Moroccan-inspired Cheesesteak


Moroccan-inspired Cheesesteak

Spiced Beef and Cheese Sandwich with Moroccan Flair

In the vibrant world of Moroccan cuisine, we have taken the classic American cheesesteak and given it a delightful twist. This Moroccan-inspired cheesesteak combines tender spiced beef, melted cheese, and a medley of aromatic spices, creating a sandwich bursting with exotic flavors. Get ready to embark on a culinary journey that seamlessly blends the best of American and Moroccan cuisines.

Jan Dec

20 minutes

10 minutes

30 minutes

4 servings


Omnivore, Low-carb, High-protein, Gluten-free, Dairy-free (if using dairy-free cheese alternative)

Dairy (if using cheese), Gluten (if using regular bread)

Vegan, Vegetarian, Paleo, Keto, Nut-free


While the original American cheesesteak is typically made with thinly sliced beef, onions, and melted cheese on a hoagie roll, our Moroccan adaptation introduces a unique blend of spices and flavors. We incorporate traditional Moroccan spices like cumin, paprika, and cinnamon to infuse the beef with a rich and aromatic taste. Additionally, we substitute the hoagie roll with a traditional Moroccan bread or flatbread, adding an authentic touch to the dish. We alse have the original recipe for Cheesesteak, so you can check it out.


  • Calories: 380 kcal / 1590 KJ
  • Fat: 22g (12g saturated)
  • Carbohydrates: 10g (2g sugars)
  • Protein: 36g
  • Fiber: 2g
  • Salt: 1.5g


  1. 1.
    Heat the olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat.
  2. 2.
    Add the sliced onions and minced garlic to the skillet and sauté until the onions are soft and translucent.
  3. 3.
    Push the onions to one side of the skillet and add the sliced beef to the other side.
  4. 4.
    Sprinkle the cumin, paprika, cinnamon, salt, and pepper over the beef. Cook until the beef is browned and cooked to your desired level of doneness.
  5. 5.
    Mix the beef and onions together, ensuring they are well combined and evenly coated with the spices.
  6. 6.
    Place the slices of cheese on top of the beef and onions. Cover the skillet with a lid or aluminum foil and let it melt for a few minutes.
  7. 7.
    Once the cheese has melted, remove the skillet from heat.
  8. 8.
    Serve the spiced beef and cheese mixture on Moroccan bread or flatbread, folding it into a sandwich shape.

Treat your ingredients with care...

  • Beef — For the best results, choose a tender cut of beef such as ribeye or sirloin and slice it thinly against the grain.
  • Moroccan bread or flatbread — If you can't find Moroccan bread, you can use pita bread or any other flatbread as a substitute.
  • Spices — Feel free to adjust the amount of spices according to your taste preferences. You can also add a pinch of cayenne pepper for a spicy kick.
  • Cheese — Experiment with different types of cheese to find your favorite combination. Traditional Moroccan cheeses like jben or beldi can also be used for an authentic touch.
  • Onions — Caramelizing the onions before adding the beef will enhance their sweetness and add depth of flavor to the dish.

Tips & Tricks

  • To add a refreshing element to your Moroccan-inspired cheesesteak, consider topping it with a dollop of yogurt or a squeeze of lemon juice.
  • For a vegetarian version, you can substitute the beef with grilled vegetables such as bell peppers, zucchini, and eggplant, seasoned with Moroccan spices.
  • If you prefer a spicier flavor profile, add a pinch of harissa or chili flakes to the beef while cooking.
  • Serve the cheesesteak with a side of Moroccan-style pickled vegetables or a fresh salad for a complete meal.
  • If you want to make the dish more substantial, you can add a fried egg on top of the beef and cheese mixture before serving.

Serving advice

Serve the Moroccan-inspired cheesesteak hot, accompanied by a side of pickled vegetables or a fresh salad. Cut it into halves or quarters for easier handling and enjoy the explosion of flavors with every bite.

Presentation advice

To enhance the presentation of your Moroccan-inspired cheesesteak, you can sprinkle some chopped fresh herbs like parsley or cilantro on top. You can also serve it on a wooden board or a colorful Moroccan-inspired plate to add a touch of authenticity.