Peruvian-style Cheesesteak


Peruvian-style Cheesesteak

Lomo Saltado Cheesesteak: A Fusion of American and Peruvian Flavors

In Peruvian cuisine, the vibrant flavors of traditional dishes are combined with influences from around the world. This Peruvian-style Cheesesteak is a delicious fusion of American and Peruvian cuisines. It combines tender strips of beef, sautéed with onions and peppers, and topped with melted cheese, all served on a crusty roll. Get ready to experience the best of both worlds in one mouthwatering dish!

Jan Dec

40 minutes

10 minutes

50 minutes

4 servings


Omnivore, Gluten-free (if using gluten-free rolls), Dairy-free (if omitting cheese), Low-carb (if served without the rolls), High-protein

Soy, Wheat (if using regular rolls), Dairy

Vegetarian, Vegan, Paleo, Keto, Nut-free


While the original American Cheesesteak is typically made with thinly sliced beef, Peruvian-style Cheesesteak, also known as Lomo Saltado Cheesesteak, incorporates Peruvian flavors and ingredients. It includes a marinade of soy sauce, vinegar, and Peruvian spices, such as aji amarillo paste, which adds a unique Peruvian twist to the dish. Additionally, it is served with traditional Peruvian sides like rice and fries. We alse have the original recipe for Cheesesteak, so you can check it out.


  • Calories: 450 kcal / 1880 KJ
  • Fat: 20g (Saturated Fat: 8g)
  • Carbohydrates: 30g (Sugars: 4g)
  • Protein: 35g
  • Fiber: 3g
  • Salt: 2g


  1. 1.
    In a bowl, combine the soy sauce, red wine vinegar, aji amarillo paste, minced garlic, cumin powder, paprika, salt, and pepper. Mix well.
  2. 2.
    Add the thinly sliced beef to the marinade and toss to coat. Let it marinate for at least 30 minutes, or refrigerate overnight for enhanced flavor.
  3. 3.
    Heat one tablespoon of vegetable oil in a large skillet over high heat. Add the marinated beef and cook for 2-3 minutes until browned. Remove the beef from the skillet and set aside.
  4. 4.
    In the same skillet, heat another tablespoon of vegetable oil. Add the sliced onions and bell peppers. Sauté for 3-4 minutes until they are slightly softened.
  5. 5.
    Return the cooked beef to the skillet with the onions and peppers. Stir-fry for an additional 2 minutes to combine the flavors.
  6. 6.
    Preheat the oven to 180°C (350°F). Slice the crusty rolls in half lengthwise and place them on a baking sheet.
  7. 7.
    Divide the beef, onions, and peppers evenly among the rolls. Top each roll with a generous amount of shredded mozzarella cheese.
  8. 8.
    Bake in the preheated oven for 5-7 minutes, or until the cheese is melted and bubbly.
  9. 9.
    Remove from the oven and serve the Peruvian-style Cheesesteaks hot.

Treat your ingredients with care...

  • Beef sirloin — For the best results, slice the beef against the grain to ensure tenderness.
  • Aji amarillo paste — If you can't find aji amarillo paste, you can substitute with a mix of yellow bell pepper and a small amount of chili paste for a similar flavor.
  • Crusty rolls — Choose rolls with a crispy crust and soft interior to complement the filling.

Tips & Tricks

  • For an extra Peruvian touch, serve the Peruvian-style Cheesesteak with a side of traditional Peruvian salsa criolla, made with red onions, lime juice, and cilantro.
  • If you prefer a spicier kick, add a few slices of fresh aji amarillo pepper to the sautéed onions and peppers.
  • To make it a complete meal, serve the Peruvian-style Cheesesteak with a side of Peruvian-style fried rice or crispy yuca fries.
  • If you're short on time, you can use pre-marinated beef strips available at some grocery stores.
  • Experiment with different types of cheese, such as queso fresco or Monterey Jack, for a unique twist on the classic Peruvian-style Cheesesteak.

Serving advice

Serve the Peruvian-style Cheesesteak hot, straight from the oven, to enjoy the melted cheese at its best. Accompany it with a side of salsa criolla and a refreshing Peruvian beverage, such as chicha morada or Inca Kola, for a complete Peruvian culinary experience.

Presentation advice

To enhance the presentation, garnish the Peruvian-style Cheesesteak with a sprinkle of chopped fresh cilantro or parsley. Serve it on a wooden cutting board or a rustic plate to showcase the fusion of American and Peruvian flavors.