French Onion Cheesesteak

French Onion Soup + Philly Cheesesteak = French Onion Cheesesteak. Shaved steak, bourbon caramelized onions, and creamy gruyere fondue make up this sandwich…it’s silly good.

yields 2 cheesesteaks

Bourbon Caramelized Onions

Make a big batch- these are great on everything. Can be made in advance

Gruyere Fondue

The ultimate cheese sauce. Can be made in advance.

Fried Shallots

Using a mandoline; thinly slice one shallot.  Add canola oil and shallots to heavy bottomed sauce pan.  Bring up to medium heat; allow shallots to become golden, turn off heat.  When shallots have reached a deep golden brown; use spider to remove shallots and place on a few sheets of paper towels to dry.

French Onion Cheesesteak Assembly

  • 2 Italian hoagie rolls

  • 14oz shaved steak ribeye (can substitute shaved top round, or strip steak)

  • 1 T canola oil

  • gruyere fondue

  • bourbon caramelized onions

  • fried shallots and minced chives

Heat large cast iron pan at medium-high heat.  Add oil.  When oil starts to shimmer, add steak and season.  Cook steak until desired doneness.  Remove steak from heat and set aside.  Toast hoagie rolls in same cast iron pan used for steak.  

Fill toasted hoagie rolls with steak.  Using tongs, top with warmed caramelized onions.  Ladle warmed gruyere fondue on cheesesteak.  Top with fried shallot and minced chives.


cocktail: Black Walnut Old Fashioned

beer: Dry-Hopped Pilsner. The inherent crispness of the pilsner along with the bitterness from the hops cut through this rich, decadent cheesesteak. Some beers to look for: FIrestone Walker Pivo Pils, Peak Organic Fresh Cut Pils.