Philly Cheese Steak Sloppy Joes

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Philly Cheese Steak Sloppy Joes will make you forget your childhood canned sauce memories and make you LOVE sloppy joes again.

Philly Cheese Steak Sloppy Joes will make you forget your childhood canned sauce memories and make you LOVE sloppy joes again.Philly Cheese Steak Sloppy Joes came together pretty organically and randomly for us. We have had Philly Cheese Steak Grilled Cheese sandwiches in our rotation for years (because they are AMAZING) and one day we made up a skillet and…. our bread had become furry.

Gross. Right?

So we had hamburger buns on hand from a hamburger night meal a couple of nights before. The changes I made were just enough to be extra gooey and “sloppy” and only took about a minute.

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Philly Cheese Steak Hamburger Helper Skillet? YES.

  • Cook exactly as described except double the broth (leave the cornstarch the same).
  • Do not rinse your macaroni, the starch will keep the sauce thickened.
  • At the step where you’d add the cheese, instead add the macaroni.
  • Stir it well together and cook for 30 seconds or until thickened.
  • Add in the Provolone Cheese and stir for just a couple of seconds and serve immediately.

This was a second variation of this Philly Cheese Steak Sloppy Joes recipe we ended up making a week after we made these sloppy joes for the first time. I posted a recipe for this too! Head on over after you’re done on this page, its the best pasta dish we’ve had this year!

Philly Cheese Steak Sloppy Joes can also be made in a skillet.

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Want to make these Philly Cheese Steak Sloppy Joes in the Slow Cooker?

  • Add the Ingredients (minus the cheese and buns) to the slow cooker and cook on low for 4 hours.
  • Use half the amount of beef broth.
  • If the sauce is not thick add in another 1 tablespoon cornstarch mixed with 1 tablespoon room temperature water. Cook for an additional 30 minutes on low.

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Looking for more Cheese Steak recipes? Look no further!

And if you’re looking for more sloppy joe’s I’ve also published these crazy good Bacon Cheeseburger Sloppy JoesPizza Sloppy Joes and Ultimate Sloppy Joes.

Just 30 minutes to make these Philly Cheese Steak Sloppy Joes.

Tools Used in the making of these Philly Cheesesteak Sloppy Joes:
Cast Iron Skillet: This is my most used pan in my kitchen, heavy, keeps heat well and gives the BEST sear ever.
Chef’s Knife: This knife is one of the three most used tools in my kitchen (tongs and my pig tail flipper are the other two). I love it, I’ve had it for almost 10 years and it is as sharp today as the day I got it. (left column, second from the top). Mind you I love it this much even though I have a ridiculously expense knife set as well.
Worcestershire Sauce: Do not leave this out or sub it for anything else, this is a main flavor component and this brand is my absolute go-to.
Cheez Whiz: I know what you are thinking, Cheez Whiz? This isn’t even in the ingredients. Yes, I know…because it is a secret guilty pleasure. I add it to the top of my sloppy joes even with the Provolone mixed in. I won’t lie, it isn’t high end, but it is DARN good.


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Philly Cheese Steak Sloppy Joes

  • Yield: 6 sandwiches
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Course: Main
  • Cuisine: American
  • Author: Sabrina
Philly Cheese Steak Sloppy Joes will make you forget your childhood canned sauce memories and make you LOVE sloppy joes again.


  • 1 pound lean ground beef
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 small yellow onion diced
  • 1 small green bell pepper diced
  • 8 ounces brown mushrooms minced
  • 2 tablespoons ketchup
  • tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon Kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon fresh ground black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon  cornstarch
  • cup beef broth
  • ounces Provolone Cheese Slices chopped (use 6oz if you don't want it very cheesy)
  • 6 brioche hamburger buns


Note: click on times in the instructions to start a kitchen timer while cooking.

  1. Add the ground beef to a large cast iron skillet (this browns very well) and brown until a deep brown crust appears before breaking the beef apart.
  2. Stir the ground beef and brown until a deep crust appears on about 50 or so percent of the beef.
  3. Remove the beef (you can leave the fat) and add the butter and the onions and bell peppers and mushrooms.
  4. Let brown for 1-2 minutes before stirring, then let brown for another 1-2 minutes before stirring again.

  5. Add the beef back into the pan.
  6. In a small cup mix the beef broth and cornstarch together
  7. Add the ketchup, Worcestershire sauce, salt, black pepper, beef broth/cornstarch mixture into the pan.
  8. Cook until the mixture is only slightly liquidy (about 75% of the mixture is above liquid), 3-5 minutes.

  9. Turn off the heat, add in the provolone cheese.
  10. Served on toasted brioche buns.

Nutrition Information

Yield: 6 sandwiches, Amount per serving: 425 calories, Calories: 425g, Carbohydrates: 29g, Protein: 31g, Fat: 19g, Saturated Fat: 10g, Cholesterol: 82mg, Sodium: 1048mg, Potassium: 636mg, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 5g, Vitamin A: 10.4g, Vitamin C: 14.4g, Calcium: 38.2g, Iron: 21.6g

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We make these Philly Cheese Steak Sloppy Joes ALL THE TIME!
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We make these Philly Cheese Steak Sloppy Joes ALL THE TIME!

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      1. I would like to make the skillet version, but I don’t see how much pasta to use and if you precooked it or cooked it with the broth.

        1. Cook with water, one pound of pasta. I am actually going to be posting a full recipe to this and posting it in the next couple of weeks too. 🙂

          1. Pasta? Didn’t see anything in the recipe about pasta.
            At any rate, the sandwich was pretty tasty. I added the butter, but I didn’t see a need for it. I added garlic and cooked the beef, onions, green pepper, mushrooms, and garlic altogether.

          2. She was asking about making it into a skillet version vs a sandwich and I was just giving her my suggestion on that. Sorry for the confusion.

      2. Rather bland what can I do to enhance the taste?  Does the cheese melted in the mixture or placed on top of sandwich?

        1. Yes, you want to melt the cheese into the mixture before serving. I’m sorry you thought it was a bit bland but feel free to adjust any of the ingredients to your taste.

          1. If your not concerned about sodium intake…I used powdered beef bullion to make the broth mine turned out delicious 

          1. I used monterrey jack and some mozzarella. Jack added some flavor and i used quite a bit of black pepper, less salt, and half again as much worchestershire sauce. YUMMY.

        2. I added some jarred sliced banana peppers and some of the liquid. It made a huge difference. I think it gave it a nice tangy zip. Made a huge difference. 

          1. I put in 2 tablespoons of diced jalapenos and a teaspoon of the juice. It came out great and it didnt take away from the cheese steak flavor. It enhanced it completely

        3. I went the the grocery to get the ingredents and forgot the Worcestershire. I have two tiny tots one is almost 1 and my other is 2. so me going back wasnt happening. So i used Dales instead and it was very flavorful and delicious! I’m actually cooking it again tonight!

      3. I made this and added the green chilies as well. I also added a little more salt and pepper than it called for.I made my own beef broth by using bullion cubes and made it a little richer using 2 bullion cubes to 1 cup of water.I served it over riced cauliflower, and I did not use any type of bun.It was very good. I will be making this again.

    1. this sounds amazing! I really want to make this but have no cornstarch on hand.. any substitutes that you know of?

      1. I didn’t have cornstarch or beef broth. I used vegetable broth and brown gravy mix. Turned out delish. 

    2. I was so excited to try this recipe but extremely disappointed at the flavor.  Very bland!!  I added chopped garlic , which was only a little help.  If I try it again I would add some hot sauce to give it some flavor

      1. You can definitely play with the spices to customize them to your family’s liking or adding hot sauce to give it a kick.

      2. Use Campbell’s beef broth–it’s condensed and really concentrated. I used 1 can and followed the recipe exactly otherwise. They were REALLY great!

      3. I am not a fan of bell peppers, so I substitute green chilies and it gives a little more flavor as well as a kick (depending on the heat level of chilies). Most Sub Shops (especially Jersey Mike’s) will do this for you in their Philly Cheese steak.

      1. This is an easy dish to reheat for busy scheduled. I would suggest sprinkling just a bit of water over it (to keep it moist) and then reheating.

    3. The recipe says that you don’t need to drain the ground beef, next time I make this I will definitely be draining the meat. Other than that, this recipe was loved.

    4. I added a twist cuz I have some picky eater’s I called it Faux Filly Cheesesteak Bar. I cooked the meat and onions but cooked the onions separate, the peppers separate and left the sliced provolone cheese on the side to be added to the hoagie style bun. The meat melted the cheese. Huge hit! Thanks so much for the great idea 🙂

    5. The recipe was good, a little bland…..didn’t taste remotely like Phillysteak but we enjoyed it with just a few tweeks .

    1. Sorry I don’t have the nutritional facts for recipes on the site but I know there are a lot of free resources on the internet from when I’ve cooked for clients with low calorie diets.

    2. I don’t know about calories, but if you’re counting carbs switch the bun out for a low-carb tortilla and make it a “burrito”/wrap. That would cut the carbs down to 7 or 8 carbs. 

  1. Any chance you’ve made the meat mix in advance & then froze? If so, did it turn out ok upon defrosting? It looks delish!! And I’m thinking this would be an easy school-night meal, if I can just defrost & re-heat. Thoughts?

    1. I haven’t made it ahead but my suggestion is to cook just the veggies and freeze them because that’s really the only part that takes a bit more time. If you decide to freeze the meat portion, just add a bit more beef broth and cornstarch once it’s defrosted. It really all comes together easily. Whatever you decide, I’d love to hear how it all worked out for you. Hope you enjoy!

      1. I made it as directed with all ingredients (I exchanged the bell pepper for poblano and used 1/2 provalone and 1/2 pepper jack..aaaamazing) and froze it in portions with buns wrapped in foil and plastic wrap and it thawed and reheated great. No problems and no extra ingredients. We meal prep and portion so freezing is important. Fantastic recipe. We also used MFP for nutrition info. 

    2. I froze a double batch without the cheese and buns.  A week and a half later I put it in a slow cooker and added the cheese. They were fine.  In fact our neighbor showed up the next morning for the recipe and went directly to the store so he could make some for himself.

  2. This so good. I had to change a little because I did not have enough Worcestershire sauce. I use a little great value steak sauce to top off the measurement, and used bouillon cube instead of broth. Will definitely make again and double recipe.

    1. It’s not really obvious but you could always substitute with a tomato sauce or paste. It really just helps to give a bit of flavor and sauciness.

    2. My husband hates ketchup. I substitute A1 and it’s delicious. I also serve them stuffed in red peppers instead of on a bun to cut down on carbs. They’re great!!

  3. I want to try this in the slow cooker. Should I cook the beef first? And should the beef broth cut in half be enough liquid or should I keep the full amount?

    Thanks for the yummy idea!

    1. Yes, you’ll want to brown the meat first before putting it into the slow cooker cut the beef broth amount in half. Hope you enjoy it!!

  4. I made this on the stove last week and it was a huge hit! My family is begging for it again…. if I do it inthe slow cooker do I brown the hamburger first? If not do I keep stirring as burger browns in slow cooker? Thanks!!!

    1. So glad you guys are loving it! When using the slow cooker version, you’ll want to brown the meat first. It makes it easier to set it and forget it.

  5. Great quick meal for large families. I tripled the recipe and added a red pepper too. We used gluten free buns or no bun and ate with fork! Delish!

  6. I had to mince the onion(used less) andmushroom really small so my husband didn’t notice. ABSOLUTELY DELICIOUS my favorite new meal!

  7. I made this tonight and loved it even though I didn’t brown the meat correctly as directed to do.  I altered the recipe to fit my Weight Watchers, Simply Filling diet by using the leanest beef, fat free sharp cheddar cheese, & light hamburger buns. Still tasted great. 

    1. Sorry I don’t have the nutritional facts for recipes on the site but I know there are a lot of free resources on the internet from when I’ve cooked for clients with specific dietary needs. You can always substitute with a low sodium worcestershire sauce to help reduce the sodium intake.

    1. This comes together pretty easily but if you’re looking to prep a few things, you could brown the meat and make the vegetables ahead of time. Once ready to serve, finish up the remaining steps. This way, you’re cheese will be perfectly cheesy!

  8. Planning to make this tonight! I want to double to recipe (my husband can EAT) haha. So if I’m doing 2lb ground beef do I need 2 onions & 2 bell peppers also? (Seems excessive)

    And… we don’t like mushrooms 🙁 will it still turn out ? 


    1. I love it! You don’t need to double everything, just use whatever seems like the right amount to you…and feel free to omit the mushrooms (I won’t tell anyone, lol). It’ll still turn out delicious!

  9. You have to try this! Before adding the provolone, or mozzarella, add 8ozs of cream cheese…OMG! I had a philly cheese steak sandwich at a restaurant in Elko, NV, that was made with cream cheese only.

  10. I saw this posted all over Facebook, and since I had pretty much all of the ingredients (and I love pihlly cheesesteaks and sloppy joes), I decided to give them a try. Made these tonight and they were a huge hit. I did not use an entire onion and my kids wanted orange bell pepper instead of green, but otherwise followed the recipe. This was one of the best recipes I’ve tried in a long time. Will definitely go in to the regular rotation. Thank you!

  11. I made these for lunch today and I love them! Thanks for sharing the recipe! From now on I’m making a double batch at a time though. 😀

  12. Made this for a quick dinner in our new place for our first home cooked meal here and boy did I make the right decision with using this recipe for a great dinner, quick clean up, and left me craving more..this MORNING did great, also I never tried mixing the cornstarch with my broth, what a cool idea and worked beautifully. Thanks for the great meal!!!

  13. Hi Sabrina. I made this last night and it was so delicious, and, yes, it tasted just like Philly Cheese Steak. I left out the mushrooms only because my son does not like them, and I cut back on the beef broth (1-1/2 cups); I thought it might be too runny. It was perfect and my men loved it. Thanks for a really great recipe!

  14. The biggest hit yet with everyone in the family! Thank You for this delicious recipe that will now have a place in my dinner rotation!  I followed the recipe as stated, but I did add some Montreal Steak Seasoning to the beef while browning it. I also added 1 beef bullion cube after adding the beef broth.  I served it on hoagie rolls. Delicious!

  15. Made this for dinner tonight and the family loved it! I doubled the recipe so we could have leftovers. Being newly retired, it’s a struggle coming up with a lunch menu daily. Figuring out “what’s for dinner” was challenging enough! Thanks for a recipe that I know will be added to our rotation of favorites.

  16. Just made this, but instead of the buns I used uncut hoagie rolls, cut a hole in one side to hollow it out a little and stuffed it with the mixture (My autistic son doesn’t like getting his hands dirty at all). A bit cleaner of a meal but still delicious!

  17. Any chance you could make this without the cornstarch and it turn out? Maybe reducing the amount of beef broth and letting it simmer down?

    1. Letting it simmer down would just make less moisture, the idea of the cornstarch would be to create a gravy. Could you sub flour or would that not work for your needs?

  18. I made this a few days ago. It was good, but nothing extraordinary. There was no reaction from my kids either way. When they really like something they make it a priority to tell me so I’ll be sure to make it again. This will go in my “Just another meal” file.

  19. I didn’t have provolone cheese but so I used the pepper jack I had on hand and it was delicious! My hubby loves spicy food so I think that made it even better. I ate mine without a bun and hubby and son had 3 sandwiches each!. HUGE hit in this house! Added to my favorite recipes!

    1. Yes, but I would suggest shredding your own. It just blends better into the dish and you’ll still have that cheesy goodness!

  20. One of my kids is currently getting ready to chow down on his THIRD sloppy joe! THESE ARE DELICIOUS!!!!!!! Definitely adding these to our normal rotation and look forward to the cheers I receive when the kids ask whats for dinner. 🙂

  21. I made this for dinner tonight and it was sooooo good!! Very flavorable and I didn’t change a thing, except used a beef bullion powder instead of broth. Everyone loved it!! Glad I seen the recipe.

  22. I made this tonight with baby portobello mushrooms, and, boy, was it good! Thank you so much for the recipe — it’s definitely going into our regular rotation!

  23. I made this today for dinner. However, I did drain off the fat from the meat and instead added some olive oil. Also, next time I make it (and I definitely will be making it again) I will use much less Worchestershire sauce. I think this is a genius idea! My husband loves steak hoagies & he gave this 2 thumbs up!

  24. Made these today and everyone loved them. I did add 3 fresh cloves of garlic, chopped, with the vegetables. Delicious! And I know it will be a favorite!!

  25. I love this recipe and I added garlic because I pretty much add garlic to everything lol. And I used flour which I don’t think it makes any difference if you use that it corn starch, in my opinion. I am totally making this again and recommending it to all my friends and family. 

  26. We made these tonight.  Everyone loves them! My husband, who is a die-hard sloppy joe fan said he would take these over sloppy joes anyway.  Thanks for sharing!!

  27. Thank you for this delicious recipe. My family loved these. It was simple to make, inexpensive, but full of flavor. We will definitely be making this recipe again and again.

    1. While I’ve been using a pressure cooker for many years, this recipe hasn’t been tested out for it and I wouldn’t feel comfortable giving a recommendation for it. Sorry. You could always check out other recipes made for pressure cookers with similar ingredients and that might give you some idea of what would work.

  28. I was so excited when I finished making this recipe that I wrote 😀 I didn’t see where to put a review until I saw other recipes that I know I will make now lol It smells glorious. It is perfect for taste and time! I usually like cooking but have been in a slump. Now I am excited and happy to cook for my men 😀

  29. I read all the reviews and thought this was going to be a really good meal. I have a family of 5 and sadly not one of them liked this. Biggest complaint was that there wasn’t any flavor to this. Maybe some added spices might kick this up a notch.

    1. So sorry you ended up not liking it. You could definitely play with the spices to customize them to your family’s liking.

    1. So sorry you thought there was no taste to it. You could definitely play with the spices to customize them to your family’s liking.

  30. OMG! Thanks for the recipe. My daughter and I LOVED it. I did add some A1 steak sauce for more flavor …This will be added to my quick and easy meals.

  31. Does the carb count come from the bread?! I’m low carbing and think this looks pretty good, just trying to figire out wjere they came from. I wouldnt eat mine on bread, more of a casserole type for me.

    1. You could definitely cut out the bread to reduce carbs but I don’t have the nutritional facts for recipes on the site. I know there are a lot of free resources on the internet from when I’ve cooked for clients with low carb diets that you can check to see how it all adds up.

    2. AShley I cooked mushroom caps instead of mushrooms in the hamburger and served it in them rather than bread to avoid carbs.  Also used pepper jack cheese for more spice

  32. So delicious! My grandkids rated this 5 stars, even after picking out the mushrooms I had added.  You captured the savory aspect of Philly cheesesteak sandwiches! 

  33. This was very good! My kids won’t eat sloppy joes. but they gobbled these up quickly!!
    Will definitely make this again. Thank you. 

    1. Yay, I love seeing that the entire family loved this meal! Thanks for taking the time to come back and let me know.

  34. I adapted this recipe for a keto diet. Replaced the buns with low carb tortillas, the cornstarch for soy flour and ketchup with reduced sugar ketchup. It’s one of our favorite meals. So good and simple. Thanks for the recipe!

  35. I forgot to brown the meat before putting it in the crockpot! I already put all the ingredients in the crockpot.. can i just brown it all together, then put it back in the crock pot?

    1. Yikes, so sorry I’m just now seeing this!! Hopefully it all ended up working out ok but yes, you could’ve just taken it all out to brown it together since you forgot.

  36. I’m not much of a cook but this was sooo easy.  It had so much flavor, just simply delicious! My son loved it! We don’t like mushrooms so I omitted and didn’t have provolone so I used mozzarella. Thank you for sharing! ?

  37. These are amazing! I love philly cheesesteaks, but hate having to pay for steak to make them, not to mention the pain of slicing the stuff.? These solve that problem! They’re now a favorite dinner for family friends when they come over!

  38. I made this last night. Having lived in South Philly, I am not sure that this tastes just like a cheesesteak as others have claimed. That being said, it was DELICIOUS, and a hundred times better than a “normal” Sloppy Joe. Couldn’t find Brioche buns, so I just used plain ole’ sesame hamburger buns. Served with a side of fries, and I was a happy lady! I’ll be adding this to my recipe book. Thanks for sharing!

  39. This dish was delicious. Both my four-year-old boys loved it and my husband loved it. I did not have provolone so I used a mix of mozzarella parmesan and asiago cheese. Because my cheese is have salt in them I did not add any extra salt. Delicious! And I served them on potato bread hamburger rolls

  40. Just made this for dinner tonight and I have to say it is one of the best meals I have had in a while! Thank you for the wonderful recipe!

  41. Making this in the slow cooker now. Think we are gonna try it in stuffed green peppers and maybe as a new twist on a runza filling.

  42. Made this twice now, once with beef and tonight I used ground chicken and chicken broth instead. Great both ways! Thumbs up from all 4 of my kids!

    1. I don’t think it would. My suggestion would be to use instant mashed potato flakes if you didn’t want to use corn starch or flour. It will slightly change the taste but you’ll end up with the same consistency.

    1. Thanks for noticing 😉 Haha, these are Brioche buns. You can usually find them in the bakery section at the grocery store (these specific ones were bought from Whole Foods) and they’re packaged in a 4 pack. They really do up this dish another notch, in my opinion!

  43. I made this tonight for my dinner, but I forgot to buy provolone, so instead added swiss. Normally I do not eat sloppy joes, but this recipe sound good as I like Philly cheesesteak samdwiches. Loved it.

  44. I can’t get over how AMAZING this recipe turned out! 
    I used ground turkey and chicken broth (added a little bit of boullian to the broth) in replacement of the ground beef and beef broth and it was so delicious!! Thank you for sharing! 🙂 

  45. My husband and I are Philly Cheese Steak fans.  When I saw this recipe, the picture drew me in!  I made it tonight and it was fabulous!  Easier to eat than a cheese steak.  My husband loves it!  I told my daughter about it too and I am sending her the recipe.  Thank you for sharing such a great recipe.  I know this will become a family favorite.

  46. I made this tonite and it was a big hit with my husband! Used beef stock instead of broth and added more salt and some roasted garlic and added butter right at the end. Deeelish!!

  47. Love this recipe, have made it twice, in the skillet.  First time used 2 cups broth, second time reduced it because it was too soupy, sloppy.  I put the cheeze whiz on the buns before adding the sloppy Joe filling, delicious!  Thanks again for another great recipe!

  48. Excellent twist on the ol sloppy joe!  Plus a easy tasty remake when you’re hungry for Philly cheesesteak. WE will definitely make this again. Great Job!

  49. Made this last night when I thawed the ground beef to make tacos but then couldn’t find the taco kit I swear I got! Fortunately we had a green bell pepper, onions, and some provolone already so it worked out! This was a tasty and quick meal and we quite enjoyed it. I love Philly cheese steak anything!

    I was skeptical that mixing the cheese into the meat would make it seem cheesy enough (rather than melted on top) but it was plenty cheesy and I didn’t feel the need to add another slice to the top! I used bouillon to make the broth and we didn’t have any rolls so we just had it open faced on toasted bread. Thanks for the recipe!

  50. This was really good. I’m not a pepper person but I’d add more next time. Hubby said this is a keeper but next time we’d use hotdog buns or sub bun.

  51. My husband I loved this! I added minced garlic and doubled the Worcestershire sauce. I also bought au jus to dip them in. Thanks for the recipe!

  52. This was soooo good and so easy to make. Everyone liked it and I really liked the fact that I could get most of it prepared ahead of time. Will definitely make this again!

  53. Followed this to a T and it is amazing!!!  Thank you for posting!  The people who said it lacked flavor, I wonder if they didn’t brown the meat and veggies exactly as you indicated. So much flavor happens at that step if done correctly. 

  54. I want to take this to a football party tomorrow. Can I make it in the pan tonight, refrigerate, then reheat in Crock-Pot tomorrow? What would your make ahead for Crock-Pot recommendation be? Thanks.

  55. Just awesome, kids love it, jammed packed with mushrooms, peppers and onions. I have cheated on occasion and subbed 3-4 slices of white American cheese, when my real cheese drawer is bare. But this recipe has brought much happiness around our family table. It was my 10 year olds chosen birthday meal. Thanks to the chef for sharing. 

  56. I made this tonight and it was a hit! I added two cloves of garlic and also used beef stock instead of  broth, came out perfect!! 

  57. My whole family loved these.  The only change I made was adding about a TBS of tomato paste to your recipe because I love the depth it adds. It was wonderful! I think the toasted brioche buns were a great touch. I was skeptical because there were so few ingredients in the sauce, but it was so flavourful. This will be in our regular rotation now.  

    1. Thank you so much for taking the time to come back and let me know how much you all loved it, Barb! Winning a spot in regular dinner rotation is a huge compliment in my book!!

  58. Made these yesterday and was very delicious! Didnt use cheesewhiz just grated some cheeseI. Had leftover gravy from pot roast and added that in. Yummy!will definitely do these again!

  59. I made this using ground turkey and whole wheat buns. The flavor was phenomenal. I will definitely be adding this to the rotation!

  60. My family LOVES this recipe, it’s easy and a nice variety from the usual sloppy joes! I always add a little steak sauce to it while cookiing.

  61. I made the skillet form. It was a hit with my crew.  I doubled the broth and the favor was good.  Next time I’ll have to make it x2 they ate it up. 

  62. Personally nothing more annoying than to see someone complain about someone else’s recipe!!! It was perfect to her so if you thought it was bland..then that is your fault! Can’t be upset with the fact you didn’t want to season your meat! I notice she didn’t season her hamburger like I normally do so I adjusted and did what I liked at that step!! Me I LOVED IT!! TOP NOTCH!! FAMILY APPROVED!!! 

    1. It definitely is customizable to your individual taste. I’m so glad you enjoyed it! Thanks for coming back to let me know!

  63. Made this for dinner tonight! Absolutely fabulous! Quick and easy and perfect for Monday night football! Thank you for sharing, I’ll be fixing this again soon!

  64. I loved this! I always hate reading reviews of people who tweaked the recipe but here I go now…I cooked very lean ground beef and seasoned it with salt, pepper, garlic, and garlic and onion powder. Once the meat was half way cooked I added my chopped pepper and onion (bypassed mushrooms-ew) right in bc there was no fat/grease due to the meat being so lean. Once the beef cooked I added the butter and then I added the rest of the stuff. I think 8 ounces of cheese would be way too much…I used 6 and that was too much. Next time I will use French onion soup condensed instead of beef broth. 


  65. I definitely don’t like bland food, but this was not bland at all! I made a double batch and shared with a friend’s family. We all loved it, kids and adults! I doubled everything exactly, except using a large onion and green pepper rather than 2 small. I used 1 can of Swanson beef broth and one 8 oz package of provolone/mozzarella mix shredded cheese. It was very tasty.

  66. I thought this was delicious, but I added extra spices due to family preferences: granulated garlic and onion powders.  I used Better Than Bouillion Lower Sodium beef base. We will put this dinner into our regular rotation for sure. Thanks for the video and for posting the recipe. 

  67. Making this for super bowl today!  Made meat, veggies cheese mixture ahead and will reward when ready.  Really delicious. My husband is very excited for this meal!

  68. I made these sloppy joes and they were delicious. I followed the recipe word for word. I toasted the buns after spreading butter on both top and bottom of sliced rolls using “broil” on my oven. Husband said this is a keeper. It made enough for another meal and still had some left. So I took the remaining sloppy joe mixture and buns to my sister’s. She went crazy over these sandwiches. Will definitely add this recipe to my personal treasured recipe box.

  69. It was so easy and so delicious. My husband who is really picky just loved it. Glad my daughter and I found this site. I love trying and making new recipes. Since my daughter works from home I try something new all the time. I love cooking!

  70. Wow! I
    Originally saved on FB the stuffed shelled version but since I had everything on hand for the sloppy joe version I did that. Made this last night and the only substitution I made because of the comments (about being bland) was to use a packet of Au Jus. For lunch leftovers today, I picked up a baguette for more substance of a bread and made another packet of Au Jus so I could have the leftover sloppy joe mixture  as a French dip. Amazing. 

  71. This might be a silly question but I am dying to make these. Is a cast iron skillet 100% necessary? We don’t have one :/

    1. It’s not necessary, you could use any other skillet. I just prefer a cast iron because I like the deep crust that it creates while browning the meat.

  72. Made this tonight & we really enjoyed it! I added fresh garlic along with the gp,  onion, & mushrooms. Thanks for introducing us to brioche buns!?

  73. When I came across your recipe, I KNEW I would love it. It’s a classic twist on traditional Sloppy Joe’s but with the goodness of a Philly Cheesesteak! My husband was skeptical about it but I told him I was going to make it, anyway, because I knew your recipe would be foolproof. As I was cooking everything together yesterday, he kept going on about how delicious everything smelled, and sure enough, when I finished cooking and assembled the Sloppy Joe’s, it was pure perfection! My husband, who is a very picky eater, went on about how amazing the Sloppy Joe’s tasted. He brought leftovers for lunch and said it tasted even better today!

    I’m really surprised in reading comments about how bland others found it to taste. What I made was bursting with just the right amount of flavor without being overwhelming. I even added a few cloves of garlic, just because we love garlic so much. Thank you for this fantastic recipe! This will definitely be a permanent staple in our dinner rotation!

  74. I CAN NOT wait to make this!!! I love Philly Cheese steak anyway you make it so I know that I’m going to LOVE this!! Thank you so very much for the recipes on here!!! I CANT WAIT!!!!!!! 🙂

  75. I am giving you 5 stars, and I haven’ t made the recipe. Cooking is my passion. One look at the photo said YES. Make it.

    1. Sorry I don’t have the nutritional facts for recipes on the site but I know there are a lot of free resources on the internet from when I’ve cooked for clients with low calorie diets.

      I hope you enjoy it!

  76. I am making this for church right now. I noticed several folks saying it was a bit bland for their taste. My mom always used Beefer Upper to boost the flavor of her roasts and it’s amazing how much of a difference it makes.

  77. Ok, I wanna make these for a early afternoon party. I was thinking about precooking the meat and completing all my mise en place the night before. Then tossing everything in the crock pot on high 4 hours before the party. Do you forsee any issues with this approach? I thought about making it completely the day before and just reheating in the crockpot but I worried that it will not be as good.

    1. I haven’t tested it but I think it would work. If you decide to try, I’d love to know how it turned out.

  78. I made this and thought it was great!  I actually had my first official Philly Cheese when we visited the State about a month ago and your version took me back. Thanks you! 

  79. I’m a vegetarian and I want to try this recipe with meatless meat crumbles from Trader Joe’s I will give you some feedback. thank you for the rest of it looks wonderful

  80.  I cooked mushroom caps instead of mushrooms in the hamburger and served it in them rather than bread to avoid carbs.  Also used pepper jack cheese for more spice

  81. Can I use Cheddar cheese instead of provalone cheese? Also I don’t like green pepper so could I use red or yellow peppers in place of the green pepper? Also it is just me so could I half this receipe?

  82. I’ve read quite a few of the comments and I’m surprised how many people modified the recipe. One commented that it was bland?? I’m not a huge fan of hamburger. But, I was pleasantly surprised at how yummy this sandwich is. Full of flavor!!! I followed the recipe, made no changes, and it was perfect. So good I forgot I was eating hamburger!! My family loves it!!!

  83. I have made this a few times my family loves this twist on sloppy joe’s! The one change I made is NOT adding the cheese to the mix but adding the slices to the sloppy joe after it is on the bun… the too the pan method made a horrible mess and they truly were sloppy!

  84. Made this tonight (doubled the recipe for a crowd) and it turned out AMAZING! I used shredded Provolone and Mozzarella mix instead of the sliced and it worked wonders! I had some of my kid’s friends visiting tonight and those are some picky eaters. One girl came back for SECONDS and my husband came back for THIRDS. He ended up just using it as a dip with chips lol! This will definitely be in my rotation and will share it with friends. Thank you!!!!!!

  85. Ugh!!! Why has it taken me so long to see this deliciousness? This is right up my alley. I love philly cheesesteaks and this is such an awesome mashup of two delicious meals.

  86. This is wonderful! I made it exactly as described except I left out the ketchup. I didn’t want that tang. And I used some American cheese and some pepper jack cheese, because I already had it. The result was flavorful and very savory. It was thick and stayed on the sandwich buns well. My hubby is a picky eater but he loved it. I’m definitely making this again! I was surprised that a dish that was so fast and easy to make was so packed with flavor. And I always appreciate a good recipe using ground beef!

  87. Take the green pepper out and add American cheese,then it will be a “Philly cheese steak” sloppy joe. Ugh

  88. I agree with everyone who says the original recipe is bland but thats okay.
    I added red chili pepper flakes & a lot more salt & pepper for taste. I also added onion powder & garlic powder to the meat when it was cooking.
    Hope the boyfriend enjoys it when he gets home!
    Thank for the recipe!

  89. Made this last year, then my son reminded me of it, so I made again tonight! It’s very good and hearty, nice twist!

  90. OOH MY….. Was looking for something different.. haven’t had these in a long time. Thanks for the recipe 🙂 Need to get a couple things but having them for supper……have to leave of mushroom hubby doesnt like. )will cook them for myself LOL All our favorites and on hot summer night easy breezy to make.

  91. This is really tasty, quick and easy. Didn’t have mushrooms, and not eating bread, but very flavorful and cheesy. Would be good with potato or rice also.

  92. This had a wonderful taste and was so easy to make. Even my most fussy eater loved it. I also loved the easy cleanup since I only used 1 pan for the whole meal.

  93. This had a wonderful taste and was so easy to make. Even my most fussy eater loved it. I also loved the easy cleanup since I only used 1 pan for the whole meal.

  94. Really good.
    I subbed out grn Bell for red bell…it’s what I had. Added a bit of garlic, because life w/o garlic isn’t life!!! Can invision lots of variations on this: phili empanadas for a less messy experience…add that mix to a omelette in the morning, phili quiche, phili egg rolls, as
    a pizza topping….yes, the possibilities are endless in the hands of someone who loves to be in the kitchen!
    I’d like to tweak this recipe slightly by adding Home canned sun-dried tomatoes (puréed) in place of ketchup for a more sophisticated twist. Yes, I know that’s not true “phili”, but might be a worthwhile experiment.

  95. Love these! Used orange bell pepper instead of green (husband doesn’t like green). Delicious, easy dinner. Will definitely make again!

  96. I made this one for my family and everyone Loved it. only thing I changed was subbed poblano peppers for he Green Bell peppers. There were no left overs for the next day

  97. If I do it in the slow cooker do I need to already brown my meat and cook veggies and then put in crock pot for 4 hours?

  98. They were very good. One suggestion I would make is to cut the veggies a bit larger. Would create a bit more texture. Family liked it, but made that one suggestion.

  99. LOVE this recipe! My hubby and I actually did it over rice because I forgot to get rolls!! So I just made some white rice and it was amazing!! thanks so much!

  100. I love this recipe site…the recipes are amazing and mouth watering. lol Just one says you can save your recipes…it only let me save about18…where are all the other 200 i i dont see them on SAVED RECIPES. where do i go to find then..or is that all you can save ???

    1. Oh no!! I’m so sorry but your comment got caught in my spam filter. I’m hoping the saving issue was just a glitch. Has it been working now?

  101. I first made this recipe a couple weeks ago and I made it again tonight. This was insanely delicious, everyone adored these sandwiches. The first time I made this, I followed the recipe precisely and everyone loved it except for me. I personally really hate the taste of ketchup, and although the recipe only calls for two tablespoons of it, I could still pick up the subtle taste of ketchup and I couldn’t eat it. Last night I followed the recipe precisely as directed but omitted the ketchup and threw in another splash of Worcestershire and I tell you what, it was *amazing*. It was super flavorful and perfectly moist. This recipe also reheats very well… in fact, it might even be better reheated. I am entirely sure that I will keep making this recipe for years to come. Thank you for another wonderful recipe, Sabrina! I’m looking forward to making more of your dishes in the near future.

  102. I made the Philly Cheese Steak Sloppy Joe’s for Church pot luck today. I have
    A feeling they are going to be a hit. Our preacher is from Philly and often talks about the famous sandwich. I snuck a sandwich for breakfast this morning. It was scrumptious.

  103. This was so delicious and easy to make! I substituted french onion soup for beef broth because that is what I had on hand.

  104. This recipe is so delicious and easy to make! I substituted Campbells french onion soup for beef broth. I don’t like the taste of beef broth and I had the french onion soup on hand. It was bursting with flavor, so scrumptious!

  105. This recipe is SO good. My whole family loves it, and anytime I tell the kids that I’m making it for dinner, they say, “Yes!!!!” The Brioche buns are a must! And I like to serve it with sweet potato fries. 😉

  106. I made this dish, Philly Cheese Steak Sloppy Joes, last night, September 25, 2018. I followed the recipe exactly, with one exception. Other reviews listed the finished product as bland, so I added extra kosher salt, pepper, season salt, and garlic powder to the ground beef. This is fabulous! Very tasty with a good depth of flavor. The left overs were just as good, if not better. This has been added to my Favorite Recipes folder. Thank you!

  107. Delicious! I tripled the recipe for a family dinner. Everybody loved it. Next time I’ll use less broth, maybe 1 1/2 cups instead of 3, and still use triple the seasonings. Definitely a keeper.

  108. This was so easy and definitely delicious thank you for sharing your recipes this is one I will definitely repeat

  109. This was a wonderful dish for game three of the Brewers Rockies series. Severed with Tater Tots and shaved Brussels sprouts slaw. Delicious!

  110. My family and I loved these. It has become one of our favorite go to meals on a weeknight. This was a fabulous idea.

  111. Tasty, but REALLY messy. Better as an open-faced sandwich. Just my opinion. I DID like the taste and very simple to make.

  112. Great recipe! I made it in the crockpot and it was a hit for everyone! My 2 year old ate the mixture alone and had seconds-plusnit has veggies in it!

  113. Made it today, so good; it looked just like the real Panda Express thing and tasted almost the same. I made the mistake of adding the juice from the orange based on one of the comments and that made it a bit too orangey for my taste. Next time I will add just the zest per the original recipe. We live outside the US and I have tried MANY orange chicken recipes to satisfy my children’s craving for American-style Chinese food (including several weird recipes with orange marmalade), this is the first one that has worked. So glad to have found this website!

    1. Assuming your slow cooker is large enough, add the ingredients (minus the cheese and buns) to the slow cooker and cook on low for 4 hours.
      Use half the amount of beef broth and if the sauce is not thick add in another 1 tablespoon cornstarch mixed with 1 tablespoon room temperature water. Cook for an additional 30 minutes on low. Enjoy!!

  114. Used green chiles instead of bell pepper…added a touch of Liquid Smoke….AWE-SOME!
    Great variation of a traditional sloppy joe. It’s now one of our favorite! Thanks for sharing!

  115. I made this recipe with my everyday ceramic pan, chopped up the burger and let it over cook til parts were crispy brown. Added everything else as the recipe. Used Colby Jack cheese. This recipe is philly steak worthy! Yum! I think any cheese would be great!

  116. Sabrina, I absolutely Love your Recipes! I just started saving them and I am a Fan of your recipes and can’t wait to try a lot more. Thanks from a 72yr. old Grandma who learns something new every day!

  117. Has anyone made this with ground chicken or turkey? If so how is it? My youngest and I don’t eat beef but the rest of the family does. Always looking for something everyone can eat and enjoy.

  118. Had this for supper tonight & it was delicious. I used condensed beef broth (all I had on hand) will definitely make this again!

  119. The great thing about this recipe is everyone in the family likes it!! I used venison with it and no one knew. I also allowed longer time to simmer after seasonings were added and the flavor really came through. Thanks for the quick and tasty meal! It’s a repeat in the Miller house.

  120. Loved this, made with havarti, and mozza, cheese. absolutely fabulous. no beef stock so used a can of mushroom gravy and omitted the salt. also added some garlic powder. Will definitely make again

  121. Made these tonight for the fam and they were amazing! Loved the tip about making the crust on the ground beef. Thanks for sharing!

  122. Made this last night. It was awesome. I added diced tomatoes with green chilis and instead of cornstarch i used flour. For leftovers i topped it with fritos and it was delicious! I also added mexican shreddes cheese to the provolone

  123. Just made this recipe today. If I knew it would be such a success I would have doubled it. It’s a real keeper, thanks for sharing.