This Spicy Texican Cheesesteak recipe blog post was sponsored by KING'S HAWAIIAN® at HEB but the opinions are all my own.
As I think about the football season and all of the snacks and meals that I'll enjoy, I think a lot about easy things but also play off some of my favorite restaurants dishes. We're not just talking hamburgers or hot dogs, something that everyone knows how to make. I'm talking about those dishes that you crave but you have to go to your favorite restaurant to eat. It's a pretty genius plan to play your favorite sports while offering you a meal that doesn't compare with competitors.
I try. I do.
I try to make wings that rival my favorite restaurant (I'm off). Pizza that even compares with my favorite pizzeria (even further away). But one dish that's uniquely Texan, yet something that most people are familiar with.
The Spicy Texican Cheesesteak Sandwich Recipe.
It's not just your average cheesesteak. It's the cheesesteak you think might just be the best one of your life, but on a new level.
It's queso and sliced jalapenos (or pickled jalapenos, if that's your thing) added to the awesomeness that is a cheesesteak.
It's a staple football food, yet something that has its own unique Texas spin on it. You know how us Texans love our queso and spiciness…
And, oh my, the bread. Most of the time when I think sandwiches, the bread is my least favorite part but this Texican cheesesteak wouldn't be nearly as tasty without the KING'S HAWAIIAN rolls from HEB. The mix of salty and spicy flavors from the filling is balanced by the sweetness of the rolls and take an otherwise delicious sandwich to the next level!
This spicy cheesesteak sandwich just hits on every level. Especially for football season.
For this recipe, I used a store-bought queso, but you can always use a homemade queso recipe if you have more time on your hands.
Spicy Texican Philly Cheesesteak
Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.
Place the bottoms of the KING'S HAWAIIAN rolls in a lightly greased 9x13" pan and set aside.
Season the skirt steak with salt, pepper, and 2 tbsp of Worcestershire sauce and cook over medium heat until cooked through. I like our steak medium, but you can make it as long as you'd like.
Spread steak evenly over bottoms of rolls in prepared dish.
Melt the butter over medium-high heat, then sauté onions for 3-5 minutes before adding green peppers and cook until cooked but not mushy.
Spread the onion/pepper mixture on top of the steak, then evenly drizzle queso over the entire pan. I used about half of a small jar.
If you want to up the spice a little more, sprinkle jalapenos on top of the queso.
Put the roll tops on top of the prepared sandwiches.
Cover with foil and bake for 20 minutes.
Have you ever tried your hand at a homemade Spicy Texican Cheesesteak recipe?