The Goliath Philly Cheese Steak Burger


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Goliath Philly Cheese Steak Burger Recipe!                      

For me the perfect burger is beef or bison grilled or broiled medium-rare, however you can grill/broil this to your desired temperature. Also the perfect burger when bitten into drips juice from my chin to the plate below. The Goliath Philly Cheese Steak Burger is my own creation, and it is featuring beef all the way! Not only is it made with beef, but the topping is chipped sirloin steak.

fresh chipped beef

Chipped steak can be purchased from a butcher. Being in the Philadelphia area, it is available in the supermarket fresh and frozen. I used the fresh for this recipe.

The Topping (To Be Prepared First)


  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 3 cups sweet onions
  • 1 pound chipped steak
  • 1/4 pound white cheddar 

Topping Directions:

  1. Add diced onion pieces to a microwave save bowl, with 1 tablespoon butter, cover with paper towel and microwave for 3-minutes.
  2. Stir and microwave additional 3-minutes.

    Chipped steak browning in pan.

    Chipped steak browning in pan.Stir and microwave additional 3-minutes.

  3. Divide onion into three piles and set aside one pile.
  4. Add the onion to a skillet with butter and continue to saute until tender, about 10 minute on low, stirring occasionally.
  5. While the onion is cooking, unwrap the chipped steak.
  6. Cut it into bite sized pieces.
  7. Add the chipped steak to the
    Cook chipped steak until uniform brown color.

    Cook chipped steak until uniform brown color.

    skillet on medium heat with the 2-piles of onions (reserving one) and cook the meat until brown in color, about 10-15 minutes flipping the meat over to get all sides.

  8. Once the meat is browned, add the cheese and cook for an additional 3-4 minutes until melted and mix it thoroughly with the chipped steak and onion mixture.
  9. Place in microwave safe bowl and set aside in refrigerator.
  10. (Topping can be made in advance).
    Uniform chipped steak with onions and cheese.

    Uniform chipped steak with onions and cheese.

    The Burger


    • 1 pound ground beef (I used U.S.D.A Choice 85% Lean Beef)
    • 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
    • 1 teaspoon garlic salt
    • 1/4 cup barbecue sauce
    •  (cooked onions reserved from Topping recipe)
    • 1/4 teaspoon garlic salt
    • 4 slices Gouda cheese
    • 4 Onion Rolls
    • ketchup to taste


    Two out of 4-patties

    Two out of 4-patties

  1. Pre-heat Oven to Broil (550° F)
  2. Mix the Worcestershire sauce, 1-teaspoon garlic salt, cooked reserve onions, and
    Burgers with melted cheese.

    Burgers with melted cheese.

    barbecue sauce with ground meat until onions are uniformly dispersed,

  3. Divide ground meat into 4-patties. (I froze two for another day).
  4. Place burgers on a rack in broiling pan covered with foil for easy clean-up.
  5. Sprinkle burger patties with 1/4 teaspoon garlic salt on both sides.
  6. Since I made this burger in the middle of a Nor’easter storm, I broiled  my burgers in the oven
    The Goliath Philly Cheese Steak Burger!

    The Goliath Philly Cheese Steak Burger!

    on the 2nd level  rack closest to the broiler.

  7. Sprinkle remaining 1/4 teaspoon garlic salt on all burgers both sides.
  8. Broil burgers for 3 minutes one side.
  9. Flip burgers and broil for additional 3 minutes.
  10. Add cheese to top and broil for additional 1-minute.
  11. (We like our burgers medium-rare with internal temperature 145° F, but the FDA recommends cooking them to at least 160° F to kill any bacteria, so you will need longer cooking times. Check internal temperature of  burger with a meat thermometer.)
  12. Remove from oven. (I feel the burger for resistance to a spoon when I push it, to determine if it is done.)
  13. You can also use a meat thermometer to check for the desired temperature.
  14. Microwave the topping for 2-minutes and divide it into 4-piles to top each burger.
  15. Slice Onion rolls so they form a clam shell.
  16. Add 1-burger to each bun.
  17. Top each burger with chipped steak topping.
  18. Squirt ketchup on top of topping and enjoy.

Preparation time: 20 minutes;  Serves: 4

Cooking time: Approximately 6o minutes for topping & burger. ( The topping can be made a ahead of time).