Pacdude Cooks: a Philly Cheesesteak

I cook dinner about twice a week, and I thought I’d start documenting them. My first documenting is a recipe I’ve been eating all my life, albeit from a variety of different take-out places: a traditional Philly Cheeseteak.

Serves 2 hungry or 4 regular people


1 pound sirloin steak, sliced thinly then chopped into small chunks
1/2 white onion, diced
1 tablespoon butter or margarine
3-4 heaping tablespoons of Cheez Whiz™
4 sub or hoagie rolls
salt and pepper to taste


Heat a cast-iron or non-stick skillet to medium-high heat.

Fry the onions in the butter or margarine until brown. Caramelize the onions for a different flavor profile.

Add the sliced chopped sirloin, and fry until almost golden brown. Halfway through cooking, pour 1/4 cup water over the meat to “de-glaze” the fond on the pan. Once the steak is cooked, mix the onions and meat together.

Microwave the Cheez Whiz for 3 minutes, in 30-second increments, stirring after every 30 seconds.

Split the rolls, add the meat and onion mixture, top with melty Cheez Whiz. Serve immediately, top with ketchup.