This sandwich has been one of Philadelphia’s favorites since the 1930s. You can find it in restaurants, cafeterias and food carts all over the city. It is made of thinly sliced meat and melted cheese. Feel free to use any kind of cheese you like: provolone, mozzarella or cheese whiz. It is not for the health conscious because it is meant to be greasy. Eating it can be a little messy, but it is definitely worth it.
2 fresh Italian sandwich rolls, split in half crosswise
1 white onion, thinly sliced
1/2 large green bell pepper, thinly sliced
1/2 large red bell pepper, thinly sliced
1 teaspoon minced garlic
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
1/2 pound rib-eye steak, thinly shaved or sliced
5 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
1/3 pound thinly sliced white American cheese, or Provolone cheese OR 4 ounces melted cheese whiz
1 tablespoon Ketchup
Marinate the beef in Worcestershire sauce and ketchup for 5-10 minutes.
Heat a griddle over medium-high heat. Once it is hot add the oil. Saute the garlic, onions and bell peppers for 5 minutes or until they caramelize; season with salt, and pepper. Cook for another 30 seconds. Transfer to a plate and set aside.
Using the same pan, cook the marinated beef for about 2 minutes or until the meat is cooked. Mix in the vegetables. Add the cheese slices and wait for them to melt. If you are using cheese whiz, pour it in and mix well.
Heat the buns and fill them with the cheesy meat mixture. Add more cheese if desired. Serve immediately.
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