If you ever go to Philadelphia, you should get a Philly Cheese Steak, but it’s even better when you cook it on a Blackstone Griddle at home by following the guide below on how to cook Philly Cheese Steak on a Blackstone Griddle.
It is a recipe that involves very simple ingredients, and it is full of flavors. It is a very common food in Philly, and you will not question how once you get a taste of this delicious recipe.
Flat top grills are the common cooking appliances for this recipe. They are beneficial because you can cook all the ingredients simultaneously, so it makes quick food for many people.
A Blackstone griddle is a must-have when you are planning to make your cheesesteak. It is made with the best materials while also having a lot of space to cook on.
You will need to get some other tools, such as a dome-shaped cover to melt the cheese on the griddle, but in general, all you need is a grill to cook all the ingredients for this recipe.
So if you are trying to learn how to cook this recipe, we have a very simple guide below that will surely help you. It is an easy and detailed guide, so go ahead and get your ingredients ready.
What You Will Need
If you want to keep it authentic and to get the best out of the recipe, I suggest getting rib-eye steaks for this recipe.
It is the most common cut of meat for making a Philly cheesesteak.
The steaks usually come in large cuts, and if you happen to get that one, you will need to slice it into thin cuts. That way, you get to cut the ligaments ahead of time and keep the meat soft.
Rib-eye steaks are great since they have proper marbling, and by slicing them thin, you allow the flavors from the other ingredients to seep through and in between the sliced pieces of meat.
If you have a butcher shop near you that sells rib-eye steaks already sliced, that would be a plus since you will not have to spend much time preparing or slicing the steaks.
In supermarkets, you will usually find the pre-sliced steaks labeled as “cheesesteak meat,” while most butchers know how to slice the rib-eye steak once you say that it is for this recipe.
I got mine from Snake River Farms so if you want to get yours too, then do check out this place, I definitely recommend it!
The other ingredients will depend on your preference. So you can get the best toppings such as bell peppers, onions, or other vegetables that you want to put along with the cheesesteak.
The bread is also a crucial part of this recipe so make sure that you get the best one. We will talk more about the type of bread that goes with this recipe but go straight to the recipe.
Get the cheese ready as well, and then start with the cooking process. The cheese gives the recipe an overall salty but creamy texture and flavor, so make sure to get the best one as well.
Philly Cheesesteak Recipe On A Blackstone Griddle
Step 1: Prepare The Steaks
There are no special processes when it comes to preparing the steaks for this recipe. You will only need to slice them thinly and season them if you have bought a whole rib-eye steak.
Get a filleting knife and start from the fat side of the steak. This can be a time-consuming task, so it is best to do this ahead of time to ensure that it is ready once you are ready to cook.
You can slice the steaks before seasoning them to make sure that they get all the flavors in. The seasoning can only be salt and pepper, but you can never go wrong with garlic powder.
Step 2: Preheat The Blackstone Griddle
Preheat the Blackstone griddle to medium heat and leave it for 5 minutes or until it reaches the desired temperature. Wipe the cooking area with a paper towel to make sure it is clean.
You do not need to go over the griddle’s medium temperature as the steaks are thin slices. You will also cook other ingredients that do not need too much heat to do so.
So make sure you stick to the medium heat for the griddle. While the griddle is preheating, prepare other ingredients by slicing or cutting what you need to cut before cooking.
Before anything else, toast the buns first, add some butter on the buns and place them on the griddle. Once the insides are toasted, remove the buns from the griddle and set them aside.
Step 3: Cook The Philly Cheesesteak
Keep in mind that this recipe will cook faster than the usual searing or steak recipes. So be quick, and do not leave the Blackstone griddle unattended once you put the food on it.
First, melt some butter on one side of the griddle and toss the onions and peppers on it. Let them cook by using a spatula to mix and toss them once in a while to prevent burning.
While the pepper and onions are cooking, drizzle a little bit of oil on the other side of the griddle. Let it heat up but make sure to not go too hot, the oil should be hot, but it should not be smoking.
Place the sliced rib-eye steaks on the griddle with the hot oil and then let them sear. Season the steaks with salt and pepper if you think it needs more, and toss them around with a spatula.
Make sure to keep the heat down to prevent the steaks from burning. Once they start browning and the edges begin to get crispy, get your cheese and cover the meat with it.
Remove the peppers and onions from the griddle and set them aside. Turn the heat off and then cover the steaks and cheese with a dome to stop the meat from cooking more and burning.
The residual heat inside the dome will melt the cheese, so you do not need the heat from the griddle itself anymore. Check after a few minutes if the cheese has melted over the steaks.
Give it a little toss so that the melted cheese goes to the slices of steaks evenly. Prepare the buns, load them with the cheesy steak, and top them with the onions and peppers.
Serve the cheesesteak with your favorite side dish, or eat it as it is. You can also add some salt and pepper if you think it needs more, or drizzle some of your favorite sauce on it and enjoy!
What Kind Of Bread Should You Use?
There are many different options that you can choose from for the bread that you can use on this recipe. Any Hoagie-style bun is great for the savory cheesesteak that goes along with it.
If you want to go fully authentic with the Philly cheesesteak, you can use some Italian-style pieces of bread. The most common one is the bread rolls from Amoroso’s.
It is a family-owned bakery that specializes in hearth-baked bread. They are also associated with the cheesesteak to never go wrong with the rolls they produce.
However, it is limited to the United States, and only 36 States have it, so you might need to pay more to get it delivered to you if you are not in one of the States where it is available.
If you truly do not have that kind of bread, you can go for the more common french baguettes. It is slightly different, but all in all, it goes well with the cheesy steaks.
You need the bread to have a specific taste since the highlight of the flavor should be on the steak itself. So any hoagie-style bun will do the trick as long as it can hold the cheesesteaks.
What Kind Of Cheese Should I Use?
The most common types of cheeses used with the Philly cheesesteak are provolone cheese, American-style cheese, and even Cheese Wiz. They are the authentic cheeses for this recipe.
Cheese Whiz might not be the favorite for most people, and arguing if you can consider it as true cheese is not wrong. However, it has that iconic taste that gives it a signature flavor.
This is also largely associated with the authentic Philly taste and proper texture when it comes to the melting feeling that coats the sliced steaks properly and around each slice.
You can also use other types of cheese as long as they have a good melt to it. The flavor will help you define which type of cheese is best for the steaks, so try everything you have.
Toppings For Your Philly Cheesesteak
Cheesesteaks are a versatile type of food, so bring out your creative side and get the toppings you love. The toppings you can use are virtually endless, but there are some popular ones.
The grilled onions and peppers used in the recipe above are two of the most popular toppings for the Philly cheesesteak. They give a little bit of sweetness to counter the cheese.
You can also go with mushrooms as it gives another texture to the recipe. Other popular toppings are banana peppers, jalapenos, and even habaneros for people who love the heat.
I have not tried toppings that are too absurd for this recipe, but it depends on what you like. If you want a little more sweetness to it, then you can add other toppings that you love.
Philly cheesesteaks are great meals for when you are having friends or guests over. It is a very simple recipe, and cooking this food does not take a lot of time, nor does it require many skills.
If you have your Blackstone griddle, then the job is even easier. You can easily finish cooking the Philly cheesesteaks within minutes, and you can also bring them anywhere you want to.
Make sure that you follow the recipe above as a base guideline on making the Phil cheesesteak you want but make sure to also be creative and add toppings that you think will go well with it!
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