Have you ever tried Philly Cheesesteak Sloppy Joes?
They are incredible. This recipe has all of the flavors of a Philly Cheesesteak but is served and eaten like a sloppy joe. Yum.Jump to Recipe
If you like this recipe you may like my Slow Cooker Brown Sugar Balsamic Pork Tenderloin.
What makes Philly Cheesesteak Sloppy Joes?
If you’re like me, you LOVE a good cheesesteak and you crave them more often than just once in awhile. Maybe you don’t always want to put all of the effort into making them or you don’t want to fork out extra money for good cuts of meat. (I answer yes to both)
Boom. This recipe is born.
With the use of budget-friendly ground beef or turkey, we can replace the expensive meat and create the basis of our sloppy joe/cheesesteak mashup.
While I wrote this recipe to taste like a cheesesteak, you may change it so that it tastes like both a sloppy joe and a cheesesteak. Try adding 1-2 tbsps. of ketchup, some beef broth (about 1/2 – 1 cup), and a cornstarch slurry to thicken up the meat mixture. Taste and adjust to your liking as necessary.
This recipe has honestly become one of my all-time favorites.
How to Make:
- Chop pepper, mushrooms (optional, but highly recommended), and onion into bite-sized pieces. Sauté in pan with a pat of butter in this order; onions, add pepper, then mushrooms. Cook until translucent. Place off to the side in a medium sized bowl.
- Brown ground beef or turkey in the same pan until completely cooked through. Add seasonings, sauces, and broth. Add veggies back in; stir. (If you long to create a thick mixture you may add 1 tbsp. cornstarch directly to your broth and stir into the mixture. Let simmer several minutes until set.)
- Meanwhile, preheat your oven to 350 F.
- Lay out roll halves on cookie sheets. Toast 5 minutes. Then, lather with mayo and add slices of provolone cheese to each half and toast another 3-5 minutes, until melted. Note: you may not want to use mayo if you added ketchup to the mixture.
- Spoon cheesesteak mixture over top and serve.
Philly Cheesesteak Sloppy Joes pairs well with fries, sweet potato bites, side salad, pickles, and chips.
- If eating gluten-free, be sure to either bake or buy gluten-free rolls. I used Schar’s Hamburger Buns in this recipe.
- Not using mushrooms? You may need to add 1-2 tbsps. more of broth. This is because the mushrooms add natural juices to the vegetable mixture.
- Buy thinly sliced provolone from the deli counter at your local grocery store. If you don’t want two slices of cheese per sandwich, you may rip them in half and use one slice (2 halves, 1 on each side of the roll).
- You may also try out sliced white American cheese. Although I have never done this, it is supposed to be a welcome, creamy cheesy addition.
- If you’re not gluten-free (aka I’m jealous) you should try out making this on a toasty brioche bun or hoagie roll.
- I prefer to use ground turkey in this recipe but that is a personal choice. You may use either ground beef or ground turkey.
Philly Cheesesteak Sloppy Joes
- 1 1/2 lbs ground beef or ground turkey
- 1 green bell pepper - diced
- 1 yellow onion - diced
- 8 oz. white button mushrooms
- 1/2-1 lb thinly sliced provolone cheese
- 1 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
- 2 tsps. Italian Seasoning - optional
- 1/2-1 cup beef broth - or chicken broth, if using ground turkey
- 1 tbsp butter
- pack of rolls of choice
- salt and pepper
(Optional): To make thicker and more like a sloppy joe and less like a cheesesteak:
- 1-2 tbsp ketchup
- cornstarch slurry - 1 tbsp cornstarch mixed into above beef broth
- Wash and prepare veggies. Chop pepper, onion, and mushrooms into bite sized pieces. Heat a frying pan with butter over medium-low heat. Sauté onion 2 minutes, then add peppers and cook another 2 minutes. Add mushrooms. Once veggies are soft but still a little firm, set aside in a bowl.
- Preheat Oven to 350 F.
- Brown ground beef or turkey in the same pan. Once thoroughly cooked; add salt and pepper, Italian seasonings, broth, and Worcestershire sauce.
- Add veggies back into the pan. Let simmer several minutes until mixture is well incorporated, or thicker. Taste and adjust seasonings to your liking.
- Lay out roll halves on a cookie sheet. Toast 5 minutes in the oven. Then, lather with mayo and lay one slice of provolone cheese on each roll half. You may rip the cheese in half, if you want less. Toast another 5 minutes, or until melty.
- Spoon cheesesteak mixture overtop of hot rolls. Serve. Pairs great with fries, pickles, chips, etc.