The Best Made-at-Home Cheesesteaks

Happy Wednesday Foodies! This is going to be a short and to the point post today; sorry to all of you who may actually like reading my crazy antics and stories each day. I like talking – obviously! Oh, I actually have a funny story. Growing up I was always the student who did well and sucked up to my teachers, particularly when I was in elementary school. Well the only negative comment I ever had written on my report cards was “Melissa is a chatterbox.” Negative? I think not. I was versatile and easily got along with most people. They could have changed my seats so that I was sitting next bully or the kid nobody liked. I didn’t care, I liked those people, too, so I talked to them.

Yikes, I did it again!! See how easy it is for me? Moving right along…

One of my favorite foods in the world is a massive Cheesesteak! I grew up eating the biggest, baddest Cheesesteaks in town; double up on the cheese and the steak. I always want to see more cheese and steak than bread. I am serious. So today I bring to you a Cheesesteak; it does not come close to my beloved cheesesteaks from home, but it made the rotation!

As you can see, I smothered mine with Cheese. I'm addicted!

Here is what you need:

  • 1 pound ground beef
  • ½ onion, sliced thin
  • 1 green pepper, sliced thin
  • 1 jalapeno, sliced thin [seeds removed if you prefer]
  • 2 garlic cloves, pressed
  • ½ tablespoon cayenne pepper
  • ½ tablespoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 or 2 cups shredded cheese, your preference
  • Sub rolls


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F
  • In a medium skillet, cook the ground beef over medium heat until no longer pink. Add a few spices here to flavor the meat while cooking
  • Drain the meat and set aside
  • Slice the onion, pepper, and jalapeno and set aside

  • Press the garlic cloves and add to the pile of sliced onions, peppers, & jalapenos
  • In a medium bowl, pour in the meat and add ¾ of the cheese, all of the spices & incorporate fully

  • In another skillet, add some oil and heat over medium heat. Add the onions, peppers, jalapeño’s and garlic. Sauté until the onions are translucent and the peppers and jalapeno are cooked thoroughly.
  • Sprinkle some pepper while sautéing 

  • Stuff your sub roll with as much meat and cheese mixture as you like!
  • Top it with the sautéed peppers and onions

  • You can even bake them in the oven, which is what we did. Top the subs with cheese and bake for 6 or 8 minutes or until the cheese is nice and bubbly!

  • Enjoy!!

This is such an awesome and easy meal! Instead of ordering out this weekend, give this recipe a try! I hope you all enjoy!

Until Next Time,

Happy Cheesesteak Makin’!