Bison Philly Cheese Steak Sandwich

Bison Philly Cheese Steak Sandwich

Probably one of the world's most famous sandwiches is Philadelphia's own 'Philly Cheese Steak' sandwich. And of course it can be made with bison steak.

The key to a great Philly Cheese Steak Sandwich is using very thinly sliced tender steak, and a good quality crusty bun.

The bison steak should be thinly sliced rib-eye, loin, or sirloin. For even slicing, we suggest using an automatic slicer and par-thawed meat. Cut the meat into slices 1/8 to 3/16 of an inch thick.

Also, avoid using soft buns that are overly soft -- full of nothing but air. Using an 'air bun' can result in a sandwich malfunction. The bun just won't hold up, or together rather, when filled with all the ingredients that go into this one.

4 to 5 oz
2 to 3 oz
5 to 6 oz
2 slices


good quality crusty sub or hoagie bun, about 9 inches long
thinly sliced sweet onion
thinly sliced fresh mushrooms
sweet bell pepper slices, red and/or green (optional)
thinly sliced tender steak
provolone cheese
cooking oil (peanut or grape seed preferred)

Worcestershire sauce, HP sauce, Horseradish, hot peppers...
Whatever suits your fancy, or nothing but a little salt and pepper along the way.


  • Pre-heat the oven to 225F.

  • Heat about 1 tablespoon of cooking oil in a saucepan over medium-high heat. Once hot, add onions, mushrooms, and bell pepper slices if using. Sprinkle in salt and pepper to taste. Sauté until the onions and mushrooms begin to brown up, about 10 minutes. Transfer pan contents to a heat proof bowl and hold in the pre-heated oven

    Uncooked vegetables in pan. Sauteed vegetables in pan.

  • Add 2 teaspoons cooking oil to the saucepan and allow it to heat up over medium-high heat. Once hot, add the steak slices. Sprinkle with salt and pepper. Fry slices for about a minute or two per side, or until cooked through.

    Uncooked bison steak strips. Cooking bison steak strips. Cooked bison steak strips.

  • Transfer the meat to one side of a split bun, top with additional condiments of choice and one slice of provolone cheese.

  • Remove the sautéed vegetables from the oven and spread them evenly on the opposite side of the split bun. Top with the remaining slice of provolone cheese.

    Bison Philly Cheese Steak Sandwich ready for cheese.

  • Put the sandwich on a baking pan and place it a couple of inches below the broiler. Broil until the cheese just starts to brown. Remove from oven and serve immediately.

    Bison Philly Cheese Steak Sandwich with Broiled Cheese. Bison Philly Cheese Steak Sandwich ready to eat.