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Animal Style Cheesesteak getting drizzled with the special sauce.
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Animal Style Cheesesteak

Animal Style Cheesesteak for a delicious burger and Philly cheesesteak mash up!
Prep Time15 minutes
Cook Time1 hour 30 minutes
Total Time1 hour 45 minutes
Course: Lunch, Main Course
Cuisine: American
Servings: 2 People
Author: Derek Wolf



  • 1.5 lbs Thinly Sliced Ribeye
  • 1.5 tbsp Kosher Salt
  • 1.5 tbsp Black Pepper
  • 1.5 tbsp Garlic Powder
  • Canola Oil as needed

Caramelized Onions:

  • 1 Whole Yellow Onion sliced
  • Canola Oil as needed

Special Sauce:

  • ½ cup Mayonnaise
  • ½ cup Ketchup
  • 2.5 tbsp Relish
  • 2 tbsp Dijon Mustard
  • 2 tbsp White Vinegar
  • 1 tbsp White Sugar


  • Sandwich Bun
  • Sliced American Cheese
  • Sliced Tomatoes
  • Sliced Lettuce
  • Dill Pickles chips


Caramelized Onions:

  • Preheat your grill to medium heat (around 300F) for direct cooking.
  • Add a cast iron skillet to heat up for 2 minutes over the fire.
  • Add 2 tbsp of oil then your diced onion. Slow cook the onions, making sure to stir often, until they turn to a dark brown color (about 45 minutes of cooking).
  • Once the onions are done, pull them off and keep warm.


  • Heat your grill at high heat (around 450F) for direct cooking.
  • Add a cast iron skillet or plancha over the flames. Add the beef and “chop” it up more so it's finely cut.
  • Once all the meat is cooked and there is no more red in the meat, season with salt, pepper and garlic.
  • Add your caramelized onions to the meat and mix with the meat.
  • Make the meat into a shape on the skillet that will fit on your bun, then cover the top with cheese and let it melt.
  • Add the sliced bun over the pile of meat and then lift it up and into the bun.
  • Set the cheesesteak down on a platter and repeat for the other cheesesteaks.
  • Build your cheesesteak with the special sauce, pickles, tomatoes and lettuce.
  • For extra flavor, wrap in foil and let sit for 1-2 minutes. Slice in half, serve and enjoy!



Serving: 2g | Calories: 1254kcal | Carbohydrates: 40g | Protein: 73g | Fat: 91g | Saturated Fat: 28g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 28g | Monounsaturated Fat: 33g | Trans Fat: 0.1g | Cholesterol: 231mg | Sodium: 6686mg | Potassium: 1342mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 22g | Vitamin A: 463IU | Vitamin C: 7mg | Calcium: 89mg | Iron: 8mg