This easy and comforting philly cheese steak sloppy Joe is made in less than 30 minutes and instantly became a family favorite. The flavor combination and melted cheese makes these sloppy joes irresistible!
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Philly Cheese Steak Sloppy Joes
I don’t think I will ever go back to regular sloppy joes. These were amazing! I was not expecting these to be as good as they were. Maybe because sloppy joes are so simple and well, sloppy. My 9 year old ate them and loved them even with the onion and green pepper. The flavor of these were so delicious and reminded me of a philly cheese steak. They were especially amazing with the cheese all melty on top. This is a great quick and easy meal that puts a fun twist on sloppy joes!
Sloppy joes are pure comfort! They bring back so many childhood memories and gave me that feel good feeling while enjoying it with my kids. I am all about making a good sloppy Joe and this one is topnotch. My kids loved it which made it even better! It is a simple recipes and comes together quickly and effortlessly. These philly cheese steak sloppy joes are savory and delicious in every bite!
Philly Cheese Steak Ingredients:
Each ingredient is carefully picked to make the best Philly cheese steak sloppy Joe. The Philly cheese steak is a moist and tender ground beef base. Add in vegetables and extra flavoring to the beef making this taste more like a philly cheese steak.
- Olive Oil: I used extra virgin olive oil to cook the ground beef in.
- Beef: Ground beef is best and cooks up separately in a skillet with the olive oil.
- Onion and Green Pepper: Chop up and add into the ground beef.
- Steak Sauce: Use one of your favorite steak sauces.
- Beef Broth: This adds flavoring as well as keeps the meat moist and juicy.
- Cornstarch: Thicken the sauce with ground beef.
- Water: Adds in extra moisture and create a thickener with the cornstarch.
- Hamburger Buns: I like them toasted in the oven before layering the sandwich.
- Provolone Cheese: Thinly sliced to melt over the cheese steak mixture.
- Salt and Pepper: To taste!
Let’s Make a Sloppy Joe!
- Brown the beef: In a large skillet heat the extra virgin olive oil over medium high heat. Add the ground beef and brown while breaking up in chunks with a spatula or spoon.
- Add vegetables: Add the chopped green pepper and onion cooking for about 3-4 minutes until they start to become tender. Drain all excess liquid.
- Bring to a boil: Add the beef broth and steak sauce and bring the mixture to a boil. Continue cooking until sauce is thick and bubbly.
- Toast hamburger buns: While this is cooking, Split the hamburger buns and butter each side. Place the buns side down onto a separate skillet until golden brown.
- Melt Cheese: Once the mixture has thickened, add the sliced cheese in an even layer on the top and let it melt.
- Create a sloppy Joe: To assemble, place the bun on the bottom. Spoon the meat and cheese mixture on top.
The Recipe Critic Pro Tip:
Place buns on a baking sheet and add in the oven for 3 to 4 minutes until they are slightly golden.
Tips to Make the Perfect Sloppy Joe:
I do love a good sloppy Joe and this Philly cheese steak sloppy Joe is one of my favorites! My kids love it and since it is so easy to make it is a keeper. This greek sloppy joes or Hawaiian sloppy joes are also a hit at our house. Sloppy joes just have that comforting appeal as well as a quick and easy dish that have pantry ingredients. Sloppy joes are one of our favorites and I have learned how to make the perfect sloppy Joe.
Here are some tips to help create the best sloppy Joe:
- Cooking Ground Beef: It is best to have your pan hot before adding the ground beef. This will help the ground beef cook evenly and thoroughly. I use a Staub cast iron pan to heat it up quickly. This will also help eliminate any excess water.
- Cheese: Use the thinly sliced provolone cheese for best results on melting and getting the most flavor for a philly cheese steak sloppy Joe. You can also use shredded cheese and melt it over top of the philly cheese steak mixture before adding it to the buns.
- Vegetables: Add in fresh mushrooms, canned tomatoes or shredded carrots to the onion and green pepper mix.
- Broth: I highly recommend sticking with beef broth for the added flavoring but if you are a chicken or vegetable stock lover these will work great too.
- Taco Seasoning: To add more flavor add in taco seasoning. I love the extra flavoring and you can even have it on hand with my recipe.
Once cooled, store the philly cheese steak mixture in an airtight container and place in the refrigerator. Store for 3 to 4 days in the refrigerator or 1 to 2 months in the freezer. This will reheat well in the microwave or in a skillet on medium heat. Add the mixture on a bun and you have another left over meal!
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Philly Cheese Steak Sloppy Joes
- 1 Tablespoon Extra Virgin Olive Oil
- 1 Pound Ground Beef
- 1 medium Onion chopped
- 1 Green Pepper chopped
- 1/4 cup Steak Sauce
- 1 cup Beef Broth
- 1 Tablespoon Cornstarch
- 1 Tablespoon Water
- 4 Hamburger Buns
- 4 slices Provoline Cheese
- Salt and Pepper to Taste
- In a large skillet heat the extra virgin olive oil over medium high heat. Add the ground beef and brown while breaking up in chunks with a spatula or spoon.
- Add the chopped green pepper and onion cooking for about 3-4 minutes until they start to become tender. Drain all excess liquid.
- Add the beef broth and steak sauce and bring the mixture to a boil. Continue cooking until sauce is thick and bubbly.
- While this is cooking, Split the hamburger buns and butter each side. Place the buns side down onto a separate skillet until golden brown.
- Once the mixture has thickened, add the sliced cheese in an even layer on the top and let it melt.
- To assemble, place the bun on the bottom. Spoon the meat and cheese mixture on top.
All nutritional information is based on third party calculations and is only an estimate. Each recipe and nutritional value will vary depending on the brands you use, measuring methods and portion sizes per household.
Thank you for this recipe. I found it to be a little bland while cooking so I added a half of a packet of beefy onion soup mix to it and it was amazing! I’m excited to try more of your recipes.
I am guessing the corn starch goes in after the broth and steak sauce come to a boil?
This was a delicious recipe! I made no changes, and there was no need to add any salt and pepper to it. We also used hawaiin buns and it was even better! I will add, as others have that it does not say when to add the cornstarch/to mix it with water but thankfully I knew to do so and when. But back to the recipe: it was great! We will make it again. (:
Really good, but the recipe doesn’t say when to add the cornstarch or that you should likely mix it with the water.
Looks yummy. Going to try this.
wow, what a great combo, good thinking and thank you!
Alyssa you put your foot in this dish! This was the most delicious sloppy joe that I’ve ever tasted…I will never make the standard sloppy joe ever again! The hubby and kids were licking their fingers….I would not change anything 🙂
Hey Alyssa… This recipe is delicious! Thank you so much for sharing it and giving your opinion on it!
I have also added my experience at my blog here:
Thanks again for sharing! I love your blog!
What a great sandwich! I’ve made them both ways, with the sauce, and with just the melted cheese. Personally, I liked the melted cheese better, DH liked them both! 🙂
Have people used A-1 or Heinz 57?
I used Heinz 57, that’s the only brand I could find in the store. It was delicious. I added about 1/3 of a cup instead of a 1/4, though.
I am trying out this recipe Tomorrow! Can’t wait to see what we think of it!
Just wanted to let you know I am featuring two of your recipes on my blog tomorrow! I am super impressed by your blog and am excited to try the recipes!
I found this recipe via Pinterest. Love the twist on this recipe! Can’t wait to try it.
I made this for my family tonight and they LOVED it! It will definitely be on regular rotation in this household.
The only things I changed were:
1. I had to add a tsp of cornstarch and cold water to the meat mixture to thicken it a bit more.
2. I stuck with the 1/4 cup steak sauce (used A1), as it is sweet in flavour.
3. My provolone cheese was only available in slices, not shredded. So, I cut the slices into shreds and measured out the cup.
SO GOOD! I used the shredded provolone/mozzerala blend turned out great 😀 also I added mushrooms 😀
When I need shredded provolone I just ask for a hunk of provolone from the deli and then shred it at home. Or sargento makes a shredded mozzerella/provolone blend which is close! These look yummy.
Look delicious, I will have to try it 😀
Looks yummy! I want to try this.