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Philly cheesesteak stew

I gave this stew a try recently, adapted from TheCozyApron.com. It has a hearty, beef stew feel to it, and you can easily adjust to personal preferences.


  • 1 1/2 pounds sirloin steak, cut into large strips
  • salt and pepper
  • 4 tbsp all-purpose flour, divided
  • olive oil
  • 1 white onion, finely chopped
  • 1 yellow onion, thinly sliced
  • 10 oz baby bella mushrooms, chopped
  • 1/2 tsp dried thyme
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 4 cups beef stock
  • 4 slices provolone cheese

How cute are those two-peas-in-a-pod salt and pepper shakers?

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The origin and definition of an authentic Philly cheesesteak

Note: Although this post was published in 2013 it was updated and revised in April of 2018. Philly’s Bar & Grill has undergone an expansion and is now going by the name of Philly’s Bar & Lounge. They appear to still be offering Philly cheesesteaks.

Ever since I had a cheesesteak at Philly’s Bar & Grill on my birthday a few weeks ago, I’ve been wondering what really constitutes an original, true, Philly cheesesteak – this is in part because of the wide variety of options Philly’s Bar & Grill allows you when customizing your own cheesesteak.

Options are great, but what would you order if you wanted a real Philly cheesesteak?


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