Throwback Thursday: French Onion Cheesesteak Sandwich

I am a huge fan of French onion soup. I love making it homemade because it is so easy, plus I think mine tastes better than most bought ones. This week’s throwback recipe is one of my random creations, there might already be a recipe for this but I thought I was pretty dang smart for creating this.

One day, after a long day of snowboarding, I was craving French onion soup but I was starving and wanted more substance to it. I came up with this French-Philly hybrid sandwich. It was absolutely delicious, but super messy! You will definitely want napkins handy while eating this bad boy.

On a side note, I am leaving for South Africa today!! I am going to still try to post recipes that I made before I left, but they might not be as frequent. I am also going to have a few foodie friends post guest posts to help satisfy your cravings while I am gone. Also, keep an eye out for posts about my food adventures in Cape Town; I heard you can eat alligator there!

French Onion Cheesesteak Sandwich

Serves 2

  • 3 tbs butter
  • 1 onion
  • 4-6 tbs flour
  • 1 (14 oz) can beef broth
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 1 1/4 cups water
  • 8 oz sliced sandwich beef (cooked)
  • 1  small loaf French bread
  • 1/2 cup mozzarella cheese


  1. Melt the butter in a medium sauce pan, then sauté onions on medium-low until soft (about 20 minutes).
  2. Once the onions are soft, add 2 tbsp flour to the onions and mix well.
  3. Add the beef broth, sugar, and water and bring the mixture to a boil. Let simmer for 45 minutes.
  4. Add the rest of the flour to the soup until broth has thickened into a sauce.
  5. Preheat the oven to 350F. Slice the bread in half and layer the beef onto the bread.
  6. Cover the beef with French onion soup mixture and top with cheese.
  7. Bake at 350F until cheese is melted (about 10 minutes).

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24 Responses to Throwback Thursday: French Onion Cheesesteak Sandwich

  1. This looks yummy! My husband and I love french onion soup but never thought of making it into a sandwich. What a creative mind you have. :-) Wow you’re going to South Africa! So envious!!

  2. Mmmm I love sandwiches and this one looks awesome. Have a great trip- everyone I know thats gone to SA has loved it!

  3. That looks so good!! I love both french onion soup and cheesesteaks. I’m going to have to try these. Have a safe trip to South Africa:)

  4. Kankana says:

    have fun in south africa. I always wanted to travel there someday ! share some pics too :)

  5. demonangel says:

    Those look delicious! I love both french onion soup and cheesesteaks. I’m going to have to try this. I hope you have a safe and fun trip:)

  6. Jessica says:

    Looks yummy! Have a great trip :)

  7. Gotta love a good messy cheesesteak. I’d want a little extra broth for dipping too. Hope your trip is fabulous.

  8. Have an awesome trip! That sandwich looks so darn good, I am starving and am heating up pizza from last night LOL. Look forward to pictures of your trip! Aprils Lifestyle Show

    Have a great day!

  9. Kelly says:

    Ohh this looks fabulous and oh so filling! It’s making me hungry for lunch already! :)

  10. Heather says:

    Oh, my god. That looks sooo melty and wonderful.

  11. This sandwich looks amazing! I’m also a huge fan of French Onion soup … add in the beef and bread and I know that I’ve just gotta make this!! :)
    Thanks for the add on foodbuzz!!

  12. Wow, I would love to eat this!

  13. Ky Foley says:

    WOW!! I can’t begin to express how amazingly delicious that looks. You’re recipes always make me drool! Thanks so much for sharing =]

  14. Ky Foley says:

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  15. Joy says:

    that looks delicious.

  16. Le says:

    This looks so good!

  17. kita says:

    Excuse my language – HELLS YES1 This sandwich looks like heaven dropped in a left a present. Ok, I salivate in my own corner now over this – have a safe trip!!

  18. Jimmy Huang says:

    Love me a good sandwich. That looks like it would hit the spot right about now!

  19. Adriana says:

    This is the epitome of comfort food for me! What a great reinterpretation of the cheese-steak sandwich.

  20. When I order a steak sandwich I always hope it will arrive on the table looking like your wonderful example – but it never does. I will have to be guided by your recipe and make my own cheesy oniony steak sambo.

  21. Sheryl says:

    I come from Philadelphia which is famous for it’s cheesesteaks, and yours looks pretty darn good. You’ve inspired me to make these tonight for the gang!

  22. Tracy Wilson says:

    Gonna try this one!

  23. Wow, I’ll bring the napkins. This does look fantastic and totally unique. Great job!

    Have an awesome time in South Africa!