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Blue Cheese Philly Steak Sandwich. Easy, quick steak sandwiches with mushrooms, blue cheese garlic dip and figs. A crowd pleaser for steak lovers! Get the recipe and SECRET tips on cooking the perfect steak! www.twopurplefigs.com

Blue Cheese Philly Steak Sandwich

This Blue Cheese Philly Steak Sandwich recipe is a perfect pick for lovers of steak, sandwiches and finger food! The steak, blue cheese, fresh figs and arugula complement each other beautifully in this delicious Steak Sandwich! 

Course Main Course, Main Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword blue cheese sandwich, philly steak sandwich, steak sandwich
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 6 people
Calories 430 kcal
Author Mahy


For the meat:

  • 1 1/2 lbs beef (Any cut you prefer or have on hand—about 75%frozen, but not rock hard)
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried rosemary
  • 2 tablespoons canola oil
  • 1 large red onion thinly sliced
  • 6 oz cremini mushrooms thinly sliced

For the sandwiches:

  • 2 medium baguettes
  • 1/3 cup blue cheese dip store-bought
  • 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
  • 1/4 cup blue cheese crumbled
  • 1 cup arugula
  • 3 purple figs , thinly sliced

To serve:

  • garlic blue cheese dip
  • balsamic reduction ( from my recipe for rainbow power grilled halloumi salad)


  1. Take the frozen piece of meat (it should be hard, but not rock hard) and use a nice sharp knife to thinly slice the meat into paper-thin slices. Then you may cut the slices down into strips about 2”X1”.
  2. Season the meat with all the spices and set aside.
  3. Preheat a skillet or cast iron pan over high heat until it’s very hot. Then add in the oil, onions, mushrooms and meats.
  4. Keep stirring the mixture over high heat until the meat is no longer pink, and the onions and mushrooms are softened. This will take about 10-15 mins (depending on the size and thickness of the meat slices).
  5. Take the baguettes and slice them in half. Add the balsamic vinegar to the garlic blue cheese dip and spread this over the bread.
  6. Place some arugula over the bread, top this with the meat mixture, sliced figs and crumbled blue cheese.
  7. Put the baguettes into a panini press and press it for 5 mins.
  8. Slice the sandwich into small strips about 2”X1” in size and serve with the dips. ( For the balsamic reduction, follow this recipe)

Recipe Notes

  • My fabulous tip for you to cook your meat perfectly no matter what type of cut it is? Freeze your piece of meat until it’s about 75% frozen—so not rock hard, but definitely hard. Then take your nice sharp knife and slice the meat paper-thin slices. I prefer slicing thin slices and then cutting them up into about 2 inches by 1-inch strips.
  • For this Blue Cheese Philly Steak recipe, you do not need to buy the most expensive steak. Even with a cheaper cut of meat this Philly Steak Sandwich still has an AMAZING steak flavor.
  • Let's face it - fresh figs are not widely available! I’ve made this Blue Cheese Philly Steak Sandwich recipe many times before sans figs and they were still so so so GOOD! It’s just that I have a soft spot for figs ;)
Nutrition Facts
Blue Cheese Philly Steak Sandwich
Amount Per Serving
Calories 430 Calories from Fat 288
% Daily Value*
Fat 32g49%
Saturated Fat 12g75%
Cholesterol 90mg30%
Sodium 353mg15%
Potassium 571mg16%
Carbohydrates 12g4%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 6g7%
Protein 24g48%
Vitamin A 215IU4%
Vitamin C 2mg2%
Calcium 121mg12%
Iron 3mg17%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.