Sunday, September 11, 2011

6 Philly Cheesesteaks for $5 Recipe

As I mentioned in my grocery shopping and menu planning post, I've been spending al ot of time researching recipes to add to our main dish line up. I'm just REALLY tired of a lot of my "go-to" meals. We love cavatini, but we've seriously eaten it once or twice a month for years. You can only eat the same thing so many times without getting crazy sick of it no matter how delicious it is!

I tried new recipe for Philly Cheesesteaks tonight, and it was DELISH. The whole family loved it, and, as you know, that is my criteria, but I'm sure everyone can agree that is HARD to find something that both daddy AND my three year old will eat. Actually, my three year old ate an ENTIRE "sub." It was impressive!

My cost break down with all items purchased on sale-

1 lb of ground beef - $1.99
1/2 green pepper - $.25
1/2 cup of pre-diced and frozen onion - $.25
1 beef bullion cube - $.05
1/4 cup A1 steak sauce - free from my mom's
1 package of brat buns - $1.50
1 cup mozzarella cheese - $.75
1 cup milk - $.20
1 tablespoon of butter - $.05

My total cost was about $5 for 6 subs or $.83 a piece! That is a STEAL for something so satisfying!

Here is my adjusted version of the recipe,


  • 1 pound ground sirloin
  • 1/2 onion chopped 
  • 1/2 green pepper
  • 1/4 cup steak sauce
  • 1 beef bullion cube dissolved in a cup of water
  • Salt and ground black pepper
  • 6 brat buns
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 tablespoon flour
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 cup provolone, shredded
In large skillet over medium-high heat brown the ground sirloin, about 5-6 minutes. Add the onion and green pepper cook another 3-4 minutes, until the veggies start to get tender. Stir in the steak sauce and beef stock, season with salt and pepper, bring up to a bubble and cook about 2 minutes.

While the meat is cooking, melt the butter in a medium-size skillet over medium-high heat. Stir in the flour and cook about 1 minute. Whisk in milk, bring up to a bubble and let thicken, about 2 minutes. Turn off heat and stir the cheese in a figure-eight motion until it is all incorporated.

You may also want to toast your buns under the broiler in the oven! (I didn't toast my children's for ease of eating.)

Assemble and enjoy!


  1. this sounds so yummy and love the thought of them being so great tasting for the price come see what I shared at

  2. I would go for some buffalo chicken cheesesteak!