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Philly Cheesesteak Sloppy Joes

Get ready to up your dinner game with these delicious Philly Cheesesteak Sloppy Joes!

Ground beef, sautéed veggies, and provolone cheese come together in a flavor-packed sauce. It’s all piled high on toasty brioche buns. 

I’ve always been a fan of Sloppy Joes, but these take them to a whole new level. Trust me, one bite and you’ll be hooked!

Philly Cheesesteak Sloppy Joes in a white plate, cast iron with fillings in the background.
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The best part? They’re so easy to make! You’ll have dinner on the table in no time.

Why You’ll Love These Philly Cheesesteak Sloppy Joes

There’s so much to love about this easy recipe!

  • Flavor Explosion: The combination of ground beef, onions, peppers, and melty provolone cheese is full of messy goodness.
  • Family Favorite: Kids and adults alike will love the gooey, cheesy filling. They’re so full of nostalgia, too!
  • Easy Weeknight Meal: This recipe comes together quickly and easily. It’s perfect for busy weeknights.
  • Budget-Friendly: Using affordable ground beef instead of pricier sliced steak makes it easy on the wallet.
Top view of Philly Cheesesteak Sloppy Joes with melted cheese, ground beef, mushroom, onion, green bell pepper served on a white plate.

Ingredients

Here’s everything you need to make these tempting sandwiches:

  • Lean Ground Beef: The star of the show! Get 80-85% lean beef to keep them juicy.
  • Olive Oil: Just a splash to sauté the beef and veggies.
  • Veggies: Yellow onion, green bell pepper, cremini mushrooms, and garlic are the fab four! They add tons of flavor and texture. 
  • Worcestershire Sauce: The savory, umami-packed secret weapon to add depth and complexity.
  • Ketchup: A tablespoon is all you need for subtle sweetness and acidity.
  • Cornstarch: The unsung hero to thicken the sauce to perfection.
  • Low-Sodium Beef Broth: It ups the beefy flavor while keeping sodium in check.
  • Salt and Pepper: To bring all the flavors together.
  • Provolone Cheese: It makes these Sloppy Joes Philly Cheesesteak-worthy.
  • Brioche Hamburger Buns: Brioche is a game-changer for these messy, cheesy sandwiches. 
Philly Cheesesteak Sloppy Joes on a white plate.

How to Make Philly Cheesesteak Sloppy Joes

Making these Sloppy Joes is a cinch!

  1. Brown the beef. Heat the olive oil in a skillet over medium-high heat. Add the ground beef and cook until browned and no longer pink, about 5 minutes. Drain the excess fat.
  2. Cook the vegetables. Add the onion, bell pepper, mushrooms, and garlic to the skillet. Cook until softened, about 5 minutes.
  3. Make the sauce. In a bowl, whisk together Worcestershire sauce, ketchup, cornstarch, and beef broth. Pour into skillet, bring to a simmer, and cook until thickened, about 2 minutes.
  4. Add the cheese. Season with salt and pepper. Reduce the heat to low and stir in shredded provolone until melted.
  5. Serve. Serve the Sloppy Joe mixture on toasted brioche buns. Enjoy immediately.
Philly Cheesesteak Sloppy Joes with ground beef, mushroom, onions and green bell pepper on a white plate.

Tips For the Best Philly Cheesesteak Sloppy Joes

Follow these tips to make your Sloppy Joes even more irresistible.

  • Be generous with browning. Let the beef form a brown crust before breaking it apart to enhance the flavor.
  • Ditch the fat! If using a higher fat ground beef, drain the excess grease after browning.
  • Get nice and toasty. Toasting the buns prevents them from getting soggy and adds texture.
  • Low and slow. Simmer the mixture on low heat until it thickens to the desired consistency.
  • Hold off on the cheese. Mix in the cheese at the very end, right before serving, so it melts smoothly.
  • Try a cornstarch trick. Mix the cornstarch with cold beef broth before adding to the skillet to prevent clumping.
  • Have fun with toppings. Add toppings like sautéed mushrooms, hot sauce, or pickles to customize the Sloppy Joes.

How to Store

Enjoy your sandwiches a second time around with these storage tips:

To Store: Let the mixture cool completely, then transfer to an air-tight container. Store in the refrigerator for up to 4 days. Keep the buns separate to prevent them from getting soggy.

To Freeze: Allow the mixture to cool completely, then transfer to a freezer-safe container or plastic bag (without the cheese) and freeze for up to 2-3 months. Thaw overnight in the refrigerator before reheating.

To Reheat: Reheat the mixture in a skillet over medium-low heat, stirring occasionally, until heated through. You can also microwave individual portions in 30-second intervals until warm.

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Philly Cheesesteak Sloppy Joes

Course: Main CourseCuisine: American
Servings

4

servings
Prep time

10

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minutes
Cooking time

15

minutes
Calories

623

kcal

Philly Cheesesteak Sloppy Joes are the ultimate mashup! The combo of ground beef, veggies, and melted provolone cheese is a true winner.

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil

  • 1 pound lean ground beef

  • 1 small yellow onion, diced

  • 1 small green bell pepper, diced

  • 8 ounces cremini mushrooms, chopped

  • 2 cloves garlic, minced

  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce

  • 1 tablespoon ketchup

  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch

  • 1 cup low-sodium beef broth

  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt

  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper

  • 6 ounces provolone cheese, shredded

  • 4 brioche hamburger buns, toasted

Instructions

  • Heat the olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add the ground beef and cook, breaking it up with a wooden spoon, until browned and no longer pink, about 5 minutes. Drain off the excess fat.
  • Add the onion, bell pepper, mushrooms, and garlic to the skillet. Cook, stirring occasionally, until the vegetables are softened, about 5 minutes.
  • In a small bowl, whisk together the Worcestershire sauce, ketchup, cornstarch, and beef broth until smooth. Pour into the skillet and stir to combine. Bring to a simmer and cook until thickened, about 2 minutes.
  • Season with salt and pepper. Reduce the heat to low and stir in the shredded provolone until melted.
  • Serve the mixture on toasted brioche buns. Enjoy immediately.

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Hey there! I'm Kim. I love running, cooking, and curling up with a good book! I share recipes for people who LOVE good food, but want to keep things simple :)

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