Philly Cheese Steak Sloppy Joes

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.

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.

Want to see how they’re made?

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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.

Philly Cheese Steak Sloppy Joes

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


  • 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


  • 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.
  • Stir the ground beef and brown until a deep crust appears on about 50 or so percent of the beef.
  • Remove the beef (you can leave the fat) and add the butter and the onions and bell peppers and mushrooms.
  • Let brown for 1-2 minutes before stirring, then let brown for another 1-2 minutes before stirring again.
  • Add the beef back into the pan.
  • In a small cup mix the beef broth and cornstarch together
  • Add the ketchup, Worcestershire sauce, salt, black pepper, beef broth/cornstarch mixture into the pan.
  • Cook until the mixture is only slightly liquidy (about 75% of the mixture is above liquid), 3-5 minutes.
  • Turn off the heat, add in the provolone cheese.
  • Served on toasted brioche buns.


Calories: 425kcal | Carbohydrates: 29g | Protein: 31g | Fat: 19g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Cholesterol: 82mg | Sodium: 1048mg | Potassium: 636mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 520IU | Vitamin C: 11.9mg | Calcium: 382mg | Iron: 3.9mg
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We make these Philly Cheese Steak Sloppy Joes ALL THE TIME!
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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!

About the Author: Sabrina Snyder

Sabrina is a professionally trained Private Chef of over 10 years with ServSafe Manager certification in food safety. She creates all the recipes here on Dinner, then Dessert, fueled in no small part by her love for bacon.

Sabrina Snyder is a professionally trained personal and private chef of over 10 years who is the creator and developer of all the recipes on Dinner, then Dessert.

She is also the author of the upcoming cookbook: Dinner, then Dessert – Satisfying Meals Using Only 3, 5 or 7 Ingredients which is being published by Harper Collins.

She started Dinner, then Dessert as a business in her office as a lunch service for her coworkers who admired her lunches before going to culinary school and becoming a full time personal chef and private chef.

As a personal chef Sabrina would cook for families one day a week and cook their entire week of dinners. All grocery shopping, cooking and cleaning was done along with instructions on reheating. As a private chef she cooked for private parties and cooked in family homes in the evenings for families on a nightly basis after working as a personal chef during the day.

Sabrina has been certified as a ServSafe Manager since 2007 and was a longstanding member of the USPCA Personal Chef Association including being on the board of the Washington DC Chapter of Chefs in the US Personal Chef Association when they won Chapter of the year.

As a member of the community of food website creators Sabrina Snyder has spoken at many conferences regarding her experiences as a food writer including the Indulge Food Conference, Everything Food Conference, Haven Food Conference and IACP Annual Food Professionals Conference.

Sabrina lives with her family in sunny California.

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  1. Excellent recipe. Had to use Xanthan gum, because it was all I had. Trying to do it like a grilled cheese sandwich instead, but much too “sloppy” for that. Next time I’ll do this recipe, just like an SOS. Not so much bread. Ohh, I bet this would be awesome mixed up with spaghetti squash ?

  2. Excellent recipe. Had to use Xanthan gum, because it was all I had. Trying to do it like a grilled cheese sandwich instead, but much too “sloppy” for that. Next time I’ll do this recipe, just like an SOS. Not so much bread. Ohh, I bet this would be awesome mixed up with spaghetti squash ?

  3. I made these tonight. I used ground turkey instead of beef. They were excited and my husband loved them.
    Most importantly, he didn’t know they were made with turkey, so we will let that be our secret. I didn’t add the corn starch but should have. We ended up eaten them like open faced sandwiches because they were a little too sloppy but still excellent. I will define make them again.

  4. This may be a dumb question, but if you’re making this in the crockpot, do you just add everything and cook it or should you cook the beef first?

    1. Not a dumb question, you should always brown ground beef or any ground meat in a skillet before adding it to your slow cooker to prevent the meat from clumping up or from adding excess grease to your cooked dish.

  5. Amazing! I have never liked sloppy Joe’s, and have never made them for my family of 6, however this recipe looked so yummy I had to try. My 2 youngest who don’t eat hamburger at all actually liked it, so u know it’s a winner. This is my 4th recipe from this site and every one of them has been great! I even told my neighbor about this website n have her using it now as well. Thank you!

  6. What a pleasant surprise! Discovered some frozen frozen ground beef and was trying to decide what to do with it to add flavor and moisture. This was a find that exceeded my expectations! I slowed down the recipe cooking to get the onions, peppers, mushrooms and my addition of fresh jalapeños nice and soft and but still full of moisture. Turned up the heat for last 30 seconds to get some good browning on them. Then added some extra broth (but not extra con starch), garlic and Worcestershire sauce when adding the previously cooked (and bland!) ground beef and let it simmer on low until it was mostly absorbed. Turned a rescue meal into a a flavor filled, cheesy keeper that I will be sharing with everyone! Thank you!

  7. Keeping this in the rotation. This recipe was quick and easy to make. My family loved it. We have to figure out what was missing, but it was still good.

  8. I used stir fry beef because I didn’t have any ground beef. My family loved it and I’ve made it several times. Thanks for sharing the recipe.

  9. The recipe mentions macaroni and that confused me because the actual recipe makes no mention of macaroni ????

  10. This was nice but I read not to drain the beef and it was too greasy. I would try again and drain the beef or use ground turkey and definitely use a sub roll or brioche hot dog buns as the mixture did not stay on the roll. My mixture was thin did not really thicken up but was yummy. Thanks!

  11. I swear I cannot find one recipe on this website that doesn’t make me think “I cannot believe I made something this amazing.” My picky family raves over EVERYTHING… and this Philly Cheesesteak Sloppy Joe did not disappoint. I am thankful everyday that I went down the Pinterest rabbit hole that led me to Dinner then Dessert. Sabrina, thank you again for another 5-star dinner for my family.

  12. We love this recipe and have recently started making it with Impossible ground, which is great, too. Thanks for an easy mea everyone loves!!

  13. Great recipe and easy to make! Loved it!!!! Used Brioche bread as suggested which is one of my faves, so of course it was delicious and …sloppy for sure! Next time, I will try serving hoagies … with the bun, might be able to keep more of the goodie from falling out. Would that make them “not-so-sloppy-Joe’s”?!? ?

      1. Made these and they were delicious! Did the stove top recipe, but have a ques about the crock pot method. Do you add the cheese the last 30 min?

  14. Not my fave… It didn’t taste at all like Philly cheese steak. Too sweet for my taste. I will try again without adding ketchup. That being said my MIL and husband really liked it!

    1. Yes, you can easily freeze this. Just make it like normal except for adding the cheese. Add the cheese once it’s thawed and reheated.

  15. Have mercy this is good! I’m really picky when using ground beef, but this has really changed my mind. Will be making this any more times. Everyone loved it.

  16. This was delicious! I was going to make sloppy Joes for dinner, then stumbled across this game changer! I used chicken stock instead of beef, because that’s what I had in the pantry. Then placed on a butter toasted Franz gluten free bun. My husband loved it and even my 21 month old was asking for more. Thanks for the amazing recipe!

  17. Another Fabulous Recipe! Made it as written, only added some crushed chili peppers for a little heat and I pre toasted the inside of the bread for extra enforcement. Not one sandwich fell apart. The entire family loved your Philly cheese steak sloppy Joe’s recipe so much that They’ve begged me to make it again this weekend! Thank you

  18. This was a great recipe! It was quick and easy and had a nice flavor! I had all the ingredients in hand which was even better! I actually used ground Turkey rather than beef. Yum!!

  19. Wow! My better half is usually the cook so after years of not cooking I tried this tonight. It’s a winner! I did not use mushrooms but my ground beef was 1.4 pounds. Outstanding and fool proof too. He doesn’t like sloppy Joes but did love this. Leftovers were taken to my daughter and they loved it too! I plan on trying more of your recipes!

  20. These were pretty tasty, I added some cayenne for a bit more spice. I would serve them on a crusty roll next time though, because it made the Brioche way too soggy.

  21. This did not taste like a Philly Cheese steak. The worcestershire along with the beef broth over powered the dish. I’m not a fan of cheese whiz which is on the authentic Philly Cheese steak.

    If I were to make this again I’d just saute the beef, peppers, onions and mushrooms with salt & pepper add Land O Lakes American cheese then add to a nice toasted buttered brioche bun.

  22. Made this tonight and it will definitely be in our dinner rotation. I made it exactly as written. Hubby loved it. So yummy. Thanks so much

  23. I love sloppy Joe’s from the can but my hubby doesn’t. When I came across this recipe I had to try it as this sounded like something he’d like it. He does. And so do I. I followed the recipe exactly. And for once, I didn’t taste test (very unusual for me) so my first taste was when we sat down to eat. Oh my. It was Yum!!! The flavors are great. This is definitely going into our rotation and I’m also going to start trying some of your other variations of sloppy Joe’s.

  24. Hubby loved it and he’s a picky eater although my grocery store was out of mushrooms, so will make this again & add it next time!

  25. This recipe is simply fantastic! It was easy to follow, uses common ingredients and the outcome is pure magic! I will never buy canned sloppy Joe sauce again. This is my new favorite and it will be in the rotation for dinners for sure. Thank you for sharing!

      1. Made this for supper today and WOW! It’s AMAZING! We did lightly toast the bread. I wouldn’t change anything!!

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