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A fun twist on the classic sloppy joe recipe, Philly cheesesteak sloppy joes are made from tasty ground beef, tangy A1 sauce, fresh vegetables, and gooey melted cheese, served on a hamburger bun. This simple recipe is ready in just 30 minutes and freezes well for an easy dinner that the whole family will love.
We like to serve these easy Philly cheesesteak sloppy joes with home fries and grilled corn on the cob. Check out some of our other favorite recipes for variations on the much-loved sloppy joe. Of course, you can’t go wrong with the original sloppy joes, or how about our grilled cheese sloppy joe or sloppy joe casserole.
PHILLY CHEESESTEAK SLOPPY JOES INGREDIENTS
You will need:
- 1 pound of ground beef
- 1 small yellow onion, diced
- 1 small green pepper, diced
- 8 ounces of cremini mushrooms, diced
- 2 tablespoons of ketchup
- 1 tablespoon of Worcestershire sauce
- 2 to 4 tablespoons of A1 sauce
- ½ teaspoon of salt
- ½ teaspoon of pepper
- 1 tablespoon of cornstarch
- 1 cup of beef broth
- 8 ounces of provolone cheese, sliced
- 6 sesame seed hamburger buns
SUBSTITUTIONS AND ADDITIONS
Beef: To make vegetarian Philly cheese sloppy joes, simply switch the ground beef in this recipe for your favorite meat alternative and switch the beef broth for vegetable broth.
Cremini Mushrooms: These are sometimes called ‘baby bella’ mushrooms. If you can’t find them, any brown or white mushrooms will be fine.
Worcestershire Sauce: If you don’t have this, you could use balsamic vinegar or BBQ sauce in a pinch.
A1 Sauce: If you can’t get hold of this, you could use any other kind of steak sauce. If you live in the UK, the nearest equivalent to A1 sauce is HP sauce.
Provolone Cheese: Mozzarella cheese would also work well for this sloppy joe Philly cheesesteak recipe.
Hamburger Buns: Don’t like sesame seeds? Some people prefer to use brioche buns for this delicious recipe.
Taco Seasoning: To make this recipe extra flavorsome, you could add a little taco seasoning if you wish.
HOW TO MAKE THIS PHILLY CHEESESTEAK SLOPPY JOES RECIPE
STEP ONE: Brown the ground beef in a large skillet over a medium heat. When it’s broken up and no longer pink, drain the grease.
PRO TIP: For an even quicker cooking time, ground beef can be cooked ahead of time. Store in the refrigerator for up to 3 days or in the freezer for up to a month.
STEP TWO: Return the beef to the skillet then add the onions, green peppers, and mushrooms. Cook for an additional five to seven minutes, or until the onions are tender.
STEP THREE: In a separate small bowl, combine the beef broth and cornstarch. Whisk until no lumps remain. Pour the broth into the skillet and stir well.
STEP FOUR: Add the ketchup, Worcestershire sauce, A1 sauce, salt, and pepper. Stir again.
PRO TIP: A1 sauce has a strong flavor so add two tablespoons at first, taste, and then add more if desired.
STEP FIVE: Let it cook, stirring occasionally, for about five minutes until most of the liquid has been absorbed.
STEP SIX: Turn off the heat. Add the sliced provolone cheese to the top of the beef mixture and allow it to melt.
STEP SEVEN: Place the meat and cheese mixture into the hamburger buns.
PRO TIP: Place buns on a baking sheet and add in the oven for 3 to 4 minutes until they are slightly golden.
STEP EIGHT: Serve immediately.
HOW TO SERVE
Add french fries, potato chips or tater tots on the side of this sloppy joes recipe and you have serious comfort food for a great weeknight meal. If you would like a fresh side, try our broccoli salad or cucumber salad on the side.
IN THE FRIDGE: You can store the Philly cheesesteak sloppy joe meat mixture in the fridge for up to three days in an airtight container. Reheat in the microwave or in a skillet and add to a hamburger bun before serving.
IN THE FREEZER: Sloppy joe Philly cheesesteak filling will freeze well for up to three months. Reheat in the microwave or on the stove top and add to a bun to make a sandwich.
Traditional Philly cheesesteak sandwiches and regular sloppy joes are both favorite comfort-food sandwiches and this mashup of the two creates one of the best sloppy joe recipes around. Philly cheesesteak sloppy joes with A1 sauce are so easy to make in a single skillet. Just brown the beef, throw in the veggies, add sauce and seasoning, top with melty cheese, and you have a delicious sandwich that makes a filling evening meal.
This great recipe can be made ahead of time. You could whip up a double batch and store it in the freezer and you’ll have easy meals for busy nights.
Hoagie rolls would be a great alternative to hamburger buns. They are nice and sturdy and would hold up to the saucy meat mixture nicely.
If you have a ground meat alternative you like, you can replace the ground beef and switch out the beef stock for vegetable stock.
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Philly Cheesesteak Sloppy Joes
- 1 pound ground beef
- 1 small yellow onion diced
- 1 small green pepper diced
- 8 ounces cremini mushrooms diced
- 2 tablespoons ketchup
- 1 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
- 2 to 4 tablespoons A1 sauce depending on how strong you want the flavor
- ½ teaspoon salt
- ½ teaspoon pepper
- 1 tablespoon cornstarch
- 1 cup beef broth
- 8 ounces provolone cheese sliced
- 6 sesame seed bakery hamburger buns
- In a large skillet over medium heat add ground beef and cook while breaking apart until no longer pink. Drain grease.
- Return beef to the skillet then add onions, green peppers, and mushrooms. Cook for an additional 5 to 7 minutes, or until onions are tender.
- In a small separate bowl combine beef broth and cornstarch. Whisk until no lumps remain. Pour broth over meat and stir well.
- Add ketchup, Worcestershire sauce, A1 sauce, salt, and pepper. Stir well. Let cook until most of the liquid has been absorbed, about 5 minutes.
- Turn off the heat to the burner. Add sliced provolone cheese to the top of the beef and allow to melt.
- Serve meat and cheese mixture on sesame seed hamburger buns.