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Smoked Philly Cheesesteak Dip

Smoked Philly cheesesteak dip combines all of the beefy, cheesy goodness of a Philly cheesesteak sandwich into a dip. Add to that a few beers, and you have yourself a party.

Course Appetizer
Cuisine American
Keyword cheesesteak, dip, philly
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Servings 8
Calories 577 kcal
Author Christie Vanover


  • 2 pounds tri-tip
  • 2 tsps. kosher salt
  • 1 tsp. black pepper
  • 1 tsp. Tony Chachere's Creole Seasoning
  • 1/2 tsp. garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp. onion powder
  • 2 tbsps. vegetable oil
  • 1 1/2 cups yellow onion chopped
  • 1 cup beef broth
  • 1/3 cup mayonnaise
  • 8 slices American cheese
  • 8 slices provolone cheese
  • 5 soft hoagie rolls


  1. Freeze the tri-tip for 45 minutes. Remove it from the freezer. Slice the meat into slices the thickness of bacon.

  2. Place the meat in a bowl and season with salt, pepper, Creole seasoning, garlic and onion powder.

  3. Heat the grill to around 400F degrees with an indirect cooking area and hickory wood chunks.

  4. Heat the oil in a large pot on top of the grill. Add the onions. Sauté until tender, stirring occasionally.

  5. Add the beef and stir to combine. Close the grill lid. Let the meat cook, without stirring, for 10 minutes.

  6. Remove the pan from the grill, and close the lid to maintain the proper temperature. Using two metal spatulas, tear the meat apart to shred. Hold one portion of the meat down with one utensil and pull the meat apart with the other utensil. Continue with this process, until the meat is in bite-sized pieces.

  7. Place the skillet back on the grill, and add the broth to the pan. Close the grill lid and heat for 2 minutes. Stir in the mayo to combine.

  8. Add the American cheese and stir, until melted. Add the Provolone cheese and stir until melted.

  9. Slice the hoagie rolls into 2-inch squares and arrange on a large platter. Serve the dip warm with slices of soft hoagie rolls.


If using a charcoal grill, add a couple hickory wood chunks. If using a gas grill, add a foil pouch of hickory chips. If using a pellet grill, use hickory pellets.

Keep the grill lid closed as much as possible, to get more smoke flavor into the dip.

If you would like to add peppers, mushrooms or jalapenos, add them with the onions.

Nutrition Facts
Smoked Philly Cheesesteak Dip
Amount Per Serving
Calories 577 Calories from Fat 315
% Daily Value*
Fat 35g54%
Saturated Fat 15g94%
Cholesterol 117mg39%
Sodium 1489mg65%
Potassium 510mg15%
Carbohydrates 25g8%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 4g4%
Protein 38g76%
Vitamin A 700IU14%
Vitamin C 2.7mg3%
Calcium 474mg47%
Iron 8.9mg49%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.