Philly Cheese Steak Sloppy Joes

by Olivia
Philly Cheese Steak Sloppy Joes

This Philly Cheese Steak Sloppy Joes recipe brings together the iconic flavors of a Philly cheese steak and the comforting, casual nature of sloppy joes. Imagine the savory goodness of ground beef, bell peppers, onions, and mushrooms, all enveloped in melty Provolone cheese, nestled between toasted brioche buns. It’s an irresistible combination that will have your family and friends coming back for seconds. Let’s dive into this deliciously messy and utterly satisfying recipe!

Why You’ll Love This Philly Cheese Steak Sloppy Joes

You’ll adore this recipe for its simplicity and incredible flavor. It’s perfect for a quick weeknight dinner or a fun weekend meal. The blend of beef, veggies, and cheese is both hearty and comforting, while the ease of preparation means you won’t spend all evening in the kitchen. Plus, who can resist a good sloppy joe with a cheesy twist?

Ingredients For Philly Cheese Steak Sloppy Joes

  • 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
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon Kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon fresh ground black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 1 cup beef broth
  • 8 ounces Provolone cheese slices, chopped (use 6 oz if you don’t want it very cheesy)
  • 6 brioche hamburger buns

How to Make Philly Cheese Steak Sloppy Joes

  1. Brown the Beef: Start by adding the ground beef to a large cast iron skillet over medium-high heat. Allow it to develop a deep brown crust before breaking it apart. This will give your beef a richer flavor.
  2. Cook the Veggies: Once the beef is browned, remove it from the skillet, leaving the fat behind. Add the butter, onions, bell peppers, and mushrooms to the skillet. Let them brown for 1-2 minutes before stirring, then let them brown for another 1-2 minutes.
  3. Combine Ingredients: Return the beef to the skillet with the veggies. In a small cup, mix the beef broth and cornstarch until smooth. Add this mixture to the skillet along with the ketchup, Worcestershire sauce, salt, and black pepper.
  4. Simmer: Cook until the mixture is only slightly liquidy (about 75% of the mixture is above liquid), around 3-5 minutes.
  5. Add Cheese: Turn off the heat and stir in the chopped Provolone cheese until melted and well combined.
  6. Serve: Serve the mixture on toasted brioche buns for a truly delectable meal.
Philly Cheese Steak Sloppy Joes

Philly Cheese Steak Sloppy Joes

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Variations

  • Spicy Kick: Add a chopped jalapeño or a pinch of cayenne pepper for some heat.
  • Different Cheeses: Swap the Provolone for American cheese, cheddar, or even pepper jack for a unique twist.
  • Vegetarian Option: Use a plant-based ground meat substitute and vegetable broth for a vegetarian version.

Equipment

  • Large cast iron skillet
  • Small mixing cup
  • Spatula
  • Cutting board
  • Knife
  • Measuring spoons

Storage

Store any leftover sloppy joe mixture in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. Reheat in a skillet over medium heat until warmed through. You can also freeze the mixture for up to 2 months; thaw in the refrigerator before reheating.

What to Serve with Philly Cheese Steak Sloppy Joes

These sloppy joes are fantastic with a side of crispy French fries, a fresh garden salad, or even some roasted vegetables. For a true Philly experience, serve with a side of cheese fries.

Tips

  • Don’t skip the crust: Allowing the beef to develop a crust before breaking it up enhances the flavor.
  • Prepping ahead: You can dice the veggies and cook the beef ahead of time to save on prep work.
  • Cheese amount: Adjust the amount of cheese to your liking – more for extra cheesy goodness, or less if you prefer.

FAQ

Can I use ground turkey instead of beef?

Yes, ground turkey can be used as a leaner alternative to beef.

What can I use instead of Provolone cheese?

You can substitute with American cheese, mozzarella, or any cheese that melts well.

Can I make this recipe gluten-free?

To make it gluten-free, use gluten-free buns and ensure the Worcestershire sauce is gluten-free.

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Philly Cheese Steak Sloppy Joes

Philly Cheese Steak Sloppy Joes

Yield: 6
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes

This Philly Cheese Steak Sloppy Joes recipe brings together the iconic flavors of a Philly cheese steak and the comforting, casual nature of sloppy joes.

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
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon Kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon fresh ground black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 1 cup beef broth
  • 8 ounces Provolone cheese slices, chopped (use 6 oz if you don’t want it very cheesy)
  • 6 brioche hamburger buns

Instructions

  • Add the ground beef to a large cast iron skillet and brown until a deep brown crust appears before breaking the beef apart.
  • Remove the beef and add the butter, onions, bell peppers, and mushrooms. Let brown for 1-2 minutes before stirring.
  • 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 3-5 minutes.
  • Turn off the heat and add in the provolone cheese.
  • Serve on toasted brioche buns.
  • Notes

    Approximate Nutrition Information

    • Serving Size: 1 sandwich
    • Calories: 450
    • Total Fat: 25g
    • Saturated Fat: 12g
    • Cholesterol: 100mg
    • Sodium: 900mg
    • Total Carbohydrates: 35g
    • Dietary Fiber: 2g
    • Sugars: 5g
    • Protein: 25g

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