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My quest for the ultimate cheesesteak begins

I am on a quest to make the perfect cheesesteak

7w ago
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I want to learn what it takes to make the perfect cheesesteak sandwich using the three major food groups bread, meat and cheese. I will be using a few seasonings and maybe onions but that is it.

For the first one I had to go old school simple, the benchmark if you will. I started with a slightly frozen bone in ribeye that I shaved thin enough light was shining through it. All the fat that I trimmed off the steak I put into a iron skillet on low heat to sweat it down. Once the fat was rendered into the skillet I removed it and added some very thinly sliced onions to cook for a bit before I added the shaved ribeye to cook in its own fat for flavor along with a little salt.

While the steak was cooking I toasted a sourdough baguette on the grill. Next came the Cheez Whiz, I added a little cayenne and tossed it in the microwave for almost a minute, just enough to make it almost pourable. When the bread and Cheez Whiz was ready I spread a little Cheez Whiz in the bun and then I piled on the steak and onions and then topped it off with more Cheez Whiz.

Never again!

Never again!

The results

Lets start with the steak, it was tender and had plenty of beefy flavor but I already know I can do better. I was not impressed with the bread so I doubt it will get another day in court. By far the worst thing about this cheesesteak is the Cheez Whiz, John Battersby I am sorry but that was not good. It was very salty and just did not taste good, so no more Cheez Whiz only real cheese for now on. Overall it was ok but not the ultimate by any stretch.

With this one done I already know what improvements need to be made in my quest for the ultimate cheesesteak.

A whole lot of "MERICA" right there

A whole lot of "MERICA" right there

What do you all think of this cheesesteak? Tell me in the comments below, plus any suggestions. Stay positive, stay wonderful FoodTribe and remember I love you all!

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Comments (41)

  • No apologies needed! Cheesewiz is NOT my jam, brother! White American Cheese is where it's at!

      1 month ago
    • Good! I thought that was your liquid gold? 😄

      I have a lot of white American cheese just waiting to get used. 😁

        1 month ago
  • WOAHHHH I want to marry that cheesesteak it looks undescribably fantastic!! 😍😍😍

      1 month ago
    • That is the best comment yet 🤣

      Thanks! It was not bad but I can make it a lot better. New and improved coming soon 😀

        1 month ago
    • Awesome!

        1 month ago
  • It looks delicious. I’m not a cheese whiz fan. I’m curious to see what else you come up with. I will say now that I think about it, I’ve never made a cheesesteak sandwich. 🤔

      1 month ago
    • Thanks! I will agree I think it looks good but it looks better than it tasted.

      I really think you need to change that and fix one. 😀

        1 month ago
    • Yes, I think I’m going to do that.

        1 month ago
  • Looks great! I just have two Points:

    Real Cheese is obviously better than some spreadable BS.

    And it usually cooks better when the Steak is nice and even.

      1 month ago
    • I agree! I thought I would start with the classic and work my way up.

        1 month ago
    • I only know the ‘classic’ with classic American Cheese.

        1 month ago
  • 🤢 cheese whiz

      1 month ago
    • I know! 🤢

      That is how the basic ones are made though. 🙄

        1 month ago
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