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Two spicy philly cheesesteak sandwiches laying next to each other on a small baking sheet lined with parchment paper. A small bowl of french fried onions sits between them, and a gray linen and fork sit to the right of the sandwiches.

Philly Cheesesteaks with Jalapeños

sara a.
A spicy twist on a classic favorite, these spicy philly cheesesteaks are packed with flavor and ready in about thirty minutes!
5 from 3 votes
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 25 mins
Total Time 35 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 2 sandwiches
Calories 602 kcal


  • 8 oz. strip steak or ribeye
  • 2 hoagies or other large deli subs
  • 1/3 cup shredded pepperjack cheese
  • 1/3 cup shredded cheddar cheese*
  • 1 tbsp. olive oil
  • 1/2 red bell pepper thinly sliced
  • 1/2 poblano pepper thinly sliced
  • 1/2 medium onion** thinly sliced
  • 1 small shallot thinly sliced
  • 1/2 jalapeño*** thinly sliced
  • kosher salt & freshly cracked pepper
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 1/2 tsp. light brown sugar
  • 1 tsp. soy sauce
  • 1/4 cup french fried onions


  • Place the ribeye in the freezer one hour before making the sandwiches.
  • Cut into the hoagies lengthwise, being sure not to cut entirely through them. Remove some of the bread from the middles, creating a hollow area for the cheesesteak filling. Cut two pieces of foil to be wrapped around the hoagies, and set aside.
  • Combine the cheeses in a bowl, and set aside.
  • Preheat the oven to 375 F.
  • Heat the olive oil in a skillet over medium heat. Add sliced red pepper, poblano, onion, shallot, jalapeno, and a healthy pinch of salt and pepper. Cook veggies, stirring occasionally, for 13-15 minutes until starting to brown.
  • While veggies are cooking, sliced the steak as thinly as possible. Set aside.
  • Stir the garlic into the veggies and cook for one minute. Stir in brown sugar and soy sauce, and cook for two minutes.
  • Mix the steak and a smaller pinch of salt and pepper into the veggies, and cook until the steak is just browned (about 3-4 minutes).
  • Stir half of the cheese into the steak and vegetables, and turn off the heat.
  • Divide the cheesesteak mixture between the hoagies, stuffing them entirely full. Divide the french fried onions between over the tops of the sandwiches, and then divide the remaining cheese over the tops of the sandwiches, too.
  • Stuff entire cheesesteak contents into the hoagies, then tightly wrap them each in foil. Bake at 375 for 6-7 minutes.
  • Carefully remove the cheesesteaks from the foil, and serve immediately.


*No cheddar? Other cheese options could be provolone, swiss, monterey jack, havarti, or more pepperjack!
**White or yellow onion will work for this recipe.
***Jalapenos can differ in heat, so use less to start if desired.  Jalapenos can also be omitted, or the amount can be increase.  Base this on your personal preference!


Serving: 1sandwichCalories: 602kcal
Keyword Spicy Philly Cheesesteak
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