Slow Cooker Philly Cheesesteak Bites

Slow Cooker Philly Cheesesteak Bites are comfort food at their finest. Tender beef chunks, bell peppers, and onions are slow cooked in a rich au jus mix and then served topped with melty provolone cheese. It’s everything you’ve ever loved about Philly cheesesteak!

wooden spoon of philly cheesesteak bites held in the air.

Philly cheesesteak is a classic beef recipe that almost everyone seems to love. We certainly do! We make all kinds of variations on the theme, but one of our favorites is these cheesesteak bites. They’re so easy to make, full of flavor, and they pair so well with so many different options.

slow cooker philly cheesesteak bites on top of bread slices on a plate.

❤️ Why You’ll Love This Recipe

  • It only uses 6 simple ingredients.
  • It’s a super easy slow cooker recipe anyone can make.
  • The classic combo of beef, onions, peppers, and cheese is so delicious.
  • It’s a versatile recipe you can pair with all sorts of sides.


bowls of stew beef, peppers and onions, au jus mix, beef broth and slices of provolone cheese.

You’ll only need 6 ingredients to make this recipe, and one of them is simply for garnish! You’ll find all the ingredients here, but their exact quantities are in the recipe card at the end of the post.

  • Stew beef
  • Frozen peppers and onions
  • Low sodium beef broth
  • Au just mix
  • Provolone cheese
  • Parsley for garnish

🔪 How to Make Slow Cooker Philly Cheesesteak Bites

Making this recipe isn’t quick – it’s a slow cooker recipe, after all. However, it IS easy! The hardest part is simply waiting for the slow cooker to slowly cook the cheesesteak.

raw beef and peppers in a slow cooker.

Step 1: Combine Everything Except the Cheese

Add the stew beef, peppers and onions, beef broth, and au just mix to the slow cooker and stir.

cooked philly cheesesteak bites in a slow cooker.

Step 2: Cook

Cover and cook on high for 3 to 4 hours or on low for 5 to 6 hours until the meat is tender.

cheesesteak bites in a slow cooker.

Step 3: Add the Cheese

When the beef is finished cooking, to it with provolone cheese slices, replace the lid, and let the cheese melt. Garnish with parsley and enjoy!


Do you want to change up this recipe and make it your own? Here are some ways that you can do that!

  • Try adding red pepper flakes or diced jalapenos for a kick of flavor and heat.
  • Try Swiss cheese in place of provolone for a slightly different flavor.
  • You can use pork chunks in place of beef for Philly Cheesechops. We made this up, but it’s delicious!

For another delicious variation on Philly Cheesesteak, try our Philly cheesesteak pasta.

🥄 Equipment

  • Measuring cups
  • Slow cooker
slow cooker philly cheesesteak bites on top of bread slices on a plate.

🥫 Storage

Refrigerate this dish for up to 4 days in an air-tight, freezer-safe container. For longer storage, freeze it for up to 3 months in an air-tight, freezer-safe container.

What to Serve with Philly Cheesesteak Bites

You can serve these cheesesteak bites on hoagie rolls as a sandwich or over mashed potatoes, noodles, or rice. You can also enjoy them served alongside:

  • French fries
  • Potato wedges
  • Tater tots
  • Potato chips
  • Crusty bread
  • Garlic bread
  • Garlic knots

💭 Tips

  • All slow cookers are different, so keep an eye on your beef mixture. If it begins to look too thick, simply add a little water.
  • Be sure you use low sodium beef broth. The au just mix will have plenty of salt in it.
  • Stew beef is the best beef to use for this recipe because it gets very tender, and it’s already in bite-size pieces.

⁉️ FAQ

Do you have questions about this recipe? Here are the answers to the most commonly asked questions.

What is the best cheese for Philly cheesesteak?

Provolone is the classic, but you can also use American, white American, Swiss, or Cheez Whiz.

What is Philly cheesesteak?

A Philly cheesesteak is a hot sandwich made with thin slices of beefsteak topped with melted cheese and served in a hoagie roll. It was first made in Philadelphia, which is how it gets its name.

What is the best beef for slow cooker cheesesteak bites?

Stew beef is best for this slow cooker recipe. It’s already the perfect size and it gets so tender when cooked low and slow.

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🧾Recipe Card

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wooden spoon of philly cheesesteak bites held in the air.

Slow Cooker Philly Cheesesteak Bites

Slow cooker Philly cheesesteak bites are ultimate comfort food. Steak bites, pepper, onions, and au just covered in provolone cheese? YEAH!
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Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 4 hours
Total Time: 4 hours 5 minutes
Servings: 4 Servings
Calories: 418kcal


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  • 1 ½ pounds stew beef
  • 2 cups frozen peppers and onion
  • 1 cup low sodium beef broth
  • 1 ounce au jus mix one packet
  • 6-8 slices provolone cheese
  • Parsley for garnish


  • In your slow cooker mix the stew beef, peppers and onion, beef broth and au jus mix together.
  • Slow cook for 3-4 hours on high or 5-6 on low until the meat is tender.
  • Right before serving top with the provolone cheese slices and put the lid back on until the cheese is melted.
  • Garnish with parsley and serve!


Any nutritional data I provide is an approximation and actual dietary information can vary based on ingredients and proportion sizes.


Serving: 1Serving | Calories: 418kcal | Carbohydrates: 17g | Protein: 50g | Fat: 17g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 125mg | Sodium: 496mg | Potassium: 990mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 0.2g | Vitamin A: 6258IU | Vitamin C: 12mg | Calcium: 277mg | Iron: 5mg

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