These Instant Pot Philly Cheesesteak Sliders are an easy version of thinly sliced steak and peppers. Top the buns with provolone cheese and broil in the oven. It’s ready in under an hour.
The Instant Pot is my go-to kitchen tool for cooking hanger steak. Adding the peppers totally transforms this recipe.
Sliders are the perfect party appetizer. Root on your favorite team, entertain guests with these simple but delicious meal.
🥪 Why You Will Love This Recipe
- Tender and juicy steak
- The Instant Pot allows for hands-off cooking
- Broiling in the oven toasts the buns perfectly.
- Melted provolone cheese in every bite.
- Affordable to make and serve.
- Crowd-worthy appetizer.
- Delicious dinner for the family.
Marinated Hanger or Flank Steak – Flank steak comes from the lower abdomen and chest area of the cow. It is best used when sliced thin or shredded. That is just perfect for this recipe.
Bell Peppers – Use red, green, yellow or orange. Mix it up and have some fun!
Hawaiian Rolls – Sweet rolls work perfectly when making any sort of slider recipe. These are my “go-to” rolls.
Provolone Cheese – This mild and easily meltable cheese is so delicious. Substitute Swiss or Fontina for a close match.
Step One:Add the marinated steak, peppers and water to the Instant Pot. Cover with the lid and make sure the valve is set to sealing. Pressure cook for 10 minutes.
Step Two: Once the steak is finished, do a quick release of pressure. Remove the meat and shred it.
Step Three: Add a tablespoon of cornstarch to the liquid and turn the Instant Pot to the Sauté feature to thicken the sauce.
Step Four: Slice the Hawaiian buns in half, and then the place the bottom portion in an 8×8 pan. Spoon the meat and pepper mixture on top.
Step Five: Cover the meat and peppers with slices of provolone cheese, and set it under the broiler in your oven for three minutes or so. Watch it closely for the cheese to melt.
Step Six: Once the cheese is fully melted, remove it from the oven and top it with your buns. Brush with butter and sprinkle with parsley and serve.
🍟 Air Fry Buns
If you own an air fryer or even Ninja Foodi or Instant Pot Duo Crisp, you can use it to toast up the cheese instead of broiling. Sometimes, I just don’t want to heat up the house with the oven on.
Assemble the sandwich and then place it in the air fryer at 375 degrees for 2-4 minutes.
If you are in the Duo Crisp or Ninja Foodi where there is a smaller space to operate, just leave meat in the tray, and top with cheese to melt. Then spoon the mixture onto the buns.
Store the leftovers in the fridge. They will remain good for 1-2 days.
If you aren’t sure if you will have too much, only assemble and broil the amount you think you will need. It only takes a couple of minutes to finish assembling if you need more.
The benefit of that approach is that the meat/pepper mix will stay good for a lot longer, and you can even freeze it.
👨🍳 Expert Tips
- Add in onions or mushrooms to the mixture when you cook for added flavor.
- Make sure to spread the meat mixture evenly on top of the rolls.
- You can use mozzarella instead of provolone.
- Hawaiian sliders add a nice sweetness to the savory meat and peppers.
- Toast in the air fryer if you don’t want to turn on the oven.
- This recipe could be made with shredded chicken in place of steak.
🧂 Recipe FAQs
You will find a traditional Philly Cheesesteak is Ribeye. I used a hanger steak but you can easily use a flank steak as well. The key to a tender steak is making sure to thinly shred it or slice thin.
Pat Olivieri invented the steak sandwich in 1930. Since then, the cheesy Philly cheesesteak sandwich has taken the world by storm.
Provolone is a must, but reach for Swiss, Mozzarella, or other mild cheeses too. Nothing beats a good cheese pull as you sink your teeth into the sliders.
Kings Hawaiian has a sweet slider and also a butter slider. I find the butter sliders compliment all the flavors of the steak and peppers nicely. It is totally up to you.
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Instant Pot Philly Cheesesteak Sliders
- 2 lbs Marinated Hanger Steak flank steak can be substituted, marinated to taste.
- 2 Bell Peppers any color (I used yellow and red), thinly sliced
- 1 cup Water
- 12 Hawaiian Dinner Rolls
- 8 oz Provolone Cheese sliced (12 slices)
- 1 tbsp Butter
- 1 tbsp Corn Starch optional
- Parsley garnish
- Place meat, peppers, and water in the instant pot. Cover and close pressure valve. Set to high pressure for 10 minutes.
- When finished, release the pressure valve and open the lid. Remove the meat and shred. Add your meat back to your Instant Pot. Turn the IP to the Sauté function and add the cornstarch to thicken the sauce.
- Cut the dinner rolls in half. Add the bottom portion of the buns to a 8 x 8 baking pan.
- Spoon the meat and peppers onto the buns evenly.
- Cover with provolone cheese and set under the broiler set on high. This should take about three minutes for cheese to melt.
- Once the cheese is melted, remove it and place top buns to cover.
- Butter the buns and garnish with parsley.