Mexican Cheesesteak


Mexican Cheesesteak

Queso Philly

This Mexican twist on the classic Philly Cheesesteak is a delicious combination of tender beef, sautéed onions and peppers, and melted cheese, all served on a soft roll. The addition of Mexican spices and ingredients like jalapeños and cilantro give this dish a bold and flavorful kick.

Jan Dec

20 minutes

15 minutes

35 minutes

4 servings


Gluten-free, Low-carb, Keto-friendly, High-protein, Dairy-free (if using dairy-free cheese)


Vegetarian, Vegan, Paleo, Whole30, Kosher


This recipe replaces the traditional American cheese with a blend of Mexican cheeses like queso blanco and Oaxaca. The beef is seasoned with a blend of Mexican spices like cumin and chili powder, and sautéed with onions and peppers. Jalapeños and cilantro are added for an extra burst of flavor. We alse have the original recipe for Cheesesteak, so you can check it out.


  • Calories: 550 kcal / 2300 KJ
  • Fat: 35g (18g saturated)
  • Carbohydrates: 25g (5g sugars)
  • Protein: 35g
  • Fiber: 2g
  • Salt: 1.5g


  1. 1.
    Heat the oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat.
  2. 2.
    Add the beef and cook until browned, about 5 minutes.
  3. 3.
    Add the onion, bell pepper, and jalapeño pepper and cook until softened, about 5 minutes.
  4. 4.
    Add the cumin, chili powder, salt, and pepper and stir to combine.
  5. 5.
    Preheat the oven to 350°F (180°C).
  6. 6.
    Cut the rolls in half and place them on a baking sheet.
  7. 7.
    Divide the beef mixture evenly among the rolls.
  8. 8.
    Top each roll with a mixture of queso blanco and Oaxaca cheese.
  9. 9.
    Bake for 5-7 minutes, or until the cheese is melted and bubbly.
  10. 10.
    Sprinkle with fresh cilantro and serve immediately.

Treat your ingredients with care...

  • Beef — For best results, use thinly sliced beef sirloin. You can also use flank steak or ribeye if you prefer.
  • Queso blanco and Oaxaca cheese — These Mexican cheeses can be found in most grocery stores or specialty food stores. If you can't find them, you can substitute with Monterey Jack or Cheddar cheese.

Tips & Tricks

  • To make this dish spicier, add more jalapeño peppers or a dash of hot sauce.
  • If you prefer a softer roll, you can lightly toast the rolls before adding the beef mixture and cheese.
  • For a healthier version, you can use low-fat cheese and whole wheat rolls.

Serving advice

Serve the Mexican Cheesesteak hot and fresh out of the oven, with a side of tortilla chips and salsa.

Presentation advice

To make this dish look even more appetizing, sprinkle some chopped cilantro on top of the melted cheese.