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Philly Cheese Steak Sloppy Joes Recipe

These Philly cheese steak sloppy joes take your favorite ingredients of a Philly cheese steak sandwich and combine them with a classic sloppy joe. What I love about this recipe is that it is so easy to prepare and is great if you are looking for a quick meal. The process of preparing these sloppy joes is easy. Ground beef is cooked in the pan with onion and bell peppers. The mixture then gets the flavor from steak sauce, beef broth, salt, and pepper. A provolone cheese sauce is prepared by combining butter, flour, milk, and provolone. If you don’t want to prepare the cheese sauce, using provolone cheese slices would be great as well. These Philly cheese steak sloppy joes make a great dinner for any night of the week. Enjoy.

(Makes 4 Servings)


Philly Cheese Steak Sloppy Joes Recipe

  • Author: Bobby
  • Total Time: 30 minutes


  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 1lb ground beef
  • 1 medium onion (chopped)
  • 1 medium green bell pepper (seeded and chopped)
  • ΒΌ cup steak sauce
  • 1 cup beef broth
  • salt and ground black pepper (to taste)
  • 4 hamburger buns
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 tablespoon flour
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 cup provolone cheese (shredded)


  1. Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add ground beef and cook while breaking the ground beef up into chunks with a spatula or spoon until browned. Add the green bell pepper and onion and cook for 3-4 minutes, until the onions start to become tender. Drain any excess liquid. Stir in steak sauce and beef broth, season with salt and pepper. Bring to a boil and cook until the mixture is thickened and bubbly.
  2. While the meat is cooking, split the hamburger buns and butter each of the cut sides. Heat a large skillet to medium heat. Place split hamburger buns cut side down into the skillet and cook until lightly browned on the bottom. Remove from the pan and set aside.
  3. Melt butter in a medium skillet over medium-high heat. Stir in flour and cook for 1 minute. Whisk in milk and cook until the mixture is thickened and bubbly. Remove from heat and stir in the cheese until it is melted and incorporated into the sauce.
  4. To assemble sloppy joes- pile the meat mixture onto the top of the bottom half of each bun, top with the provolone cheese sauce, and place the top half of the hamburger bun onto the sandwich.


  1. Just had tonight…was very good. But the cheese sauce gets a little gritty, and not much flavor. Next time I will change up the cheeses used in the sauce. Or take out that step and just use cheese slices..kraft would work great. And be much faster. I made fries and did my bread in oven at same time, all about saving time. Will make this again for sure:)

  2. Lauren P says:

    I saw this recipe on Pinterest and knew I had to try it. I did alter the recipe by adding about a 1/4 c of ketchup and some steak seasoning to the meat mixture and added some s&p and american cheese to the provolone cheese sauce. We really enjoyed this! My son said he liked it better than “regular” sloppy Joes”. I will be making it again soon for my husband who is traveling. Thank you!

  3. Lynn says:

    I have to agree with Jessica. The “cheese sauce” wasn’t really great. The meat mixture was fine. Will definitely try this with melting the provolone cheese slices over the meat.

  4. Brittany says:

    I made this recipe tonite for dinner and it was pretty darg Good..I enjoyed making this dish and my 1yr old daughter kept saying “Bite” every time she wanted more so I guess she likes it too. I didn’t like the cheese sauce however it doesn’t have any taste and must be consumed right away or it gets gritty but I know it’ll be good next time with sliced cheese. Thx again for the recipe πŸ™‚

  5. emily says:

    Wonderful!!! I made this the other night. The left overs are excellent with some mashed potatoes on top to make an easy “left overs” shepherds pie. Delish!

  6. Sabrina says:

    Made this the other night. Used sargentos sliced provolone instead of making the cheese sauce though. It was great!! I will definitely make it again soon. πŸ™‚

  7. Kelly says:

    I just made this tonight and it was delicious. Instead of the cheese sauce, I just portioned the meat out while it was still in the pan and melted individual provolone slices on each serving. It was very good and look forward to eating the left overs tomorrow.

  8. Jess says:

    Made these tonight and they were great! I love mushrooms on my Philly cheesesteak so I added sliced mushrooms and I also used slices of Havarti cheese instead of the cheese sauce. Will definitely be making these again!

  9. Rena papierski says:

    i made it and it was delicious, i added mushrooms with the onions and bell peppers and didnt make the cheese sauce, i just used a slice of provolone cheese, will make this again and again, thanks for a great recipe!!

  10. Julie Zamora says:

    Making these tonight! The snow is falling and this will be the perfect meal on a cold wintery night. Thanks!

  11. amber says:

    Tried this last night, wonderful. The cheese sauce followed recipe but added my usual suspects. S&P, nutmeg, (a dash goes a long way) and garlic powder. I always put these in any cheese sauce I make. Gives it more flavor.

  12. stephanie says:

    Made this for lunch today for football food – they were awesome!! I used sliced provolone instead of making the sauce since I had it on hand, threw it under the broiler, and it was so great!

  13. Crystal says:

    It’s bubbling on my stove right now, and smells awesome…and since I’ve sneaked a couple bites I already know it tastes good too! But how long is it supposed to bubble for? It’s been there 10 minutes at least and still very soupy! Also, using provolone slices rather than the sauce, since that seems to be the general consensus πŸ™‚

  14. hudsonkk30 says:

    Made this for dinner tonight and let me tell you it was a huge hit. the husband loved it, the kids loved it and i loved it.

  15. Bobby says:

    Crystal – It may take awhile to become thick. If you are worried about it, just remove the meat mixture with a slotted spoon to drain the liquid before serving. I hope you enjoy the recipe!

  16. Cari says:

    trying this tonight and adding mushrooms and jalepenos to the mix. We like spicy philly sandwiches πŸ™‚

  17. Cheri says:

    These were awesome! I made sliders and went with the straight provolone cheese. Hubby said it was the best Philly cheese steak he’d ever eaten πŸ™‚

  18. Heatherwo says:

    I used au ju instead of beef broth, they were so amazing. We baked the sandwiches on rolls and Swiss cheese melted under the broiler a few minutes. We will probably eat these Atleast once a week!

  19. Terri says:

    A big hit with my family. My son who turns his nose up at anything enjoyed them as well. Toasted buns really made a differene, too!I just used sliced provolone and added some steak seasoning to the meat mixture as well. But it never did get thick?

  20. Cathy says:

    Made this tonight for the first time. Used Cheez Whiz instead of provolone. It was a hit. My teenage son ate 3 sandwiches alone! Said he prefers this over regular homemade sloppy joes now.

  21. Terri Devlin says:

    This was pretty good! However, I think the cheese sauce could have been omitted and sliced provolone could have been used. It would have been just as good and a few less calories.

  22. jeanene says:

    philly cheese steak also have mushrooms, so I added that and was good, omitted the flour sauce, an went with just provolone, but any cheese would work depending what kind you like, my husband like pepper jack on his

  23. brenda says:

    OMG!! Just finished makin these havent even finished eating and had to post these were AWESOME especially the cheese sauce which I almost didnt make just because I was feeling lazy. They were great and we will def make again…

  24. scott says:

    this was amazing, i usually don’t post stuff but this was to good not to say anything about!!! loved it, its a new fav.

  25. Marti says:

    I am making these tonight & what a great idea! I love Philly’s & will probably add mushrooms bcz they are a personal fav. Also, I rarely have a reason to make Rue (bcz that kind of cooking is (in my world) an all day thing) so I will certainly make the sauce for this quick recipe.

  26. Selina says:

    I tried the original recipe and it was delicious did have some trouble with the cheese sauce(not so great). We recently altered the recipe by using ground turkey for the meat and chicken broth instead of beef broth and our choice of cheese was swiss. It was still amazing πŸ™‚

  27. Beth says:

    Very yummy! A bit of work but worth it. Next time I will try broiling provolone slices and skip the roux, but it was very tasty!

  28. Denise says:

    Does anyone here think that this needs a bit of a binder,like regular sloppy joes ? I intend to use swiss cheese slices instead of the cheese sauce.

  29. Melissa Levy says:

    I used swiss n white American cheese…. very yummy… and instead of steak sauce I used powdered steak seasoning…. also used half a slice of swiss on each bun… kept it more together on the bun…..

  30. Julie says:

    Beautiful. Hard to come by provolone cheese here in the UK so used mozzarella and i grilled it onto the bread and they were beautiful!!!! Defiantly making again

  31. Diane says:

    Very good sandwiches! I did reduce the broth by half and the A-1 sauce to 3 Tbls and cooked it down until the liquid was gone. I also added some salt to the cheese sauce. I served some topped with sauce and some with sliced provolone, and quite honestly, I liked it better with a slice of provolone on top and bottom. DH liked it both ways. Thanks for sharing, will definitely make again. πŸ™‚

  32. Tayla says:

    THIS RECIPE IS AMAZINGGGG! I’m eating now and said to myself “omg I have to leave a comment”. Didnt make the cheese sauce, just topped with a slice of cheddar but the meat is tasty, sloppy, and just the bomb!

    Thanks for sharing πŸ™‚

  33. Angela says:

    Making this right now. Trying mozzerella and cream cheese in the cheese sauce. I’m not a fan of provolone.

  34. Bambi says:

    I dropped the buns and didn’t make the cheese sauce as well as cutting the serving size in half. Perfect tweak for a bariatric diet!

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