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Bison Philly Cheesesteaks on a plate with fries.

Horns Up Bison Philly Cheesesteak Recipe

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  • Author: Ben
  • Prep Time: 30 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 40 minutes
  • Yield: 2 Sandwiches 1x
  • Category: Lunch
  • Method: Stovetop
  • Cuisine: American


The Horns Up Bison Philly Cheesesteak is a midwest twist on the classic Philly. Add some zing to the sandwich with this tasty wasabi mayo. This hoagie special is easy to make and super tasty.  


  • 4 Tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1/2 green pepper, chopped
  • 1/4 yellow onion, loosely chopped (about 3 ounces)
  • 8 ounces bison top sirloin
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt, plus more to taste
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 4 slices American cheese
  • 2 hoagie rolls

Wasabi sauce

  • 4 Tablespoon mayonnaise
  • 1-2 teaspoon wasabi


  1. Put Bison sirloin in freezer for about 20-40 minutes to stiffen a bit
  2. Thinly cut Bison sirloin against the grain into thin slices
  3. Add 2 tablespoons of oil to a nonstick skillet or Blackstone over medium heat
  4. Once heated, add green pepper, onion, salt, pepper, and garlic powder
  5. Saute until golden, remove and set aside
  6. Add remaining oil to pan and once warm, add Bison sirloin
  7. Cook until browned
  8. Re-add onion and green peppers and cook for 2-3  more minutes
  9. Separate into two different piles that will fit into a sandwich bun
  10. Add two slices of cheese to each and optionally cover the pan for just a minute to melt the cheese
  11. Using a spatula, add each pile to a hoagie or sub bun
  12. Top with Wasabi Mayo (see below)

For Wasabi Mayo:

  1. Mix mayo and wasabi


  • When sauteing your onions, they should end up a light golden brown. So, this is just a bit past them being translucent. 
  • If you are using a Blackstone grill, just move them to an unheated side instead of removing them from the skillet until you are ready to add them back in.
  • You can spoon or spread the wasabi mayo right onto the meat or bun. We add it to a small bottle to that squirted look.
  • If you can’t find bison sirloin, beef ribeye is a great (and classic) substitute.