Philly Cheesesteak Sloppy Joes are about to become your new favorite dinner! Made with just 5 ingredients, this is an easy enough for a weeknight and tasty enough the entire family will enjoy!
- Make Ahead: You can actually make the meat mixture and freeze it for later, making it an amazing option for meal prep!
- Picky Eater Approved: My very picky eater requests this dish regularly, even with the peppers and onions!
- Under 30 Minutes: Everything comes together in under 30 minutes, making it perfect for busy weeknights!
Searching for an easy dinner recipe? Look no further! This Philly Cheesesteak Sloppy Joe recipe is a winner!
We have made it over a dozen times and each time it is received with rave reviews! The list of ingredients are minimal making it the perfect weeknight dinner! Beef is browned with onions and peppers, seasoned to perfection, and smothered in cheese sauce. AMAZING.
As close to a philly as you can get with ground beef, and full of classic cheesesteak flavor! You can also FREEZE the meat mixture making it a go-to make ahead meal.
Philly Style Sloppy Joe Ingredients:
A majority of the flavor in this sandwich recipe comes from the beef being cooked with the peppers. You could also add in mushrooms, if your clan will go for it! Listed below are the super basic ingredients needed for this quick weeknight dinner.
- Ground Beef- I find that the best meat is ground chuck that ranges from 15 to 20% fat.
- Peppers and Onions– I stick with regular yellow onions and green peppers.
- Beef Stock– Or beef broth. Just use whatever you have on hand.
- Rolls– I used ciabatta rolls, but we have also made this using regular hamburger buns with equally delicious results.
- Cheese– Again, personal preference here. My kid swears this is better with sliced american cheese singles.
How To Make Cheesesteak Sloppy Joes
Pro tip, you can actually cut onions and peppers and keep them stored in the freezer. If stored properly, they can last up to 8 months in the freezer!
- PREP: Chop the onion and peppers and heat a large skillet over medium heat.
- BROWN: Add the chopped vegetables and the ground beef to the skillet and cook until the beef has browned and the onions are soft, about 5 to 8 minutes.
- SEASON: Season the mixture with salt and pepper, OR your favorite beef seasoning.
- SIMMER: Stir in the beef broth and bring to a light simmer. Reduce the heat to low and cook for five minutes, or until a majority of the liquid has reduced.
- SERVE: Lightly toast the buns with a small amount of butter, top with the meat mixture and a slice of cheese.
- Skillet: I like a little deeper skillet (affiliate) for this recipe. It helps to make sure you have plenty of room when you add the broth.
- Meat Spatula: This spatula (affiliate) is magic. It breaks up the meat into perfect pieces and really does a great job!
- Chef Knife: Having a good sharp chef knife (affiliate) is key to success. Not only does it keep you from potential accidents, it also makes it super quick to chop the veggies!
The meat mixture is FREEZER FRIENDLY! That means you can make it ahead of time for an even quicker dinner! Cook as directed and allow to cool slightly. Transfer to an airtight container and freeze for up to 2 to 3 months.
Technically, yes. However it is best made on the stove.
Philly Cheesesteak Sloppy Joes
- 1 pound ground beef
- 1 softball-sized onion chopped
- 1 large green pepper chopped
- 1 cup beef stock
- Salt and ground black pepper
- 4 ciabatta sandwich rolls
- 4 slices cheese we like provolone or american
- Add the ground beef, onion, and pepper to a large skillet. Cook over medium heat until the beef has browned and the pepper and onion are soft, roughly 5 to 8 minutes.
- Season with salt and pepper.
- Stir in the beef stock and bring to a light simmer. Reduce heat to low and cook an additional 5 minutes, or until a majority of the liquid is gone.
- Lightly toast the buns using a small amount of butter and your broiler. Top the bun with the meat mixture followed by a slice of cheese. Enjoy!