Super Bowl Philly Cheesesteak Sliders

Like a broken record, I will say over and over again that the Super Bowl is only good for two things- the food and the commercials. This year is a bit different because one of the teams I actually like. I think you can guess who.

Every time I make something now, my little girl asks if I invented it. The Philly Cheese Steak? No. Pinching poor innocent bread rolls? Yes.

Give this one a go for Game Day. Your friends may forgive you for being a NY fan.

Get 2 packs of these take and bake rolls.

Pinch out the centers between the two cuts on each roll. I could have used a knife, but I am stronger than bread.

Slice up a red onion and cook it on a hot, slightly oiled griddle. Keep it moving.

Move the onions over to make room for the shaved beef. Toss a few pinches of Kosher salt on that beef, and keep it moving.

After a few quick minutes, the meat is done. Now mix it all up with the onions.

Spread the meat and onions out over griddle, turn off the heat, and cover the steak with slices of provolone. Let cheese melt for five minutes.

Fold all that meat and cheese together. Resist the urge to plunge your face in it.

Stuff all those little rolls, and bake them.

Place each slider in a paper cupcake liner and place them all on a pretty serving tray. Top each with a hot & sweet pepper ring. Serve immediately.

Philly Cheesesteak Sliders

2 packages take and bake rolls, 24 total
1 small red onion, sliced thinly
1 pound shaved beef
Kosher salt and Pepper to taste
6 slices provolone cheese
small jar hot & sweet pepper rings

Preheat oven to 375 degrees. On each roll are two parallel line indentations. Pinch out bread between those two indentations. Only pinch out half way down in the roll so the slider does not break. Save excess bread for another recipe- I freeze my scraps for breadcrumbs for meatballs. On a hot lightly greased griddle, over medium high heat, cook onions until they begin to turn golden. Move them to the side and spread beef out over the griddle. Sprinkle it with a few pinches of salt and pepper. Continue to flip the beef until it is browned through, about 4-5 minutes. Toss with onions and spread over griddle. Turn off heat and top meat with provolone cheese. Let melt about 5 minutes and fold meat and cheese together. Sprinkle with a pinch more of salt and pepper if needed. Using 2 spoons, gently scoop about 2 tablespoon sized portions of meat into each roll. Place the rolls on a cookie sheet or a baking stone and bake for 15 minutes, or until buns are golden brown on the bottoms, and the meat and cheese is nicely caramelized. Remove to a serving platter and serve immediately. I like to place my sliders in paper cupcake liners for easier handling. Makes 24 sliders.

Not into Football? Stack sliders in jars for lunch at the office. Suddenly everyone is your new best friend. And that cute gal down in marketing? She may finally see you. Like, really see you.

Other Game Day Foods
White Castle-like Sliders
A trio of BRKs Favorite Dips
Jalapeno Popper Dip
Buffalo Chicken Wing Dip

What is your favorite Game Day Food?


  1. Debbi Does Dinner Healthy
    Posted January 26, 2012 at 8:22 AM | Permalink

    This looks SOOOOOOO good! I can smell those onions cooking right here!

  2. Heather (Heather's Dish)
    Posted January 26, 2012 at 8:45 AM | Permalink

    i used to only love the food and commercials, but now i love the game too…seriously, it makes the whole shebang worth it!

    and i love these mini cheesesteaks…too cute!

  3. Big Dude
    Posted January 26, 2012 at 12:04 PM | Permalink

    I hate TV commercials, even those for the Super Bowl and I have little interest in the two teams, but if I lived closer, I'd sure want to show up at your place for the sandwiches. I lived in South Jersey for a while and these are the three ingredients they used.

  4. Sheila
    Posted January 26, 2012 at 12:52 PM | Permalink

    Now I have something to use up all my provolone on! And since I get heartburn from just looking at food (thanks to my 7 month belly), these are just the right size for me.

  5. Jenn@slim-shoppin
    Posted January 26, 2012 at 2:53 PM | Permalink

    That looks amazing! Love that idea.

    My whole family would love that!

  6. Biz
    Posted January 26, 2012 at 6:30 PM | Permalink

    Ha – Debbi and I have had many conversations about her love of onions and my hatred of them!

    I'd make this except without all those onions! 😀

  7. vanillasugarblog
    Posted January 26, 2012 at 8:22 PM | Permalink

    you are the queen of apps my dear.

  8. Anonymous
    Posted January 26, 2012 at 11:21 PM | Permalink

    Okay, now where's the post that tells how to clean up the mess?? How do you clean that griddle?


  9. Robin Sue
    Posted January 27, 2012 at 10:29 AM | Permalink

    Sharon- Good Question. More and more I have turned to using cast iron. It cleans up with a plastic scaper or small wire brush then once it is cleaned up and wiped down, I rub it with olive oil. I keep 2 big skillets and one griddle on my cooktop. When I was using my regular cookware, my new to cooking children burned and ruined every pot. They cannot kill cast iron!

  10. Anonymous
    Posted January 27, 2012 at 11:16 AM | Permalink


    We too are a cast iron family. We store ours in the oven. When we were seeking to replace our toxic cookware, we went full bore to cast iron skillets. There was a slight learning curve, but we love it now. Love that we can go from cooktop to oven in a single-bound. Oh, and talk about building up your biceps. :o) For bakeware we use pampered chef and pyrex. Love your blog… you keep it real! ~Sharon

  11. grace
    Posted January 29, 2012 at 7:49 PM | Permalink

    pats fan, eh? sadly, i could go either way–neither team excites me! these sliders do excite me, though–they look scrumptious!

  12. Anonymous
    Posted January 30, 2012 at 11:03 PM | Permalink

    Oh my goodness these look so amazing! And what a perfect way to serve them. I can't wait to use my new football shaped plate and put these little babies all around. Thanks for the great idea and detailed pics and instructions!

  13. teachermomof2
    Posted February 2, 2012 at 8:04 PM | Permalink

    I made these for dinner tonight and my family loved them! Thank you for another great recipe. We used the beef that our family raises and they were awesome!

  14. Robin Sue
    Posted February 2, 2012 at 8:09 PM | Permalink

    teachermomof2- Lisa, wow your own cows too! Thanks!!

  15. Mindy
    Posted February 6, 2012 at 11:13 AM | Permalink

    Made these in regular size and they were great!

  16. BaasPro
    Posted February 13, 2012 at 10:59 PM | Permalink

    "…but I am stronger than bread." Classic! I laughed out loud.

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