These cheesesteaks use habaneros, chipotle peppers and green chiles for one truly spicy sandwich!
If you follow me at all, you know I love cheesesteaks – and you also know I love spicy food. Well, I realized the other day that not only have I never made a really spicy cheesesteak, but it isn't really even a common thing that people do!
I set out to change that ASAP and made these super spicy sandwiches for dinner the other night. Instead of just adding heat to a normal cheesesteak, I decided to take this in a Tex-Mex direction with some chipotle, green chile and taco seasoning.
They came out really, really good and really, really hot! I love spicy food, but if you just want it to be a little spicy you can keep the habaneros out of this recipe all together. Or you can still use them, but remove the seeds to tone it down a little. But if you're like me, you're going to want to leave all the seeds in and go full on!
The onions are caramelized, habanero goes in next.
Then the chipotle peppers in adobo. Break up the peppers with your spoon as you cook.
The third heat is these green chiles that add a nice tangy flavor.
Meanwhile, brown up the beef.
Then add your spicy onion mixture.
Finally, remove from heat, add the cheese and mix it all in.
Oh man, these are good!
Super spicy from the habanero, sweet from the onions, savory and smoky from the chipotle, and just enough acidity from the green chiles.
Dan Whalen, @tFimB, likes to inflict pain on his taste buds once in awhile to teach them a lesson. He has been blogging for over 6 years at The Food in My Beard; check Dan's Tablespoon profile often to try his recipes with creative international spins!