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tijuana philly cheesesteak sandwich

a recipe by
Grace Pulley
Gillette, WY

This "sandwich" came about one day when I was craving a Philly Cheesesteak Sandwich but did not have everything to make a traditional one, so I used what I had on hand. This is a very versatile little sandwich as you can change it up according to what you have on hand. It is great with leftover fajita veggies. Give it a try I know you'll just love it as much as I do!

serves 1
cook time 15 Min
method Stove Top

Ingredients For tijuana philly cheesesteak sandwich

  • 1
    mushroom, diced
  • 1 Tbsp
    plus 1/2 teaspoon butter, softened
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 3 oz
    beef, sliced thin or shredded (leftover from a roast steak, etc.) you can even use deli roast beef
  • 1/4 c
    cheddar cheese, shredded
  • 1/4 c
    monterey jack cheese, shredded
  • 1
    10-inch ("burrito" size), flour tortilla
  • 1 Tbsp
    (heaping) tomato, diced
  • 1 tsp
    red onion, diced
  • 1/4 tsp
    fresh cilantro, finely chopped
  • 1 slice
    bacon, cooked
  • assorted garnishes: shredded lettuce, sour cream, salsa, guacamole, and jalapenos

How To Make tijuana philly cheesesteak sandwich

  • 1
    Sauté the mushroom in a small pan with 1/2 teaspoon butter until just browned and salt and pepper to taste.
  • 2
    Slice or shred your beef into bite size pieces and grill/heat in a pan over medium heat until just heated through and lightly browned. Add a dash of salt and pepper and drain off any fat.
  • 3
    Build your sandwich: First sprinkle both cheeses into the center of the tortilla; keeping in mind that you will be folding the sides in like a burrito. So leave so room on the sides.
  • 4
    Sprinkle, the mushroom, onion, tomato, and cilantro over the cheese. Crumble the bacon and sprinkle this over the cheese as well.
  • 5
    Sprinkle the cooked beef over the other ingredients. This is when I add any additional items I would like such as hot sauce and usually jalapeños.
  • 6
    Fold the sides of the tortilla in, then spread the tablespoon of butter over the top and bottom of the "sandwich" and grill it in a hot pan over medium heat for about 2 minutes per side, or until the tortilla is nice and golden in color and the cheeses are melted.
  • 7
    Slice the "sandwich" in half diagonally and serve while hot with assorted garnished along side.
  • 8
    Muy bien!!

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