These Philly Cheesesteak Sliders are a delicious mix of soft ribeye steak, melty provolone cheese, and crunchy fried onions. The sliders are made on soft King's Hawaiian rolls and get even tastier with a special garlic butter glaze. This glaze gives each bite a flavor boost. They are great for parties, game nights, or just a tasty family dinner.
As the sliders bake, the glaze caramelizes, turning the tops a golden brown while the provolone cheese melts into a gooey embrace. In just 15 minutes, the Philly Cheesesteak Sliders will emerge from the oven ready to be gobbled down.
Shaved ribeye steak, a culinary gem, offers a decadent and melt-in-your-mouth experience. Sliced thinly for optimal tenderness, it boasts rich marbling, ensuring a flavorful bite. Whether sizzling on a grill or sautéed to perfection, shaved ribeye elevates dishes with its succulent texture and robust beefy taste, making it a gourmet delight.
Provolone cheese: Provolone cheese, an Italian classic, enchants with its smooth texture and mild, nutty flavor. A semi-hard cheese, it melts beautifully, making it the perfect addition to these sliders sandwiches. You can alos use sliced cheddar, Swiss, or American cheese.
King's Hawaiian Rolls: This bread is enowned for its irresistible sweetness and pillowy texture, and is iconic in the world of baked goods. Originating from the Aloha State, this bread captures the essence of Hawaii with its unique blend of tropical flavors. Baked to perfection, each loaf boasts a golden-brown exterior that gives way to a soft, melt-in-your-mouth interior. Whether used for sandwiches, sliders, or enjoyed on its own, King's Hawaiian bread adds a touch of indulgence to any meal.
How to make
1. Heat a large non-stick skillet over medium-high heat. Add the ribeye steak (A), in batches if necessary, and cook on both sides for couple minutes until browned (B). Transfer the meat to a cutting board.(C)
2. Do not separate the rolls. Slice them in half crosswise cutting through all the rolls. Place the bottom half of the rolls in a baking dish.(D)
3. Make the glaze: In a small bowl, combine the melted butter, garlic, Worcestershire sauce, mustard, brown sugar and paprika. Mix until blended. (E) Pour half of the glaze over the steak layer. (F)
4. Arrange the provolone cheese slices on top of the steak.(G) Then scatter the fried onions over the cheese.(H)
5. Top with the other half of the Hawaiian rolls. Pour the rest of the glaze evenly over the top of the buns.
6. Bake at 425F until the tops begin to get golden brown and the cheese has melted completely, about 15 minutes. Remove from the oven and serve while warm.
About Philly Cheesesteak
The Philly cheesesteak, a mouthwatering sandwich born in Philadelphia, traces its roots back to the 1930s. Pat Olivieri, a hot dog vendor, invented it by putting grilled beef and onions in a roll. Cheese was later added, creating the iconic combination. Today, Philly cheesesteaks are a beloved symbol of the city, with variations and debates on the best toppings enriching its flavorful history.
- Perfectly Cooked Ribeye: For tender and flavorful Philly Cheesesteak Sliders, ensure you cook the ribeye steak just right. Searing it in a hot pan for a couple of minutes on each side until it's nicely browned adds a delicious touch. Make sure not to overcook it to keep the meat juicy and mouthwatering.
- Layering Technique: When assembling your sliders, use a thoughtful layering approach. Start with a base of sliced ribeye steak, ensuring an even distribution. Follow with a layer of provolone cheese to guarantee a gooey and creamy texture. The fried onions provide a crispy contrast, making each bite a delightful combination of flavors and textures.
- Glaze Application: The garlic butter glaze is a game-changer for these sliders. To evenly infuse the sliders with its savory goodness, pour half of the glaze over the steak layer before adding the cheese and fried onions. The remaining glaze goes on top of the second layer of Hawaiian rolls, ensuring a perfect balance of flavors throughout.
- Golden Brown Perfection: Keep an eye on the sliders while they bake in the oven. Aim for a golden brown color on the top layer of Hawaiian rolls. This ensures that the sliders are not only cooked through but also have a delightful crispiness. The golden hue indicates a perfect melding of flavors and textures, signaling that they are ready to be devoured.
- Serve Warm: Philly Cheesesteak Sliders are at their best when served warm. The melted cheese, combined with the savory glaze, creates a delightful experience that is heightened when enjoyed fresh out of the oven. Plan your timing so that these sliders can be served promptly, allowing your guests to relish the gooey goodness while it's still at its peak.
You can make the glaze ahead, and then cover and refrigerate it untol ready to use. Warm it gently on the stovetop before using.
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Philly Cheesesteak Sliders
- 12 small rolls, such as King's Hawaiian
- 3 cups shaved ribeye steak
- 8 oz. sliced provolone cheese
- 1 cup fried onions
For the Glaze
- 1 stick (8 Tbs.) butter, melted
- 3 cloves garlic, minced
- 2 tsp. brown mustard
- 2 tsp. Worcestershire sauce
- 1 Tbs. packed brown sugar
- 1 tsp. smoked paprika
- 2 Tbs. chopped fresh parsley
- Heat a large non-stick skillet over medium-high heat. Add the ribeye steak, in batches if necessary, and cook on both sides for couple minutes until browned. Transfer the meat to a cutting board.
- In a small skillet, heat the oil over medium heat. Add the onion and cook, stirring often, until softened, about 3 minutes.
- Preheat the oven to 425°F. Do not separate the rolls. Slice them in half crosswise cutting through all the rolls. Place the bottom half of the rolls in a baking dish.
- Cut the cooked steak into thin slices and then in half, creating about 2-inch thin slices. Arrange the meat evenly over the bottom of the rolls.
- Make the glaze: In a small bowl, combine the melted butter, garlic, Worcestershire sauce, mustard, brown sugar and paprika. Mix with a fork until blended. Pour half of the glaze over the steak layer.
- Arrange the provolone cheese layer on top of the steak. Then scatter the fried onions over the cheese.
- Top with the other half of the Hawaiian rolls. Pour the rest of the glaze evenly over the top of the buns. Bake until the tops begin to get golden brown and the cheese has melted completely, about 15 minutes. Remove from the oven and serve while warm.