Phast Philly Cheesesteaks

I have been craving a Philly cheese steak sandwich for a couple of weeks now and have not had the opportunity to go out to a restaurant to pick one up.  So when I had some extra hamburger that was needing to be used I thought I might kill two birds with one stone. As I have mentioned I am with my girls and am in a limited kitchen, but also on a limited budget, so was not going to buy steak, or a roast to take care of my craving. I did pick up some buns and mushrooms (another thing my girls will not eat).

I was amazed that my girls could exist with only a couple of spices: Lawry’s season salt, onion powder, salt and pepper is the extent of their culinary seasonings. They were not very interested in learning any tips from me during their teenage years, being more interested in friends, and buy things that are already seasoned (hamburger helper) or take out.  My point is the only seasoning that is needed in this dish is the Lawry’s season salt the rest is cutting and cooking, very fast and tasty and not too expensive either; not to mention veggies that they need to eat.

I hope you get as many moans as I got from them when they tasted this simple meal. This makes enough for 6 medium-sized sandwiches.


1 lb hamburger
1T vegetable oil
1 medium onion, sliced
1 each green, orange, red pepper, sliced
1 c sliced mushrooms, if you enjoy them like I do, otherwise, optional
1 tsp Lawry’s season salt
provolone slices
hoagie rolls


  1. Brown ground beef and sprinkle with 1/2 tsp season salt.  Set aside.
  2. In a different pan saute the onion in the oil for a minute, then add the mushrooms and saute another minute until they both soften a bit, finally add in the peppers and finish sauteing until slightly tender but not browned.
  3. Sprinkle the last 1/2 t season salt over the veggies and stir.
  4. Meanwhile, toast the buns in a buttered pan, or in the oven at 450F until browned @5 minutes. Top with provolone cheese and let melt.
  5. Top the cheesy bun with the meat and then the veggies.
  6. If you like you can add a little Worcestershire sauce to finish.

About sweetnsavory1

Wife, mother of three beautiful daughters, culinary school graduate and an amature photographer and writer, I'm hoping I will figure out wha I want to do when I grow up.
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