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Poor Man's Cheesesteak

I actually received this idea from my sister who gave it its name. Poor Man's Cheesesteak is all the delicious goodness of a regular cheesesteak, but with a slight twist. Enjoy it without a roll to make it more bariatric friendly during your regular bariatric diet.
Course Main Course
Servings 4 3/4 Cup Servings


  • 1 pound ground beef, turkey or chicken (Your choice)
  • 1 medium onion, diced
  • 8 oz mushrooms canned or fresh
  • 1 small red pepper, diced
  • 1 tbsp olive oil extra virgin
  • 1 cup tomato sauce
  • 2 cups mozzarella cheese, shredded


  • Add ground meat to a large skillet over medium heat. Cook until brown and cooked through, about 10 minutes
  • Remove skillet from heat. Place meat into a bowl or plate and set aside.
  • Add oil to skillet. When hot, add onions and cook until they start to caramelize, about 5 minutes
  • Add mushrooms and peppers to the onions. Cook for an additional 5-10 minutes, until veggies are soft
  • Add cooked meat back into pan. Toss with the veggies well to combine
  • Turn down the heat and add the tomato sauce. Stir well to combine
  • Add the mozzarella cheese on top and place cover on pan. Remove from heat and let cheese melt, about two to three minutes.
  • Divide into servings and enjoy straight from the bowl!


You can use cheese and meat of your choice in this recipe. I usually use ground chicken and mozzarella, but feel free to experiment to your liking.