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We LOVE these PHILLY CHEESESTEAK SLOPPY JOES. This simple recipe elevates a classic loved by both kids and adults alike. You can't go wrong with a sloppy joe night!

Philly Cheesesteak Sloppy Joes

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes
Servings: 4
Calories: 516kcal
Philly Cheesesteak Sloppy Joes are an amazing easy weeknight meal that anyone can make and everyone will love. This simple recipe elevates a classic sloppy joe recipe loved by both kids and adults alike. You can’t go wrong with Sloppy Joes for dinner! MMM.
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  • 1 pound ground beef I use 80/20, lean/fat ratio
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 medium yellow onion diced
  • 1 green bell pepper stems & seed removed, diced
  • ½ pound brown mushrooms minced
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 1 cup beef broth
  • 1 teaspoon cider vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons ketchup
  • 2 tablespoons Worcestershire Sauce
  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt
  • ½ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • ¼ teaspoon red pepper flakes optional
  • 2-4 tablespoons Velveeta
  • 4-8 slices Provolone cheese depending how cheesy you want
  • 6 ciabatta rolls


  • In a large cast iron skillet, place the ground beef and cook, over medium-high heat, until the crust is seared to a dark brown. Stir the beef and continue cooking it until about 50% of the beef is seared. Place a strainer over a large heat-resistant bowl and strain the beef. Set the beef aside.
  • Add two tablespoons of the beef fat and butter to the skillet. Add the chopped onions, green pepper and mushrooms. Cook, over medium heat, for 1-2 minutes then stir. Cook another 2 minutes until vegetables are just tender.
  • Add the beef to the vegetables and stir.
  • In a small mixing bowl, whisk together the cornstarch and beef broth.
  • Add the beef broth mixture, cider vinegar, ketchup, Worcestershire Sauce, salt, pepper and red pepper flakes to the beef/vegetable mixture.
  • Bring to a boil, over medium-high heat. Reduce heat to low and simmer until the mixture has thickened, 5-10 minutes.
  • Heat oven to broil and while the mixture thickens; butter and toast the insides of the buns. Place the buns, buttered side up, on a foil-lined cooking sheet and broil the insides of buns until golden brown. Transfer the buns to a cooling rack.
  • When the beef mixture has thickened, remove from the heat add the processed cheese. Mix until the cheese has incorporated. Season to taste, if needed.
  • Remove the top buns from the cooking sheet.
  • Place a large scoop of the meat mixture on top of each bottom bun and cover with 1-2 slices of Provolone cheese. Broil the sloppy Joes just until the cheese melts and transfer the tray to a cooling rack.
  • Replace the top buns and serve.
  • Enjoy!



Calories: 516kcal | Carbohydrates: 14g | Protein: 31g | Fat: 37g | Saturated Fat: 17g | Cholesterol: 120mg | Sodium: 1168mg | Potassium: 840mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 695IU | Vitamin C: 27.4mg | Calcium: 307mg | Iron: 3.3mg