Philly Cheese Steak Burgers – Gourmet Burger Recipe

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Make Philly Cheese Steak Burgers with this gourmet burger recipe! Featuring sauteed peppers and onions plus smoked provolone cheese sauce. They are SO delicious and perfect for dinner tonight!


It is any surprise that a carb nut like me would love sandwiches too? Well of course not. 

That is one of the things that I loved about New Orleans. They could be in the running for the sandwich capital of America with all those fabulous Po’Boys and Muffalettas! 

Another city that thrills me for its fabulous sandwich representation is Philly. I mean can it really get any better than a Philly cheese steak sandwich?

Once you taste a cheesy Philly Cheese Steak Burger you might think so.

Philly Cheese Steak Burgers

I love Philly Cheese Steak sandwiches. The soft white bread with thinly cut slices of steak, topped with gobs of provolone cheese, and of course, sauteed peppers and onions. My mouth waters even at the thought.

So, for your devouring pleasure I bring you the Cheesy Philly Cheese Steak Burgers.  A fabulous burger loaded with steak flavor and topped with sauteed peppers, caramelized onions and the most delicious smoked provolone cheese sauce you have ever eaten.

Chad and I went nuts over these burgers. This is an amazing gourmet burger recipe, and if you dare to make a double batch of smoked provolone cheese sauce, it is amazing on fries too!

Pro tip for making any gourmet burger recipe:

  • Use a gentle touch – When you are making the patties, be careful not to over work the meat mixture, because too much handling creates tough, dry burgers. 
  • Don’t press down – Try to avoid pressing down on the burgers while they are cooking. All this does is squeeze out the juicy goodness from inside the burgers.


With love from our simple kitchen to yours. 

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Gourmet Burger with sauteed peppers and onions plus smoked provolone cheese sauce

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Gourmet Philly Cheese Steak Burgers

Donna Elick
Make Philly Cheese Steak Burgers with this gourmet burger recipe! Featuring sauteed peppers and onions plus smoked provolone cheese sauce.
5 stars from 1 review
Tried this recipe?Please comment and review!
Prep Time 30 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Course Main
Cuisine American
Method Grill, Stovetop
Servings 4



  • 2 pounds ground sirloin or chuck
  • 1 tablespoon Montreal grill seasoning
  • 1 tablespoon A-1 Steak Sauce
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon fresh ground black pepper


  • 1 large yellow onion
  • 2 bell peppers, I used 1/2 each: red, orange, yellow and green
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, divided
  • kosher salt
  • fresh ground black pepper
  • 4 hamburger buns, I love these homemade buns
  • 1 recipe Provolone cheese sauce


  • Combine burger ingredients in a large mixing bowl. Mix with hands to combine. Do not over mix.
  • Form beef into 4 patties, slightly larger than your bun. Make a slight indentation in the center of the burger to prevent it from doming up in the center. (The indentation will rise as your burger cooks). Set aside while you prepare the toppings.
  • Melt 1 tablespoon butter in a large skillet over medium high heat, add onions. Toss to coat, cover and cook for 20-25 minutes until onions are caramelized, stirring occasionally. Season with salt and pepper, to taste.
  • Meanwhile in a large skillet over high heat, melt 1 tablespoon butter. Add sliced peppers, toss to coat. Cook until peppers are soft. Season with salt and pepper, to taste.
  • Preheat grill to high.
  • Grill until golden brown and slightly charred (about 3 minutes), turning once (cook for 3 minutes on the other side for medium). Close grill cover. Try not to press down on your burger with a spatula. It will cause the juices to escape and will create a dry burger!
  • Toast buns on low or indirect heat.
  • To dress burger: Place a burger on toasted bottom bun, top with 1/4 of the sautéed peppers and onions, and a heaping spoonful of smoked provolone cheese sauce. Then, top with a toasted top bun.
  • Serve and enjoy!


Serving: 1 | Calories: 696cal | Carbohydrates: 30g | Protein: 48g | Fat: 42g | Saturated Fat: 17g | Cholesterol: 169mg | Sodium: 1010mg | Sugar: 8g | Fiber: 3g | Calcium: 124mg | Iron: 7mg

All nutritional information is based on third party calculations and is only an estimate. Each recipe’s nutritional value will vary depending on the ingredients used, measuring methods, and portion sizes.

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Originally published 6/24/13

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  1. 5 stars
    This is such an awesome gourmet burger. My family all chose different toppings for their own and I definitely think mine came out on top!

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