Philly Cheesesteak Cabbage Wraps: All the Good Stuff, None of the Carbs

Who doesn’t love Philly cheesesteaks? A soul food really, Philly cheesesteaks come in all shapes and forms. However, today, let’s opt for a healthier version of preparing it.

To save the day are these fresh, yummy and super-healthy cabbage wraps. Full of nutrients and very friendly to your weight, these warps will become your new favorite movie snack.

Born in Philadelphia, this recipe doesn’t take up too much of your time, and yet will satisfy your cravings and your waistline. So, let’s dig deeper into what makes this cheesesteak cabbage wraps so dang good!

A Cheesesteak is Born!

An authentic Philly cheesesteak contains thin slices of beefsteak, dipped in cheese for days. On top of it, the cheesesteak is crumbed, offering you a nice taste of crunch.

The first cheesesteak came to life in the 1930s, created by Pat Olivieri. Working as a sausage merchant at the time, the South Philadelphia local one day got the idea to use a flame broil and roll the hamburger. And, the rest is history.

It didn’t take long before the sandwich became a worldwide sensation. But, as delicious and mouth-watering as it is, the Philly cheesesteak deserves a healthier version, too.

So, without trying to take away from its taste, we thought we infused the recipe with a few more veggies, thus creating the ideal calorie count wrap.

The Benefits of Cabbage

Cabbage wraps are no news among those who want to live healthier. Unlike lettuce wraps, cabbage provides more nutrients, and won’t fall apart. But, beyond that, cabbage has an excellent nutritional value as well.

Here are the main nutrients found in this vegetable:

  • High levels of sulfur.
  • Increased fiber content.
  • Decent water substance.
  • Toxin-eliminating compounds.
  • Sulforaphane, which can suppress the growth of malignant tumors.
  • Anthocyanin, oftentimes found in red cabbage, responsible for preventing cancer development.
  • Flavonoids, like anthocyanins, which helps reduce blood pressure levels, inflammation, and heart issues risks.

But, together with cabbage, this fantastic recipe is also enriched in red bell peppers. In terms of nutritional value, 100 grams of red peppers contain:

  • Calories: 31
  • Water: 92%
  • Protein: 1 gram
  • Carbs: 6 grams
  • Sugar: 4.2 grams
  • Fiber: 2.1 grams
  • Fat: 0.3 grams
  • Vitamin C
  • Vitamin B6
  • Vitamin K1
  • Vitamin E
  • Vitamin A

How to Make Philly Cheesesteaks Cabbage Wraps?

With all ingredients probably already in your pantry, here is how to make this incredible Philly cheesesteak cabbage wraps.


  • 2 large bell peppers, sliced
  • 2 tablespoons of vegetable oil
  • 1/2 large onion, sliced
  • 8 large green cabbage leaves
  • 6 slices of provolone
  • 1 lb. skirt steak, sliced
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • Kosher salt
  • A teaspoon of oregano


First, set a large pot of water and bring it to boil. Throw in the cabbage leaves for half a minute, until softened. Lay them out on a plate, placing a napkin to drain them off water.

In a medium-heat skillet, add olive oil onions and bell pepper slices. Throw in pepper, salt, and oregano, to taste. Stir all veggies until softened, or about 5 minutes. Set aside.

Next, in a new teaspoon of heated oil, add the steak in slices and season with salt and pepper, to taste. Each piece should be cooked for about 2 minutes.

Combine the peppers and onions with the steak, mixing it all together. Finally, add the provolone mix, cover the skillet and cook yet again, until the cheese melts.

Lay out a cabbage leaf and top with a few scoops of the mix. Fold the leaf and roll it a burrito-like shape.

Serve immediately and get ready for a proper Philly cheesesteak taste!



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