Philly Cheesesteak Sloppy Joes

I love Philly Cheesesteaks but sometimes I don’t have the right cut of beef to slice up for cheesesteaks. We always have plenty of ground beef on hand so I found a recipe similar to this several years ago and have been making these from time to time.

The cheese sauce is delicious and creamy but a slice of provolone cheese will do the trick too!

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Philly Cheesesteak Sloppy Joes
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Recipe type: Sandwiches
Serves: 4
Cheesesteak Sloppy Joes:
  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 1 green pepper, chopped (optional)
  • 2 Tablespoons steak sauce or Worcestershire sauce
  • ½ cup beef stock
  • Dash salt and ground black pepper
  • 4 dinner rolls
  • Cheese sauce (see below) or sliced provolone
  • Toppings: mayo, lettuce or tomato, optional
Cheese Sauce:
  • 1 Tablespoon butter
  • 1 Tablespoon flour
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 cup provolone, shredded
  1. In large skillet over medium-high heat brown the ground beef for about 5-6 minutes.
  2. Add the onion and green pepper to the ground beef and cook until soft and tender. Drain off excess fat.
  3. Then stir in the steak sauce and beef stock, season with salt and pepper, bring to a boil and cook about 3-4 minutes or until some of the sauce cooks down.
  4. Slice the rolls, toast the rolls and set aside.
  5. If making the cheese sauce, melt the butter in a small pot over medium heat. Stir in the flour and cook about 1 minute. Whisk in milk, bring up to a bubble and let thicken, about 2 minutes. Turn off heat and stir in the cheese. Stir until smooth.
  6. To serve, place a scoopful of the meat mixture onto the bottom of the rolls, then top with the cheese sauce and place the top of the roll. If using just a slice of provolone cheese, add cheese slice and place in warm oven to melt. Sometimes we add mayo, lettuce or tomato to the sandwich as well.


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