What is an Authentic Philly Cheesesteak?
A classic, Philly cheesesteak has: meat (ribeye), onions, and cheese (provolone, American cheese or Cheese Whiz). And it's pretty common to add sautéd mushrooms and/or peppers to a cheesesteak, as well. For an authentic Philly cheesesteak, the most well known places to go are Pats King of Steaks, Geno's Steaks, and Jim's Steaks, all in South Philly. I speak from experience here! If you are craving tender steak smothered in melty cheese and caramelized onions in a lightly toasted Hoagie roll, these are the best tourist spots! Unfortunately, we can't all make the trip to Philly for one of these delicious cheesesteaks. But the good news is, you can make one at home just like the real deal!