Philly Cheesesteak Sauce Recipe

Hi - I'm looking for an authentic Philly cheese steak sauce recipe. I've found recipes that call for Cheez whiz and white american, but I'm not sure if this is the right choice. We live in Colorado and want to make the sandwiches during a Denver Broncos/Philadelphia Eagles game on Sunday. Any help is appreciated.



bulldawgmama October 7, 2013
Thanks for all of the help. Our tailgate was a success with philly cheese steaks with white american cheese and soft pretzels!
bulldawgmama September 28, 2013
Thanks, AmySarah. Unfortunately, we don't have Bassett's ice cream here. :(
bulldawgmama September 28, 2013
Thanks, Dazeyduke. I'm going to make the soft pretzels tonight. Maybe this will be a super bowl preview. Let's see how Chip Kelly's offense does at this altitude.
amysarah September 28, 2013
Can you get Bassett's Ice Cream locally? If so, that's a good Philly-centric dessert.
dazeyduke September 28, 2013
Cheese Whiz is a viable authentic component of a real Philly cheesesteak, but not necessary. There are a lot of great cheesesteak shops in Philly that don't even offer Whiz. Save it for the French fries, where Whiz is a must for dipping. It's still a true Philly cheesesteak, and a better one, IMO, with white American cheese, just don't mix the two. Serve them with hot cherry peppers and ketchup on the side.

Also, another suggestion if you want to really please your Philly fans, serve a tomato pie as well. A tomato pie is like Sicilian pizza but served on a rectangular crust more like focaccia and topped with a good thick tomato sauce made with crushed tomatoes, tomato paste and oregano and no cheese except maybe a sprinkle of good quality grated Parmesan or locatelli cheese and a drizzle of olive oil. It's never served hot, always at room temp. Oh and maybe overnight some authentic Philly soft pretzels. Just google, "overnight Philly soft pretzels" and you'll have many options. Serve those with grainy mustard.

If you don't have time for that, you can just plan another Philly themed party for the Super Bowl, haha, you know, before we Philly folk get bombed by the haters. Enjoy!
pierino September 28, 2013
Philly did actually use weapons of mass destruction on its own people but the UN Security Council failed to act.
Pegeen September 25, 2013
Velveeta works for cheese steaks. Cut a block of it into cubes and microwave in 30-second intervals, stirring in between. Depending on the amount of cheese it could take up to 2 or 3 minutes.
sexyLAMBCHOPx September 25, 2013
I don't use chip steak meat for my Philly cheesesteaks, rather super thin slices of rib eye (butcher will do it) or I partially freeze my own and try my best with slicing. I have cheated and used Steak-ums. I offer chopped onions for Wit Whiz & cook it under the steak and Wit Out, for someone like my who doesn't want onions (Wit Out). The roll should be long and crusty, IMO so there's real estate for other add-ons, including the juice from the meat. Yum, I'm hungry.
pierino September 26, 2013
sexyLAMBCHOP is absolutely right on the proper presentation of Philly cheese. Although we may have to bomb Philly before they develop a nuclear weapon.
K_Squared September 25, 2013
American for sure & yes Cheez Whiz, too. There really aren't any "sauces" used on an authentic Philly cheesesteak. Chip steak meat, cheese, & sauteed onions on a roll. That's all!
sexyLAMBCHOPx September 25, 2013
Cheez Whiz is authentic, but others also use provolone and white American.
bulldawgmama September 25, 2013
Thanks so much for the confirmation. I just had doubts about buying cheese product, but I want to be authentic!
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