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Philly Cheese Sandwiches

I'm a big fan of cheesesteaks, and in this throw-together recipe my slow cooker does all the work. It's a win-win. —Christina Addison, Blanchester, Ohio
  • Total Time
    Prep: 20 min. Cook: 8 hours
  • Makes
    8 servings


  • 1 boneless beef chuck roast (2-1/2 to 3 pounds), trimmed and cut into 1-inch cubes
  • 2 medium onions, halved and sliced
  • 1/4 cup Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1 medium sweet red pepper, sliced
  • 1 medium green pepper, sliced
  • 8 slices process American cheese or pepper jack cheese
  • 8 hoagie buns, split and toasted


  • In a 3- or 4-qt. slow cooker, combine first 6 ingredients. Cook, covered, on low 7 hours. Stir in peppers; cook, covered, until meat and peppers are tender, 1-3 hours.
  • Stir to break up meat. Serve beef mixture and cheese on buns.

Test Kitchen tips
  • American cheese is traditional on Philly-style sandwiches, but we won't tell if you top yours with pepper jack and pickled jalapenos.
  • Toast the split hoagie buns under the broiler for 2-3 minutes, but don't turn your back—they go from perfect to burnt in a hurry.
  • Nutrition Facts
    1 sandwich: 546 calories, 23g fat (9g saturated fat), 97mg cholesterol, 754mg sodium, 42g carbohydrate (9g sugars, 2g fiber), 40g protein.

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    • Lynn
      May 22, 2020

      I have not tried this recipe and I’m sure it’s good, but my only comment is please don’t call this a Philly cheese steak sandwich. This is a roasted beef sandwich with cheese. Nothing like a real Philly cheesesteak.

    • embeach30
      May 8, 2019

      This meat turned out really tender and the sandwiches were delicious. I added 1/2 teaspoon seasoned salt and a beef bouillon cube along with a cup of water in the crock pot.

    • erinmarie78
      Jan 23, 2018

      Loved how simple this was to put together! I did have to add some more seasoning though to bump up the flavor to our liking, but it is a good base recipe. I used provolone cheese and it went perfectly with the meat - the sandwiches were delicious!

    • leeart
      Nov 30, 2017

      Tried this last night for dinner. OMG , this is a keeper for sure. Simple to prepare with very few ingredients and so tasty. I added in 1/2 cup or so beef broth and seasoned salt. Hubby and I love this sandwich.