Slow Cooker Philly Cheese Steak Sandwiches

There are so many good sandwich recipes out there but one of people's favourite gourmet style sandwiches is the Philly Cheese Steak sandwich. This recipe is great for making your very own slow cooker Philly Cheese Steak sandwiches to enjoy right in the comfort of your own home, no trip to Philadelphia required. Most folks know that when you travel to Philadelphia, you must try one of their good sandwiches, an authentic Philly Cheese Steak, a soft, fresh baguette, filled with the best steak, onions and cheese. True Philadelphians know exactly how they like their Philly Cheese Steaks and who serves the best ones in town. Of course, since different people have different tastes, this will vary from person to person, and you just have to try out the different places to see which one you like the best. Most Philadelphians will stay true to their favourite sandwich shop and pride it as 'the best cheese steak ever'.

One thing to keep in mind when ordering your Philly cheese steak is how to say what you want on your order. You have the choice of cheese between Provolone, American and Cheese Wiz. Usually, the popular choice is the Cheese Wiz, so people will be heard saying they want 'Wiz' on their cheese steak. Then comes the onions, so if you want onions, you say 'Wit', as in 'With onions' and if you don't want onions, then you would say, 'Widdout' as in, 'Without'. So when you hear people ordering their cheese steaks and hear them saying they want a cheese steak 'wiz wit' you know that means they want their's with Cheese Wiz and with onions. Or, a 'wiz widdout' would mean cheese but no onions. It is thought that the Philly Cheesesteak was created by Pat and Harry Olivieri, although there is no proof of who was the inventor of this sandwich. Pat and Harry owned a hot dog stand in the 1930s and decided to try serving a new sandwich with slow cooked steak and onions. One of the first people to try one of their good sandwiches told them they should forget about making hot dogs and just make their steak sandwiches instead. Pat, is still in business today with one of the most popular Philly Cheese Steak joints in the city, Pat's King of Steaks. Cheese wasn't originally put on the sandwiches, but the manager at another sandwich shop started putting cheese on them, and soon everyone wanted cheese on their cheese steaks.

One of the keys to these sandwiches is the steak. You should use the best steak you can for this recipe since it will make it all the better. Cooking the steak in your slow cooker as this recipe from 77 Easy Recipes suggests is a great way to do it, since it will be allowed to cook slowly, making it nice and tender. The steak is cut into nice, thin strips before you cook it too, making it even more tender and juicy. In this recipe, the onions are cooked right in with the meat and other ingredients, so if you don't want them on your sandwich, be sure to leave them out or prepare them separately for people who do want them. The cheese used in this recipe is Provolone cheese, which is a great addition to the sandwich, but if you want to try it with the Wiz, simply use Cheese Wiz melted and poured on top. Thank you to Sara from 77 Easy Recipes, for this awesome recipe. Check out her website for more good sandwich recipes and other great meal ideas.***

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