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Philly Steaks

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My co-worker's husband works for Sysco, and she was able to order me a case of frozen Black Angus philly steaks. Just brought them home last night and tried them. What an awesomely easy, delicious meal (no bun of course!). If you can get your hands on them, I would highly recommend them!

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Define "philly Steak" for this out of the loop Canuck, please. It sounds interesting just don't know exactly what it consists of. Thanks. T

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I'm not familiar with the brand that darwinlily mentioned but usually Philly steak refers to products such as Steak-Umms. They're very thin slices of meat that you quickly fry in a skillet and use to make Philly cheesesteak sandwiches. They start out as slabs of meat and kind of break up as you cook them. Walmart's brand comes already cut into smaller strips of meat.



Here is what a piece of Steak-Umm looks like raw:




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I have always been sort of grossed out by Steak-Ums. These are kind of like state fair style, not really like steak-ums. Here, all of the pizza shops serve a "Philly Cheesesteak" and we even have one restaurant solely dedicated to them. A steak-um is a poor substitution IMO - LOL. If you've never encountered Philly Cheesesteak heaven (hehe) then, a typical one is shaved beef and cheese on a hoagie roll - usually also includes peppers, onions and mushrooms, sometimes mayo. There is a lot of debate over what is the "correct" cheese to use - american, cheddar, pizza shops often do mozzarella, but you get the idea. The philly steaks I bought are shaved beef that is formed into a patty and breaks apart as they are cooked (thawed). It is great low carb food if you just exclude the hogie roll and add a fork

Sysco is a restaurant distributor - at least here in the Northeast. Not sure where their geographic range ends.

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Sysco is nationwide. I wish I had an "in" to them. Steak-Ummm is very good, but I've not been able to find them at my neighborhood grocery stores, so I do without. There's plenty of delicious meat for me to eat until I run into them!

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Well, I know that Walmarts in my area sell a "Great Value" version of the shaved steak - not the steak-um kind. It is good, but not nearly as good as the Sysco kind

My next box is on order with the coworker - they have been a staple for me these last few months! I finally resorted to cooking 8 steaks at a time in a huge skillet, that way I could have it for several days and only have to microwave it. It is SOOO nice not to have to cook every day, and to have prepared stuff to eat when you are getting home at 10 pm and need something for dinner!

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Smart & Final (in my area) carries a similar product. I love it. So easy to do for breakfast with some eggs and peppers. Yum. They cook really quickly, and are an easy protein/fat hit with no carbs listed.

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Sysco is a very large supplier of food to restaurants. When I eat out I always ask if something is frozen (e.g. from Sysco) or made in the kitchen. I can get frozen easily enough myself...

Philly steaks are very easy to make at home, using very thin beef slices sliced into thin strips, fried up with onions, add some cheese on top to melt, and put on a roll. Ooops avoid the roll. Delish!

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I thought I'd post a reminder to ALWAYS read the labels on food products even if they are something that you've been buying for years. I noticed something at Walmart yesterday that makes me mad. I used to occasionally buy the Walmart brand of Steak-Umms/Philly steaks because they were a bit cheaper than the brand name ones. Well, they've raised the price and now the beef is marinated in a marinade that has sugar in it. Usually, Steak-Umms and Philly steaks are just 100% beef with no seasonings added so it makes me sick that Walmart is now putting junk in theirs. The good news is that they had the real Steak-Umms for less than their own brand. The Walmart brand is $5.87 for a 16-ounce box and the Steak-Umms brand was $5.98 for a 24-ounce box.

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Thanks for the reminder, Linda Sue. Why do they have to mess with stuff?!?

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Thanks for the reminder, Linda. I just checked my new box from Smart & Final. It is callef Fast Fixin Sirloin Philly Beef Steak. It is distributed by Advance Brands in Oklahoma City, OK. The only ingredient is beef (yayyyyyyyyyy)! 1 piece has 230 cal, 18 g fat, very low carb, 16 g protein, according to the package. Not sure where else to purchase them, but we like them.

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Well, I love Philly Cheese. I use provolone or swiss myself. I even buy a large beef tenderloin and cut up about 15 Filet Mingnon steaks, a decent roast, and the rest goes to the Philly Cheesesteak sandwhiches.

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Is this a clean product or are there additives? Do you know if the beef is a reformed beef product made by washing meat parts in amonia, then recombining, mashing, shaping and extruding? Convenient foods are nice, and I am always on the prowl for some. One thing I like to do is to get a good quality cut of beef such as tenderloin, sirloin, round or even chuck, (flank will not work for this). Put it in the freezer untill it is very cold, partially frozen. Use a very sharp knife then slice it while it is cold and you can get it very, very thin. From there you can go into the Philly style, or I also like to take it in an Asian or Asian Indian direction with various spices and chile or sesame oil, chutney.

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I do my own slicing too for Philly Steaks or things like braccioli. Something about square meat that disintegrates when cooked just isn't that appealing to me. And I know those products are not grass-fed beef either.