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Best Philly Cheese Steaks Recipe (Lettuce Wraps)

These easy Philly Cheese Steaks recipe with lettuce wraps are loaded with tender and juicy steak, provolone cheese, caramelized onions and peppers all nested in crisp bibb lettuce! This is one low carb, easy meal that you can sink your teeth into!

Steak is always in our weekly menu rotation. It’s a great source of protein and there are so many wonderful ways to prepare it. Some of our favorites are these Sheet Pan Fajitas, Street Tacos, and this Oven Baked Sirloin.

So, it should be no surprise that juicy and delicious steak takes center stage in these flavorful and super easy to make lettuce wraps. Lettuce wraps like these Buffalo Chicken Lettuce Wraps are a great choice if anyone is following a keto diet while being flexible enough for the entire family.

cast iron skillet with cheesesteak with green peppers and cheese with butter lettuce beside it

Why We Love this Recipe:

Great flavor: Ribeyes are so flavorful but when you add onion and peppers and top it off with ooey gooey cheese, it takes the flavor to a whole new level of deliciousness!

Healthy: Lettuce wraps, in general, are definitely on the healthier side. They are a perfect alternative to tacos, tortillas, bread and buns.

Quick lunch or dinner: Lettuce wraps are great for those last-minute easy dinners. With just a few ingredients and very little prep time, you can have a healthy and delicious meal ready in 30 minutes or less.

Traditional Cheesesteak Sandwich: Adapt this easily for those not eating a low carb or keto diet with a hoagie roll or choice of bread.

What’s Needed to Make the Best Philly Cheese Steaks Wraps

  • 1 T. unsalted butter
  • 2 T. extra virgin olive oil, divided
  • 1 medium yellow onion, sliced thin
  • 1 large green bell peppers, sliced thin
  • Sea salt and black pepper, to taste
  • 1 lbs. Ribeye steak, sliced or shaved very thin
  • ½ t. garlic powder
  • 4-5 slices mild Provolone cheese
  • 1 large head Bibb lettuce, separated, rinsed, and patted dry
cheesesteak lettuce wrap with peppers and cheese

How to Make Delicious Philly Cheese Steak Wraps:

  1. Melt butter and one tablespoon olive oil in a large nonstick skillet set over medium heat. Add the onion and season with salt and black pepper, to taste. Cook onions, stirring occasionally, until the onion starts to soften, approximately 3-4 minutes.
  2. Increase the heat to medium-high and add the sliced peppers to the large skillet with the caramelized onions. Cook, stirring frequently, until the peppers are crisp-tender and nicely charred, approximately 3-4 minutes. Remove from heat and transfer the onions and peppers to a plate. Set aside.
  3. Add sliced steak to the skillet and adjust heat back to medium. Season with the garlic powder, plus salt and black pepper, if desired. Cook steak, stirring frequently, just until the meat is browned on all sides, approximately 2-3 minutes.
  4. Return the onions and peppers to the skillet. Stir steak and vegetables to combine. Remove from heat and top the mixture with the Provolone cheese slices. Cover and let stand for 1-2 minutes, or until the cheese is completely melted.
  5. To serve, remove cover and divide the steak mixture among the lettuce leaves. Enjoy!

Quick Tip for Thinly Slicing Beef

Be sure to use very thinly sliced steak for this recipe. For best results, place the steak in the freezer for 20 minutes prior to using a really sharp knife slicing. The steak being firmer helps you to cut thinner slices.

Can I Make These Cheesy Steak Wraps in Advance?

You sure can. They are amazing for meal prep! Just make the filling in advance and store it in an airtight container that is microwavable. Then just reheat when you’re ready for them.

When you are looking for a meal on the go, make up the lettuce wraps and then wrap them a layer of parchment paper, then in plastic wrap to keep them together until you’re ready to eat.

Which Lettuce Is Best for Wraps?

If this is your first time making lettuce wraps, look for butter lettuce in the grocery store. It is hands down the best lettuce for wraps. The leaves are strong and rounded which makes it great for holding a good bit of filling. Plus, it has a really mild flavor that you want for a good wrap.

Variations of Steak and Cheese Wraps:

  • Meat: This recipe calls for thinly sliced or shaved ribeye steak but there are so many choices that work just as well. You can use grilled skirt steak, flank steak, strip steak, ground beef or for a short cut you can even use deli roast beef. These low carb lettuce wraps are also a great way to use leftover steak.
  • Vegetables: Along with the onion and green pepper you can add mushrooms, bean sprouts, freshly diced tomatoes, black beans or any veggie you have on hand.
  • Cheese: Provolone is so ooey and stringy that it’s a go-to for lettuce wraps. But any good melting cheese will work. Sharp cheddar cheese, white American cheese and Swiss make great options.
  • Carb options: If you have a house divided (those that are low carb and those that aren’t) you can serve them several ways. The filling is so good in warm tortillas burrito style. You can use a low carb flour tortilla that has a lot fewer net carbs than traditional flour tortillas and no one will be able to tell the difference.
  • Seasonings: Next time, add your own fun spin on these lettuce wraps just by changing up the seasoning you used in the meat mixture. Add soy sauce, Worcestershire sauce or even a little red wine vinegar for a tangy twist. If you like them a little spicy, add a little bit of red pepper flakes, or cayenne pepper to the mixture.
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Philly Cheese Steaks Recipe with Lettuce Wraps

Published By Stephanie
This low-carb easy Philly Cheese Steaks recipe with lettuce wraps are loaded with tender and juicy steak, provolone cheese, caramelized onions and peppers all nested in crisp bibb lettuce. Easily convert to a traditional cheesesteak with serve a traditional sub!
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 4 servings
Calories 387 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 1 T butter unsalted
  • 2 T Extra Virgin Olive Oil divided
  • 1 med Yellow onion sliced thin
  • 1 large green bell pepper sliced thin
  • Sea salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 lb Ribeye steak sliced or shaved thin
  • ½ t garlic powder
  • 4-5 slices Provolone Cheese mild
  • 1 lg Head of Bibb lettuce separated, rinsed, patted dry

Instructions
 

  • Melt butter and one tablespoon olive oil in a large nonstick skillet set over medium heat. Add the onion and season with salt and black pepper, to taste. Cook onions, stirring occasionally, until the onion starts to soften, approximately 3-4 minutes.
  • Increase the heat to medium-high and add the sliced peppers to the large skillet with the caramelized onions. Cook, stirring frequently, until the peppers are crisp-tender and nicely charred, approximately 3-4 minutes. Remove from heat and transfer the onions and peppers to a plate. Set aside.
  • Add sliced steak to the skillet and adjust heat back to medium. Season with the garlic powder, plus salt and black pepper, if desired. Cook steak, stirring frequently, just until the meat is browned on all sides, approximately 2-3 minutes.
  • Return the onions and peppers to the skillet. Stir steak and vegetables to combine. Remove from heat and top the mixture with the Provolone cheese slices. Cover and let stand for 1-2 minutes, or until the cheese is completely melted.
  • To serve, remove cover, and divide the steak mixture among the lettuce leaves.

Notes

Be sure to use very thinly sliced steak for this recipe. Placing the steak in the freezer for 20 minutes prior to slicing will make this task easier.

Nutrition

Calories: 387kcalCarbohydrates: 5gProtein: 29gFat: 28gSaturated Fat: 11gPolyunsaturated Fat: 2gMonounsaturated Fat: 14gCholesterol: 83mgSodium: 232mgPotassium: 452mgFiber: 1gSugar: 2gVitamin A: 343IUVitamin C: 35mgCalcium: 167mgIron: 2mg
Keyword beef, keto, low carb
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