New Mexico Green Chile Cheese Steaks

How to make New Mexico Green Chile Cheese Steaks


1/2 pound Steak, cut into bite size pieces (approximately 1/4 pound per sandwich)

1/4 cup Green Chile, roasted, peeled and chopped

Green Chile Salt, to season steak and cheese sauce (1 part Green Chile Powder to 1 part Sea Salt)

2 Hoagie Buns

**Oaxaca Cheese Sauce

1 tablespoon Butter

3/4 cup Evaporated Milk

2 teaspoons Cornstarch

1 cup Oaxaca Cheese, grated

Green Chile Salt to taste


Step 1:

Melt butter in a small non-stick saucepan.

Combine evaporated milk with cornstarch in a small bowl.

Whisk until the cornstarch is blended and pour into the saucepan with the melted butter.

Add grated cheese and stir.

The sauce will begin to thicken as the cheese melts.

Step 2:

To Make Cheese Steaks begin by slicing steak into bite size pieces.

Sprinkle with green chile salt.

Heat a wok or cast iron skillet to nearly smoking.

Sear the steak on all sides while it begins to release it’s juices.

Step 4:

Continue cooking as the meat begins to caramelize, then add in the roasted green chile.

Let the meat and chile cook for 1 – 2 minutes to incorporate the chile and juices into the meat.

Step 5:

Toast hoagie buns in the toaster oven.

To assemble cheese steak, layer steak and chile on hoagie bun.

Ladle cheese sauce over top.

Makes 2 cheese steaks.


Leftover cheese sauce can be refrigerated and reheated in the microwave.

There is enough for several more cheese steak sandwiches or can be used as a dip for tortilla chips.

Frequently Asked Questions:

What are New Mexico Green Chile Cheese Steaks?

New Mexico Green Chile Cheese Steaks are a delicious twist on the classic Philly cheesesteak, featuring tender steak pieces seasoned with roasted green chile and topped with a creamy Oaxaca cheese sauce.

What type of steak should I use for this recipe?

You can use any tender cut of steak such as ribeye, sirloin, or flank steak, cut into bite-size pieces.

How spicy is the green chile used in this recipe?

The spiciness of the green chile can vary depending on its variety and personal preference.

Adjust the amount of green chile used according to your desired level of heat.

What is Oaxaca cheese, and where can I find it?

Oaxaca cheese is a Mexican cheese with a mild, creamy flavor and a stringy texture, similar to mozzarella.

It can usually be found in the specialty cheese section of grocery stores or at Latin American markets.

Can I use a different type of cheese for the sauce?

Yes, if you can’t find Oaxaca cheese, you can substitute it with another melty cheese such as Monterey Jack or white cheddar.

Is Green Chile Salt necessary for this recipe, and where can I find it?

Green Chile Salt adds a unique flavor to the steak and cheese sauce, but if you don’t have it, you can substitute it with regular salt mixed with a pinch of green chile powder.

You can find Green Chile Salt at specialty spice stores or online.

Can I make the cheese sauce ahead of time?

Yes, you can make the cheese sauce ahead of time and reheat it gently before serving.

Store it in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 2 days.

What should I serve with New Mexico Green Chile Cheese Steaks?

These cheese steaks pair well with a side of crispy french fries, potato wedges, or a fresh green salad.

Can I use pre-cooked steak for this recipe?

Yes, you can use pre-cooked steak leftovers or even shredded cooked beef for a quicker preparation.

How can I adjust the spiciness of the dish for milder taste buds?

To reduce the heat, you can use mild green chile varieties or remove the seeds and membranes from the green chiles before chopping them.

Additionally, use less green chile salt in the seasoning.

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