Steaks Across America: A Philly 3-Pepper Onion Cheese Steak

A few weeks ago I was contacted by the lovely folks at Longhorn Steakhouse to be a part of a virtual Summer Road trip to go along with their new Steaks across America campaign.

I love steak. So, obviously, I was in!

Longhorn Steakhouse

My first assignment was to hit up my local Longhorn Steakhouse and experience their new Steaks Across America extras for myself. A pretty good gig, if you ask me!

Being the lovely wife that I am, I invited my husband along for the ride, as he is also a lover of steak.

The folks at Longhorn hooked us up with an awesome gift card to so we cold enjoy a meal out and try some of the new menu items. This was my first time at a Longhorn Steakhouse so I was excited to try out a new {to me} restaurant.
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Brooks came along for the ride as well.

baby at longhorn

Now, onto the food!

I started off with the Watermelon Wedge Salad ->  Flash-grilled & chilled watermelon, brushed with honey and topped with romaine, kale, quinoa and goat cheese – all tossed in lemon vinaigrette and finished with a balsamic drizzle. I need to recreate THIS at home! Yum!

watermelon salad

And my main course was all about the steak.

I decided to test out one of the new steaks on the menu & decided to go with the Texas 3-Chili Pepper Ribeye -> a juicy ribeye drizzled with a smoky, three-pepper blend and topped with crispy onion straws.

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Ever since pregnancy, I have been wanting steak or anything steak related all.the.time. So this was a very welcomed treat! The steak was very yummy and I loved the addition of the onion straws. And a earn of corn on the cob is also always a good addition to any steak meal!

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After my first Longhorn Steakhouse experience, it was MY turn to get cooking! I took some inspiration from the 3-Chili Pepper Ribeye I enjoyed & decided to create my own steak meal, with a little Philly style.

First up, I mixed together a spice rub that {I believe} gives this dish the perfect little kick.

Equal parts: Crushed Red Pepper, Cayenne Pepper & Black Pepper with a dash of Borsari seasoned salt

I sprinkled that over a 1 lb. boneless sirloin {which I had cut down at the butcher’s into smaller bites} and cooked each of the small pieces in olive oil in a frying pan for about 45-60 seconds per side.

3-Pepper Spice Rub

While the steak was cooking I cut up 1/2 a white onion & caramelized it with 1 tbs. butter, olive oil, salt & pepper. Cooking slowly & stirring until golden brown.

I also whipped up a tasty provolone cheese sauce by melting 1 tbsp. butter in a saucepan over medium heat, whisking in 1 tbsp. all-purpose flour & cook for 1 minute. Then slowly add in 1 cup milk & continue to whisk until thickened. Remove from heat & add in 1/2 cup grated aged provolone cheese, 1/4 cup grated Parmigiano-Reggiano and a sprinkle of salt & pepper. 

onions and cheese

Since I am representing Philly, I HAD to do my own version of a cheesesteak.

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Along with the tasty 3 pepper rub, provolone sauce & caramelized onions, I also added some fried onion straws {just like I had on my steak in the restaurant!} to give the cheesesteak a little extra crunch!

Paired with some sweet potato fries and it was a meal I wouldn’t mind eating over and over again!

steaksteak and cheese

Charles LOVED this dish! He even requested I get some more steak during my next grocery trip so HE can try to come up with another fun cheesesteak recipe too {and he’s not one to cook} But we did end up having leftover steak from the recipe the night after I made this dish & he asked to have it again for the second night in a row! Seriously, it was very yummy! 
friedOnions3Pepper Cheese Steak

As a part of the Steaks Across America, three other bloggers {plus myself!} were challenged to try out Longhorn Steakhouse’s new menu items & recreate a dish that represents where they live. Check out how Atlanta, Boston & Nashville bloggers made their tasty steak dishes!

Steaks Across America Blog Tour:

Atlanta via The Divine Miss Mommy 
Boston via Eat. Live. Blog
Nashville via Adventures in Aubreyland 
Philadelphia via And Her Little Dog Too 

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Thanks to the lovely folks at Longhorn for a tasty experience!


Disclosure: This is a sponsored blog post. I received compensation in order to taste and make the steaks featured in this post, but all opinions are 100% my own!

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1 Comment

  • Reply Patty O September 7, 2014 at 9:55 pm

    What a great recipe you made – I need to make that for the man in my life!
    I’ve eaten at Longhorn Steak and it was very good!

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