Michael B. Jordan finally lands a role in which he doesn't die tragically - on the contrary, he gets to enjoy a Philly cheese steak with his bohemian DJ-girlfriend between bouts. Is it possible to make this delicacy at home, or is it forever trapped on the silver screen?



  • One 24-ounce boneless ribeye

  • 1 tsp kosher salt

  • 2 Tbsp vegetable oil

  • 4 slices provolone cheese

  • 2 ounces sweet and hot peppers, sliced

  • 2 Tbsp ketchup

  • 2 Tbsp mayonnaise

  • 1 dense, chewy sandwich loaf


Makes 2 cheesesteaks

  1. Salt the ribeye, and place on a wire rack in a sheet pan.  Freeze for 30 minutes, or until firm to the touch.  With a very sharp knife, slice the ribeye as thin as possible - do not trim off fat.

  2. In a large cast iron skillet, heat oil over medium-high flame, until shimmering.  Add half the beef in an even layer - don’t overcrowd the pan.  Let beef fry undisturbed for 2-3 minutes, or until browned and crispy.  Flip and continue to fry, until evenly browned and crisp.  Arrange the beef in a long pile in the center of the pan, and top with cheese, reducing heat to medium-low, until cheese has melted.

  3. Split loaf and dress with ketchup and mayo - top with beef and peppers, cut in half, and serve.  Repeat with remaining beef for second sandwich.