You’ll never want to make a Philly cheesesteak any other way! Slow Cooker Philly Cheesesteaks are juicy and tender meat cooked in the slow cooker and perfectly topped with melty cheese on a toasted bun!
I can’t resist a warm sandwich. There is something so comforting about melted cheese and tender meat, and this Philly cheesesteak is checking all of those boxes and then some. If you are in the mood for more delicious warm sandwiches, you have to try this flavorful Monte Cristo, this amazing Slow Cooker French Dip Sandwich, and these perfect for any occasion Buffalo Chicken Sliders.
Philly Cheesesteak Slow Cooker
I’ve got an awesome no-fuss dinner recipe for you today. You are going to love how simple this slow cooker Philly cheesesteak recipe is. You basically throw steak, bell peppers, onions, and some broth in the pot and in a few hours your house smells fantastic. You’ve got a unique and delicious dinner that I promise everyone is going to be thrilled about. I’m not claiming I’ve got the most authentic Philly cheesesteak recipe out there, but it’s quick, easy, and perfect for any occasion.
Philly cheesesteak sandwiches are a favorite in my house and being the cook of the family, I really love this set-it-and-forget-it version. I like to take the extra five minutes to toast the hoagie rolls in the oven because really, I can spare five minutes when the recipe is this easy and it makes the whole sandwich ten times more amazing. And did I mention the flavor of this beef?? Incredible! So juicy and perfect when you pair it with that melty cheese. Make these pronto! You won’t regret it. Then you have to try this Philly cheesesteak cheesy bread and Philly cheesesteak sloppy joes, they are to die for!
It doesn’t get any more simple than this! These slow cooker Philly cheesesteaks only take a few ingredients. You can switch things up and add whatever you want to your slow cooker to add flavor and variety. Here is what I use in this recipe. You can find the measurements below in the recipe card.
- Beef: I like to use top sirloin and cut it into strips. You can always find meat on sale and slice it up, a lot of cuts can work for this recipe like a chuck roast.
- Onion: White or yellow will work, cut into slices.
- Red and Green Peppers: These are classic, it takes just a few minutes to chop up fresh ones into strips.
- Beef Broth: This makes the meat soft, tender, and juicy.
- Garlic Powder: Adds extra flavor to the meat.
- Italian Seasoning: I like to make my own homemade blend because the flavor is fresh and there is no added salt.
- Salt and Pepper: This is to season the meat.
- Hoagie Rolls: Hoagie rolls are definitely the best in my opinion, but you can use any type of bun you want.
- Provolone Cheese: The cheese gets so melty and delicious, you have to add it on top!
Philly Cheesesteak Recipe Slow Cooker
This is one of my favorite slow cooker recipes because it is so easy and absolutely delicious. These slow cooker Philly cheesesteaks are always a hit at my house, and are perfect served with a side of potatoes or some chips. However you eat them, you are going to love this tender beef cut into thin strips and flavorful veggies to go along with it. Here’s how you make this recipe.
- Make Broth: Whisk together beef broth, salt, garlic powder, italian seasoning, salt, and pepper.
- Add Beef and Veggies: Add beef, onions, and peppers to slow cooker. Then pour broth mixture over the top. Cover and cook on low for 6-8 hours.
- Toast Hoagies: Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Then line a baking sheet with foil. Open each hoagie roll and layer two slices of cheese in the middle. Then place on baking sheet and bake for 5 minutes or so until cheese is melty.
- Assemble: Use tongs to transfer meat and peppers to the middle of each hoagie roll (on top of cheese). Serve hot.
Tips for Making Slow Cooker Philly Cheesesteaks
There are so many variations of these slow cooker Philly cheesesteak sandwiches. You can add a lot of fun things to your crock pot for extra flavor and keep things interesting. Get creative with how you make these Philly cheese steaks!
- Use Cheese Whiz: Now, I’m not saying that people from Philly are going to like this, but cheez whiz makes the most amazing sticky cheese and meat mixture ever. It’s a great substitute for the cheese in this recipe! Just spray it on top and let it melt into the meat. You won’t regret trying it at least once!
- Spice Things Up: Add some Worcestershire sauce to the broth while the meat it cooking! It adds extra flavor and a little spice that you are going to love. You could also add other hot sauces when you are assembling your crockpot Philly cheesesteaks.
- Add Other Ingredients: Beer makes the broth taste incredible, if you want to add some, a half cup of your favorite brand makes this sandwich incredible. I also toss in mushrooms when I’m making these
Like most sandwiches, these slow cooker Philly cheesesteaks are best stored separately and then assembled when you are ready to eat them. I would store the meat and veggies in one container, and keep the hoagies untoasted until you are ready to serve some up.
- In the Refrigerator: Store your meat and cheese in the refrigerator in an airtight container for up to 5 days.
Slow Cooker Philly Cheesesteaks
- 1 1/2 pounds beef top sirloin cut into 1 inch strips
- 1 white or yellow onion chopped or sliced
- 1 red pepper thinly sliced
- 1 green pepper thinly sliced
- 2 cups beef broth
- 1 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1 teaspoon italian seasoning
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
- 4 Hoagie rolls sliced lengthwise
- 8 slices provolone cheese
- Whisk together beef broth, salt, garlic powder, italian seasoning, salt, and pepper.
- Add beef, onions, and peppers to slow cooker. Pour broth mixture over the top. Cover and cook on low for 6-8 hours.
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Line a baking sheet with foil. Open each hoagie roll and layer two slices of cheese in the middle. Place on baking sheet and bake for 5 minutes or so until cheese is melty.
- Use tongs to transfer meat and peppers to the middle of each hoagie roll (on top of cheese). Serve hot.
All nutritional information is based on third party calculations and is only an estimate. Each recipe and nutritional value will vary depending on the brands you use, measuring methods and portion sizes per household.
Can shaved steak be used for this recipe?
I haven’t tried that before but it should work!
I’d like to make a Stromboli with tender steak like this. If I cook the steak in the crockpot can I then assemble it in a Stromboli which will cook about a half hour more? Or will this extra cooking time dry out the beef?
Yes, that sounds delicious! Let me know how it turns out. I am excited to hear about it.
How long would you need to cook if you doubled the recipe? Could you do it on high for awhile if doubling takes a lot longer?
It does take longer but only about 1/2 hour to 1 hour.
I had this last night. Delicious. Could you add a print feature for your recipes.
Don’t you brown the beef? Cause the recipe looks like you add it uncooked.
No, the slow cooker will cook your meat for you. You do not need to pre-cook the meat.
Do you start with Frozen or thawed beef?
I start with thawed beef. Enjoy! XOXO
Start with thawed meat, otherwise, your cooking time in the slow cooker will increase.
Another great recipe, thanks again, keep em coming !
This looks, once again, incredible. As soon as I can afford one I’ll get myself a slow cooker! I hate seeing all those great recipes and not being able to recreate them… Anyway, I use recipes like this for inspiration so it’s not a lost cause 🙂
No need to wait to try. You can always put it in a pan and cook it in the oven on low (325 for 4-5 hours). I do this some days when it’s cold just for a little extra heat in the house. I’ve also used the oven if I’m going to be out all day, set it at 300 and cooked for 6 hours.