Philly Cheesesteak Sloppy Joes

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Philly Cheesesteak Sloppy Joes are a fun twist on two favorite sandwiches. So simple to make and sure to please the whole family, shake up dinner with these flavorful, cheesy, meaty sloppy Joes!

You will also want to check out our Philly Cheesesteak Cheesy Bread recipe – so good!

Homemade Philly Cheesesteak Sloppy Joes on a white plate with a red checkered napkin and wavy potato chips

We love sloppy Joes for a quick, filling meal, so this Philly cheesesteak inspired version was a winner! Serve the sandwiches with a side of potato chips or oven baked fries, fresh carrot sticks, and chocolate peanut butter cookies for dessert and you have a perfect family dinner.

Philly Cheesesteak Sloppy Joes

(Full amounts in recipe box below)

Ingredients You Will Need

  • Olive oil
  • Onion
  • Green bell pepper
  • Lean ground beef
  • Ketchup
  • Worcestershire sauce
  • Taco seasoning – use store bought or homemade
  • Cornstarch
  • Low sodium chicken broth
  • Provolone cheese – use cheese sliced for sandwiches
  • Large hamburger buns – we love the sesame seed buns!

How To Make Philly Cheesesteak Sloppy Joes

To begin, heat the olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat, then add the onions and bell peppers; sauté until softened. Crumble in the ground beef and cook until completely browned.

Now add the Worcestershire sauce, ketchup, and taco seasoning and mix well.

ketchup and taco seasoning for making sloppy joes

In a small bowl, combine the chicken broth and the cornstarch and whisk well. Pour the mixture into the meat and stir well. Allow the meat to simmer over medium heat as the sauce thickens.

Sloppy joe meat simmering on the stove with onions and bell peppers

For easy clean up, line a large baking sheet with foil. Place just the bottom halves of the hamburger buns in a single layer on the baking sheet. Scoop the meat onto the buns. I used a slotted spoon to drain off some of the excess juice so the bottom buns wouldn’t end up soaked.

Making Philly Cheesesteak Sloppy Joes

Top each sandwich with 1-2 slices of provolone cheese per sandwich. We used two slices, of course!

Topping sloppy joes with provolone cheese

Place the tray of sandwiches under the broiler in your oven and set to broil. You’ll want to broil just long enough for the cheese to melt, which takes about 2-4 minutes.

Top the sandwiches with the top buns and enjoy!

Philly Cheesesteak Sloppy Joes on a foil lined baking sheet

The sandwiches will be a bit hot since they’ve just been broiled, so you’ll want to use a spatula to place them on plates.

Serving Philly Cheesesteak Sloppy Joes with a spatula

As mentioned above, you can use just one slice of provolone per sandwich, which will be delicious. But for a more cheesy experience, load them up with two slices each!

Philly Cheesesteak Sloppy Joes

Can I Leave Out the Onions and Peppers?

Yes, you can certainly skip that step. However, they really do add so much flavor! If some in your family want the onions and peppers while others do not, just remove them from the pan before you cook the meat. Then, add the onions and peppers to the sandwiches right under the cheese before you broil.

Cheese pulling from a Philly Cheesesteak Sloppy Joe sandwich

Can I use Mozzarella Cheese Instead of Provolone?

Yes, mozzarella is a great substitute for the provolone cheese. Just be sure you use deli-style cheese slices meant for sandwiches. They’re just perfect for melting evenly and quickly over the meat.

I found the provolone cheese slices in the regular cheese aisle in the grocery store, but you will also find it at the deli counter where it can be sliced to order for you.

Philly Cheesesteak Sloppy Joes
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Philly Cheesesteak Sloppy Joes

Philly Cheesesteak Sloppy Joes are a fun twist on two favorite sandwiches. So simple to make and sure to please the whole family, shake up dinner with these flavorful, cheesy, meaty sloppy Joes!
Servings: 6
Prep: 15 minutes
Cook: 15 minutes
Total: 30 minutes


  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 small onion peeled and diced
  • 1 small green bell pepper seeded and diced
  • 1 1/2 pounds lean ground beef
  • 2 tablespoons ketchup
  • 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 teaspoons taco seasoning
  • 2 teaspoons cornstarch
  • 1/2 cup low sodium chicken broth
  • 6-12 slices provolone cheese
  • 6 large hamburger buns


  • Heat the oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add the onion and bell pepper and sauté, stirring often, until softened; about 5 minutes.
  • Crumble the ground beef into the pan and cook, stirring often, until completely browned. Drain off some of the excess fat if desired.
  • Add the ketchup, Worcestershire sauce, and taco seasoning; stir well.
  • In a small bowl, whisk together the cornstarch and chicken broth. Add the mixture to the cooked meat and stir well.
  • Allow the meat to simmer for 6-8 minutes, stirring often, until the sauce is thickened.
  • Line a baking sheet with foil and place the bottoms of the hamburger buns in a single layer on the cookie sheet. Scoop the sloppy joe mixture onto the buns, then top each with 1-2slices of provolone cheese.
  • Set the oven to broil, then broil the sandwiches until the cheese is melted, about 2-3 minutes.
  • Top the sloppy joes with the top buns.
  • Serve immediately.

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Calories: 389kcal | Carbohydrates: 28g | Protein: 34g | Fat: 15g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 6g | Trans Fat: 0.4g | Cholesterol: 83mg | Sodium: 554mg | Potassium: 609mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 275IU | Vitamin C: 19mg | Calcium: 230mg | Iron: 5mg


Philly Cheesesteak Sloppy Joes

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  1. What about cooking everything then adding it to crackpot then folding in shredded mozzarella would that work