Philly Steak Sandwiches & Baked Fries {Foodie Friday}

March 7, 2014

Philly Steak Sandwiches & Baked Fries

It’s Friday afternoon, you’re tired, you’re hungry, and you just want something easy.

Well, sister, I have got the meal for you.

Philly Steak Sandwiches.

phili steak sandwiches

My husband loves these and they are so quick and easy!  It uses something that I think gets a bad rap, which is minute steak.

Now, I love minute steak, they work great in so many recipes and are perfect for this one.

They are tender, cook fast, and make the perfect sandwich.  Of course these are not a “true” Philly Steak Sandwich but for a Friday afternoon who’s going to complain.

I also love these fries.

I hate frying French fries and cooking them in the oven is a total no brainer.

Just remember to only use enough oil to coat, season well, and don’t crowd the pan.  Two baking potatoes makes a gracious plenty of fries for two people.

I can usually get that many fries on one cookie sheet.

So if you are using four potatoes, which should be plenty enough fries for four people just use two sheet pans.

If you crowd the pan they are going to steam and be soggy and not roast and get nice and crispy like we want. 

Philly Steak Sandwiches

Makes four servings


1 package of 4 minute steaks
1 Tablespoon low sodium soy sauce
¼ teaspoon garlic powder
1 Medium onion sliced
2 bell peppers sliced into strips
Olive Oil
Mozzarella Cheese
Four hoagie buns
Salt and pepper to taste


Slice your minute steaks into thin strips and place in bowl.

Season with soy sauce, garlic powder, and pepper.

No need to add salt there’s plenty in the soy sauce.

Stir well and allow to marinate for a few minutes.

While your steak marinates, heat a few tablespoons of olive oil in a sauté pan and cook your onion and bell peppers until the bell pepper pieces are fork tender.

Remove the onion and bell peppers and set aside.

In the same pan add a little more oil if needed and cook the sliced steak until just done.

While the steaks cook take your hoagie buns and slice in half if they didn’t come pre-sliced, and place on a aluminum lined cookie sheet face up.

On the bottom half of each bun spread just a little mayo.

When the steak is finished cooking, divide the meat between the four buns, top with the cooked onion and bell peppers, and finally a liberal sprinkling of mozzarella cheese.

 If mozzarella isn’t your thing feel free to use American, Swiss, or even pepper jack.  

Leave the sandwiches open and place in the oven under the broiler until the cheese is melted and bubbly.

And that’s it!

A warm, cheesy steak sandwich on a crunchy hoagie bun.  YUM!

Baked Fries


Olive Oil
Garlic Powder (optional)
Salt and Pepper

These baked fries are plain simple.

I would start them before you start the hoagies so about the time your fries are done, your oven will be hot and ready to toast the sandwiches.

For two servings take two potatoes and cut into fries.  Some like thick, some like thin, I like them somewhere in the middle.

Line a cookie sheet with aluminum foil (I love some aluminum foil), spray with nonstick spray, and put your fries on the cookie sheet making sure they have plenty of room between each individual fry.

Drizzle with olive oil and stir to coat.  Season with salt and pepper and garlic powder if you like.

Bake in a 400 degree oven for about 30 to 45 minutes stirring about half way through and cook until they are brown and crispy.

They won’t be a perfect French fry but they are darn close.


Lana grew up in rural Clay County where she learned all the important things a good country girl should know like cooking, sewing, gardening, horseback riding, cattle working, and a plethora of other things. She currently lives in Macon, MS  with her husband and daughter along with two miniature daushunds and four horses.  

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Kayla @ Mississippi Mrs. March 7, 2014 at 8:48 am

These look yummy, thanks for sharing!

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