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Philly Cheesesteak

This Philly Cheesesteak is a simple but yummy tender steak filled hot dog buns, slathered with a gooey stingy mix of cheese sauces, caramelized onions, peppers, all held by a buttery hotdog bun. Add a side of fries to fill you up or tomato soup to warm you up and makes for a perfect combo in a rainy day. Get ready to make your afternoons even better with a cheesy beefy sandwich combo that’s so simple yet so satisfyingly easy to make that not only delicious but pretty filling that it’ll give you enough energy in the afternoon.

What is a Philly Cheesesteak?

The original cheesesteak was made in the 20thcentury sold by a hot dog cart vendor. With not so much evidence on who started birth of the cheesesteak idea, its been credited to Pat and Harry Olivieri as the original creators. One day, Pat Olivieri was sick of eating hot dogs for his lunch, he went to the butchers shop and bought some beef, cooked it in the grill and made frizzled beef, with onions, some cheese, placed in a loaf of bread or a hot dog bun. It was published in the Library Company of Philadelphia, as one of the snack made in a 1987 exhibition. A random cab driver who roamed around the area caught a whiff of the savory delicacy and asked for a piece for himself. And just like that, the cheesesteak started its legacy. Since then it has moved on and transformed to a sandwich made with sliced beefsteak, melted cheese placed on a long hoagie roll. The Cheesesteak sandwich has then been a popular regional fast food rooted in the city of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States.

The popularity of the cheesesteaks rose with many family run businesses and independently own shops, and some fast food chains also recreating the dish in their own manner. Some can even find a version of this at high end restaurants, soon after it’s reached all the world as came to be called ‘Philly cheesesteak’ to remind many where it came from.

What makes up the Philly Cheesecake?

This common but beloved street food favorite isn’t just for a snack, our outdoor dinning, you can also make this at home, with just a few ingredients you can easily find in the grocery, or with a selection of ingredients needed with your own preferences. To start with, prepare the cheese sauce, we want to make it early so it can cool own and thicken before we use it to top off the cheesesteak later. All you need to do is heat up the butter and mix it well with all purpose flour, this will act as a thickener that’ll help bind all the cheeses and liquids together. Once it turns into a paste, slowly add the evaporated milk to give it that creamy and sweet taste, adding this while stirring continuously to make sure there won’t be any flour lumps. Add in some filled cheese, filled cheese is a type of cheese that’s considered a processed cheese made from real cheese like cheddar and other ingredients to help it last longer, often called an inferior cheese as its cheap and made with skim milk with a fatty filling like lard to replace the fat that was removed in the cream. Add in some white cheddar cheese for a little sharpness, and some cheese powder for color and a little saltiness. These are mixed well till you get a nicely yellow colored sauce with a smooth texture. Transfer this to a container to cool down and get thicker. For the beef and other ingredients, sauté some onions and belle pepper for some color, these also help contrast the savory flavor of the beef and the creamy and slightly salty taste of the melted cheese mixture. Sautéing them till soft, taking it off the pan to cook the beef that’s been seasoned with salt and pepper, cooking till they’ve changed in color, adding the veggies back and mixing them together. These are then assembled by filling hotdog buns with the simple but nicely cooked beef slices, topped with a drizzle or more of cheese. 

This ultimate game day snack just needs a few ingredients, and in a few minutes, you’ll be ready to devour this deliciously iconic American snack. 

Philly Cheesesteak

Course: SnacksCuisine: American
Servings

2

servings

A cheesy beefy way to enjoy the afternoon

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon butter

  • 2 tablespoons flour

  • 1 can evaporated milk

  • 1 & ½ cup filled cheese

  • 3 tablespoons white cheddar cheese

  • 2 teaspoons cheese powder

  • 1 big white onion (chopped)

  • 2 green bell peppers (chopped)

  • 2 tablespoon olive oil

  • 2 teaspoons salt

  • 2 teaspoons ground black pepper

  • ¼ kilo rib-eye beef steak (thinly sliced)

  • 2 hotdog buns

Directions

  • In a pan at medium heat, melt the butter and mix this with all purpose flour.
  • While stirring, pour in the evaporated milk; add in filled cheese, mixing till almost everything has melted. Add while cheddar cheese and mix well. Add cheese powder and mix well. Transfer this to a container and set aside.
  • Chop the white onion and green bell peppers, set aside.
  • In a pan at medium heat, add 1 tablespoon olive oil, and sauté the onions and belle peppers. Adding 1 teaspoon salt and black pepper to season. Sauté for 3 minutes and set aside.
  • In the same pan, add a tablespoon of olive oil and cook the beef slices. Season with 1 teaspoon salt and pepper, cook these for 3 minutes or just till it changes in color.
  • Add in the sautéed onions and peppers and set aside.
  • Prepare two hotdog buns and place the beef and veggies in the middle. Top it off with melted cheese. Serve hot and enjoy!

This Philly Cheesecake is filled to the brim with thinly sliced beef, an overload of cheese, onions, bell peppers, all wrapped up in a hotdog bun. Who doesn’t want a piece of this? You can enjoy this deliciously yummy beefy cheese sandwich that perfect as a heavy breakfast meal, an afternoon lunch, or a easy cheesy dinner when you’re not in the mood to make a full meal and just want something to pack and eat on the go. This easy simple Philly Cheesesteak recipe will not only wow the crowd but will make your flavor sensations burst in happiness once you take a bite.

Philly Cheesesteak recipe (tagalog)

Sahog

  • 1 kutsarang mantikilya
  • 2 kutsarang harina
  • 1 lata evaporated milk
  • 1 & ½ tasa filled cheese
  • 3 kutsarang white cheddar cheese
  • 2 kutsaritang cheese powder
  • 1 malaking puting sibuyas (tinadtad)
  • 2 berdeng bell peppers (tinadtad)
  • 2 kutsarang olive oil
  • 2 kutsaritang asin
  • 2 kutsaritang paminta
  • ¼ kilo rib-eye beef steak (hiniwa ng maninipis)
  • 2 hotdog buns

Paano lutuin

  1. Sa kawali na may katamtamang init, tunawin ang mantikilya, haluan ng harina.
  2. Habang hinahalo, ibuhos ang evaporated milk, lsama ang filled cheese at haluin hanggang matunaw ito. haluan din ng cheddar cheese at cheese powder at haluin ng mabuti. Ilipat ito sa lalagyanan at itabi.
  3. Itadtad ang mga sibuyas at berdeng bell peppers, itabi.
  4. Sa kawali na may katmatamang init, lagyan ng 1 kutsarang olive oil, at lutuin ang mga sibuyas at bell peppershaluan ng 1 kutsarang paminta at asin. Lutuin ang mga ito ng 3 minuto at itabi.
  5. Sa parehong kawali, lagyan ng 1 kutsarang olive oil at lutuin ang mga beef slices. Haluan din ito ng 1 kutsarang asin at paminta, lutuin ng 3 minuto o hanggang magiba ng kulay.
  6. Ibalik ang litnutong sibuyas at bell peppers at itabi.
  7. Maghanda ng dalawang hotdig buns at ilagay ng beef at gulay sa gitan. Buhusan ng tinunaw na keso. Ihanda habang mainit at mag-enjoy! 

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