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Make your own Philly Cheesesteak at Home

If staying at home is making a Masterchef out of you, then the next thing to try is your version of the Philadelphia Cheesesteak.

 About Philadelphia

Philadelphia, the city in the East Coast of United States is not just known as the Birthplace of America but also the place where the legendary Cheesesteak originated. After all, this is the only third that follows the popularity of the Liberty Bell and the “Rocky” series. This humble long bread roll filled with sautéed meat and melted cheese, topped with some onions, mushrooms, ketchup, mustard and hot or sweet peppers has built a pretty big fan-base for itself.

Origin of Philly Cheesesteak

Did you know that the iconic Philly cheesesteak was invented in 1930 in South Philly at Pat’s King of Steaks by Pat Olivieri, a hot-dog vendor? Legend has it that it was a taxi driver that first requested the variant and, having sampled it, told Olivieri to leave hot dogs behind and focus on steak sandwiches.

Today the cheesesteak has become an attraction of its own, with multiple renowned locations for visitors to sample and compare wares, open 24 hours a day. Some of the most popular ones besides Pat’s are Geno’s, Jim’s and Campo’s.

So, if you’re craving a classic Philadelphia cheesesteak and looking to try your hand at cooking your perfect version of it, Campo’s has provided a recipe to help guide you in the kitchen:


  • 1/2 cup yellow onion, chopped
  • 1/3 lb shaved rib-eye steak or chicken, sliced to approx. 1/8th inch thickness
  • 2 slices American cheese
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 9-inch Italian roll
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Cooking Instructions

  1. In a large saute pan or on a griddle, add oil and heat to medium-high.
  2. Add onions followed by a pinch of salt and pepper. Cook onions until soft (5 minutes), stirring occasionally.
  3. Add the meat and a pinch of salt and pepper. Let each slice cook for roughly 45 seconds, then flip and cook for another 30 seconds.
  4. Add slices of cheese on top of steak and cover to melt cheese (10 seconds).
  5. Transfer steak, onions, and cheese onto sliced Italian roll. Enjoy!

Campos Cheesesteaks Photo credit-   Kyle Huff

 About the Philadelphia Convention and Visitors Bureau

The Philadelphia Convention and Visitors Bureau (PHLCVB) creates positive economic impact across the Philadelphia region, driving job growth, and promoting the health and vibrancy of our hospitality industry by marketing the destination and the Pennsylvania Convention Center, and attracting overnight visitors. Our work engages our local community, as well as culturally and ethnically diverse regional, national and international convention, sporting event and tourism customers.

For more information about Philadelphia Convention and Visitors Bureau, go to

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