The BBQ BRETHREN FORUMS.


Forum Portal Recipes Smoke Signals Magazine Welocme Merchandise Associations Purchase Subscription Brethren Banners
Go Back   The BBQ BRETHREN FORUMS. > Discussion Area > Q-talk

Notices

Q-talk *ON TOPIC ONLY* QUALITY ON TOPIC discussion of Backyard BBQ, grilling, Equipment and just outdoor cookin' in general, hints, tips, tricks & techniques, success, failures... but stay on topic. And watch for that hijacking.


Reply
Thread Tools
Unread 09-24-2012, 12:34 AM   #1
FamilyManBBQ
is One Chatty Farker

 
FamilyManBBQ's Avatar
 
Join Date: 06-30-09
Location: Bothell, WA
Downloads: 0
Uploads: 0
Default Cheesesteak, "The B.O.M.B." and A Trip Down Memory Lane...

Been thinking about taking part in a Throwdown for a while now. When I saw the title "Cheesesteak-The Philly" way I knew that the time had come.

http://www.bbq-brethren.com/forum/sh...d.php?t=143691

I spent many years managing, operating and owning a couple of national cheesesteak/grilled sub franchises. These were more mainstream joints...we offered customers "mayo, lettuce and tomato" on every sandwich (blasphemy in Philly, for sure)!

While we don't make many cheesesteaks at home we are quite fond of a similar style of sandwich...and make them quite often. To be honest, I sure miss the ones I used to have for lunch on almost a daily basis!!

We start with eye of round (used to slice beef knuckle by the farkload back in the day). Seasoned this one with a little Montreal Steak:


On to the mini over some cherry and oak:


Couple hours in the smoke, let it run until mid 130's. Gave it a bit of a rest, then into the fridge for an hour. Wanted to cool it a bit before slicing. Here it is with a few other ingredients:


Usually cut the beef in half prior to slicing:


And then on to the slicer (having liberated one of these from the aforementioned cheesesteak joints...everything comes pre-sliced, pre-portioned these days):




This slicer is awesome!! Much happier with it's home use than when I used to have to slice the beef knuckle, turkey, ham, provolone, swiss and cheddar!! Here's what we end up with:




We did play around with our take on a cheesesteak. First step was to give some onions a couple minutes on the grill (cooked these from raw at the restaurants along with the raw meats). Since the beef was already cooked, and we'd just be heating it up, we wanted to give the onions a bit of a head start:


Added some beef. Wish I could say I was as nifty with the spatulas as I used to be...can't quite pull off the behind-the-back-over-the-shoulder flip like I used to!! I blame the holes in the spatula...used to use a solid one back in the day :




Smoked provolone was our go to cheese at the stores. Use it quite often at home as well. The kids have been quite successful at Kids Q events using it on their burgers also (more on that later):


Never really used cheese whiz at our stores. One of my favorites took simple beef and onions...added some bacon and A-1 sauce. Tried one of these this time around. Hard to see the sauce...it's under the cheese and bacon:


Kept a couple simple also. Just the beef, onions and cheese. Used both provolone and some whiz. Here's how they looked just before they were devoured:




The big winner of the night was the B.O.M.B. philly that we modeled on my son Alex's award winning ($150 bucks at Kids Q is HUGE to an 8-year old) hamburger. It's a Beef, Onion, Mushroom, Bacon sandwich. It's also got what we've come to call "BOMB sauce" a secret combo of a couple of commercial sauces. Makes a dayum fine burger...and we've discovered, a dayum fine sammich too!!




This was the end of our first night of fun. While we had a great time...me for sure, getting to relive some of the "good times" at work (and got to drop a spatula or two on the ground)...we weren't super thrilled with our B.O.M.B. pics.

The solution? Round two with the leftover beef!!

Here's a shot of the onions. These are cooked in the same pan used on bacon. They've good a little beef base added to boost the flavor:


And some more onions. This Lodge cast iron griddle is awesome! I'm so glad I got it instead of the Weber Gourmet system with cast iron griddle insert. The Lodge fits a 22.5" grill perfectly...with much more usable surface than the Weber Gourmet.


Buttered and toasted the bun this time around, with a little garlic seasoning for good measure:


Building the B.O.M.B. Used a "burger" bun again. We kind of see this as a fusion of a cheesesteak and my son's self-proclaimed "world famous" burger. Started with a layer of beefy, mushroom goodness:


Next comes the beef/onions hot off the grill. Topped with a couple slices of bacon:


On top of this goes some more onions. And, some "Bomb Sauce."


Put the top of the bun on that bad boy and we were ready to go. Mrs Familyman said "it tastes like heaven." I figured we done good...she's on this green smoothie healthy kick these days. If we could make her forget about the spinach and kale...well, I figure we done pretty good!!

Here's the B.O.M.B. philly-style sandwich...Familyman and kids style:




Check out the throwdown. Here's that link again: http://www.bbq-brethren.com/forum/sh...d.php?t=143691

Had a great time feeding the wife, kids and re-living a period of my life. Not a bad way to spend a couple of nights!!
__________________
Weber(Go Anywhere, Smokey Joe, "Smoker Joe", 22.5" Kettles, Gasser, Q100, Q200, (2)22.5" WSM, (1)18.5" WSM (1) 14.5" WSM), UDS (Weber lid), Rib-O-Lator. BLACK thermapen...and a YELLOW one too!!

Everything I cook is judged by SIX!!

Daddy and Me BBQ Competition Cooking Team
FamilyManBBQ is offline   Reply With Quote


Unread 09-24-2012, 12:46 AM   #2
TonyT
On the road to being a farker
 
Join Date: 04-08-12
Location: San Jose California
Downloads: 0
Uploads: 0
Default

Now that's a meal! Great job! Damn it, why do I always find these pics before I go to bed.
TonyT is offline   Reply With Quote


Thanks from:--->
Unread 09-24-2012, 04:28 AM   #3
Clayfish
Full Fledged Farker

 
Clayfish's Avatar
 
Join Date: 03-28-12
Location: Broomfield, Essex, UK
Downloads: 0
Uploads: 0
Default

I'd be all over that!!
__________________
22" WSM, 22" OTG, Jumbo Joe, WSJ, Mini WSM, WGA, Maverick ET-732, Red Thermapen and a twelve year old gasser which hasn't come out of the shed since I got a taste of charcoal!
Clayfish is online now   Reply With Quote


Thanks from:--->
Unread 09-24-2012, 06:36 AM   #4
Phubar
somebody shut me the fark up.

 
Phubar's Avatar
 
Join Date: 04-24-09
Location: Utrecht,The NetherPharkinglands
Downloads: 0
Uploads: 0
Default

Looks Phithy good!
__________________
-TG
-WGA (3)
-UDS (S,M,L)

All fueled by Ecobrasa Coco Briquettes

*Lowland Smokers Dutch BBQ Champion 2011 - 2012*
*Lowland Smokers Dutch BBQ Champion 2013 Low 'n Slow
*WGA Ambassador
Phubar is online now   Reply With Quote


Unread 09-24-2012, 07:04 AM   #5
criffaaa1
is one Smokin' Farker

 
criffaaa1's Avatar
 
Join Date: 08-14-11
Location: Cleveland OH.
Downloads: 0
Uploads: 0
Default

that's some hot juicy goodness right there.
__________________
22.5 ots, 22.5 wsm, kingsford deluxe
criffaaa1 is offline   Reply With Quote


Thanks from:--->
Unread 09-24-2012, 09:45 AM   #6
Bluebird
Full Fledged Farker
 
Bluebird's Avatar
 
Join Date: 07-11-12
Location: Floyd Va
Downloads: 0
Uploads: 0
Default

OH MY
__________________
Weber 18.5"OTS, Weber SS Performer, 18.5" WSM, Chargriller Akorn & Weber Genesis.
Bluebird is offline   Reply With Quote


Thanks from:--->
Unread 09-24-2012, 09:57 AM   #7
Gore
Phizzy

 
Gore's Avatar
 
Join Date: 10-05-08
Location: Hiding out from blood suck ghost snake gods, Nazis and scrap iron chefs trying to harvest body parts
Downloads: 0
Uploads: 0
Default

That looks so much like what I want for lunch!
__________________
Assistant to a Mad BBQ Scientist (and a squirrel): Primo Oval XL, Small Offset, Gasser, Optigrill, UBS
"I love everything about the pig, even the way she walks." -- Spanish proverb
(\__/)
(='.'=) This is the rabbit baby. Invests him in yours signature,
(")_(") and the help rabbit baby takes over control of the world!
Hmmmm, I wonder, WWGALD? Avatar courtesy of Grillman and NorthwestBBQ

Promoted by Bigabyte to "Idiot #1" , and dubbed "Phizzy" by Sir Ron.
Gore is offline   Reply With Quote


Thanks from:--->
Unread 09-24-2012, 10:02 AM   #8
Bama Ron
On the road to being a farker

 
Bama Ron's Avatar
 
Join Date: 12-26-11
Location: Fairhope, Alabama
Downloads: 0
Uploads: 0
Default

I'm all over that!!! Congrats to the young man on his burger victory...keep it up.
__________________
-Chargiller Gasser
-Chargiller Akorn
-Masterbuilt Vertical
-Cajun Cooker Fryer
*NOT a member of the Secret Squirrel Society because it does not exist!

KCBS
CBJ
Bama Ron is offline   Reply With Quote


Thanks from:--->
Unread 09-24-2012, 10:02 AM   #9
TIMMAY
is One Chatty Farker
 
Join Date: 01-10-11
Location: Columbia SC
Downloads: 0
Uploads: 0
Default

WOW!!!!! I for sure would hit that. Now I have motivation for this weekend.
TIMMAY is offline   Reply With Quote


Thanks from:--->
Unread 09-24-2012, 10:28 AM   #10
Bonewagon
Babbling Farker

 
Bonewagon's Avatar
 
Join Date: 06-12-09
Location: Ithaca, Michigan
Downloads: 0
Uploads: 0
Default

Very nice! That's gonna make anything I have for lunch now look wimpy.
__________________
Jason

Big Steel Keg, WSM, OTG, PBC, Super Fast and Accurate Blue Splash-Proof Thermapen
Bonewagon is offline   Reply With Quote


Thanks from:--->
Unread 09-24-2012, 10:57 AM   #11
DerHusker
is One Chatty Farker
 
DerHusker's Avatar
 
Join Date: 04-05-12
Location: Escondido, CA
Downloads: 0
Uploads: 0
Default

I’m definitely going to be trying this!
DerHusker is offline   Reply With Quote


Thanks from:--->
Unread 09-24-2012, 11:24 AM   #12
Big George's BBQ
somebody shut me the fark up.


 
Big George's BBQ's Avatar
 
Join Date: 02-07-08
Location: Phoenixville, PA
Downloads: 0
Uploads: 0
Default

Nice looking Sammie Would definately pass for a Philly cheesestaek Meat is nice and thin Nice roll and trhe right type of cheese. I usually have thin sliced meat like you but then chop it up when on the skillet Very good My mouth is watering while I type this.
Big George's BBQ is offline   Reply With Quote


Thanks from:--->
Unread 09-24-2012, 11:30 AM   #13
Bigmista
somebody shut me the fark up.
 
Bigmista's Avatar
 
Join Date: 05-24-04
Location: Long Beach, CA
Downloads: 0
Uploads: 0
Default

Just drooled all over my keyboard. Awesome!

And I like that griddle! Have to see if I can find one in ranch kettle size!
__________________
Wait! Bigmista wrote a cookbook?

Exodus 29:18
Then burn the entire ram on the altar. It is a burnt offering to the LORD, a pleasing aroma, a food offering presented to the LORD.

God loves BBQ!



Bigmista Custom Spicewine Trailer - Olivia J. PIMA
Large and Medium Spicewines
Weber Ranch Kettle - E.T.

Remembering Scott
Bigmista is offline   Reply With Quote


Thanks from:--->
Unread 09-24-2012, 12:20 PM   #14
markdtn
is one Smokin' Farker
 
Join Date: 06-03-10
Location: Chattanooga, TN
Downloads: 0
Uploads: 0
Default

Very nice! Enjoyed all the details with photos.
markdtn is offline   Reply With Quote


Thanks from:--->
Unread 09-24-2012, 12:46 PM   #15
Drunk Monkey
On the road to being a farker
 
Drunk Monkey's Avatar
 
Join Date: 06-28-12
Location: Dallas, TX
Downloads: 0
Uploads: 0
Default

That looks great. This thread just went into my "to cook" folder
__________________
Weber OTG 22.5, Vision Classic, And a new UDS!!!
Drunk Monkey is offline   Reply With Quote


Thanks from:--->
Reply

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Loading



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 01:36 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
vBulletin Optimisation provided by vB Optimise v2.6.0 Beta 4 (Lite) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2014 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
2003 -2012 © BBQ-Brethren Inc. All rights reserved. All Content and Flaming Pig Logo are registered and protected under U.S and International Copyright and Trademarks. Content Within this Website Is Property of BBQ Brethren Inc. Reproduction or alteration is strictly prohibited.
no new posts