Triple Pepper Steak Sandwiches

Total Time

Prep: 40 min. Cook: 5 min/batch


4 servings

Updated: Sep. 14, 2022
Make parts of this steak sandwich recipe ahead of time and you can assemble the sandwich quickly for a weeknight meal. This fork-and-knife sandwich works very well with leftover fajita meat and peppers, or as a way to use leftover grilled steak or chicken. The chipotle cream sauce can be made up to three days in advance.—Robert Taylor, Shawnee, Kansas
Triple Pepper Steak Sandwiches Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 2 boneless beef top loin steaks (1 inch thick and 8 ounces each)
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 large sweet onion, thinly sliced
  • 1 cup sliced fresh mushrooms
  • 1 poblano pepper, thinly sliced
  • 2 tablespoons plus 2 teaspoons butter, divided
  • 2 tablespoons chopped onion
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1/2 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1 chipotle pepper in adobo sauce, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/4 teaspoon chicken bouillon granules
  • 1 loaf (14 ounces) ciabatta bread
  • 4 slices pepper jack cheese


  1. Sprinkle steaks with salt and pepper. Grill, covered, over medium heat or broil 3-4 in. from the heat for 7-9 minutes on each side or until meat reaches desired doneness (for medium-rare, a thermometer should read 135°; medium, 140°; medium-well, 145°). Let stand for 5 minutes before slicing.
  2. Meanwhile, in a large skillet, saute sliced onion, mushrooms and poblano pepper in 2 tablespoons butter until tender. Remove from the heat; stir in sliced steak.
  3. In a small saucepan, saute chopped onion in remaining butter until tender. Add garlic; cook 1 minute longer. Stir in the cream, chipotle, cumin and bouillon; cook and stir until thickened.
  4. Cut ciabatta in half horizontally, then cut into four equal portions. Place cheese on bottom bread slices; top with steak mixture, chipotle cream sauce and remaining bread. Cook on a panini maker or indoor grill for 3-4 minutes or until bread is browned and cheese is melted.

Test Kitchen Tips
  • To make a fresh garlic clove easy to peel, gently crush it with the flat side of a large knife blade to loosen the peel. If you don’t have a large knife, you can crush the garlic with a small can. The peel will come right off.
  • Unless otherwise specified, Taste of Home recipes are tested with lightly salted butter. Unsalted, or sweet, butter is sometimes used to achieve a buttery flavor, such as in shortbread cookies or buttercream frosting. In these recipes, added salt would detract from the buttery taste desired.
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  • Peppers (Hot)
    Wear disposable gloves when cutting hot peppers; the oils can burn skin. Avoid touching your face.

    Nutrition Facts

    1 sandwich: 768 calories, 37g fat (20g saturated fat), 145mg cholesterol, 1013mg sodium, 71g carbohydrate (9g sugars, 4g fiber), 43g protein.