Philly Cheese Steak Grilled Cheese

Leftovers can be a troublesome thing. The starving artist never knows exactly what to do with them. I'm invested. I've put time, energy, even a little creativity into whipping up something special only to find I made too much for a reclusive, single guy to polish off.  I don't want to just throw them out, but how do you bring new life to something the day after when you're a lazy starving artist? Just reheating doesn't seem right. The remains of good meal – and good times – should be polished off in way that gives new life to those memories. Sort of like remembering old friends. That's where this Philly Cheese Steak Grilled Cheese Sandwich comes in. The rebirth of leftover steak, the discovery of something new, and the rekindling of good times with solid – albeit quirky – friends.



  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 3-4 slices of white onion
  • 8-10 thin slices of green bell pepper
  • 1 clove of garlic (minced)
  • 1/3 heaping cup of thinly sliced leftover steak
  • Salt & pepper to taste
  • 4 Slices of provolone cheese
  • Mayonnaise
  • 2 slices of French bread
  • Butter


  1. Add the olive oil to a pan over medium heat.
  2. Slice the onion, chop the slices in half, then add to the pan once it's heated.
  3. Once the onions begin to soften (about 5 minutes), add the sliced green pepper and minced garlic, cooking for about two minutes.
  4. Next, add in the sliced steak. Salt and pepper to taste, then c ook until the steak is warm.
  5. Spread a little butter on the outside of each slice of bread, and spread mayonnaise on the inside of both slices. (Yes, I know, mayonnaise is NOT a traditional cheese steak ingredient.)
  6. Place the steak mix on the bread, top with the provolone cheese, and then the other slice of bread.
  7. Place your soon-to-be delicious sandwich in the pan, turn heat to medium, and cook until golden brown on each side.
  8. Cut in half, dig in, and remember the good old days.