Cheesesteak Style Sloppy Joes are packed with flavors reminiscent of a classic Philly Cheesesteak sandwich. Made with ground beef, these quick and easy sloppy joes sandwiches are filled with bell pepper and onion, then topped with melty cheese. Best of all, they’re made in a single pan and ready in thirty minutes or less.
If you love everything cheesesteak related, you’re going to love my recipe for cheesesteak style sloppy joes. I absolutely adore a good cheesesteak – check out my cheesesteak recipe here, Best Ever Philly Cheesesteak.
Sloppy joes are a fantastic, low-cost alternative to the traditional cheesesteak. They are flavorful and make a simple weeknight meal. Plus, they’re made with simple ingredients and the entire family loves them. Can’t get any better than that!
These ground beef philly cheesesteak sandwiches are a family favorite. The best part is that you can easily customize them to suit the tastes of your family. Do you love mushrooms? Add in some dice mushrooms halfway through the bell pepper and onion’s cooking time.
I also have a recipe for Cheesesteak Wonton Tarts. They can be made as shown (with ribeye) or with ground beef, just like my sloppy joe recipe.
I’ve also come up with a skillet meal based on this sloppy joe recipe – try my Cheesesteak Pasta Skillet Meal. It’s ready in just 30 minutes, and is made in a single pan! It’s like a homemade cheesesteak hamburger helper.
The best part? You know exactly what’s in it, and it’s easy to customize.
How To Make Cheesesteak Sloppy Joes
Making cheesesteak sloppy joes is quick and easy. This is the ideal last-minute weeknight meal! Plus, the entire family will love this fun spin on a classic.
First, gather all of your ingredients (ground beef not shown, it was already cooking in the pan):
Dice your onion and bell pepper:
And lightly toast your buns. Set them aside for now.
Now, it’s time to start cooking.
1. First, you’ll brown your ground beef in a saute pan over medium heat.
2. Remove the beef and set aside, adding your unsalted butter.
3. Once the butter is melted, add your onion and bell pepper.
4. Cook, stirring as needed, until vegetables begin to brown and onions turn translucent.
5. Reduce heat to low, then add your ground beef, garlic powder, worcestershire sauce, and beef broth to the pan.
6. Add your cornstarch.
7. Stir until dissolved. This will create a sauce from the beef broth.
8. Lastly, remove your pan from the heat and add your cheese. Allow to melt, then serve.
Spoon the sloppy joe mixture right onto your toasted buns and enjoy. If you have any leftovers, the filling will keep for 2-3 days in the refrigerator and reheats well.
I highly recommend using fresh baked rolls for this recipe. I stopped by my local grocery store’s bakery and picked up fresh rolls for this recipe.
Want to spice things up? Try adding a dash of hot sauce or cayenne pepper to your sloppy joes.
What to Serve with Sloppy Joes
So you found your sloppy joe recipe, but what do you serve alongside these delicious, messy sandwiches? Here are a few ideas:
Cheesesteak Style Sloppy Joes
- 1 pound ground beef
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
- 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
- 1 small onion diced
- 1 green bell pepper diced
- 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1 tablespoon worcestershire sauce
- 1/2 cup beef broth
- 1 tablespoon cornstarch
- 4 slices white american or provolone cheese
- 4 rolls
- Heat a saute pan over medium heat. Crumble ground beef and season with salt and pepper, then cook until browned, about 5 minutes. Remove from pan and set aside.
- Add butter to pan. Once melted, add onion and bell pepper and saute until vegetables brown and onions begin to turn translucent, about 4-5 minutes.
- Reduce heat to low, then return ground beef to pan. Add garlic powder, worcestershire sauce, and beef broth, scraping the bottom of the pan as you incorporate your ingredients.
- Add cornstarch and stir until dissolved. This will thicken the beef broth and create a sauce. If beef looks dry, add 1-2 tablespoons of water.
- Remove from heat. Top meat mixture with cheese slices and allow to set for 1-2 minutes, or until melted. Remove from heat, spoon onto rolls and serve immediately.
- Want to spice things up? Try adding a dash of hot sauce or cayenne pepper to your sloppy joes. Or, dice a jalapeno and add with your onions and bell pepper.
- If you'd like to add mushrooms, I suggest adding them in with the onions and bell peppers.