The Philly Cheese Steak Sub is a classic staple of American cuisine (and for good reason)! The flavor combination of sizzling beef, caramelized onions and peppers, plus the bonus of melted cheese make this delicious sandwich a family favorite. Add the bonus flavor of smoking your roast beef on the Traeger before grilling and you've found sandwich heaven.
Smoked Philly Cheese Steak Subs
Prep Time: 7 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes on smoke, 10 minutes on high
Recommended Pellets: Mesquite, Hickory, Oak
Serves: 2 people
1 loaf Italian bread or 1 loaf French bread or 2 large hoagie rolls or 2 large sub roll
1/2 lb deli roast beef (very rare, sliced wafer thin, or you can use a frozen Rib-Eye roast shaved on an electric slicer)
1 white onion (sliced into rings)
1 green bell pepper (thinly sliced) (optional)
2 teaspoons garlic (minced)
1/4 lb provolone cheese (thinly sliced)
extra virgin olive oil (for grilling)
salt and pepper
marinara sauce or ketchup (optional)
Start your Traeger on Smoke with the lid open for 4-5 minutes to establish the fire. Using either a Grilling Basket or a FrogMat, smoke the roast beef for 20 minutes.
Remove the roast beef and place a cast iron skillet on the grill grate. Close the lid and turn the temperature setting up to High. Allow the skillet to preheat for 10-15 minutes. While waiting for your griddle to preheat, slice and butter your hoagie rolls.
Drizzle the skillet with olive oil. Add the onions and bell pepper and cook, stirring, until carmelized, which will take about 6 to 8 minutes.
Add the garlic, salt and pepper, and cook for about 30 seconds.
Place your rolls, buttered side down on the grill grate. Push the vegetable mixture off to one side of the griddle. Add the meat to the hot part of the griddle. Cook, continuously flipping the meat over and slightly chopping the meat into slightly smaller pieces with 2 spatulas, until the meat is not pink, which should take about 2 minutes.
Mix the meat and the carmelized onions and bell pepper together. Divide into 2 portions, and top both portions with the cheese to melt.
When the cheese is melted, and with 1 or 2 spatulas, flip the sandwiches over and add topping, such as marinara sauce or ketchup, if desired, and serve immediately.