Just in time for the Big Game, we've taken a staple of Kansas City BBQ - beef burnt ends, and made a SUPER Philly cheesesteak sandwich! Arguably the best bite in all of BBQ, the burnt end is the MVP of this unbelievable cross-country smash up. Crispy, sweet, smokey beef tri-tip mixed with griddled onions and the OG Philly style Cheez-Whiz come together to make a must try one-of-a-kind remix that will become a regular in your gameday starting lineup.
Check out our Tri-Tip Burnt Ends recipe to see how we made the burnt ends for this sandwich!
Burnt Ends Cheesesteak
When it comes to enjoyment, the BBQ burnt ends cheesesteak has it all. There’s the sweet but smoky flavor of the BBQ burnt ends along with the juicy onions and the melted cheese that brings everything together. Plus, it is incredibly quick and easy to make, making it a great option for lunch or dinner when you are short on time.
Lane’s Brisket Rub
1-2lbs of prepared beef burnt ends
diced yellow or sweet onion
hoagie or sub sandwich rolls
½ stick butter, sliced
Preheat a grill with a griddle pan or a flat top griddle to medium high heat. Somewhere in the 350-400 degree range.
On a side burner or stove top, Melt Cheez-Whiz in a small pot and keep warm. This can also be done in the microwave, just follow package directions.
When the griddle is smoking hot, add your butter and onions. Season generously with Brisket Rub and cook until the onions are softened and lightly charred. Around 3-5 minutes.
Toast your sub rolls cut side down on your griddle while the onions are cooking.
Move onions to the side and throw on the burnt ends, Chop and break these up on the griddle and sear for a minute or two before mixing in the onions.
See notes below for our burnt ends directions
Apply a layer of the Cheez-Whiz to your toasted roll. Load up on the beef and onions, then add some more Cheez-Whiz to the top.
Grab a stack of napkins and enjoy!
- Burnt Ends Recipe
- Use whatever cheese you like! American, Provolone, and Muenster are great alternatives.
- We went with the traditional "Wiz Wit" with just onions and Whiz, but feel free to add peppers and mushrooms if you like. Jalapeños are a great addition too!
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