The easiest and most unbelievably delicious Philly Cheesesteak Sloppy Joes! And it’ll be on your dinner table in just 20 minutes. All you need is only a few simple ingredients: ground beef, beef broth, Worcestershire sauce, catchup, cornstarch and hamburger buns. Quick and easy dinner or lunch recipe. Video recipe. | Tipbuzz.com

These delectable Philly Cheese Steak Sloppy Joes combine your favorite Philly Cheesesteak and Sloppy Joes recipes into one irresistible meal. And they’ll be on your dinner table in less than 30 minutes. Plus video recipe tutorial!

The easiest and most unbelievably delicious Philly Cheesesteak Sloppy Joes! And it’ll be on your dinner table in just 30 minutes. All you need is only a few simple ingredients: ground beef, beef broth, Worcestershire sauce, catchup, cornstarch and hamburger buns. Quick and easy dinner or lunch recipe. Video recipe. | Tipbuzz.com #SloppyJoes #PhillyCheeseSteak

This recipe combines two classics in one recipe: the Philly Cheesesteak and Sloppy Joes! They’re so delicious and sure to please your family and friends with the mouthwatering cheesy, sweet and savory flavor in each bite. Totally irresistible! This recipe video got more than 10 million views on Facebook!

These Philly Cheese Steak Sloppy Joes are quick and easy to make, and popular with both adults and kids. It’s one of my favorite dinner ideas, along with Taco Pasta, Party Lasagna, Beef StewHoney Garlic Chicken, Mongolian Beef, Cuban Sandwiches and Teriyaki Chicken.

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Philly Cheesesteak Sloppy Joes: this photo is a closeup view of this cheesy sandwich held in a hand and about to be eaten

What are Philly Cheese Steak Sloppy Joes

Philly Cheese Steak Sloppy Joes recipe combines both Philly Cheese Steak and Sloppy Joes recipes.  Sloppy Joes originated in 1930s in Sioux City, Iowa, where the “loose” meat sandwiches were sold by a cook named Joe.  Instead of the regular patty or flat cake of minced meat, Sloppy Joes are filled with loose ground beef with diced onions, green bell peppers and melted cheese.

Philly Cheese Steak or Cheesesteak is a civic icon in Philadelphia, and it was invented by a hot dog vendor Pat Olivieri in South Philadelphia. It is a sandwich made with thinly sliced sautéed rib eye beef and melted cheese in a long, crusty roll.  The top choices of the cheese are Cheez Whiz, American or provolone cheese.  Philly Cheesesteak has a reputation as being a satisfying hearty meal.

How to Make Philly Cheese Steak Sloppy Joes

To make the Philly Cheesesteak I used beef, onions, green pepper, provolone and a homemade cheesesteak sauce.

Step 1: Brown the Ground Beef and Vegetables.This photo shows frying beef with onions and green peppers to make Philly Cheesesteak

Place a cast iron skillet over medium-high heat and coat with oil.  Add the ground beef and break it up to prevent it from clumping. Cook for about 5 minutes until the the beef is no longer pink. Stir in diced onions and green bell pepper. Cooke for about 2 to 3 minutes until the onions are translucent. Drain off any fat that accumulates.

Note: A large skillet works better to brown the ground beef when it’s not too crowded. Or you can make two batches if your skillet is not big enough.

This photo shows adding sauce ingredients to the beef, onion and green pepper mixture to make Philly Cheesesteak

Step 2: Add Sauce to the Beef Mixture.

 

Add in the beef broth followed by the ketchup, Worchester sauce, salt and pepper. Do a quick taste-test and add more ketchup or salt according to your personal taste. Then in a small bowl or cup, mix cornstarch with a tablespoon of water, and add to the pan, stirring constantly. Cook for a few minutes until the mixture is thick enough to start forming mounds.

Note: Make sure NOT to dry out all the sauce. The best sloppy joes have a thick but moist consistency. So cook your mixture until it’s still has about 10% to 15% liquid.

This photo shows adding the provolone cheese slices to a Philly Cheesesteak mixture in a frying pan

Step 3: Add in the Cheese.

The next 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! Remove your skillet from heat, add cheese and slowly stir it in. The hot mixture will melt your cheese very nicely.

Step 4: Assemble Philly Cheese Steak Sloppy Joes

Butter and toast your buns, and scoop the beef mixture on top of each bottom buns and cover with the remaining bun halves. Serve and enjoy!

Note: You can toast your buns under broiler or bake the assembled buns for a few minutes. The toasting and baking process will prevent your buns from getting too soggy. Another tip is to add butter to your buns and it will give your sloppy joes extra delicious flavor.

Taking a bite of a Philly Cheesesteak Sloppy Joe

How to Serve Philly Cheese Steak Sloppy Joes

  • Serve these Philly Cheese Steak Sloppy Joes on the buttered and toasted soft buns, and they taste out-of-this world delicious. This is the traditional way of serving Sloppy Joes.
  • You can substitute the buns for burrito wraps or tortillas.
  • You can also serve the Philly Cheese Steak Sloppy Joes beef mixture with rice, baked potatoes or pasta.
  • Consider adding pickles, chips, fries or potato salad on the side. Adding some beers will make it perfect for a game day meal.

Tips and Secrets for Making the Best Philly Cheese Steak Sloppy Joes

  • Use a large skillet to brown your ground beef so it’s not too crowded. If your skillet is not big enough, you can brown the meat in two batches. To get the maximum flavor, it’s better to cook the beef until it forms a deep brown crust.
  • If you use regular ground beef (fatter than 90% lean beef), you would need to strain out the fat after you brown the beef.
  • After you add all the sauce ingredients to the meat mixture, a quick taste-test would give you the best flavor that just tailors for your family. Adjust the seasoning according to your preference.
  • After adding the cornstarch and water mix, don’t dry out the sauce. The best sloppy joes should have a thick but moist consistency.
  • Make sure to toast your buns to prevent them from getting too soggy. Buttering your buns will make your sloppy joes extra delicious.
  • If you decide to broil or bake your buns with the beef mixture. You don’t have to mix the cheese into the beef. You can top your sloppy joes with your favorite cheese and bake them all in the oven.

Make-ahead Tips

If you plan to make this recipe for a party or dinner the next day, you can cook the beef, onion and bell pepper, then add all the other ingredients except the cheese and buns.

Let the mixture cool down and store it in the fridge. When you are ready, just heat the mixture up and follow the rest of the steps.

Holding a Philly Cheesesteak Sloppy Joe

Key Ingredients I Used for This Recipe:

Worcestershire Sauce: it is an important ingredient and adds great flavor to this recipe.  Try not to substitute it with soy sauce. Feel free to use low sodium Worcestershire sauce to reduce the sodium intake.

Provolone Cheese: I used sliced provolone cheese, but you can use Cheez Whiz, American or Cheddar.

Vegetables: I used diced onions and green bell pepper. Feel free to add more vegetables such as mushrooms, and they add great flavor to this recipe.

Ketchup:  Ketchup has its own flavor and adds more sweetness to the sauce.

Beef Broth: I used Cambell’s beef broth and it works well for this recipe.

Buns: Soft sandwich buns work best for this recipe, especially Brioche buns.

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The easiest and most unbelievably delicious Philly Cheesesteak Sloppy Joes! And it’ll be on your dinner table in just 30 minutes. All you need is only a few simple ingredients: ground beef, beef broth, Worcestershire sauce, catchup, cornstarch and hamburger buns. Quick and easy dinner or lunch recipe. Video recipe. | Tipbuzz.com #SloppyJoes #PhillyCheeseSteak
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Best Philly Cheese Steak Sloppy Joes (with Video)

These delectable Philly Cheese Steak Sloppy Joes combine your favorite Philly Cheesesteak and Sloppy Joes recipes into one irresistible meal. And they’ll be on your dinner table in less than 30 minutes. 

Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword sloppy joes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 8 servings
Calories 331 kcal
Author TipBuzz

Ingredients

  • 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 Worcestershire sauce
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 tbsp cornstarch
  • 6 ounces provolone cheese sliced or in chunks
  • 8 hamburger buns
  • 1 tbsp butter optional

Instructions

  1. Place a large nonstick pan or cast iron skillet over medium-high heat.

  2. Coat the pan with oil, and add the ground beef.
  3. Stir for 3-5 minutes until the beef is mostly browned. Strain out most of the fat that accumulates.
  4. Add in the onions and bell peppers, and stir for 2-3 minutes until the onions are translucent.
  5. Add in the beef broth followed by the ketchup, Worchester sauce, salt and pepper.
  6. Mix cornstarch with a tablespoon of water in a cup, and add to the pan, stirring constantly as it will start thickening quickly.
  7. Within a few minutes, the mixture should be thick enough to start forming mounds.
  8. Remove from heat, add cheese and slowly stir it in. Meanwhile, start toasting the buns.
  9. Once cheese is fully melted, spoon onto buns. Serve immediately and enjoy!
Nutrition Facts
Best Philly Cheese Steak Sloppy Joes (with Video)
Amount Per Serving
Calories 331 Calories from Fat 135
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 15g 23%
Saturated Fat 7g 35%
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 6g
Cholesterol 50mg 17%
Sodium 605mg 25%
Potassium 265mg 8%
Total Carbohydrates 26g 9%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Sugars 4g
Protein 20g 40%
Vitamin A 6%
Vitamin C 26%
Calcium 23%
Iron 15%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Editor Note: Post updated 2/26/2018 with additional information.

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