These Easy Philly Cheesesteak Sloppy Joes are Sloppy Joes with a Philly Cheesesteak flair.
We love these and our traditional homemade sloppy joes so much!
I made these sloppy joes the other night when it was chilly and windy. They were super easy and quick. And check it out! >> I actually used the recommended green bell peppers, which you know I hate. But I sort of loved them. EEP!
Philly Cheesesteak Sloppy Joes Ingredients
- Ground beef – I use lean 80/20
- Vegetables – onions and green bell pepper
- Seasonings – salt, pepper, and taco seasoning (yep!)
- Sauce – low sodium chicken broth (or beef broth), ketchup, Worcestershire sauce, and cornstarch
- Cheese – shredded sharp white cheddar or monterey jack cheese
- Hamburger buns
How to Make Sloppy Joes
Here’s a brief summary of how to make these. (Scroll below for the detailed printable.)
- Whisk together the cornstarch and broth. Set aside.
- Heat the oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium high. Add the onion and peppers; sauté until tender. Add in the beef and continue to cook, breaking it up and browning, for another few minutes. Drain off fat.
- Stir in the ketchup, Worcestershire, taco seasoning, salt, and pepper.
- Give the broth and cornstarch a quick stir and add it to the skillet; simmer for a few minutes until mixture thickens slightly.
- Scoop some mixture onto buns, top with some cheese, and stick under the broiler until melted-keep a close eye, so nothing burns! (Alternatively, you can simply add the cheese in with the meat mixture and stir until combined and melted.)
- Serve warm and enjoy!
Philly Cheesesteak Sloppy Joes Recipe Notes
- Taco seasoning really? I know it sounds weird, but it works. Trust me! (Read all the positive reviews.)
- Use beef, chicken or vegetable stock.
- Sauté some mushrooms along with the onion and bell pepper.
Other easy comfort food recipes we love!
- Dill Pickle Sloppy Joe Grilled Cheese
- Spinach Artichoke French Bread Pizza
- Chopped Cheeseburger Sliders
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Philly Cheese Steak Sloppy Joes
- 1 teaspoon cornstarch
- 1/2 cup low sodium chicken broth (or beef broth)
- 2 teaspoons olive oil
- 1 small sweet onion , diced
- 1 small green bell pepper , diced
- 1 pound lean ground beef
- 2 tablespoons ketchup
- 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
- 2 teaspoons taco seasoning
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
- 1 1/2 cups shredded sharp white cheddar or monterey jack cheese
- 6 hamburger buns
- Preheat broiler.
- In a small bowl, whisk together the cornstarch and broth. Set aside.
- Heat the oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium high. Add the onion and peppers; sauté 3 minutes until tender. Add in the beef and continue to cook, breaking it up and browning, for another 3 minutes. Drain off fat.
- Stir in the ketchup, Worcestershire, taco seasoning, salt, and pepper.
- Give the broth and cornstarch a quick stir and add it to the skillet; simmer for about 3 minutes, stirring occasionally, until mixture thickens slightly.
- Scoop some mixture onto buns, top with 1/4 cup cheese, and stick under the broiler until melted-keep a close eye, so nothing burns! (Alternatively, you can simply add the cheese in with the meat mixture and stir until combined and melted.)
- Serve warm with chips and enjoy!
Reader Questions and Reviews
I used chuck eye steak instead of ground beef because I can’t eat ground beef. I also used Hawaiian rolls and added mushrooms. Other than that I stuck to the recipe…it was really delicious! My husband said he has a new favorite meal, thanks!!
I rarely have sandwiches, but this recipe is amazing! I toasted the rolls in the pan drippings which made it even tastier. Thanks for a great recipe!
Huge hit in my house! Easy to make and absolutely delicious! I added melted garlic butter on top of the buns too
Absolutely amazing! Even my kids who can’t agree on ANYTHING for dinner BOTH loved it!!
DELICIOUS!! Even my picky kids finished every last bite.
So delicious. My family just loved it. I’m impressed that it is easy to make and gas so much flavor.
We really liked this recipe. I put butter on the buns and grilled them so they didn’t get soggy. I will make this again for sure:)
This is a staple in our meal rotation!
Made this tonight and instead of a sandwich we put over tater tots that we cooked then put the cheese on top and put under broiler until melted and browned. Was delicious! I also used beef bouillon so I omitted the extra salt and put jalapenos in it.
Awesome!! Only had muenster cheese , but didnt matter!! Was so yum!!! Next time might add a bit of cream cheese just because of other posts. But Fabulous as written!!!!!!
Did you use beef or chicken broth ? Receipe says either but nobody specified which one they used . Thank u in advance
This recipe was delicious!! Switched it up a bit and used ground chicken instead of beef coz that’s what I had on hand. And melted provolone cheese under the broiler. So my fiancé and I devoured these sloppy Joe’s and he had seconds. Thank you for the recipe!!
Made this tonight as written + half a block of cream cheese melted in (we like that with our Phillys), and it was excellent! The men folk had buns and I had it over a baked potato (I’m sans gluten). Both ways were stellar. My compliments on this recipe! It will now be in regular rotation here!
So good! I’m on a low sodium diet so I omitted the salt, used half the cheese, and used Hawaiian King buns. Still tons of flavor and would be great on a naked potato too!
Omg BAKED lol
Hi Deanna! I was going to correct your comment, but it made me laugh so hard I decided to keep it as is. HA! And I’m so glad you enjoyed these – we love them here!
We made this and it was delicious. We used sweet Hawaiian hamburger buns!
Best sloppy joe recipe ever!!!
This was surprisingly good. I was skeptical about adding the taco seasoning, but you said trust me so I did. You’re right it does work. I usually make the recipe as written first before I make any tweaks to suit my taste, but I won’t be making any changes to this and I will definitely make these again. My BF really like them too. Thanks for posting such an unexpected delight.
Did you use beef or chicken broth into he receipe. Did you use low sodium. Ty
I work at a dayhab facility and we recently got a new cook well she seen your recipe for these philly cheese sloppy joes and she made them they were wonderful, she is such a great cook we are all so happy the kids and the adults are eating better than ever !
This sloppy Joe recipe is AMAZING!! I did add extra taco spice, salt, pepper, ketchup and Worcestershire sauce, but I’d never know to put this altogether myself! Sooooo delicious! And I love the fact that it’s broiled! :)
This was a simple and great recipe. A great mid week dinner, quick, easy and delicious! Added some chips and pickles and you’re good to go!
Do you have nutritional information without using a bun? I recently had weight loss surgery and can’t eat bread but would LOVE to try the recipe.
Making this for the second time tonight for dinner! It’s delicious!
I just made these for supper! WOW! They were a HUGE hit! This is really saying something because my family is QUITE picky! I can’t wait to make them again! My oldest daughter is away at college and I think she will really like them too. Thanks for posting the recipe!
I have made this for 3 weeks in a row cause my family loves it so much
Really good for a change up we added mushrooms but that’s us. I had burger thawed and just looked up burger recipes found this one and tweeted it to our taste. Perfect. Thank you for the inspiration
Just sent my husband to the grocery store. Can’t wait to try these they sound delicious.
I made this for dinner this evening. I used carne asada thin cut steak instead of hamburger. I followed the recipe exactly over then thr meat choice. YUMMMYYYYYY!!! I’LL BE MAKING THIS AGAIN. Thank You
Hey I’m freezing it so it’s even quicker on a school and soccer night so all I have to do is brownit in the oven :)
Just made them. So yummy. My fiance and I loved them. Great recipe.
Iam trying this but I am confused—why taco seasoning? That does not go in a philly-cheese steak sandwich.
Sorry for the repeat. It didn’t work the first time.
This sounds so good. Everything is better with cream cheese. Most people think you can’t freeze it, as it crumbles when thawed. But if it’s used in recipes where it gets heated, it works great! Thanks for the recipe. I pinned it!
There’s no cream cheese in this recipe.
Thank you so much for the amazing recipe! Our family loves these sandwiches! They are great for a quick meal. For those who aren’t sure about the taco seasoning it it try onion soup mix, that’s how we make them. Thanks again!
I loved it! I’m single so I cut the recipe in half – that way I can eat on it for a couple of days but not have too much. Anyway, I at a sandwich and thought – that’s pretty good but I may not make this again. THEN I was craving more a 5 or 6 hours later – that’s when I knew this was a keeper recipe! Well, I had that 2nd sandwich and still a bit more for later!!
I used Kaiser Rolls & Swiss Cheese – with your meat sauce! I just had to let you know I found it really good!
I’m so glad! Yay!
YW Amy!! Looking forward to trying more of your recipes!! Cheers!
These were great! I used mozzarella cheese and kaiser rolls because they are what I had, otherwise made as written. Perfect for a busy day meal. Thanks for the inspiration!
Could you make this in a crockpot?
Hi Mariann – this is a super easy 20 minute dish and not really meant to cook all day in a crock pot.
Had anyone tried this recipe with turkey instead of beef?! Is it still good? We don’t eat very much beef but we do have turkey!! Thank you!
Yes! Absolutely delicious with turkey!!
I made this last weekend. My husband fell in love with this. He took the leftovers to work the next day and the guys LOVED it too. I added beef stock and used beef stew seasoning and also used provolone cheese. I used fresh baked hoagie rolls and hollowed out the bottoms in order to fit more of the filling in. I served them open faced like some of you also did. Thank you so much for this recipe! Huge hit!
Yum! Family loved these!!
Usually just potato chips :)
Super yummy the whole family loved these sloppy joes thank you so much for the quick recipe.
I made this tonight and it was so delicious – I had to make a couple substitutions because of not having a couple of things :) I used old fashioned white bread for the bun (we had it open face) and then used red/yellow peppers and used Mexican Cheese!! So YUMMY!!! We loved it :) thanks for the recipe!!
Love it open on white bread! Glad I’m not the only one who enjoys it this way
Just made this for my guys. Really yum and sure this will be requested again!
We made these tonight and they were awesome! We used provolone cheese. Turned out great.
Similar to the way my mother made her sonly she added mustard and onion soup mix. I’m gonna try this soon. Thank you for reminding me!
it doesnt say temperture for the broiler?
I just set mine to the default, which is 525 degrees F. Keep an eye on them so they don’t burn.
If you folks would buy lean meat….93/7. you would not have any grease to drain…I will never buy the FAT hamburger again….spend the extra $ and ditch the fat, you’ll be glad you did……..And learn to use a resipe as an outline, not an exact instruction sheet…A pinch of salt, a pinch of pepper, dash of vinegar and Worcester, be brave, maybe 4-5 tiny pieces of jalepeno.. I have not used a measuring spoon in many years..Main hint: watch the salt, tastes awful and not good for you…Make it the last thing in the pot after it is cooked……..pretty soon you will be whipping out delicious things to eat………..
I drain and rinse my meat after its browned. Save yourself some $
I found this recipe on Pinterest the other day and tried it last night for my husband and myself. The taco seasoning threw me off but decided to give it a whirl; turns out that while I don’t think it’s anywhere near a “Philly”, it was very good! He loved it!! As a lean more toward the Philly, I think I’ll use provolone cheese, instead of the suggested cheese and maybe try a beef gravy seasoning packet instead of the taco. However, since we did like the original recipe, I’m still keeping it for days we need a break from tacos!
Sheena, A break from Tacos? Have you lost your mind? haha
Yes the taco seasoning was a little to much, I used provolone and mozzarella mix!
I made these Saturday night. They were quick and easy and delicious! I love cooking and I am always looking for new recipes. I have traditional go too’s but they get old fast. These have been added to the must have again!
Made these for dinner tonight! My only complaint is my family inhaled it all so there’s no leftovers! Great recipe.
Why taco seasoning? I’m from Philly and this doesn’t go with tradition. Is there an alternate mix of spices or spice blend that I may use? Otherwise, this looks like a delicious twist on sloppy joes.
Let me ask you this – if I didn’t call them PHILLY cheesesteak sloppy joes, would you still have an issue with the taco seasoning? What if I said Philly inspired? I prefer not to get hung up on the title, when it doesn’t affect the integrity of the actual dish. The taco seasoning was just a perfect blend of spices, in my opinion, that made it extra tasty. I don’t have a suggestion for an alternative, sorry. Hope you still make them. They’re delicious!
But it’s a Mexican seasoning blend, which includes seasoning not used in a Philly cheesesteak.
Be brave and try it. You can always hate it in your own special way lol. Or you can love it.
What about using a chili seasoning packet?
Amy I don’t have corn starch any ideas?
Hi Angie – you could substitute in 2 teaspoons of all-purpose flour (and also let it cook a few minutes longer to get rid of that raw flour flavor.) Or you could just leave it out, but know that your mixture will be looser.
I made this for dinner last night. I followed the directions exactly as written with the exception that I doubled the recipe, and added a couple of extra heavy shakes of the Worcestershire sauce bottle to add a bit more flavor. The recipe was great and the whole family loved it. However, I found it to be VERY greasy and had to mop up the extra grease with napkins before serving. I DID drain the browned meat onto a paper towel lined tray before returning it to the pan and proceeding with the ketchup, etc. I have no clue why or where the extra grease came from or what caused this to happened. The oils from the cheese along with oils from the ketchup? I haven’t a clue. Anyway, like I said, my family loved the meal but I would love some feedback as to what your thoughts are on the grease factor. Thanks in advance.
Hi Deb – hm. I can’t say there isn’t any grease. I mean, the beef and cheese do result in some. But there should be very little, if you drained the meat after frying. Did you use lean ground beef, as the recipe states? That makes a difference. There is a “sauce” that’s created from cooking everything, but I’ve never felt like I need to mop it up with a napkin. Then again, these are sloppy joes – they don’t call them sloppy for nothing! D
I’m gonna try this with ground turkey. That will help with the grease factor.
Don’t drain it on paper towels. Use a Callander over a bowl this will drain it more.
I add a couple tablespoons of water when I’m ready to drain. Stir around and remove beef from the pan with a deep fry ladle into bowl or on the paper towel. Dump the water and grease into disposal mason jar. I find It helps to remove excess grease.
I really like the sound of this sandwich combo!
Oh. My. Gosh! These sound wonderful, Amy! I’m a huge Philly Cheese Steak fan. (And I love bell peppers.) Gonna have to try these soon!
I switched out my winter clothes for summer clothes yesterday…it’s daring, yes, but I JUST CAN’T TAKE IT ANYMORE. And if I don’t see another sweater for 6 months, it will be too soon.
This is SUCH a fun idea and a cool twist on a classic. It also seems like a good alternative to burgers and dogs for a BBQ.
I don’t mind green (and red) peppers, but they don’t like me. However, they are a must in my American Chop Suey. I love this twist on Sloppy Joe! I’ll even eat some of the green peppers!
I usually hate green peppers too, but I think I will ending up using them just as you did. I love how simple this recipe is! I cannot wait to try these sloppy joes!
Reaching back into the recesses (SWIDT?) of my mind, I remember the pants quandary. I think we bought them with holes long before it was fashionable, it seems like.
The adult version: putting away all the cold-weather running gear, just in time for the temperature to drop back into the low 40°s, and even one morning 39°! Luckily I found a base layer legging that had not got put away, so it’s been getting a lot of use under my rain running pants.
haha, oh my gawd . . my oldest will only wear leggings, which, whenever she falls. . holes in the knees so easily! I feel your pain sister! Love these philly cheese steak sloppy joes!
I know I shouldn’t be laughing about the pants. I can feel your quandary and agree with your decision, but you might have to change your mind for at least a couple of pairs. Good job for a delish sandwich. Inventive—now you just need to apply that innovation to Trevor’s pants. Ha.
I don’t normally talk about ME, but please make note of the slight name change from Wild Goose Tea. New web design—whoopee and am adding new features along the way.
I love everything about this recipe! This recipe wil be a huge hit at my house!!!
Oh, I have to make these. Always been my fave sandwich and this looks so much easier.
I hear you on the clothes issue. Now my kids are going through it with theirs.
Boy do I remember those days. My son seemed to put holes in the knees of his pants in record time! Iron on patches were this mom’s best friends for years.
The recipe sounds delish. Gotta try it.
Just stop feeding him. LOL. Ok, no. But really, this looks yummy. And I’m in the same boat. He can’t grow more…and all of ours are stained. Too bad! He’s wearing them anyway. Can’t they just wear shorts? No…because they do PE in the morning and he’s FREEZING. Poor kid…I had to go home and get him a pair of ill-fitted, stained pants the other day because of the wind. We’re almost there!!
Yes!! YES!! Holes.In.All.The.Pants!!! And we are in Wisconsin, so that means we could still have a snow storm or 7 before school is out. Barf. I still refuse to buy more pants. But these! These amazing twist on sloppy joes have to happen! They look amazing! Pinned!
EEP. But they DO go perfectly with this dish, so that helps. Good on ya. ;)
Ha! I’m in the same boat! I got rid of all our winter stuff once we left Colorado and now it’s kind of chilly here.
Totally making these soon! We have sloppy joes probably once a week – the boys love them!
hahahaha…I can totally relate!! Katie wore a sweater to school with holes in it earlier this week. She begged and begged until I relented – then the teacher teased me when I saw her later that day :) I figure there are more important things to worry about. If they’re clean, happy and rested then I’m waaaay ahead of the game – who cares about a hole or two? Love this easy, yummy dish, too!!
Yum! Made this and my husband loved it! Will definitely be on the menu again. Thank you!
Is there any way I can substitute ketchup for something else? My family doesn’t eat ketchup.
This was dinner tonight. It was DELICIOUS! I would add some mushrooms next time. Other than that, I think this will be a new staple at our house!