Philadelphia cheesesteak sandwiches are an iconic sandwich that is loved by many. The key to a great Philly cheesesteak is perfectly cooked shaved steak. In this article, I will instruct you how to cook beef shaved steak in pan and in air fryer for your favorite philly cheesesteak sandwiches.

1. How To Cook Beef Shaved Steak in Pan


  • 1 lb beef shaved steak
  • 2 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper


Pat the sliced beef dry with paper towels. This will help get a nice sear on the meat.

In a large skillet or flat griddle, heat the vegetable oil over medium-high heat.

Season the beef slices on both sides with the garlic powder, onion powder, salt, and pepper.

When the oil is hot, add the seasoned beef in an even layer across the skillet. Work in batches if needed to avoid overcrowding.

Cook for 1-2 minutes per side, until lightly browned. Use a thin metal spatula to flip the slices.

Transfer the cooked beef to a plate. Repeat with any remaining slices.

Once all the beef is lightly seared, return it to the skillet and toss to combine. Continue cooking for 2-3 more minutes, until the beef reaches your desired level of doneness. It should be lightly pink inside.

Remove from heat and let rest for 5 minutes before assembling your Philly cheesesteaks. The beef will continue cooking slightly off the heat.

Pile the hot shredded beef onto hoagie rolls, top with grilled onions and melted cheese, and enjoy your delicious Philly cheesesteak sandwiches!

2. How To Cook Beef Shaved Steak in Air Fryer


  • 1 lb beef shaved steak
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 tsp steak seasoning blend
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp onion powder


Pat the beef slices dry with paper towels.

In a medium bowl, toss the beef with the olive oil until lightly coated.

In a small bowl, combine the steak seasoning blend, garlic powder, and onion powder. Sprinkle the seasoning over both sides of the beef slices. Toss to coat evenly.

Preheat the air fryer to 390°F.

Place the seasoned beef slices in the air fryer basket in a single layer, working in batches if needed.

Cook for 3-5 minutes, until lightly browned. Flip each slice and cook 2-3 minutes more.

Check for doneness after 6-8 minutes total cooking time. The beef should have grill marks and be slightly pink inside.

Transfer the cooked beef slices to a plate. Repeat with any remaining beef.

Once all the beef is cooked, return it to the air fryer and toss gently to combine. Cook 1-2 minutes more if needed to reach desired doneness.

Remove from the air fryer and let rest 5 minutes before assembling your Philly cheesesteaks sandwiches.

Pile the tender, juicy shaved steak onto hoagie rolls. Top with grilled onions and melted cheese. Enjoy!

There you have it – two easy recipes for cooking perfect shaved steak at home to use for sensational Philly cheesesteak sandwiches. Either way, your homemade cheesesteak will be way better than any you can get at a restaurant!

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