Well, yes, I do usually make my Philly cheese steak sandwiches with thin-sliced rib eye steak. But I came upon some nicely-priced beef tenderloin, and since I had some odd-shaped pieces left after trimming it to make filet mignon, I decided to cook up this crazy good deluxe Philly cheese steak. It’s like the classic, but with a really fancy twist. Super tender, super flavorful. I love the addition of garlic salt to this deluxe Philly cheese steak. It adds a nice different flavor beyond just salt and black pepper. Don’t go crazy with the garlic salt, but make sure to add enough to taste it.
Wow, is about all I can say about this grilled Philly cheese steak. Is it the same as or as great as the ones you can get at Pat’s or Geno’s in Philadelphia? Well, almost, and even better in its own way. It’s darned good. And I think it’s even better when done outside on the grill. I fired up my ancient Weber Silver B gas grill with a griddle insert. If you don’t have a griddle insert for your grill get one. Weber makes them for just about every size grill they sell (and I have one for pretty much every grill I have).
The key to this great sandwich is the super-thinly sliced ribeye steak. So tender, meaty tasty. It was really perfect. If you want to up your cheese steak even more try my deluxe version, made with beef tenderloin.