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Cheesesteak Burger

(Not Philly) Cheesesteak Smash Burgers

These cheesesteak inspired burgers are packed with flavor and easy to make.
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Total Time 35 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 4


For the Burgers

  • 2 Pounds ground beef (80/20 or 85/15), divided into 8 portions
  • 2 Tablespoons unsalted butter divided
  • 8 Slices Provolone cheese
  • 8 Slices White American cheese
  • 4 Buns

For the vegetables

  • 2 Tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 Green bell pepper thinly sliced
  • 1 Red bell pepper thinly sliced
  • 1 Yellow onion thinly sliced
  • 1 Teaspoon dried oregano
  • ½ Teaspoon kosher salt
  • ¼ Teaspoon black pepper
  • 2 Cloves garlic minced
  • 1 Tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 Teaspoons red wine vinegar
  • ¼ Cup jarred hot cherry peppers, drained and roughly chopped (optional)


  • Make the peppers. Heat the olive oil in a large skillet over medium. Add the peppers, onions, oregano, salt and pepper. Cook, stirring occasionally, until softened; 10-15 minutes. Add the garlic, Worcestershire and red wine vinegar. Stir, and cook for 3 more minutes until well combined. Taste and adjust seasoning to your liking.
  • Heat a cast iron skillet or griddle over medium high heat until very hot; 3-5 minutes. Brush the skillet with half of the butter and add two portions (or however many you can fit without crowding) of the beef. With two spatulas or a grill press, smash the beef down into ½ inch thick patties, season with salt, and cook for 2 minutes. Flip the patties, top one patty with American cheese and the other with provolone and cook for an additional 1-2 minutes. Repeat with the remaining butter, beef and cheese.
  • Lightly toast the buns on the griddle.
  • To assemble, stack two patties on the bun, one with provolone and one with American cheese. Top with the peppers and onions.
  • Enjoy!
Keyword Burger, cheeseburger, cheesesteak