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Philly Cheesesteak Egg Rolls

by Karly


This PHILLY CHEESESTEAK EGG ROLLS RECIPE is the ultimate egg roll and we make them in the air fryer to keep things simple and quick! Loaded with seasoned beef, provolone, and veggies all wrapped in a crispy wrapper, just begging to be dunked in cheese sauce!

stacked philly cheese steak egg rolls with the one on top spilt open

I am totally obsessed with trying new fillings in egg rolls lately. I have always loved the classic Asian inspired sausage egg rolls.

Lately, my obsession has developed into less common egg rolls. Now we’ve got this Philly cheesesteak egg rolls recipe, buffalo chicken egg rolls, and even some apple pie egg rolls!

This new obsession is habit-forming I am afraid. I have several more ideas for egg rolls I hope to share in the very near future!

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Ingredient Notes:

Philly cheesesteak ingredients on a counter

Steak – Our local Kroger store carries a shaved steak in the meat aisle, but you can always use the frozen shaved steak as an alternative. You could also very thinly slice a ribeye or sirloin or even use ground beef in this recipe! Look below for a hack on cutting your boneless sirloin thin with just a kitchen knife!

Onions – If you aren’t a fan, leave them out.

Bell peppers – Any color pepper works well here, and you can also leave them out entirely if you’re not a fan.

Seasoning – We’re using a mix of seasoned salt and chili powder. Simple and tasty!

How to make:

Cook your steak– Heat up a bit of oil in a skillet over medium heat. After your oil is hot in the skillet, add your steak, sprinkle with seasoned salt, and cook completely. After it is cooked, remove the steak from the skillet and set it aside.

Beef cooking in a skillet

Cook your veggies – After removing the steak, add another bit of oil to the skillet then add your onion, pepper, seasoned salt, and chili powder. Cook this for 5 minutes and be sure to stir it from time to time to keep it cooking evenly.

Onions and peppers cooking in a skillet.

Bring the egg roll filling together– After your veggies have cooked, add your steak back to the skillet. Lay your slices of cheese over the steak and veggies, turn off the heat and cover with a lid. This will melt the cheese perfectly in 3-4 minutes.

Shaved steak, onions and peppers cooking in a skillet

Fill your egg rolls-Spoon a couple tablespoons of the steak mix into an egg roll wrapper. Fold in two opposing corners, then roll up from the bottom corner. Before finishing the wrap, moisten the top corner with a wet finger. This will help “glue” the corner down to the egg roll.

steps showing how to fold an egg roll

Fry your egg rolls-Spritz your egg rolls with oil or brush on oil to your egg roll. Place the egg rolls in a single layer, not touching each other, in your air fryer basket. Cook in batches if necessary. You need to cook the egg rolls at 390 degrees F for 7 minutes. Flip the egg rolls after 4 minutes.

Eight egg rolls lined up in an air fryer basket

FAQ:

I can’t find shaved steak, can I use something else?

Yes, use a boneless sirloin or ribeye and cut it into thin strips yourself. Ground beef would also be tasty.

What dips can I serve with these egg rolls?

Philly cheesesteaks are often served with Cheez Whiz and that’s what we recommend for a dip. Of course, ranch dressing, while not traditional, is also delicious.

Can I freeze these egg rolls?

Yep! Fill your egg rolls and place in the freezer on a baking sheet for one hour. Transfer to a freezer safe bag, squeeze out all the air, and freeze for up to 3 months. They will take a bit longer in the air fryer if you cook from frozen, but just keep an eye on them.

How do I reheat leftover egg rolls in the air fryer?

Preheat your air fryer to 350 degrees and place your egg rolls in the air fryer basket. Cook at 350 degrees for 3-4 minutes.

Recipe Tips and Substitutions

If you are going to cut your own steak, you’ll want to follow this easy kitchen hack and freeze your steak for about 20 minutes first!

When you take the steak out of the freezer, it will be more firm and easier to slice with a sharp knife. You’ll want quite thin slices, as the egg roll wrappers are very thin and fragile and large chunks of steak may poke through the wrapper.

If you need help rolling your egg rolls, I recommend taking a look at this 20-second video teaching you how to roll egg rolls.

A cheesesteak egg roll being dipped into cheese

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Close up of egg rolls on a black plate.

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stacked philly cheese steak egg rolls with the one on top spilt open

Philly Cheesesteak Egg Rolls

Yield: 12 egg rolls
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 7 minutes
Total Time: 12 minutes

These truly taste like deep fried egg rolls thanks to the extra bit of fat in the steak. It soaks into the egg roll wrapper during cooking, making for a delicious, crispy, just-fried tasting egg roll!

Ingredients

  • 1 pound shaved steak
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil, divided
  • 2 teaspoons seasoned salt, divided
  • 1 small yellow onion, finely diced
  • 1 small green bell pepper, finely diced
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 4 slices provolone cheese
  • 12 egg roll wrappers
  • Cheez Whiz, for dipping

Instructions

  1. Heat a large skillet over medium heat and add 1 teaspoon of the oil. 
  2. When the oil is hot, add the steak to the pan, sprinkle with 1 teaspoon of sesasoned salt, and cook through stirring often. Remove the steak to a plate and set aside.
  3. Add the remaining teaspoon of oil to the skillet and heat. Add the onion, pepper, remaining teaspoon of seasoned salt, and chili powder to the skillet. Cook, stirring often, until vegetables have softened, about 5 minutes.
  4. Return the steak to the skillet with the vegetables and stir to combine. Taste and add additional seasoned salt, if needed.
  5. Lay the sliced cheese over the top of the mixture, turn off the heat, and cover the pan. Let sit for 3-4 minutes for the cheese to melt.
  6. Stir well until everything is combined
  7. Spoon 2-3 tablespoons of the steak mixture into an egg roll wrapper. Fold in each side and then roll up tightly. Before making the last roll, dip your finger in water and brush it on the top corner of the egg roll and finish rolling to seal the egg rolls closed. Repeat with the remaining egg rolls.
  8. Lightly spritz the egg rolls on each side with oil spray.
  9. Place egg rolls in an air fryer basket in an even layer leaving space for air to flow between each egg roll. You will likely need to work in 2-3 batches, depending on the size of your air fryer. 
  10. Cook at 390 degrees for 7 minutes or until golden brown on the outside, flipping halfway through cooking.
  11. Serve hot with warm Cheez Whiz, for dipping.

Notes

You can thinly slice your own steak, buy the frozen Philly steak meat, or use ground beef, if preferred.

White American cheese is also a fantastic choice of choice for this recipe.

Cheez Whiz is the traditional cheese for topping a Philly steak, but you can use any cheese sauce for dipping or even try ranch dressing as a dip. It's not authentic, but it's delicious.

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 12 Serving Size: 1 egg roll
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 251Total Fat: 11gSaturated Fat: 5gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 5gCholesterol: 48mgSodium: 590mgCarbohydrates: 20gFiber: 1gSugar: 1gProtein: 16g

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