Quick Meals: Speedy Philly Sandwiches

When dealing with life as an adult gamer, sometimes we need food. Sometimes we need food that is fast! One of the recipes I use for such situations is a little variation of making a good old Philly. This one will get you fed in about ten minutes, so long as you have the materials on hand!


  • 4 tablespoons Olive oil
  • 1.125 lbs. Roast beef (I use London Broil from the deli)
  • 2 cups Onion
  • 1 1/2 cups Bell pepper
  • 12 Mushrooms, or a small package of pre-sliced mushrooms.
  • 6 slices of Cheese (I use provolone, other cheeses are fine too)
  • 6 Hoagie rolls

Anything else you want to add. Feel free to exclude veggies you don’t want (or even go meatless if you desire a veggie sandwich.)

Makes 6 servings.


For starting with a single roll (for those who are not comfortable with getting approximate portions by their own tastes right off the bat!): Use 2 teaspoons of oil, ~1/3 cup of onion, ~ 1/4 cup of bell pepper, 2 mushrooms, and 3 ounces of beef. Top with a single slice of cheese cut into quarters and layered on. Depending on your tastes, you can adjust from there! This is merely intended to give you an idea for proportions to start, and should definitely be modified to suit your tastes!

Chop the onion, bell pepper, and mushroom as needed. The onion and bell pepper should be in thin strips, and the mushroom should be sliced into even and thin segments.

In a pan on high heat, saute the veggies in a little olive oil. If adding mushroom slices, let the other veggies cook a little before adding them.

While the veggies are cooking, slice the roast beef. Ideally you want to cut two inch sections across, then reduce the length of those sections to no more than 4 inches on a crosscut. This will allow them to quickly cook up and be ready.

Once the onion starts to caramelize, add the roast beef. Cook until it is nicely hot.

While this is going on, open the rolls and place the cheese on them. Alternatively you can place the cheese on top. Once the meat is hot, carefully drain off the oil and spread the mixture onto the rolls evenly. You can learn to portion things to make one at a time with practice.

Serve hot and enjoy!

Published: September 3rd, 2016   |  4,090 Reads

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Robert joined Gaiscioch during the Rift chapter, and decided to stick around because the people are awesome! He has a long history of playing games, mostly RPG or Strategy, and has played MMOs since they were born of MUDs.

Aside from his gaming, he also enjoys reading and cooking. Robert has also been previously published as a contributor with Rift Junkies for several articles during the 'Storm Legion' expansion. He does not always use the moniker 'Jairone' but it is a frequent choice in honor of one of his Grandfathers, as it is based on his middle name of Jerome.

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