This recipe combines two classics in one recipe: the Philly Cheesesteak and Sloppy Joe! They’re so delicious that we need to make them at least once a month to feel good about life.
To make the Philly Cheesesteak we used beef, onions, green pepper, provolone and a homemade cheesesteak sauce.
Purists might point out that the original Philly cheesesteak is made with shaved beef. However, as it’s difficult to buy or make shredded beef, we’ve opted to use ground beef for convenience. And it still.tastes.amazing!
Sloppy Joes are traditionally made with ground beef, tomato sauce and onions on a hamburger bun according to Wikipedia. So this cheese steak recipe can fit right into a bun to do the same.
How to make Philly Cheese Steak Sloppy Joes
To make Philly Cheesesteak Sloppy Joes, you want to start by browning the beef in a skillet. A large pan will be much faster because beef browns better when it’s not crowded.
After 3-4 minutes you’ll have lots of rendered fat, which you can drain out unless you want extreme calorie intake. Then mix in chopped onions and green peppers and fry a few minutes to soften.
The second step is adding the sauce ingredients to the pan: beef broth, Worchester (Worchestershire) sauce, ketchup, salt & pepper. A cornstarch and water mixture is used to help it thicken.
The final step is adding the cheese to the pan. This is a good time to start toasting your buns because these sloppy joes are almost ready!
And you’re done! Just spoon the beef mixture onto your toasted buns for an incredible lunch or dinner. Watch our video tutorial to see how to make it:
This is pretty much a meal in unto itself, but you can serve it up with some french fries or cole slaw if you’re entertaining.
The Best Philly Cheese Steak Sloppy Joes (with Video)
- 1 pound ground beef
- 1 tsp vegetable oil
- 1 medium onion diced
- 1 medium green bell pepper diced
- 1 cup beef broth
- 2 tbsp ketchup
- 1 tbsp Worcester sauce
- salt and pepper to taste
- 1 tbsp cornstarch
- 6 ounces provolone cheese sliced or in chunks
- 8 hamburger buns
Place a large nonstick or cast iron skillet over medium-high heat.
Coat the pan with oil, and add the ground beef.
Stir for 3-5 minutes until the beef is mostly browned. Strain out most of the fat that accumulates.
Add in the onions and bell peppers, and stir for 2-3 minutes until the onions are translucent.
Add in the beef broth followed by the ketchup, Worchester sauce, salt and pepper.
Mix cornstarch with a tablespoon of water in a cup, and add to the pan, stirring constantly as it will start thickening quickly.
Within a few minutes, the mixture should be thick enough to start forming mounds.
Remove from heat, add cheese and slowly stir it in. Meanwhile, start toasting the buns.
Once cheese is fully melted, spoon onto buns. Serve immediately and enjoy!
Recipe adapted from CincyShopper
If you want to consume this regularly, here are a few ideas to make this recipe easier on the waistline:
- Use extra lean ground beef and drain out the rendered fat
- Substitute in low fat provolone cheese slices
- Use low sodium broth and Worchester sauce
Even with these modification it’s still super yummy. So try it out and let us know if it’s your fave Philly cheese steak. Enjoy!
Check out our Party Lasagna recipe too: