Food Hussy Recipe: CopyCat Penn Station Philly Cheese Sub

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 Penn Station - right? I absolutely LOVE Penn Station - I go probably at least a couple times a month - my standard order is Philly Cheese with extra mushrooms, extra cheese & mayo.

Last month I was at Meijer and saw that there was a tray of Certified Angus Beef shaved/sliced steak. Actually - I can't remember the specific name of the cut - but it's in the meat counter at Meijer between the ground beef and the steaks. I asked the meat counter guy (who I quickly made friends with) what you would use that for - he said, "Oh I guess something like Steak-Umms" - which I hadn't heard of in YEARS!

My brain then jumped to Penn Station and I knew what we were having for dinner!!!

To recreate my favorite Penn Station - I pulled out the cast iron and sauteed mushrooms and onions. That's ALWAYS on my Penn Station order! 

Once the veggies are tender - add the sliced steak. It cooks up VERY quickly - literally just a 2-3 minutes or so and you're done! This is a super quick dinner! As far as seasoning - I just add a little salt & pepper - I don't think you need much - the steak is a good quality - so that's good on its own.

After the steak is ready - grab your favorite roll (you can go for the crispy ones - I went for a little softer sub roll version) - open it up and pile on the toppings. Top with a thick slice of provolone and pop it under the broiler or in the toaster oven.

Boomio - Penn Station at home! The great thing about this is you can buy as much or as little as you need for your family. One pound makes 4-6 sandwiches depending on how much you fill them and how large your sub rolls are.

I put a thin layer of mayo on the roll before I added the beef and then a little more after the broiler but top it however you like.

Now that I make this at home - I hardly ever go to Penn Station any more! Between this and my Maid Rite recipe - I'm coming into my own with recipes in a rotation that we have all the time.

Again - I've never seen this meat anywhere else or in another form or brand - so if you'd like to try it - check Meijer's meat counter and enjoy!

Yield: 2

Copycat Penn Station Philly Cheesesteak

Penn Station is one of my favorite fast casual restaurants and this Philly Cheese has been my regular order for 15 years! Then I came across sliced steak at the Meijer meat counter and realized - I can make it at home!!! Yum!! Delicious!!

prep time: 5 minscook time: 15 minstotal time: 20 mins


  • 1 pound Certified Angus Beef - Sliced Steak (at the meat counter at Meijer)
  • 1/2 onion
  • 4-8 oz mushrooms, sliced & chopped
  • salt & pepper
  • sub rolls
  • provolone cheese
  • mayo


  1. Saute mushrooms and onions in cast iron pan for 3-4 minutes until soft. 
  2. Add sliced steak (temp on high) and fry for 2-3 minutes. 
  3. Open favorite sub roll and pile on the steak mixture. 
  4. Top with thick slice of provolone and heat under broiler or toaster oven for 2-3 minutes until cheese is melted and bubbly. 
  5. Remove from toaster oven and top with mayo

Check out my recipe for the CopyCat Penn Station Chicken Teriyaki Sub too! 


  1. What planet is this a Philly Cheesesteak only coniststs of chopped beef, a bun and your choice of cheese which can be American, Swiss, Cheesewhiz which is call Wit. Then you can add onions. If you add sauce it's pizza sauce or Allentown Red Sauce. If you want to add mushrooms, pepperoni, bacon or anything else that's up to you.

    1. It's the planet called Penn Station!

  2. Please mayo is only used on a cheesesteak hoagie or chickensteak.

  3. Unfortunately, Penn Station has decreased the amount of meat on their sandwiches. Verified this at 2 locations.