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Have you gone low carb or keto but still crave a delicious philly cheesesteak sandwich? Once in a while, I definitely do! When I decided to adopt a keto lifestyle to battle anxiety and promote weight loss last year, I quickly realized that I was going to have to be more creative with my cooking. To be honest, I’ve really enjoyed the challenge!
When I came up with this, I was having one of those days. I wanted something meaty and hearty that I could eat with my hands. When you can’t have traditional bread, though, the choices are pretty limited.
While I looked in the freezer, I noticed that we had some Steakums. They looked like they were just waiting to be eaten, so I decided to experiment. The end result was so much better than we could have ever imagined.
How to Make Low Carb Philly Cheesesteak
I’m not a chef and this isn’t a recipe website. I do, however, enjoy sharing the keto meals that I’ve been making. This isn’t a formal recipe for low carb philly cheesesteak, but here are some bullets to guide you through my process:
- Slice, dice or julienne one medium onion and one green pepper.
- Mince three to four cloves of garlic.
- Heat olive oil in a pan and cook the onion and green pepper over medium heat for 10 minutes or until softened.
- Add garlic and cook for one minute.
- Add one pack of Steakums meat to the skillet. Season with salt, pepper and oregano. Cook until no longer pink.
- Transfer meat to a plate.
For the shell, I used our favorite reduced carb Joseph’s Lavash Bread. Based on my carb allowance for the day, I used half of the flatbread and made a second sandwich for my daughter with the other half.
Using each half of the Joseph’s Lavash Bread, I did the following:
- Add a layer of mozzarella cheese to the Lavash bread.
- Top with meat and veggie mixture. Wrap tightly.
- Add olive oil to the pan.
- Carefully place the wrap in the pan, seam down.
- Cook until browned on all sides.
- Slice and enjoy!
It was very, very easy and incredibly tasty! We were so excited to have a low carb philly cheesesteak! We normally eat this with a side salad (Olive Garden dressing goes so nicely with this sandwich!). If I have carbs leftover, I have with a side of my low carb crackers!
The one thing to note about this sandwich is that it’s very heavy and filling. It’s a good one if you’re only planning to have one meal that day. Also, it can creep up on the carb count scale, so please be sure to calculate the macros based on your own ratio and needs.