Philly Cheesesteak Molletes

We spent the weekend at El Rancho this weekend helping my brother-in-law and his family harvest bell peppers. I love the smell of fresh bell peppers, but the aroma of these homegrown bell peppers was so intoxicating. I wanted to bite into those bell peppers as if they were a juicy apple. And the entire time we were gathering the bell peppers, all I could think of was getting home to make my Philly Cheesesteak Molletes. If you like Philly Cheesesteaks, you're going to love these Philly Cheesesteak Molletes. Open faced sandwiches made with sauteed onion and bellpepper, tender cuts of beef on a crusty bolillo roll with refried beans and topped with delicious melted Manchego cheese.

Philly Cheesesteak Molletes -

Philly Cheesesteaks

  • 2 tablespoons vegetable or olive oil 
  • 4 large bell peppers, thinly sliced
  • 1 large onion, thinly sliced
  • 1 clove garlic, minced 
  • 1-1/2 pounds thin-cut beef steak, cut in strips
  • 6 bolillo rolls, cut in half lenghtwise
  • 2 cups Refried beans (homemade or canned) 
  • 2 cups shredded Manchego cheese

Heat 2 tablespoons of vegetable oil in a large skillet, over high heat. Add the sliced bell pepper and onion; saute for 2 to 3 minutes. Stir in the minced garlic and saute for an additional 30 seconds. Add the thin-cut beef steak; season generously with salt and pepper. Saute the meat until no longer pink. Cover the skillet and reduce heat to low. Let simmer until all of the juices from the meat have been absorbed and the meat is tender.

While the meat is cooking, heat the refried beans in a small saucepan; set aside. Spread the bolillo slices with Refried Beans. Spoon meat and bell pepper mixture on top of the refried beans. Top each mollete with cheese. Arrange the molletes on a lightly greased baking sheet and bake for 10 to 15 minutes or just until the cheese has completely melted and started to bubble. Enjoy!


  1. I was wondering why you had pictures filed under Nintendo! Your computer still won't work!?

  2. I don´t understand why you don´t take your computer to the nearest computer-repair joint. Likely wouldn´t cost much. It´s one of the beauties of Mexico.

  3. So glad your back!!!! Especially because I have some steak in my freezer and I like this idea better than the one I had.

  4. Now this Philly sounds really great Leslie. Ah, I see Felipe up there. He is such a great writer. I am definitely going to try this recipe out. They are so easy and so delicious. Your's definitely pass the test. Thanks Leslie. Glad you posted about your cooking blog or I would never have known.

  5. Wow Leslie. I as just scrolling down your blog and you sure do have some beautiful dishes. These are definitely magazine type pictures. Wow! Bravo!! I have to go scroll some more.

  6. MO: Now you know why I have a Nintendo album on FB! LOL! :)

    FELIPE: There are only a couple of computer guys in my small pueblo. One who isn't very good. The other is extremely good at what he does and has a rather long waiting list. "Soon", I am told! ;)

    AMANDA: It feels good to be back. I hope you and Isaac like them. :)

    GLORIA: Thank you. My food photos have improved over the last year, but I still have a lot to learn. :) And I am glad you are enjoying this blog as well. :)

  7. What is a Nintendo Dsi? Going to have to google it! I'm glad to see you back.....missed seing all those great food recipes!

  8. I've missed you and I hope you get your computer fixed soon. Just don't stop blogging!

  9. Oh this was wonderful! It was quick and easy to make. I did use a red and green pepper and didn't use the oil. I replaced the beef with lean ground turkey. My 3 year old ate seconds!

  10. yep, glad to see ya...and I too love peppers of all kinds, bells are a favorite in Creole cooking - these philly subs look great with the cheese nice and melting

  11. glad to see you back in business! ps... can you also post the official mexican of whatever meat/poulty/fish you use in your recipes??? cuz i have NO idea of how to order that from the carneceria!! :) gracias!

  12. Hola amiga! que rica receta COMO SIEMPRE!!!! ;)

    Que bueno que encontraste el modo de subir fotos!!

    Un abrazote!


  13. ANABEL: It's a hand-held video game.

    MONICA H: Thank you! Now you know why I haven't been able to participate in that little project we talked about. But someday soon...I hope! :)

    DRICK: It feels really good to be back! :)

    REFRIED DREAMER: Great idea! I will do so, from now on! :) For this recipe, just ask your butcher for "Bistec blandito". Make sure it's blandito, otherwise you might get a tougher cut of meat. Or ask for "filete de res".

    PALOMA: Ay, amiga! Vieras como extrañe poder escribir mis recetas. Pero gracias a Dios, ya estoy de regreso.


  14. Oh this was wonderful! It was quick and easy to make. I did use a red and green pepper and didn't use the oil. I replaced the beef with lean ground turkey. My 3 year old ate seconds!

  15. This is one of my favorites! I omit the mushrooms and use cream of celery soup. I also only use 1/4 of the breadcrumb mixture since the hubby does not really like breadcrumbs. All in all this is a wonderful meal.

  16. I hope you get your computer fixed soon. Just don't stop blogging!

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