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.

Want to see how they’re made?

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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

4.84 from 196 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. Do not use provolone cheese. If you do, only use half of what it calls for. While I was cooking (before the cheese went in) it smelled delicious. After the cheese went in my husband thought it smelled terrible, he wasn’t wrong. When we ate dinner all we could taste was the cheese and we do like provolone cheese. I get it “Philly cheese steak” wrong cheese. I can’t stress that enough, use a different cheese. I won’t make this again.
    The Korean beef sloppy joe DELICIOUS, that one I will make again.

  2. This is the best. I gave some to my son who then shared with guys at work and they all raved about it. I followed the recipe as written but did add an extra handful of pepper jack. Next time I will add more peppers.

  3. These were so delicious. It definitely reminds me of the philly cheese steaks I used to buy from the restaurants when I was a kid.
    Instead of using real meat, I used beyond meat. I am thoroughly impressed at the flavor. I use bratwurst buns instead of hamburger buns. I always adore toasting the buns stove-top instead of a toaster. It just tastes so much better. I also throw on some mayo and provolone cheese. Mmm mmm mmm.

  4. Made these last night. Wife remarked that they were the best Sloppy Joe’s she’d ever had! I as well, loved the recipe. Did have to change it up just a bit however. I did not have any Bell Peppers and instead of Provolone cheese, I chose shredded Mozzarella. They were seriously faboo! Thanks for the post… will make this again.

  5. I made these for Sunday dinner today and they were a big hit! All you need is some extra veggies as a side and you’ve got a really good meal. Thank you so much!

  6. Delicious. Recipe is for 6 – my husband piled on 4 1/2 helpings on two rolls. He loved it and wants me to cook it again soon.

  7. This was fantastic! I didn’t have green peppers so I used the red, yellow & orange ones and it was delicious. Easy to cook up and a great recipe. Thank you!

  8. This woman is an amazing cook. I have tried many of her recipes (not this one, yet). Will try this soon It looks delicious. Wish I could win the lottery and hire her to move in with us.

  9. This was a great, quick, tasty meal tonight, and would also be great as suggested with pasta to make into a Hamburger Helper-type skillet meal.

    We will be having this again. Thanks!

    1. The flavor is super good! But too much cheese. Next time I’ll scale it back a little. Other than that. We loved it!

  10. SO GOOD. normally inept in the kitchen, but this was not too hard and turned out amazing. this has now changed my household’s definition of ‘manwich.’ when i ask my husband if he wants manwich, he says ‘manwich or REAL manwich?’ (this recipe being the REAL manwich). a new staple recipe.

  11. I love this recipe and it’s now part of my rotation for camping meals (and at home meals!). Do you think it could be frozen? I’d love to make 5 lbs. and freeze it for an upcoming family camping trip.

    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. I’m so glad you love it so much!

  12. Has anyone ever made this with chicken? I made it with the hamburger and it was so good but wondering about chicken with it. I’m assuming I would want to use chicken broth instead and the rest would be the same?

  13. Oh My Gosh, sooo Good! I had boiled some mushrooms, and kept the broth. I used this broth instead with cornstarch. It thickened nicely. 5 star recipe. Didn’t add mushrooms, as my son doesn’t care for them. Oh, Deborah..worcestshire sauce and small amount of ketchup give it flavor!

  14. Just made this for the 2nd time and it was so delicious again! This time I cooked all the veggies along with the meat because I was short on time, and I just put two beef bouillon cubes in the meat mixture along with a bit of water & the cornstarch slurry, and because I didn’t have provolone, I used cream cheese. The whole thing took less than 25 minutes and we’ll have leftovers for lunch tomorrow. 🙂 Love this recipe and will definitely make it again!

  15. This looks delicious!! If you don’t eat mushroom, would you add 1/2 more of meat to make up for it or use less liquid?? I thought maybe it would be too soupy without the meaty mushrooms – but no one in our family eats them.

  16. So delish! I have never been a fan of Sloppy Joes… until I tried this! I have made it several times now and while I loved it the way the recipe is written, I’ve played around with it since (not because i dislike it…it’s just what I like to do, lol).. I’m not the greatest fan of ketchup, so I tried mustard in its place and it gave it a very nice lil extra zing! Thank you for such a nice variation of the typical sloppy Joe!

  17. This was decent. I felt like it didn’t have enuf flavor so added some italian seasoning and garlic salt and pepper. Also used flour instead of cornstarch. Next time I will use twice as much onions and peppers, and just a squirt of ketchup.

  18. Loved this recipe! Sooooo good! Not your typical sloppy joe at all. This will definitely become a regular at our house. I did not have brioche buns but used the ciabatta rolls that I get from Costco (I always toast them in the oven before using) and they were good. And since I didn’t have any provolone, I used shredded Swiss cheese instead – also with good results. The only thing I might try next time is to use a slice of cheese on the bun instead of incorporating it into the mix at the end. It was fine the first day, but the leftovers were a bit gooey the next day. But if you are going to use it all the same day (which you might since they are that good), go ahead and mix it in.

    1. This recipe is easily adaptable to what you have on hand. So glad you adjusted as needed. Thanks for the 5 stars, Jan.

  19. Delicious! This is so tasty and so quick and easy to make that it’s now a family favorite! We’ve had it once a week over the past month! Thank you!

  20. Very good, thank you! I modified slightly for me and my family’s needs/tastes. I cooked the onions and peppers with the hamburger. This way I knew they’d be cooked since I can’t have raw veggies. Kids don’t like mushrooms so I doubled the peppers. I added garlic to the broth mix because we have to keep the vampires at bay. Thanks again for the great recipe!

  21. Made this tonight. I almost didn’t add the ketchup, it seemed like an odd addition. Well, I don’t know if it was the ketchup that took it over the top or not, all I can say is I’m really glad I followed the recipe. It was so good. We will be having this again. Thanks for sharing it with us!

  22. Hi Sabrina I’m making this dish tonight for my family. Can I use pepper Jack cheese instead of the provolone? I will let you know how it turns out. Thanks for the recipe.

    1. Mash a bit of flour and butter together and thicken with that 1 tbsp flour to 1tbsp butter. Let it cook for at least a minute so you dont taste the raw flour then add in the broth. This will help thicken it.

  23. When making in the crock pot do you brown the ground beef first and then Put it in the slow cooker with raw vegetables?

  24. This was the perfect family dinner for the viral apocalypse. We are on lockdown in CA and I didn’t have many ingredients for dinner. I had ground beef, an onion and some herb gouda. I went to the store and got ciabatta rolls and some celery. The store didn’t have any bell peppers and my family dislikes mushrooms. I was asked by my family after dinner to add this meal to our family rotation. A total win, thank you!!

  25. This recipe is amazing! I have made it 3 times now, my husband just loves it!
    Thank you for sharing such great recipes with us. I just passed it on to my daughter, she said it looked so good. I highly recommend you try it if you are a Philly Cheese Steak lover.

  26. This was fabulous! Weirdly, I had some tzatziki in the fridge and put some on the sandwich (almost using it like a sauce version of the “coleslaw” you would put on a BBQ sandwich)….the flavors were delicious together! This was SO easy and my husband loved it!

  27. This is so yummy? I keep it in my rotation. I have 3 boys ranging from 17 to 10 and they are super picky eaters but when I make this they can’t get enough!! I always double the recipe so there’s enough. Such a great recipe thank you!!

  28. This is absolutely delicious. Made it twice in 2 weeks. My family loves it. Only thing I do is double broth and corn starch. Everything else is the samen

  29. Excellent easy mix. I used leftover smoked chuck roast instead so I jumped to step 3. Also mixed in a small amount of various shredded cheeses. I served roasted broccoli as the side.

    1. So I made this with ground beef,onions green bell peppers salt pepper garlic powder ketchup Worcestershire sauce and provolone cheese. It mad for a very un sloppy sloppy joe and was still wonderful.