Philly-Style Steak Sandwiches
Food and Drink

excerpt from Weber's On the Grill: Steak & Sides by Jamie Purviance; photo credit: Weber's On the Grill: Steak & Sides

Philly-Style Steak Sandwiches

"Everything feels the kiss of the flames—the peppers, the steak, even the rolls."

Prep: 20 minutes Grill: 13 minutes Serves: 4


1 large yellow onion, thinly sliced

1 red bell pepper, thinly sliced

1 yellow bell pepper, thinly sliced

2 garlic cloves, thinly sliced

2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil

1 teaspoon dried oregano

kosher salt

freshly ground black pepper

2 boneless rib eye steaks, each 8–10 ounces and about 1-inch thick, trimmed of excess fat

extra-virgin olive oil

4 ciabatta rolls, split

1 garlic clove, peeled

8 thin slices provolone cheese, about 1 ounce each

Prepare the grill for direct cooking over high heat (450° to 550°F) and preheat a grill pan.

In a large bowl, combine the onion, peppers, garlic, oil and oregano. Season with salt and pepper and toss to coat evenly. Spread the vegetables on the grill pan in a single layer. Grill with the lid closed over direct high heat until they start to brown and are tender, about 6 minutes, stirring occasionally. Transfer to a medium bowl.

Cut the steaks lengthwise into ⅛-inch slices. Place the slices in a medium bowl, add just enough oil to coat them lightly, season with salt and pepper, and toss to coat. Grill the steak slices on the grill pan over direct high heat, with the lid closed, until the meat begins to curl and brown, 4 to 6 minutes, turning occasionally. Wearing insulated barbecue mitts or gloves, remove the pan from the grill.

Lightly brush the cut sides of the rolls with oil and grill them over direct high heat until toasted, about 30 seconds. Gently rub the garlic onto the toasted rolls.

Build the sandwiches with cheese, meat, onions, and peppers. Serve warm.