Philly Cheese Steak Sloppy Joes

I don’t think I will ever go back to regular sloppy joes. These were amazing! I don’t think that I was 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!

Rating: 4 stars  Difficulty of Recipe: 2 stars
Review: The only thing that I couldn’t find at the store was shredded provolone cheese. So I was not able to make the melty cheese mixture that you pour on the top. I just used sliced provolone and they were still delicious! I am going to keep my eye open for shredded provolone the next time I make this! I also increased the steak sauce to 1/3 cup.

1 Tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
1 lb ground beef
1 medium onion chopped 
1 green pepper chopped
1/4 cup steak sauce
1 cup beef broth
salt and pepper to taste
4 hamburger buns
1 Tablespoon Butter
1 Tablespoon flour
1 cup milk
1 cup shredded provolone cheese

1. 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.
2. Add the chopped green pepper and onion cooking for about 3-4 minutes until they start to become tender. Drain all excess liquid.
3. Add the beef broth and steak sauce and bring the mixture to a boil. Continue cooking until sauce is thick and bubbly.
3. While this is cooking, Split the hamburger buns and butter each side. Place the buns side down onto a separate skillet until golden brown.
4. To make the cheese topping, melt the butter in the skillet and add the flour. Cook for one minute. Whisk in milk and continue cooking until it starts to thicken. Remove from heat and stir in the cheese until incorporated.
5. To assemble, place the bun on the bottom. Spoon the meat mixture on top and pour the cheese mixture on top topping with the bun. Enjoy!
Recipe adapted from Blog Chef

Alyssa Rivers

I am Alyssa and the blogger behind The Recipe Critic. I started my blog in June of 2012 as a place to share my passion for cooking. I love trying new things and testing them out with my family.

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  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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! 🙂

  4. 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 🙂

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