Oak Smoked Cheesesteak

Oak Smoked Cheesesteak

  • BBQ Type: Grill
  • Fuel: Charcoal
  • Preparation Time: 20 min
  • Cooking Time: 20 min
  • Total Time: 40 min
  • 3 to 4 portions

Although this long time Philadelphia classic needed no reinvention, we couldn’t resist to the temptation of making our own Grilled version. While staying true to the ingredients used in a classic cheesesteak recipe, our take incorporates wood-fired flavors and a raging hot volcanic grilling stone used as a cooking surface. Make this cheesesteak recipe even more authentic by substituting provolone cheese for a healthy dose of Cheez Whiz and prepare yourself for a memorable sandwich-eating experience.


  • 2 lb - Ribeye roast
  • ½ tbsp - Garlic salt
  • 1 tsp - Black pepper
  • 3 tbsp - Olive oil
  • 2 White onions, thinly sliced
  • 12 Slices of provolone cheese
  • 3 to 4 Hoagie rolls

Also needed

Grilling stone


  1. Leave ribeye roast 45 minutes to 1 hour in the freezer to make easier to slice;
  2. Preheat your grill to high heat, between 400 and 450°F, with your grilling stone inside;
  3. Cut whole ribeye roast across the grain into ⅛ thick slices, or as thin as you can; Season the meat with garlic salt and ground black pepper to taste;
  4. Sauté the onions on your grilling stone with olive oil until golden brown; Move onions toward the edge of the stone to make room for the beef and spread the meat evenly across the stone; Add a handfull of wood chips onto hot coals and close the lid; Cook 4 to 6 minutes;
  5. Combine grilled meat and onions and continue to cook until desired doneness; Divide into 3 to 4 servings then place slices of provolone cheese on top of each portion; Close the lid and wait 30 seconds for the cheese to melt.
  6. With a barbecue spatula, carefully transfer each meat and onion servings into a hoagie roll. Serve directly.

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