I’m from southern NJ; I grew up on Phillies and Eagles games, going down the shore, and cheeseteaks. Minute steaks were on our table about once a month. So when my brother told me about this Philly burger, I knew I was going to have to try it once I have a kitchen again. In the mean time, I’m sharing it here with you.
What is a Philly burger? Quite simply, it’s a Philly cheesesteak on top of a hamburger. It’s the ultimate greasy-spoon guilty pleasure. You are going to make a mess eating this, but you will be hoping for a distraction so no one notices you licking your fingers!
This is pretty much all you need to make a Philly burger, aside from the pan and the cheese of course! There is a lot of debate on what kind of cheese to use, but it is really a matter of preference. Use your preferred “melty” cheese and you will enjoy the experience of eating it more than if you stick with the purist method of Cheese Wiz.
- 4 hamburger patties
- 4 Steak-Umms steaks
- 8 Slices American cheese
- ¼ c. chopped onion
- 4 hamburger buns
- OPTIONAL: Ketchup
- Place hamburger patties on heated skillet or griddle pan. Cook 3-5 minutes and then flip. Cook additional 3-5 minutes until done. Place each hamburger on bottom of a bun.
- Place minute steaks on skillet. Cook 1 minute then flip. Lay two slices of cheese over top. When cheese is melted, remove steak from pan and layer over top of hamburger. Top with onion and bun top.
- Serve immediately.
Ketchup is optional, of course. Personally, I never really got into the thick sugary tomato paste that is modern ketchsup.
Do you like cheesesteaks? Do you think you would enjoy this Philly burger?