Marination's Korean Philly Cheese Steak


Chef Mario Hevia developed this Asian twist on an American classic in a quest to bring together contrasting flavors and textures of sweet and salty, tender and crunchy. And, of course, with gooey cheese on top. He melts the cheese directly in the pan before laying it on top of the sandwich fillings, making it extra gooey.

Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
20 mins
Total Time:
40 mins
4 servings


  • ¾ pound top round beef, thinly sliced

  • ½ cup Kalbi-style steak marinade, or as needed

  • 2 tablespoons oil, divided

  • 2 cups chopped onions

  • 1 cup diced jalapeno peppers

  • ½ cup chopped kimchi

  • 1 cup shredded American cheese

  • ¼ cup mayonnaise

  • 4 sandwich rolls, split and toasted


  1. Mix beef and marinade together in a bowl; set aside to marinate.

  2. Heat 1 tablespoon oil in a skillet over medium-high heat; saute onions until lightly golden but still firm, 5 to 10 minutes.

  3. Heat 1 tablespoon oil in a separate skillet over medium-high heat; saute jalapeno peppers until very lightly golden, about 5 minutes. Mix jalapeno peppers into onions. Add kimchi and cook until heated through, 2 to 3 minutes. Remove skillet from heat.

  4. Heat a separate skillet over medium-high heat and cook steak, stirring constantly, until browned and cooked through, about 5 minutes.

  5. Return 3/4 cup kimchi mixture to skillet over medium heat; add 1/4 cup American cheese. Cover skillet and heat until cheese is melted, 2 to 3 minutes.

  6. Spread 1 tablespoon mayonnaise onto the bottom half of 1 roll and top with 1/4 of the beef. Layer kimchi-cheese mixture on top of beef and top with roll. Repeat with remaining ingredients to create 3 more sandwiches.

Cook's Note:

Use any variety of cheese in place of the American cheese, if desired. Rib-eye can be used in place of the top round, if desired.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

824 Calories
36g Fat
88g Carbs
35g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 824
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 36g 46%
Saturated Fat 11g 54%
Cholesterol 74mg 25%
Sodium 1873mg 81%
Total Carbohydrate 88g 32%
Dietary Fiber 6g 21%
Total Sugars 18g
Protein 35g
Vitamin C 26mg 129%
Calcium 386mg 30%
Iron 6mg 35%
Potassium 674mg 14%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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