Big Mac Philly Cheesesteak

Big Mac Philly Cheesesteak is the ultimate sandwich, filled with excellent ribeye and other cheesesteak ingredients and topped with Big Mac sauce.

Big Mac Philly Cheesesteak

Big Mac Philly Cheesesteak

I adore Big Mac Philly Cheesesteak. The melty cheese, caramelized onions, and ribeye steak form the ideal sandwich fillings. That’s probably why I’ve included cheese steak taste into so many traditional comfort meals. I’ve prepared everything from Philly Cheesesteak Stuffed Shells to Philly Cheesesteak Pot Pie!

Since my Copycat Big Mac has been a popular dish on the site, I wondered why not combine my love of Philly Cheesesteak with Big Mac flavor? The end result was this delectable dish for a traditional Philly Cheesesteak with tasty Big Mac Sauce.

Big Mac Philly Cheesesteak Ingredient

Big Mac Philly Cheesesteak Ingredients

  • Steak: Rather than a beef patty prepared from a ground beef combination, like in a conventional Big Mac recipe, I’ve generally maintained to the traditional components for a Philly Cheesesteak. The most crucial of these elements is, of course, the steak. To achieve the most realistic flavor, use thinly cut ribeye steak.
  • Onions: In addition to the steak, caramelized onions will be used to improve the flavor of the sandwich.
  • Big Mac Sauce: The sauce components are what distinguishes this Cheesesteak dish from others. To make imitation Big Mac Sauce, combine mayonnaise, French dressing, sweet relish, ketchup, white vinegar, onion powder, and salt. It’s the ideal taste complement to legendary Philly cheesesteaks.
  • Bread: I used hoagie bread rolls. They will taste better if you toast them before adding the filling.
  • American Cheese: Place each piece of cheese in the center of the meat so that it melts.

Kitchen Tools & Equipment

  • Cast-iron Skillet: Cast-iron All of the cooking may be done in a single skillet, therefore a medium to large size is recommended. You’ll be cooking a 24 oz. ribeye, so be sure the pan you use will hold the steak. Remember to heat the vegetable oil in your pan before frying the onions and ribeye.
  • Small to medium. Covered Container: Although not needed, it is advised that you create the McDonald’s Secret Big Mac Sauce the day before and store it in a covered container in the refrigerator overnight. The sauce tastes better after allowing the components to rest together overnight.

How to Make Big Mac Philly Cheesesteak

Saute the onions.
Put a cast-iron skillet over medium heat and add 3 tablespoons vegetable oil. Then, add the thinly sliced onions. Cook for 5-6 minutes, stirring frequently, until transparent. Then, remove the onions and add the remaining oil.

Cook the steak.
Increase the heat to high and add the ribeye steak. Sear for 1-2 minutes per side, seasoning with kosher salt and ground black pepper. Return the onions to the pan and toss in with the steak meat.

Toast the Hoagies!
Then, coat the interior of the hoagies with melted butter and set them in the pan, butter side down. Allow the hoagies to brown for 2-3 minutes.

Big Mac Philly Cheesesteak

McDonald’s Secret Big Mac Sauce.
Combine mayonnaise, creamy French dressing, sweet relish, ketchup, white vinegar, onion powder, and salt in a medium mixing basin. If you make the sauce ahead of time, you may cover it and store it in the refrigerator overnight.

Big Mac Philly Cheesesteak

Assemble the sandwiches.
Spread the Big Mac Sauce on both sides of the bread. Fill each hoagie bun with ⅛ of the meat and two slices of American cheese. To melt the cheese, add an additional ⅛ of the meat. Then, top with shredded lettuce and seal the hoagie bun. Enjoy your Big Mac Philly Cheesesteak.

Big Mac Philly Cheesesteak

Can these Sandwiches be made ahead?

The actual sandwiches and meat are best eaten fresh, but the Big Mac Sauce may be made ahead of time. It’s actually nicer if it rests overnight, and it can be prepared and refrigerated up to a week in advance.

Recipe Tips & Tricks

Make the Big Mac Philly Cheesesteak Sauce in Advance

This secret sauce tastes best when made the day before and the ingredients may sit together in the refrigerator overnight in a sealed container.

Avoid Overcooking the Ribeye

Overcooking the ribeye might lead the meat to lose its juiciness, which you don’t want. To achieve the finest results, cook for the required time.

What to Pair With Big Mac Philly Cheesesteak

  • Drinks: Red meat naturally works well with red wine, but because this is a sloppy fast-food sammie, opt for a low-key, casual red blend. A favorite beer, club soda with fresh lemon, or soda pop of your choosing would also be wonderful!
  • Side dishes: French fries are the most apparent and customary accompaniment to any form of a Philly Cheesesteak. Onion Rings are another fantastic side dish, or you may go with something simpler, like potato chips.

How to Store Big Mac Philly Cheesesteak

  • Store: If you have leftovers, keep the meat filling separate from the bread. The steak and onions may be stored in an airtight jar in the refrigerator for 3-4 days.
  • Reheat: To reheat the beef, place it in a pan over medium heat and cook, tossing often, until just heated through. Toast fresh hoagies and top with new cheese before serving.
  • Freeze: You may freeze the steak meat for up to six months. Let the meat cool fully before storing it in a freezer bag. Thaw it in the refrigerator before cooking it on the stove.

Ideas to Serve

When it comes to serving this eye-catching sandwich with a side dish, nothing extravagant is required. If you want to wow guests at a gathering, partially wrap your sandwich in deli paper and place it on a wooden serving board with many other sandwiches.

Big Mac Philly Cheesesteak Sliders are a wonderful appetizer to make for a party. Assemble the meat, onions, and sauce as usual. Then butter and toast the slider buns. Because you’re using little slider buns, you’ll need to slice the meat to fit inside the mini sandwiches. Divide the remaining filling ingredients evenly, and enjoy your Philly Cheesesteak Sliders.

Big Mac Philly Cheesesteak Variations

  • Hamburger Bun: If you want to make this dish more like a Big Mac, place the steak, onions, cheese, and sauce inside a sesame hamburger bun. Keep in mind that the sesame hamburger bread is smaller than a hoagie roll, so you won’t be able to fit as much stuff in it.
  • Big Mac Sauce: If you want to spice up the Big Mac Sauce, try adding a sprinkle of cayenne pepper, garlic powder, powdered mustard, or coarse ground pepper.
  • Cheese: Instead of using American cheese in your Philly cheese recipe, consider a layer of provolone. Many people believe that spray cheese is the only method to produce a real Philly cheesesteak.
  • Add-ins: For sandwich toppings, consider chopping green onions or adding sliced bell peppers. Philly cheesesteaks are typically filled with green peppers.


What cheese should I use in Big Mac Philly Cheesesteak?

Philly Cheesesteaks typically contain three types of cheese. Provolone, American, or Cheez Whiz. Some people insist that their favored cheese is the right one. However, I’ve always believed that you should follow your own tastes. We used American in this dish, but feel free to substitute.

What isBig Mac Philly Cheesesteak Sauce?

Some people believe Big Mac Sauce is simply Thousand Island Dressing, but it has its own distinct flavor that is tangier and sweeter. The exact recipe for the sauce is a closely guarded secret, however our handmade Big Mac Sauce comes close in terms of flavor!

Big Mac Philly Cheesesteak

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Big Mac Philly Cheesesteak

Big Mac Philly Cheesesteak

Big Mac Philly Cheesesteak is the ultimate sandwich, filled with excellent ribeye and other cheesesteak ingredients and topped with Big Mac sauce.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Cuisine American
Servings 4


Philly Cheesesteak:

  • 4 tablespoons vegetable oil divided
  • 2 large onion thinly sliced
  • 24 ounces rib eye thinly sliced
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon coarse ground black pepper

McDonald’s Secret Big Mac Sauce:

  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/4 cup creamy French dressing Kraft or Wishbone work great
  • 2 tablespoons sweet relish
  • 1 tablespoon ketchup
  • 1 teaspoon white vinegar
  • 1/4 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt

To Finish:

  • 4 hoagie rolls
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 8 slices American Cheese
  • 2 cups iceberg lettuce shredded


Philly Cheesesteak:

  • In a cast-iron pan over medium heat, add three tablespoons of vegetable oil and the onions.
  • Cook for 5-6 minutes, stirring often, until the mixture is transparent.
  • Remove the onions and add the remaining oil.
  • Increase the heat to high.
  • Add the meat and sear on each side for 1-2 minutes.
  • Season with salt and pepper.
  • Return onions to the pan and swirl to mix.
  • Brush hoagies with melted butter, then set greased side down on a griddle or skillet to brown for 2-3 minutes.

McDonald’s Secret Big Mac Sauce:

  • Mix the ingredients well.
  • If you have time or can plan ahead, the sauce tastes best after being refrigerated at least overnight.

To Finish:

  • When the meat is done cooking, spread Big Mac sauce on both sides of the bread.
  • Fill each hoagie roll with ⅛ of the meat, then top with two slices of American cheese (folded in half for thickness).
  • Top each bun with an additional ⅛ of the meat to melt the cheese between the heated foods.
  • Top with shredded lettuce and seal the top of the hoagie bun.
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