves garlic, minced
1 tsp Blackening seasoning
1 tsp Kitchen Bouquet
1-2 Tbs of Cornstarch
4-6 fresh hoagie rolls split lengthwise
2-3 Roma Tomatoes sliced thin
Lettuce leaves
NOLA Remoulade Sauce
Good Dill Pickles
Salt and pepper to taste


    1. Season the meat with Blackening Seasoning, salt and pepper on both sides before slicing.
    2. Heat oil and butter in a large sauté pan over medium-high heat. Add 2 cloves garlic, onions, Pablano slices and cook until soft. Remove softened onion and pablano and set aside.
    3. Add sliced seasoned beef strips, kitchen bouquet and last clove of garlic.
    4. Sauté for about 5 minutes or until the meat is not pink and stir in cornstarch to thicken gravy. (If you don’t want your Po Boys to have a tasty gravy, don’t add the cornstarch, just drain some of the juices and get on with your sad life 🙂
    5. Add onions and pablano and stir until combined. Add water or wine to thin if gravy gets too thick. Remove from heat
    6. Open hoagies and slightly toast, while meat is cooking.
    7. Apply Remoulade to both sides of buns.,
    8. On the bottom side, layer cheese slices the hot beef mixture, another slice of cheese, sliced tomatoes, lettuce leaves and top with top of bun and compress.
    9. Serve to hungry people with a spear of good dill pickle and napkins to accompany this messy Po Boy.