The classic Philadelphia cheesesteak is a classic combination of steak, cheese, and peppers on a sub roll. But with the rise in popularity of “low-carb” diets, the traditional cheesesteak has become somewhat of a no-no for those interested in sticking to an eating plan. But don’t worry, this delicious dish can still be enjoyed by those watching their carb intake; all it takes is some minor adjustments!
Before we get to the delicious recipe for low-carb Philly cheesesteaks, let’s first go over the basics of low-carb eating. Low-carb diets focus on eating fewer carbs and more proteins and healthy fats, while avoiding processed sugars, wheat-based products, and most starches. This way of eating can help improve blood sugar and cholesterol levels and potentially promote weight loss. Now, let’s get to the recipe.
Low-Carb Philly Cheesesteaks
• 2 large bell peppers, sliced into strips
• 1 small onion, sliced
• 1 lb of thinly sliced steak or ground beef
• 2 tablespoons of olive or avocado oil
• 1/2 teaspoon of garlic powder
• 8 ounces of sliced provolone cheese
• Salt and pepper to taste
• Optional: mustard, ketchup, lettuce, or your favorite low-carb bread
1. Heat the olive or avocado oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add the bell peppers and onion; cook until the vegetables are softened, about 5 minutes.
2. Add the steak or ground beef to the skillet and cook until no longer pink, about 10 minutes.
3. Add the garlic powder and salt and pepper to taste.
4. Add the cheese and stir until the cheese is melted.
5. Serve the steak and cheese mixture in a bowl with your favorite low-carb bread, lettuce, ketchup, or mustard if desired.
This low-carb Philly cheesesteak recipe is easy enough and delicious enough to satisfy any craving for the classic sandwich. Not only does it taste great, it also keeps carbs low and is a great option for those following a low-carb diet. And whether you choose to serve it in a bowl or on top of a low-carb bun, this recipe is sure to become a regular in your household! Give it a try and enjoy.