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

4.81 from 148 votes
  • Yield: 6 sandwiches
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Course: Main
  • Cuisine: American
  • Author: Sabrina Snyder
Philly Cheese Steak Sloppy Joes will make you forget your childhood canned sauce memories and make you LOVE sloppy joes again.

Ingredients

  • 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

Instructions

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!
Philly Cheese Steak Sloppy Joes are the best!
You can make these Philly Cheese Steak Sloppy Joes in just 30 minutes!
Philly Cheese Steak Sloppy Joes will make you forget your childhood canned sauce memories and make you LOVE sloppy joes again.
We make these Philly Cheese Steak Sloppy Joes ALL THE TIME!
We make these Philly Cheese Steak Sloppy Joes ALL THE TIME!

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  1. This has quickly become a family favorite! Leftovers are VERY popular. Several of your recipes are in my “go to” recipe list. Thank you!

  2. This is one of the best recipes I’ve EVER tried, and my husband, who is normally cheese-phobic, adores it also. I want to eat these constantly!! Definitely will replace regular sloppy joes for us. Thank you for sharing.

    1. I would use my Philly Cheesesteak Hamburger Helper recipe and adjust for a slow cooker by browning the meat first in a skillet. Then add all the ingredients (you’ll need to double the beef broth amount) except for the pasta and cheese and cook it on low for 6-8 hours. Add the pasta and cook for another 15 minutes and once the pasta is done, stir in the cheese. Enjoy!

  3. My husband loved this! And that’s saying a lot because he only likes about 4 other meals! I think I’ll be making this recipe weekly!

  4. Hi Sabrina I just wanted to know if I could use shredded mozzarella instead of provolone since that and cheddar are the only cheeses that I have in my refrigerator

  5. Hi Sabrina,

    For the Crock-Pot version, does the ground beef need to be cooked prior to putting it in the Crock-Pot? My apologies if this question has been asked and answered already…in a time crunch and ready to make these sloppy joes! Yum! By the way, I have made these in a skillet before and they are just the tastiest sandwiches ever! Love your recipes!

  6. I was looking for a ground beef recipe that was quick, delish and not the same old same old. This was perfect! Thank you! I didn’t have beef broth so i substituted a can of gravy and then skipped the cornstarch and butter. I also added a tiny pea size dollop of prepared mustard and 1 tsp chilli powder.
    My hubby loved the gravy so much he actually wanted to know what was in it. Lol. Cant wait to make it again. Thanks

  7. Absolutely delicious!!! This is a real keeper, I can’t wait to serve it to family and friends. I served it stacked on an open bun, topped with a slice of provolone and broiled until the cheese melted….yum yum yum

  8. This was surprisingly delicious! I’m not a green pepper fan, so pulsed the green peppers, onion, and mushrooms in a food processor until finally chopped. It only added to the sloppy joe texture and was a lot less work! Also added two cloves of garlic. Fabulous and easy recipe. Thanks!

    1. Either on the stove top or pop it in the microwave for a bit. You can add just a bit of water if you notice it’s too thick from reheating. Enjoy!

  9. 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.