A closeup of a Philly Cheesesteak sandwich.
Here's The Best Meat To Use In A Philly Cheesesteak
By Dan Myers and Betsy Parks
To satisfy your Philly cheesesteak cravings at home, you’ll need either Cheez Whiz, American, or provolone cheese, a soft hoagie roll, and a good-quality ribeye steak.
The word "steak" is right in the name of the sandwich. You can't cut corners because the entire flavor profile of the sandwich is built on that meat.
Ribeye comes from the center of the rib-section of a cow, and it contains a lot of intramuscular fat — the fat that's interspersed within the fibers of muscle.
This fat tastes very rich and buttery, and even though the meat is sliced thinly or chopped up and cooked over high heat, it'll remain flavorful and juicy.
The best ribeye for cheesesteaks should have evenly distributed, white-colored marbling across the slab of meat. Steaks labeled as "prime," will have the most marbling.