Easy Steak Sandwich

    25 min

    This is a delectable steak sandwich, which makes a perfect quick supper with some oven baked chips and a green salad. Adjust the seasoning to taste - instead of jalapenos, you could use jarred roasted red peppers for a milder version!

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    Serves: 1 

    • 30g butter
    • 1/2 onion, sliced
    • 4 large fresh mushrooms, sliced
    • 1/4 green pepper, sliced into long strips
    • 225g beef steak of any type, sliced as thinly as possible
    • 3 tablespoons chopped jalapenos
    • 1 teaspoon hot sauce
    • 2 slices mature Cheddar cheese
    • salt and pepper to taste
    • 1/3 French baguette, cut in half lengthways

    Prep:10min  ›  Cook:15min  ›  Ready in:25min 

    1. Melt 1/2 of the butter in a large frying pan over medium heat. Add the onion; cook and stir until tender. Push onion to the side of the pan, and add the mushrooms. Cook and stir until softened, then add the pepper and cook just until tender, about 3 minutes. Remove from the pan and set aside.
    2. Add the remaining butter to the frying pan. No need to clean the pan, just let it heat up a little bit. Place the steak in the frying pan along with the jalapeno and hot sauce. Season with salt and pepper. The steak cooks really fast, just a couple of minutes. Once the steak is mostly browned, return the onion and pepper to the pan. Cook until heated through.
    3. Turn off the heat, and place the slices of cheese over the top of the pile so they can melt. Scoop the whole pile into the awaiting bread, making sure to pour some of the juices onto that wonderful sandwich.


    If you have time, freeze the steak (partially or all the way). Then, with your sharpest knife, slice the frozen steak as thinly as you can. That is the hardest part.

    Choose your cut wisely

    When shopping for steak sandwich steak, I advise you pay more attention to the way the meat looks than the cut. You can't go wrong with a nice tender steak, but I tend to look for the cheap steaks with some marbling of fat.

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    Just so happens, this sammie is the same in northeast MA. I made one yesterday for the first time and a hint would be to get the rawest deli roastbeef and have them shave the meat at .04 on the slicer. I can't get a really good cheesesteak where I live now in AZ, so I got going on my own and it came out great. I carmelized onions, charred a red and yellow pepper. Incorporated the prepared onion/peppers with the pan-fried shaved steak, topped with white american and it was delicious. I will probably expand with pepper rings and different cheeses but this one was great on a sub roll.  -  25 Feb 2008  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    This was the easiest steak sandwich to make and my family loved it! I used provolone instead of the sharp Cheddar which gave it a smoky flavor. I will fix this again.  -  08 Mar 2007  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    This is the "quintessential" Massachusetts cheese steak! Pop the thing under the broiler for a few mins., if you like toasty bread. Serve with chips, pickle and a coffee shake!  -  01 Jul 2006  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)