Philly Cheese Steak Burger

Start summer the right way with this Philly Cheese Steak Burger on the menu! Our Philly Cheese Steak Burger is a gourmet burger recipe that will make a good first impression at your next BBQ!

In this article you'll find everything you need to make my gourmet Philly Cheese Steak Burger for your next BBQ.

I explain how to shop for and choose the best ingredients, how to form and season homemade burger patties, what kitchen tools you need, how to make this recipe on the grill, along with a video to show you how to cook your Philly Cheese Steak Burgers in a skillet for year round enjoyment.
Philly Cheese Steak Burger
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WHAT IS A PHILLY CHEESE STEAK BURGER?

A Philly cheese steak burger is a gourmet burger recipe loaded with all of our favorite Philly cheese steak toppings. The perfect combination of juicy beef, butter basted to delicious perfection, atop a toasted brioche bun and topped with sauteed onions, peppers, and mushrooms slathered in a creamy Provolone cheese sauce. 

Full disclosure: When I first made this recipe I felt like it was a fail. I topped the burgers with 2 slices of provolone cheese and melted it and then piled on the sauteed vegetables and a toasted brioche bun, but something was missing. I wasn't happy with the flavor, so I made it again, but this time I made a Provolone cheese sauce and, let me tell ya, that cheese sauce made ALL THE DIFFERENCE in the world! This burger recipe is a winner now!

The cheese sauce is super easy to make with only 3 simple ingredients and truly makes a difference in the overall Philly Cheese Steak Burger experience. Trust me on this one! What are you waiting for? Pick up the ingredients today to make this gourmet burger recipe tonight!
Philly Cheese Steak Burger with sauteed vegetables and Provolone cheese sauce dripping down

WHAT IS A GOURMET BURGER?

A gourmet burger uses quality, fresh ingredients to maximize flavor. A gourmet burger recipe should never be boring or run-of-the-mill. It should have unique toppings like this Philly Cheese Steak Burger or my Bacon Jam Burger to temp your taste buds and keep you coming back for more.

HOMEMADE BURGER PATTIES

When it comes to a gourmet burger recipe you make at home it's important to use the highest quality ingredients you can, which is why I always use Certified Angus Beef® brand beef. For the freshest possible burger you can pick up a chuck roast and ask your butcher to grind it for you, but you are likely to find Certified Angus Beef® ground chuck patties in the store ready and waiting to go on the grill or in the skillet.

An 80/20 ratio makes the perfect gourmet burger, in my humble opinion. I know it can be tempting to go with 90/10 to reduce fat, but let's face it, fat = flavor so don't skimp when it comes to making the juiciest, best homemade burger you can. Some swear by a 70/30 blend, but I find that too fatty. It leaves a greasy feeling in my mouth that I don't like.

Certified Angus Beef ground chuck ready to be pressedPhilly Cheese Steak Burger patty pressed and ready to cook

We like 1/3 pound burgers. 1/3 pound burgers are just the right size for us - not too big and not too small. 

If you are forming the patties yourself, you want to be careful not to handle the beef too much to ensure a more tender burger. I recommend using a burger press. They are fairly inexpensive and make quick work of forming the burger patties.

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This is the burger press I use > Weston Burger Express Hamburger Press with Patty Ejector. I also recommend the wax paper squares for dividers. I use a square on the bottom and on top of the beef when pressing to keep my burger press clean. These are the squares I use > Hamburger Patty Paper Sheets.
Philly Cheese Steak Burger patties formed and ready to grill or cook on the stove

BURGER SEASONING

When making a gourmet burger at home, I like to let the beef shine through, so I season my homemade burger patties on one side with kosher salt and freshly cracked black pepper. Once seasoned they are ready for the grill or the skillet. Always put the patties on the grill (or in the skillet) seasoned side down and then season the other side.

For 1/3 pound burgers, I use approximately 1/8 tsp salt on each side of the burger patty and about the same for the pepper. The flavor of the beef combined with the sauteed vegetables and creamy Provolone cheese sauce really works well together so there's no need to mess with lots of other seasoning in the meat.

Plus, as I mentioned before, you don't want to overwork the beef and risk altering the texture of the burger by mixing in a lot of other stuff.
Assembling Philly Cheese Steak Burgers with vegetables on top

WHAT IS THE BEST BUN FOR A BURGER?

If you think your burger bun doesn't matter, think again! When it comes to a homemade gourmet burger recipe you don't want to skimp on the bun.

Toasted brioche burger buns are the best burger buns. Brioche burger buns are golden and pillowy soft with a hint of sweetness.

These beautiful brioche buns filled with all the delicious ingredients for our Philly Cheese Steak Burgers truly elevated this gourmet burger recipe to a whole other level of awesomeness!

HOW TO GRILL BURGERS

  1. Heat one side of grill to mid-high heat. Make sure you have an area of the grill with indirect heat for a cast iron skillet.
  2. Brush the grate with oil.
  3. Place burgers on grill over direct, mid-high heat seasoned side down. Add the rest of your seasoning to the top side of burgers. Sear about 4-5 minutes, flip burgers and sear another 4 minutes.
  4. Move burgers to a cast iron skillet set on the grill over indirect heat. Add a tablespoon of butter and a clove of garlic to the skillet and butter baste (spoon the butter over the burgers) for another minute or until desired doneness.
Burgers cooking in garlic butter on the stove in cast iron skillet

HOW TO MAKE BURGERS ON THE STOVE - FRYING PAN BURGERS

  1. Heat a cast iron skillet over mid-high heat. 
  2. Add 1 Tbsp oil
  3. Place burgers in skillet seasoned side down. Add the rest of your seasoning to the top side of burgers.
  4. Sear 4-5 minutes. Flip burgers, add 1 Tbsp butter and a clove of garlic. Sear while butter basting burgers (spoon butter over burgers) for another 4 minutes or until desired doneness.






PHILLY CHEESE STEAK BURGERS RECIPE TIPS

  1. Watch the video as it shows how to make this recipe step-by-step
  2. Make the cheese sauce first
  3. While cream for cheese sauce is reducing, start the vegetables by sauteing the mushrooms until softened then add the onions and peppers and cook until softened to your liking
  4. Remove vegetables from the skillet and use same skillet to cook burgers. If grilling burgers, you can cook the vegetables in the skillet on the grill and use the same skillet to finish the burgers with the butter baste.
  5. Don't forget to lightly toast the brioche buns






Gourmet Burger Recipe, Philly Cheese Steak Burgers
Main, Beef
American
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Yield: 6 burgers
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Philly Cheese Steak Burger

A GOURMET BURGER RECIPE that's sure to become a family favorite! Our Philly Cheese Steak Burger is a gourmet burger recipe that will make a good first impression at your next BBQ!
prep time: 10 Mcook time: 30 Mtotal time: 40 M

ingredients:

Provolone Cheese Sauce
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1/2 cup Mozzarella and Provolone cheese mix, shredded (see notes)
  • 1 Tbsp Parmesan cheese, grated
  • Salt and Pepper to taste
Sauteed Vegetables
  • 2 Tbsp unsalted butter
  • 1 pint sliced mushrooms, white or baby portobello mushrooms
  • 1 red bell pepper, julienned (see notes)
  • 1 green bell pepper, julienned (see notes)
  • 1 yellow onion, sliced
Philly Cheese Steak Burgers
  • 2 lbs Certified Angus Beef® ground chuck, formed into 6 patties
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons kosher salt
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons black pepper, freshly cracked
  • 1 Tbsp unsalted butter
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 6 Brioche Buns, toasted

instructions:

How to cook Philly Cheese Steak Burger

Provolone Cheese Sauce
  1. Bring 1 cup heavy cream to a boil in a 4 quart sauce pan over medium heat
  2. Boil 1 minute stirring
  3. Reduce heat to medium and simmer for about 10 minutes until cream is reduced by half
  4. Remove from heat and add 1/2 cup shredded Mozzarella and Provolone cheese mix and 1 Tbsp grated Parmesan cheese
  5. Stir to melt cheese
  6. Set aside until ready to use
Sauteed Vegetables
  1. Heat a cast iron skillet over mid-high heat and melt 2 tablespoons butter
  2. Add 1 pint sliced mushrooms and a pinch of kosher salt. Stir to coat with butter. Saute mushrooms until they begin to soften and release their juices. About 5-8 minutes.
  3. Add julienned peppers and onions and stir. Saute another 5-10 minutes until softened to your desired consistency
  4. Salt and pepper to taste
  5. Remove from skillet and set aside
Burgers on the Stove
  1. Season one side of each burger patty with an 1/8 teaspoon kosher salt and an 1/8 teaspoon black pepper. Adjust the seasonings to suit your taste if needed.
  2. Using same cast iron skillet over mid-high heat, lay 3 burger patties in hot skillet seasoned side down. NOTE: The skillet should still have leftover fat in it from the vegetables, but add more oil as needed.
  3. After laying patties in skillet, season tops of each burger patty in same manner.
  4. Sear burger patties for 4-5 minutes without moving.
  5. Flip burger patties over and add 1 Tbsp butter and 1 clove garlic to the skillet. Cook 4 minutes longer (or until desired doneness) while basting patties with butter. 
  6. Repeat with remaining 3 burgers.
  7. Place each burger patty on a toasted brioche bun and top with a heaping helping of sauteed vegetables and Provolone cheese sauce. Serve & enjoy!
Burgers on the Grill
  1. Season one side of each burger patty with an 1/8 teaspoon kosher salt and an 1/8 teaspoon black pepper. Adjust the seasonings to suit your taste if needed.
  2. Heat one side of grill to mid-high heat. Make sure you have an area of the grill with indirect heat for a cast iron skillet.
  3. Brush the grate with oil.
  4. Place burgers on grill over direct, mid-high heat seasoned side down. Add the rest of your seasoning to the top side of burgers. Sear about 4-5 minutes, flip burgers and sear another 4 minutes.
  5. Move burgers to a cast iron skillet set on the grill over indirect heat. Add a tablespoon of butter and a clove of garlic to the skillet and butter baste (spoon the butter over the burgers) for another minute or until desired doneness.
  6. Place each burger patty on a toasted brioche bun and top with a heaping helping of sauteed vegetables and Provolone cheese sauce. Serve & enjoy!

NOTES:

1. Sargento makes a Mozzarella and Provolone shredded cheese mix that is just fantastic
2. Julienne means to cut into strips
Calories
817.64
Fat (grams)
54.70
Sat. Fat (grams)
29.16
Carbs (grams)
42.51
Fiber (grams)
3.31
Net carbs
39.19
Sugar (grams)
10.77
Protein (grams)
39.32
Sodium (milligrams)
1106.89
Cholesterol (grams)
263.61
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