Grilled Beef - Steak Sandwich w-qview

Discussion in 'Grilling Beef' started by chisoxjim, Sep 7, 2009.

  1. chisoxjim

    chisoxjim Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Living in Chicago there is not a decent Philly Steak Sandwich to be found since a place in Naperville called Donti's Deli closed its doors. Now this isnt a traditional Philly, but after working the flat top @ Dontis for years, we experimented alot.

    This is some beef labeled "milanesa" by Wal Mart, and whe nI took it our of the package I knew I had some work to do. felt like strips of shoe leather. I marinated it for 4 hours in oil, balsamic vinegar, red wine vinegar, soy sauce, thyme, oregano, kosher salt, black pepper, garlic, western dressing, and turbino sugar. I knew I had done good when I pulled it out of the marinade. meat flet tender, and ready. patted it dry, and added some kosher salt, black pepper, and garlic powder before grilling for about 1.5 minutes per side over lump, and mesquite on my Weber. Turned out tasty. I sauteed some onions, and added the beef which I sliced against the grain, and then chopped. Tosses in some mozz cheese, and then tossed the mix on about a half loaf of crusty Italian bread. Topped with chopped olives stuffed with jalapeno, some choppped cherry peppers, and some slice roma tomatoes. Not authentic, but awesome.

    thanks for looking at my pics. it was a great sandwich..
  2. rivet

    rivet Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Looks great Jim. You did a great job tenderizing them and your sandwich looks awesome.

  3. chisoxjim

    chisoxjim Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    thanks rivet, I am in food(and beer) coma after this weekend, It felt good to cook over open flame.
  4. alx

    alx Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    That looks great.Beautiful sandwich.[​IMG]
  5. pineywoods

    pineywoods Smoking Guru Staff Member Administrator Group Lead SMF Premier Member

    Looks awesome nice job [​IMG]
  6. beer-b-q

    beer-b-q Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Great looking sandwich...[​IMG]
  7. oneshot

    oneshot Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    Great lookin sammich there Jim!!!! [​IMG]
    But how in the Hell-o didja get yer mouth around that thing????? LOL [​IMG]
  8. chisoxjim

    chisoxjim Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    thanks folks, it was good, I am kicking myself this morning for only eating half(I sampled alot of the beef when it came off the grill).
  9. mballi3011

    mballi3011 Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    It looks like you did a great job with the sandwich. I'm sure you'll be doing that again.[​IMG]
  10. richoso1

    richoso1 Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Milanesa can be a nice cut and at the right pirce too. Congtrats on turning it into a great sandwich and sharing with us all.
  11. ellymae

    ellymae Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    I am a bit of a pureist when it comes to cheese steaks but I would definately eat that - nice job!
  12. nate_46

    nate_46 Meat Mopper

    Piled high and juicy. That was amazing.
  13. chisoxjim

    chisoxjim Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    me too,

    sometimes when we would get "bored" wit a traditional cheesesteak at the Philly steak place I worked the grill at, we would mess around, and add alot of different things.

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