I am originally from Pennsylvania, went to college in Philadelphia. There is always a debate on which Philly Cheesesteak was better, Pat’s or Geno’s….
Me, I was always a fan of Geno’s. So much so, that when my husband would work in the Philadelphia area I would ask him to bring me back a Geno’s Cheesesteak. Am I crazy?? A 4-hour journey home with a Geno’s Cheesesteak, maybe. But they are just so good in Philly on the sidewalk as they are reheated after a 4 hour journey!!!
Diehards line up 24/7 for the cheesesteaks served up at this no-frills veteran spot.
So, considering our current living situation, where traveling isn’t recommended unless its ‘essential’ I re-created a Philly inspired sandwich to curb my craving tonight.
Here we go!
For the Cheese Sauce:
- 3 Tbsp butter
- 3 Tbsp whole wheat flour
- 1 cup whole milk
- 6 slices American cheese, torn in pieces
- 1/2 tsp salt
- Tsp of sriracha sauce
For the Steak:
- 1 lb strip steak
- 2 tsp soy sauce
- salt and pepper, to taste
- 1/4 cup olive oil
- 1 large onion, thinly sliced
- 4 cloves garlic, minced
- 1 cup beef broth
- 4 sub, hoagie rolls
Directions for Cheese:
- In a small saucepan, melt the butter, until foamy.
- Add flour, stir for about 2-3 minutes
- Whisk in milk, bring to a boil. Reduce heat and thickened slightly
- Add in the cheese, salt and sriracha and stir until smooth
- Remove from heat and cover to keep warm
Directions for Steak:
- Slice the steak, thinly against the grain. Place in a bowl and toss in soy sauce, and season with salt and pepper
- In a large skillet, heat oil over high heat. Add the onion and cook until browned and softened. Season with salt, add in the garlic and continue to cook
- Add the meat and cook through until tender
- Once meat is cooked, transfer to a plate and cover to keep warm
- Add the broth to the skillet and bring to a boil, reduce the heat and boil to reduce the liquid to make a jus
- Prepare your rolls, by toasting them. Divide the steak mixture among the rolls, drizzle the jus evenly over the meat mixture
- Serve with the cheese sauce, dipping as you eat.