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Top Round Philly Cheesesteaks

zackly | Oct 2, 202004:12 AM     9

I've had Geno's and Pat's and they are great as advertised. I know the traditional cut of beef used for theses sandwiches is a ribeye, semi-frozen and sliced thin on an electric deli slicer. For the home cook, ribeyes are expensive if you can find them and probably larger than the amount you want to buy for a few sandwiches. The other day my wife ordered a Philly Cheesesteak that was delicious. I got chatting with the owner and he mentioned he used top rounds of beef, a far less expensive cut of beef, to make his cheesesteaks. It made perfect sense to me. Why buy an expensive ribeye which is renowned for both flavor and tenderness when a top round although not tender still has a nice "beefy" flavor. You don't need tenderness because you're creating that by slicing it thin. After tasting this top round cheesesteak I'm wondering if these Philly places use ribeyes because of tradition more than anything else? I see Martha uses top rounds too:
https://www.marthastewart.com/969030/...

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