Eating one of these Philly cheesesteak tacos is just like eating a hot Philly cheesesteak sandwich, but in taco form. They're loaded with shaved beef, sautéed peppers, onions, and homemade queso, and they're so creamy and delicious.
What's better than a sandwich? A taco! These Philly cheesesteak tacos are so good. They're loaded with provolone queso instead of cheez-whiz, which is a fun little spin on the classic Philly cheesesteak sandwich. They come together pretty quickly, and they're a fun take on taco night.
Key Ingredients and Substitutions
For the queso:
- Heavy whipping cream
- Canned chopped green chiles
- Provolone cheese- We use slices of provolone cheese. If you don't like provolone and want to use something else, monterey jack is a good substitute.
- Seasonings- salt, black pepper, paprika, and cumin
For everything else:
- Shaved beef steak- We got our shaved beef steak at Trader Joe's, which is a combination of rib and round beef. You can find shaved beef at most grocery stores, but if you're unable to find it, you can thinly slice your own using your favorite cut of inexpensive steak.
- Red bell pepper- Any color of bell pepper will work. Use your favorite.
- Sweet onion
- Other ingredients- butter, olive oil, salt, and black pepper
See recipe card for amounts.
Step 1: Add cream, salt, black pepper, paprika, and cumin to a small pan over medium-high heat. Once bubbling, turn the heat to low, then add the provolone and green chiles. Stir until the cheese is melted and everything is combined, then remove from heat and set aside.
Step 2: Add butter and olive oil to a large pan over medium heat. Once the butter is melted, add the peppers and onions and a pinch of salt and black pepper. Cook, stirring frequently, until the peppers and onions are soft, about 5-6 minutes. Then remove them from the pan.
Step 3: Sprinkle the beef with salt and pepper. Add part of the beef to the pan in one layer and cook for 1 minute, then flip it to the other side and cook for another minute. Remove it from the pan, then repeat with the remaining beef slices.
Step 4: Add beef, peppers, onions, and queso to heated tortillas and enjoy! If you're a mix-all-your-food-together kind of person, then you can mix the beef, peppers, onions, and queso together before putting it on the tortilla.
Frequently asked questions
We love Mission brand street taco tortillas or Trader Joe's mini tortillas. They're the perfect size and super soft. We heat ours directly on our gas stove.
If you have leftovers, store everything separately in air-tight containers in the refrigerator for 3-4 days. To reheat, microwave the components until warm and then compile the tacos as you normally would.
We love these tacos without any toppings. We tried them with avocado and salsa and preferred them without toppings.