Philly Cheesesteak Bread Boat

Philly Cheesesteak Bread Boat

Total Prep Time: 10 minutes

Total Cook Time: 30 minutes

Servings: 1-2 servings

Level of Difficulty: 2

(Levels 1-5, with 5 being the most difficult)


Recipe by Brandyn Baker @blackdog_bbq



  • 2 T butter
  • 1 sweet onion, sliced
  • 1 bell pepper, sliced
  • Oil as needed
  • 1 lbs. flank steak
  • ½ french bread loaf
  • 3-4 slices provolone cheese
  • Salt and pepper to taste


For the Sauteed Onions & Peppers:

  1. Preheat the griddle to high. Once the griddle begins to heat up, add butter and to season griddle until melted. Add the onions and bell peppers and sauté until tender.
  2. Leave the griddle on.

For the Steak:

  1. Season the steaks with salt and pepper to taste. Add the steaks to the griddle at the same temperature as above and cook for about 10-12 minutes or until the internal temperature reaches desired consistency (I shoot for 125-130 degrees). Make sure to flip the steaks as needed.
  2. Remove the steak from the griddle, allow to rest for 10-15 minutes, then cube. Place the cubed steak in a bowl for the next step.


For the Sandwich Boat:

  1. Take the loaf of bread and cut in half. Next make a horizontal cut 1/3 of the way into the loaf of bread to remove the top (I like to only remove the top 1/3 instead of half to leave more room for the toppings coming up!). Pick out the innards of the bread using your fingers and discard, leaving you with a “bread boat”.
  2. Layer the bread boat with cheese, peppers & onions, steak, and 2 more slices of cheese. Place the bread boat in a broiler until the cheese has melted. Repeat this process for the 2nd half of the loaf if desired.



To Finish:


Serve the halved bread boats with sides of choice. Enjoy!

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