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So I wanted to make cheesesteaks... can't find the meat.

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  • jfmorris
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    The only time I made a cheesesteak on my flat top was when I picked up of that shaved beef at Kroger. I'll need to do that again soon.

  • McFlyfi
    The Kroger/Ralphs around here carry a pre packaged meat called "Shaved Steak". It's just as described, and makes excellent Philly's.
    About the "cheap" slicers- I doubt you'd be able to get a decent "shaved" slice out of it. Probably down to a "thick" sliced bacon, but not more.
    I agonized over slicers until my family went out and bought me a KWS MS-10s slicer. I haven't tested it's "shaving" ability, but I can get perfect bacon and normal "delli thin" slices out of it.
    I'll try it this weekend on a top round or something.

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  • jfmorris
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    Back when I was in college I went through those Steak-Umm brand packs from the freezer, cooking them up in a skillet with some provolone on top. I can't believe my folks kept buying them, as I remember pigging out (it was from THEIR freezer).

    I may have to look for them the next time I am in the store.

  • Joey877
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    Figures. I know there are a lot of good sub places around here but I'm always looking for more.

  • klflowers
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    That is a lot cheaper than I thought it would be - pretty much in my price range. I would say thanks, but I won't because you, like everyone else around here (myself included) are an enabler...

  • Troutman
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    Yea I was going to recommend sirloin as well. You could do the Pit Beef recipe and slice it thin. I doubt you could tell it from ribeye after cooking on the flattop.

  • Oak Smoke
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    I’ve been looking at food slicers on eBay. There’s an amazing selection. It looks like I’m going to get an older Rival that is new in the box. Like you I want to shave some ribeye, but my biggest need is slicing pastrami. Meatheads pastrami recipe has created quite a following here.

  • ssandy_561
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    Its from Western NY (Olean). That's where I grew up.

    They do have a sub like this in Westlake Ohio. AJ's Urban Grill.

  • Joey877
    Originally posted by ssandy_561 View Post
    DogFaced PonySoldier I know what you mean. I’m always looking for shaved ribeye. Got my fix last week though. Had to go back to where I grew up and was able to get my favorite sub of all time. I like the steak and cheese. It’s shaved ribeye, onions, provolone, lettuce, tomato and banana peppers. Topped with their sub oil and vinegar topping. So good. I dream about this sub.

    Here is a photo from their Facebook page.

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    Where is this from ssandy_561? I'm in Central Ohio and I want one of these!

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  • DogFaced PonySoldier
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    That's an idea, but the nearest is about an hour. I'll have to check it out sometime... last time I looked in their meat counter, the pig uteruses kinda drove me away.

  • rickgregory
    I have two other meat options for you. 1) top sirloin. 2) Top round.

    I just had a Thai steak salad using the latter and sliced thinly with a knife (about 1/16"), the meat was perfectly tender. Now, this was a cold prep and the meat was medium, so...

    But I think when it's sliced that thin the need for lots of marbling to make it tender is a lot less.
    Last edited by rickgregory; August 29, 2021, 08:19 PM.

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  • Santamarina
    Time to invest in your own slicer!

    I don’t have this slicer, but I have their meat grinder and vacuum sealer and love both. Planning to add this slicer to my collection in the future.


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  • shify
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    Was gonna say the same thing. To the extent there are any around you, most Asian markets will carry thin sliced ribeye or other cuts for various items (e.g., Shabu shabu, pho, stir fry)

  • Bkhuna
    Most Asian grocery stores, especially Korean, have a selection of shaved meats that they sell for Korean BBQ, bulgogi, etc. My local store has thin sliced brisket, rib eye, tongue, beef belly, sirloin and others.

    Always stray off the beaten path when looking for new sources of vittles.
    Last edited by Bkhuna; August 29, 2021, 04:09 PM.

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  • klflowers
    I just buy ribeyes and slice them myself. Then while they are on the griddle I chop them up even more. Never had a problem doing them that way; I used Malcom Reeds method. I did not make the cheese sauce though - I just used smoked provolone and some cheddar. There are more methods on AR though.

    Last edited by klflowers; August 29, 2021, 03:31 PM. Reason: Didn't make the cheeses sauce

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