Though Steak-Umms were invented in the 60s, they reached their apotheosis in the 80s, when every suburban house had an ample supply in the deep-freeze, deploying them in casseroles, burritos, sloppy joes, and lasagnas, in addition to the use for which the Reading, Pennsylvania, Steak-Umms company originally intended themPhilly cheesesteaks. Though the razor-thin portions of beef may have inspired the pejorative term mystery meat, they can still be acquired in many supermarket freezer cases around the city. So as not to be seen buying them, we prefer to scarf an actual cheesesteak at Carls Steaks.

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