This is the ULTIMATE steak sandwich. Totally loaded with tons of big bold flavors, juicy beef and of course – cheese! Two hands needed and probably a dozen napkins or so. Absolutely worth it!

This Messy Steak Sandwich is just pouring out of the bread. Cheese and meat everywhere!

Where did you find your magical steakbomb? That perfect favorite lunch spot. That place that knows what you want and isn’t going to count calories for you. The place that’s going to throw down some slow and slow comfort food the way only they know-how.

There’s something about that place, even when you are on the most strict diet, that calls out like a siren to the sea. This post is for those of you who love every single guilt-inducing bite and your regular spot at the counter.

This steakbomb is loaded with all that is holy in the sandwich world. Just look at that melted mozzarella and marinara mixed with chunks of steak and peppers!

The Adventures in Comfort Food is a book chronicling the amazing recipes from just this style of eatery. Every single recipe is a test in Pavlovian response. From the gnocchis to the nachos – I tabbed at least 72% of the pages before realizing my efforts were futile. I am just going to spend the next few sweater months acquainting myself with these fine recipes.

Sheet pan of cheesy steak goodness. All we need is bread!

And so I started with this one, the Steakbomb. A forget the knife and fork just own it and get messy sort of sandwich. Roasted peppers and onions, homemade marinara, and freshly shaved beef. Yeah, I forgot all about the fork. I paired this awesome filling with a fresh spinach focaccia and all was right with the world (I just hid the scales for a few days).

Roll up your sleeves, dinner is about to get messy.

Messy Steak Sandwiches - AKA Steakbomb | Kita Roberts

Epic Sandwiches are kinda my jive. Check these out and never have a boring lunch again!

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Messy Steak Sandwiches – AKA Steakbomb

5 from 2 votes
Prep: 5 mins
Cook: 25 mins
Total: 30 mins
Servings: 4
Messy Steak Sandwiches - AKA Steakbomb | Kita Roberts


  • 2 tbsp mushrooms smashed
  • ¼ cup poblano pepper seeded and ripped into 1″/2.5 cm pieces
  • ¼ cup red bell pepper seeded and ripped into 1″/2.5 cm pieces
  • ¼ cup red onion sliced
  • 5 oz steak shaved
  • 4 leaves basil
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • ½ cup Marinara sauce
  • ¼ cup mozzarella cheese shredded
  • 2 tbsp Romano cheese grated
  • 1 loaf Focaccia
  • 2 tbsp hot pickled banana pepper rings


  • Preheat your oven to 400°F.
  • Toss the mushrooms, peppers and onion in olive oil and spread them out on a cookie sheet in a single layer. Roast for about 20 minutes. Add the steak and cook for 5 minutes more, until cooked through.
  • Add the basil and garlic to the vegetables. Top with the marinara sauce, then the cheeses. Return to the oven to brown the cheese well.
  • Take your piece of focaccia and cut off a corner (or edge, if it’s round) piece, about 8 inches/20 cm long and 3½ inches/9 cm wide. Split the soft part down the middle, leaving the edge intact. Shovel the filling into the bun and top with banana rings.
  • Arm yourself with multiple napkins. Resist the fork and knife. Chianti in an old jelly glass would be the traditional bev.


Serving: 1g | Calories: 385kcal | Carbohydrates: 52g | Protein: 19g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 30mg | Sodium: 788mg | Potassium: 289mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 557IU | Vitamin C: 29mg | Calcium: 69mg | Iron: 1mg
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Author: Kita Roberts
Keyword: steak sandwich

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  1. Yeah, I might have tripped over myself in my hurry to get here but it was totally worth it. That meal and cookbook look glorious. You KNOW it’s my kind of food. We actually ate at my go-to restaurant last night; Elizabeth’s, and I had my favorite food, a loaded Philly cheesesteak sandwich.

  2. I did try to enter though my fb..but, it wouldn’t load..oh well..This recipe is the bomb!!! A real treat now and then..looks so yummy..I pinned it.
    Thanks for the chance to win.
    My go to is our local fish eatery (waterfront) for yummy gulf good..sometimes their jumbo shrimp or buger.

  3. Oh my that looks heavenly. I need that spinach focaccia too! My favorite local dish depends on what city I am in since I’ve lived in various places in my adult life. So let’s see… Rochester is hands down the garbage plate. Columbus would be either Hounddogs pizza with the garlic crust or Moy’s general tso’s. Memphis is the Mempho sandwich at Patrick’s with pulled BBQ pork and mac and cheese on it, or the hummus shwarma platter from Casablaca. As for Knoxville I actually don’t have a favorite yet.

  4. 3. Add the basil and garlic to the vegetables. Top with the Latex, then the cheeses. Return to the oven to brown the cheese well.

    Looks pretty inviting and tasty – but what’s supposed to be where “the Latex” is?

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