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Philly Cheesesteak Cabbage Wraps: All The Good Stuff, None Of The Carbs

Cheese makes everything better, do you agree? It is simply yummy!

If you are a fan of cheese-stuffed recipes, after trying this recipe, you will become my fan too!

The Philadelphia version of cheesesteaks are many people’s favorite, and you surely remember that amazing taste if you have tried it.

The classic Philly cheesesteak was created by a hotdog vendor Pat Olivieri, who is believed to have invented it in the 1930s. One day, he grilled some beef from the butcher on the grill, and he placed it on an Italian roll.

The smell of the amazing food attracted one cab driver, and he asked for it instead of the usual sandwich. He shared his fantastic experience with other cab drivers from all over the city, and the rest is history.

As the popularity of his new invention grew, Olivieri opened Pat’s King of Steaks, on 9th Street.

One of his employees, “Cocky Joe” Lorenzo, added cheese atop of the steak years later, in 1949.

This was the birth of the Philly cheesesteak we all know.

The iconic food of Philadelphia contains thin-sliced pieces of beefsteak, smothered in melted cheese, added atop of a long crusty roll. You can add fried onions or sweet peppers on top, and you understand why everyone in Philadelphia and all visitors from all over the world simply love the sandwich!

And if you keep avoiding it just because you are on a low-carb diet, we have fantastic news!

Here is an upgraded version that you can enjoy- the taste remains, but it is much lighter than the classic Philly cheesesteak.

By replacing the roll with a cabbage wrap, you will create a mouth-watering sandwich and boost your health at the same time!

Cabbage is a versatile and beneficial vegetable, full of fiber, minerals, and vitamins, but low in fat and calories. Cabbage lowers cholesterol levels and improves digestion.

Its consumption will boost the levels of vitamin C, vitamin K, and sulfur in your body, and it also contains a compound known as sulforaphane, believed to delay and impede cancer.

Cabbage has four major antioxidants, choline, (fights inflammation, improves memory, and prevents neural tube defects in pregnant women), beta-carotene( protects the DNA from the adverse effects of smoking), lutein, (prevents age-related macular degeneration), and quercetin( fights disease and kills harmful bacteria).

Additionally, cabbage is high in flavonoids, that lower blood pressure, fight inflammation, and reduce the risk of heart disease.

Now, let’s get back to business- here is how to prepare delicious Philly cheesesteak cabbage wraps:


  • 2 Tbsp. vegetable oil, divided
  • 1 lb. skirt steak, thinly sliced
  • 8 large green cabbage leaves
  • ½ large onion, thinly sliced
  • 2 large bell peppers, thinly sliced
  • 6 slices provolone
  • 1 tsp. oregano
  • Kosher salt (to taste)
  • Freshly ground black pepper (to taste)


Boil water in a large pot, and add the cabbage leaves into it for 30 seconds, using tongs. Place them on a plate lined with a paper towel.

Heat a tablespoon of oil in a pan over medium heat, add the onion and the bell peppers, season with oregano, salt, and pepper, and stir.

When soft, remove the onions and peppers, add the other tablespoon of oil, and add the steak.

Season, and cook for a few minutes. Add the onion and peppers, top with provolone, and cover the pan.

Cook until the cheese melts.

Scoop the mix onto the center of the blanched cabbage lead, fold it well to form a burrito, and enjoy!