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Original Philly Cheese Steak Recipe

Updated on May 2, 2012
A Original Philly Cheese Steak is one of the tastiest sandwiches in the world.
A Original Philly Cheese Steak is one of the tastiest sandwiches in the world.

Original Philly Cheese Steak Recipe

It doesn't matter if you call it a cheese steak , a Philadelphia Cheese Steak or a Philly Cheese Steak this is truly one of the best steak sandwiches you will ever have the privilege of tasting. A true Philly Cheese steak is made from shaved rib eye loin , caramelized onions , and yellow American Cheese.

In the basic Philly Cheese Steak you put cooked shaved rib-eye , and yellow American cheese on a split Italian roll. But then the great debate begins. Should the sandwich have caramelized onions or not. And what about mushrooms and peppers. Do they belong on the original Philly Cheese Steak Sandwich or do they not.

And then the great original Philly cheese steak sandwich debate continues. Is the sandwich supposed to have yellow American cheese , cheese whiz , or provolone cheese. And of all things some people are now replacing the shaved rib-eye meat with thinly sliced grilled chicken.

But here on this page we are going to be making the original Philly cheese steak sandwich so your going to need shaved rib eye loin , yellow American Cheese , Italian Sandwich Rolls , and you will want to make the below recipe for Caramelized Onions because I truly believe that Caramelized Onions do belong on a original Philly cheese steak sandwich. If you have a good butcher shop in your area go there and order a few pounds of shaved rib eye loin. It makes the best original Philly cheese steak sandwiches and there is no way you can cut the meat thin enough at home.

If you plan to make this sandwich often I would suggest buying one of the small flat top home grills to make your sandwich with. You can also make pancakes on a flat top grill and cook eggs. But the most important thing to me is that a small flat top grill is just perfect for making the original Philly Cheese steak sandwich.

Caramelized Onions are so delicious and are oh so delicious on original Philly Cheese Steak Sandwiches.
Caramelized Onions are so delicious and are oh so delicious on original Philly Cheese Steak Sandwiches.

Caramelized Onions Recipe For Our Original Philly Cheesesteak Sandwiches

Caramelized Onions are not that hard to make and they taste absolutely perfect on a original Philly cheese steak sandwich.

For your Caramelized Onions your going to need.

1. One Tablespoon Real Butter.

2. One Tablespoon Vegetable Oil.

3. Two Pounds Of Sweet Onions peeled and sliced very thin.

4. One Tablespoon Light Brown Sugar.

5. One Level Teaspoon Ground Sea Salt.

6. One Teaspoon Black Pepper.

7. One Tablespoon Water.

Add the oil and the butter to a large skillet and melt the butter. As soon as the butter melts add everything else to the skillet and cook until the onions turn a deep brown color. Be sure that you stir often and if your skillet gets to hot turn down the heat. Your finished caramelized onions should be mahogany in color.

These caramelized onions will go great on your original Philly cheese steak sandwiches but they are also wonderful on cheeseburgers , hamburgers and hot dogs.

This is truly one of the best steak sandwiches you will ever taste.
This is truly one of the best steak sandwiches you will ever taste.

Now that you have prepared your caramelized onions and purchased your shaved rib eye loin we are going to put together your original Philly cheese steak sandwich. You'll also want to purchase Italian Sub Rolls and yellow American cheese.

Divide your rib eye loin meat up into four ounce portions and get it to cooking in several small piles on your flat top grill. Once the meat is done to your liking sprinkle it with salt and pepper and place a small portion on the top of each small pile of meat.

Now place two pieces of yellow American cheese on top of each small pile of meat and as soon as it starts to melt cover each small pile of meat , onions , and cheese with an Italian Sub Roll. As soon as the Italian Sub Roll is hot go under the meat with your spatula and scoop each portion of meat into a sub roll. And you have now created the original Philly Cheese Steak Sandwich.

Did you make the original Philly Cheese Steak Sandwich? How did it turn out for you. How did you like it? Please post your comments , tips , suggestions and questions below now. And thanks for taking the time to read my Hub Page.


(C) August 2010 by Thomas Byers aka Crazyhorsesghost
(C) August 2010 by Thomas Byers aka Crazyhorsesghost

Please post your comments now about the original Philly Cheese Steak Sandwich.

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      Ranger 3 years ago

      Make yours any way you want, but I will NEVER put onions or peppers on mine.

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      Suzanne Sheffield 5 years ago from Mid-Atlantic

      Oh. Yeah.

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      ELLA 5 years ago

      Greaaaaaaaaat

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      FRANK SCARCELLO 5 years ago

      CUT THE BOTTOM OF THE ONION BEFORE PELLEING THE ONION.

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      Thomas Byers 5 years ago from East Coast , United States

      MADISON, Wis. - Edwin Traisman, a food scientist who created the process for freezing McDonald's french fries and helped develop Cheez Whiz, has died at age 91. He invented cheese whiz in the 1950s and though the first Philly Cheese Steaks were not made with it you will find them made with it all over the east coast of the USA including many of the famous Philly Cheese Steak Places in Philadelphia. I think they are best made with the cheese whiz. The flavor is just perfect with the cheese whiz.

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      hubs 5 years ago

      how can cheese wizz be the original method? think about it, when was the cheesteak invented, and when was cheese wizz invented?

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      Ashley 5 years ago

      When I was in Philadelphia they said the wiz cheese was original. Is that not true?

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      Alan Jalowitz 6 years ago

      I would like to ask your permission to use your third photograph to help illustrate an article on cheesesteaks for the Literary and Cultural Heritage Map of Pennsylvania, operated by the non-profit Pennsylvania Center for the Book. Please contact me at acj2@psu.edu at your convenience. Thank you for your consideration!

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      Thomas Byers 7 years ago from East Coast , United States

      Thanks for the great comments you post on my hubs. This recipe for original philly cheese steak sandwiches is oh so delicious. Try it and I think you'll see how good it is.

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      Lori J Latimer 7 years ago from The River Valley, Arkansas

      Your beautiful food articles and photos almost bring tears to my eyes. Tears of joy...Write On!