This Philly Cheesesteak Sloppy Joes recipe is easy to make and ready in 20 minutes. These cheesesteaks are some serious comfort food that the entire family will love!
These Sloppy Joes are an easy and quick weeknight meal with a Philly Cheesesteak flair. The submarine rolls are filled with ground beef, bell peppers, onions, and topped with cheese.
Philly Cheesesteak Sloppy Joes
We have said it before and we will say it again, we LOVE combining our favorite recipes into one satisfying meal. Remember our Pizza Grilled Cheese Sandwiches? Combining classics just makes sense and we will never stop doing it!
It only makes sense then that we would combine Sloppy Joes and Philly Cheesesteak into one fabulous sandwich. Both are comfort foods at their finest but when combined you are left with a savory, cheesy, meaty, flavorful sandwich that is next-level delicious.
Philly Cheesesteak Sloppy Joes are quick and easy to make which means it is a perfect weeknight meal at any time of the year.
What should I serve with sloppy joes?
What’s the difference between Manwich and Sloppy Joes?
Manwich is the store-bought pre-made sauce you can buy in a can at the grocery store. Homemade Sloppy Joes are made with ground beef and a sauce over the stovetop and then served over buns or rolls.
What is the best cheese for cheesesteaks?
White American Cheese and Provolone cheese are the traditional choices a cheesesteak. For our Sloppy Joe Cheesesteak recipe, we use Provolone cheese.
How much will this Philly Cheesesteak Sloppy Joe recipe cost to make:
RECIPE COST: $11.86
PRICE PER SERVING: $1.98
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6 submarine rolls – $2.78
3 Tablespoons melted butter – $0.30
1 1/2 Tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil – $0.21
1 1/2 pound lean ground beef – $4.56
3/4 cup beef stock – $0.80
1 large bell pepper – $1.38
1 large yellow onion – $0.62
salt and pepper – $0.03
1 1/2 Tablespoon Worcestershire sauce – $0.07
6 slices provolone cheese – $1.11
How to make Philly Cheesesteak Sloppy Joe recipe:
STEP ONE: First, preheat the oven and move the rack to the second-highest position. Then prepare a baking sheet with foil and set aside.
STEP TWO: Next, line a baking sheet with foil and set aside. After that, begin preparing the rolls by cutting them open and brushing them with melted butter.
STEP THREE: Place the rolls in the oven and toast them for about 1-3 minutes. Be careful to not let them burn! Let them cool after they are done cooking.
STEP FOUR: Cook ground beef until browned. This should take about 5-6 minutes.
STEP FIVE: Add bell pepper and onion and cook until tender.
STEP SIX: Add Worcestershire sauce and beef stock. Simmer mixture until almost all liquid evaporates; 3-4 minutes. Season the with salt and pepper.
STEP SEVEN: Add Cheese pieces to the beef mixture and stir. Cook until the cheese melted.
STEP EIGHT: Finally, fill each sub roll with 1/6 of the meat mixture and serve immediately.
The Flavor and Recipe Variations:
Instead of provolone cheese, you can use American cheese fro the deli counter, or mozzarella cheese.
Also, feel free to use any color bell pepper that you’d like. Although, green is the most authentic.
How long is it good for:
Serve: As with most recipes with dairy products in them, you shouldn’t leave this Phillycheesestake Sloppy Joes out for longer than 2 hours.
Store: Keep leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 5 days.
Freeze: This recipe will freeze well. What I like to do is prepare the filling all the way up to adding the cheese. Cool the mixture, add the cheese, and then place it in a freezer Ziploc bag. This way when you re-heat the mixture, the cheese will be nice and melty.
How to get the kids involved with this recipe:
Ages 2-3: Let them help fill the sub sandwiches with the meat mixture.
Ages 4-5: Have your kiddo help add in the veggies and then the cheese pieces into the meat. They can help stir the mixture together.
Ages 6-8: Teach them how to break up the ground beef with the wooden spoon and to stir and cook the meat. You can be slicing veggies while the cook the meat.
Ages 9-11: Supervise them while they prepare the entire recipe. Remember to have them read it twice before beginning the recipe.
Ages 12+: Let them prepare the entire recipe, unsupervised, while you do the happy dance in the corner!
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Philly Cheesesteak Sloppy Joes
- Wooden spoon
- baking sheet
- bread knife
- large skillet
- cutting board
- vegetable knife
- tin foil
- 6 submarine rolls split in half
- 3 Tablespoons melted butter
- 1 ½ Tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
- 1 ½ pound lean ground beef
- 1 large bell pepper diced
- 1 large yellow onion diced
- 1 ½ Tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
- ¾ cup beef stock
- salt and pepper
- 6 slices provolone cheese torn into 1-inch pieces
PREP OVEN AND PAN:
- Move the oven rack to the second-highest position and preheat the broiler.
- Line a baking sheet with foil and set aside.
PREP SUBMARINE ROLLS:
- Cut the submarine rolls almost all the way in half. Use your fingers to spread the rolls open. Brush the inside and outside of the rolls with melted butter and place the rolls on the prepared baking sheet.
- Place the rolls under the broiler and let them toast until the edges are golden brown about 1-3 minutes. Watch the rolls constantly because they can burn in a blink of an eye!
- Remove the rolls from the oven and let them cool.
- Preheat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add oil, swirl it around the pan and add ground beef. Using the back of a wooden spoon break up ground beef and cook until browned, about 5-6 minutes.
- Add bell pepper and onion and cook, stirring occasionally, until tender; 3-4 minutes.
- Add Worcestershire sauce and beef stock. Bring mixture to bubble and continue to cook until almost all liquid evaporates; 3-4 minutes. Season the mixture with salt and pepper to taste.
- Add the torn cheese pieces to the filling and stir it to combine. Continue to cook until the cheese is nice and melted.
- Add 1/6 of the meat mixture to a toasted roll. Repeat with remaining rolls and serve!