Short Rib Cheesesteak Subs

I’m kind of picky about my cheesesteak sandwiches. We have one sub shop on the island that has the best rendition. A few times I’ve tried to recreate them at home – they weren’t good. I suspect that it was the cut of beef I was using – usually a New York strip or ribeye, and they were just usually too chewy no matter how thinly I sliced.

Then I came across this recipe in last month’s Cooking Light (which, by the way…did anyone else dog-ear 92% of the magazine like I did?) and couldn’t wait to try it. I’d come across a 12 lb box of boneless short ribs at my local restaurant supply for an extremely reasonable price so it was perfect timing. The beef is seared and then rests while you get your peppers and onions going for topping.

And, the cheese sauce. Sharp cheddar and Dijon mustard in an ooey-gooey sauce? It doesn’t get any better than that kids. Pour any leftovers into a little serving dish on the side – perfect for dipping fries into. Or, just eat it with a spoon – I promise not to hold it against you…


  1. Posted July 11, 2013 at 9:58 AM | Permalink

    I can’t get over how insanely good these sound. Like “I wish I had short ribs to make them tonight” good! I flagged a ton of pages in that issue too.

  2. Posted July 11, 2013 at 11:36 AM | Permalink

    I NEED one of these subs! I love a good sandwich and these look Amazing!

  3. Marcia Mann
    Posted July 11, 2013 at 1:10 PM | Permalink

    This recipe sounds wonderful Laura!!! J & B has always been my favorite place for cheesesteaks and I think the difference is the bread Joan uses, she gets it from Philly I’ve been told.
    Hope all is well with you! Love following your posts and recipes and watching your precious boys grow up!!
    All the best!

    • Posted July 12, 2013 at 8:04 AM | Permalink

      Marcia, J & B is our favorite spot too. The bread is great, and Shotty is truly a sandwich artisan. They’re never as good if he doesn’t make them! Hope you guys are having a great summer.

  4. Posted July 23, 2013 at 10:18 AM | Permalink

    I have never made short ribs but everytime I’ve tried them I absolutely love them!! This sandwich has me drooling girl.

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