Philly Burger (aka Cheesesteak burger): Recipe Sunday

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!

Ingredients for a Philly burger

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.

Philly Burger (aka Cheesesteak burger)
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Recipe type: Sandwich
Cuisine: American
Serves: 2
  • 4 hamburger patties
  • 4 Steak-Umms steaks
  • 8 Slices American cheese
  • ¼ c. chopped onion
  • 4 hamburger buns
  • OPTIONAL: Ketchup
  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. Serve immediately.

Ketchup is optional, of course. Personally, I never really got into the thick sugary tomato paste that is modern ketchsup.

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Do you like cheesesteaks? Do you think you would enjoy this Philly burger?

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5 Responses to this post.

  1. Posted by Laurrie Piland on 27.01.13 at 14:34

    So….I know you don’t like eggplant and now I read that you don’t like ketchup…were we twins in a former life or something??? LOL! Ketchup…I can’t stand the stuff!! LOL! With your approval, and, of course, a link back to your blog because this is where I got the inspiration, I’d like to recreate your recipe completely from scratch in the next month or so…is that ok with you? Let me know!!

  2. Posted by Edward Antrobus on 27.01.13 at 14:34

    Haha. I’ve always felt that something that sweet should be a dessert, not a condiment.

    I would be honored if you recreated this recipe. Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery!

  3. Posted by Laurrie Piland on 27.01.13 at 14:34

    Cool! I’m on it!! Do you have a blog button that I could grab to display on the blog?

  4. Posted by Edward Antrobus on 27.01.13 at 14:34

    That’s a good idea. I never thought if doing that. Let me get back to you on that.

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