Philly Cheesesteak Sloppy Joe


philly cheesesteak sloppy joe

Philly Cheesesteak’s are one of my favorite sandwiches.  I don’t eat them the right way (my dislike of cheese, and all), but I still love them!  I really want to go to Philly and get a real one, but I am scared they will shun me from their city.  I don’t mind a little cheese on there, but it has to be provolone.  Onion and mushrooms are a must!  From what I have seen on TV, this is not the way they are done in Philly.

So, I will stick with my local place that caters to my strangeness, and doesn’t judge.  Well maybe they judge, but not to my face.  And now, I can make this sloppy joe version at home!  This isn’t quite the same, as it uses ground meat (obviously), but the underlying flavors are there.  My 7 year old ate it, but picked around the onions.  My husband had it for dinner, and then proceeded to eat all of the leftovers.  He doctored his up a bit with spicy banana peppers and Sriracha.  He kind of likes it hot, in case you couldn’t tell.

These would work great to have in the crock pot.  Cook on the stove, and then keep warm in the crock pot for dinner, or for when people arrive.  I always seem to serve Sloppy Joes for lunch when mass quantities of people are around, it will be nice to at least switch up the flavors on them.

Yields 4

Philly Cheesesteaks as a Sloppy Joe!

5 minPrep Time

15 minCook Time

20 minTotal Time

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  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 medium onion, diced
  • 1 green pepper, sliced
  • 1 cup mushrooms, sliced
  • 3 tbs steak sauce
  • 1 cup beef stock
  • Salt and Pepper to taste
  • Brat Buns
  • Provolone Cheese


  1. Heat a large skillet over medium high heat. Add ground beef, and brown for about 5 minutes, breaking it apart with a wooden spoon. Add onions, green peppers and mushrooms. Saute until veggies are soft, about 5-7 minutes. Stir in beef stock and steak sauce. Reduce heat, and simmer for 5 to 10 minutes, until the sauce reduces by half.
  2. You can toast the buns if desired. Place a slice of cheese on the bottom of each bun, and spoon meat over top. The heat from the meat should melt the cheese.


Adapted from Pass the Sushi



  1. Mmm I love philly cheesesteak! Great for a no fuss dinner/lunch!

  2. I bet this would go down very well in my house!

  3. Don’t listen to what they say on TV! I get mine with provolone and onions too. It really depends on the place and how quick you can say ‘wit’ or ‘wit out’ but yeah, none of that whiz stuff!
    Loved these sandwiches and have been thinking of making them again! 😀

  4. I always get mine with provolone as well–I can’t do the “whiz” version. And no onions for me, either! I probably got an eyeroll from the Philly natives when I lived there, but provolone is totally a viable option. Kita would know! :)

  5. I have always adored philly cheese steak sandwiches and I love the added flavors in this one. Delicious, Erin!

  6. I love this sandwich..and it ‘s also one of my fave. Can’t wait to try your version.

  7. I’ve been to philly. My cheesesteak got provolone!!!

    These look AMAZING!

  8. Wow, looks yummy! I love philly cheesesteaks, but never had a sloppy joe, actually.

  9. I LOVE cheese steak sandwiches. Love, love, love. I can’t imagine one without a bunch of cheese on it though. I think your version (with masses of cheese) looks and sounds delicious.

  10. would you believe that never in my entire life have i had a sloppy joe?! i have had philly cheesesteaks, though, which i love, so i bet i’d love these, too! they certainly look delicious!

  11. Mmm looks/sounds delicious! My brother and dad are obsessed with Philly cheesesteak sandwiches.

  12. what an AWESOME idea!!!

  13. I like the way you think! These look terrific….but I had no idea you didn’t like cheese – sorry I missed that one!

  14. This looks awesome 😀
    I have always had a soft spot for sloppy joes :)

    Choc Chip Uru

  15. This is a man meal if I’ve ever seen one – fabulous! Got to treat my husband to something like this soon. There’s been far too much salad going on in this house lately, anyway! 😉

  16. Yum! Funny, I’m making philly cheesesteak for dinner tonight! Yours looks great!!

  17. Never put these two tastes together … looks great!

  18. Good looking steak sandwhich that my family would like! I like cheese but not lots and lots of it, so I know what you mean.

  19. You don’t really like cheese!? How did I miss that one!? I love cheese almost as much as I love my children!

  20. My husband is from Philly and some of his brothers and sisters still live there. When we were first married, we went to visit and I insisted we stop and have a real Philly Cheesesteak. They did think I was crazy for not having American cheese spread on it (but I think I remember that provolone was an option, because that’s how I like mine too.) I love cheese but I’m really picky about the kind too. I love this idea and you know I love anything that involves a slow cooker! And great idea for serving mass quantities of people. We are having friends over this afternoon for a play date and I think I just may do sloppy joe’s! Hope you are having a great week!

  21. Wow, I just saw how long that comment was. Sorry about that. It’s 7am here and I’m already on my third cup of coffee…guess it’s kicked in :)

  22. I like it hot, too, so hot peppers + sriracha = good cheesesteak sloppy joes!

  23. I say make whatever works for you! I love cheese, but this sandwich has some really great flavors and I don’t think I would miss the cheese!

  24. I do want to try real Philly Cheesesteak Sandwih in Philly too! Kind of far from here for sandwich, but I bet it’s really good. We have one popular place here but I think I should make one myself using this recipe. It shouldn’t be that hard…and it must be good if we use better quality stuff. Thanks for the recipe Erin!

  25. I love philly steaks and sloppy joes. This recipe combines both I am sure I am going to love it!

  26. No cheese? Aw, I am so sorry you don’t like it. But I love the sloppy joe version of these. I would eat a bowl of that filling all by itself!!

  27. I love the idea of using ground beef for this … really creative and well done. :) I also like your choice of cheeses. :)

  28. Sounds perfect to me, Erin! My family would definitely love this~

  29. Erin, this is a nice twist on the usual sloppy joes. These look delicious–I would love to come home to a crockpot of this.

  30. My boys would love this! They are big cheese lovers like their mom though and would probably pile on the extra :)


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