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Asian Cheese Steaks

You’ll take meal time to a new level with these Asian Cheese Steaks slathered with a spicy wasabi mayonnaise. They’re certain to shake-up your dinner menu.
Asian Cheese Steaks

Asian Cheese Steaks

Who doesn’t love a Philly cheese steak, and this Asian twist is to die for. Looking for a way to mix up our dinner menu I decided to add an Asian twist to this classic cheese steak and this recipe was the end result. I’m a firm believer that with a little imagination, you can make meals at home that are better than eating out. Subs, much like Asian food, are super popular to grab and go and I prefer to make my own versions at home to keep my budget on track.
Asian Cheese Steaks

The Homemade Marinade Adds to the Flavor

The list of ingredients for the Asian cheese steak marinade may look involved but, they’re simple to find and may be lurking in your pantry just waiting to be used. It’s basically just whisking together then pouring over the meat the night before you want to enjoy this for dinner much like these steak gyros.
  • London Boil is a very lean cut of meat. It’s important not to over cook it so, it remains tender.
  • You can make the steak on a grill pan inside or on a grill outdoors.
  • If at all possible, allow the steak to marinate overnight so that the flavors can permeate the meat.
  • Arugula is completely optional but, the peppery flavor compliments the flavor of the steak.
  • Feel free to add more cheese, or change the flavor, to suit your taste.
  • You may also like to try these Asian Steak Bites from Barefeet in the Kitchen.
Asian Cheese Steaks

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Asian Cheese Steaks with Wasabi Mayonnaise

Prep Time15 minutes
Cook Time20 minutes
Resting time10 minutes
Total Time45 minutes
Course: Beef, Main Course
Cuisine: American, Asian Inspired
Keyword: asian-cheese-steak, asian-steaks
Servings: 8 cheese steaks
Calories: 751kcal
Author: Melissa Sperka


  • 2 1/2 lb London Broil
  • 3 Tbsp canola oil
  • 1/2 cup soy sauce
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1 Tbsp minced shallot or red onion
  • 1 Tbsp lime juice
  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 tsp minced ginger
  • 1 tsp crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1 green pepper thinly sliced
  • 1 red pepper thinly sliced
  • 1 purple onion thinly sliced
  • 1 Tbsp soy sauce
  • salt and black pepper to taste
  • 8 slices provolone cheese
  • 8 ciabatta rolls or french baguettes
  • 2 cups fresh arugula optional
  • Wasabi Mayonnaise: [Mix together and chill]
  • 3/4 cup real mayonnaise
  • 1 tsp wasabi paste more or less to taste


  • Place London broil in a large plastic storage bag. In a small bowl whisk together canola oil, soy sauce, brown sugar, shallot, lime juice, garlic, ginger and red pepper flakes until sugar has completely dissolved. Pour over meat. Place into the refrigerator and allow to marinate overnight.
  • To prepare: Remove London broil from marinade allowing excess to drip off. Discard marinade.
  • Drizzle a large grill pan with olive oil, Sear the meat on all sides for about 2 minutes over medium-high heat. (If grilling, oil grates and sear over medium heat)
  • Lower the heat to medium. Grill the London broil until a meat thermometer registers medium or 140-145°F. (Depending on thickness may take 10-15 minutes.) Remove to a platter and cover loosely with aluminum foil.
  • Add additional oil to grill pan. Cook peppers and onions over medium-high heat, scraping any brown bits from the pan. Drizzle with 1 Tbsp soy sauce.
  • Stir fry the vegetables over medium-high heat until they're crisp tender then remove from the heat. Season with salt and black pepper to taste.
  • To assemble, slice the meat very thinly, then layer with stir fried veggies and a slice of cheese. Place the subs onto a pan and under the broiler just until cheese melts.
  • Arrange the arugula on top and slather with the wasabi mayonnaise then serve.
  • To make wasabi mayonnaise: Mix 1/4 tsp wasabi paste into the mayo, tasting and adding more to your taste. Repeat until your desired level of heat is reached. (May be prepared the day before and chilled.)


a) London Broil is a very lean cut of beef...if overcooked it can be extremely tough. Carve across the grain.
b) Wasabi is Chinese horseradish and it's readily available in the Asian foods section of the grocery store. If you can't find it use prepared horseradish instead.


Serving: 1serving | Calories: 751kcal | Carbohydrates: 146g | Protein: 62g | Fat: 27g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 8g | Monounsaturated Fat: 10g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 103mg | Sodium: 2893mg | Potassium: 1003mg | Fiber: 8g | Sugar: 18g | Vitamin A: 897IU | Vitamin C: 34mg | Calcium: 404mg | Iron: 11mg
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