South Philly Cheese Steak Sandwich

South Philly Cheese Steak Sandwich

3 reviews, 4 star(s). 100% would make again

Ready in 45 minutes

I have the best book called "Real American Food", by Jane and Michael Stern, it has regional specialties from across the country -- some very fine gourmet food as well as street food. It is absolutely fabulous as they have both a good palate and a fine style of writing.


2 each Rolls; really good; really fresh
8 ounce Cheez Whiz; the only true Philly ingredient
2 tablespoon Butter
1 large Onion
1 tablespoon Oil; or butter, for frying
4 each Sandwich steaks (beef); frozen
Condiments; to taste

Original recipe makes 2



Put Cheez Whiz on top of a double boiler with butter. Heat until soft and drippy. Keep warm over hot water while you prepare steaks.

Slice onion and fry in butter or oil on griddle. When golden brown and squiggly, scoot onions to side of grill and slap on a couple slabs of prefab frozen sandwich steaks.

When brown on one side (about a minute), flip and cook the other side, pushing onions back to mingle with the meat. The steaks will be donwithin 90 seconds total, but dont worry if they loiter onthe grill with the onions a few extra minutes.

When ready to serve, take a sharp knife and hack steaks into helter-skelter ribbons, then scoop them up with the onions and load them into the rolls. Immediately spoon on molten cheese and add desired condiments.


Steak um is perfect for this.

"We recommend an order of cheese fries on the side."

Serves 2 with cheese sauce left over to serve with the fries.

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[I made edits to this recipe.]
cleverkt 9y ago

[I made edits to this recipe.]
stevemur 9y ago

I grilled the onions with some yellow peppers and used shredded cheese rather than Cheese Whiz. Maybe not totally authentic but the sandwiches were darn good.
promfh 10y ago

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