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.



Philly Cheese Steak Sloppy Joes

4.81 from 161 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.


  • 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: 520g, Vitamin C: 11.9g, Calcium: 382g, Iron: 3.9g

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  1. 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

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

  3. 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

  4. 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.

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

  6. 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.

  7. 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!

  8. 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!

  9. 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!

    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!!

  10. 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!

  11. 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!

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

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

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

  15. 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.

  16. 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!

  17. 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. 😉

  18. 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!

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

  20. 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.

  21. 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.

  22. 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?

  23. 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!

  24. 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.

  25. 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?

  26. 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

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

  28. 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.

  29. 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.

  30. 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.

  31. 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.

  32. 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.

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

  34. 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!

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

  36. 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!

  37. 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.