These Easy Philly Cheese Steak Sloppy Joes are done in less than 30 minutes and are outstanding in flavor thanks to ketchup, Dijon mustard and Worcestershire sauce. They are also very cheesy with all that delicious melted Provolone and Cheddar on top.
These Sloppy Joes with a Philly Cheese Steak flair are something the whole family will love and enjoy. Beef tastes amazing here!
Beef, especially ground beef, nowadays can taste quite bland, therefore knowing the right ingredients to pair with beef is pivotal to any beef recipe.
Flavors in Philly Cheese Steak Sloppy Joes
When I was reviewing various versions of Sloppy Joes, I read in BeefMagazine (yes, there is such a thing) that Worcestershire sauce and mushrooms are among the top flavors to pair with beef, so I thought perfect, let’s use both!
And if you are Japanese, you might even say that this recipe is rich in “umami”, which is a distinct taste of a good tasting beef with all accompanying flavors enhancing that taste.
What kind of cheese to use in Philly Cheese Steak Sloppy Joes
I used both Provolone and Cheddar cheeses here to mix up even more flavor. You can use regular sliced provolone, available at any supermarket. But for a more intense flavor, look for spicy aged provolone. They even rate this cheese as Medium, Sharp, and Extra Sharp, just like Cheddar.
Cheddar cheese wise, I used sharp shredded Cheddar cheese, yellow in color.
So please choose your Provolone and Cheddar cheeses wisely!
When is the right time to add cheese to Sloppy Joes
Cheese should be added last, right when Philly Cheese Steak Sloppy Joes are ready to serve, which means that if you are making them ahead of time, make sure to add cheese after reheating the beef.
Both of these cheeses melt quite nicely and evenly once you spread them on top of the hot beef. Serve them immediately, as the melted cheese has a tendency to disappear into this flavorful saucy mixture.
Somebody stop me from posting all these yummy looking pictures of Philly Cheese Steak Sloppy Joes!
But is there really such a thing as too many pictures of Sloppy Joes?
What goes into the beef mixture of Philly Cheese Steak Sloppy Joes
As any traditional Philly Cheese Steak Sloppy Joes, these are made with mushrooms and green bell peppers, cooked together with beef in a skillet, which takes only 10 minutes. If you are not a fan of mushrooms or bell peppers, believe me you might not even care if they are there at all, these are so tasty.
Then the beef mixture is topped with Provolone and shredded Cheddar cheeses. Since most provolone cheeses are sold in sheets, make sure to slice your provolone, it will melt much more evenly.
Once the cheeses are melted in the pan and the brioche hamburger buns are prepared, you can start adding big scoops of the beef/cheese mixture to the bun and serve them hot!
To sum it all up, these couldn’t have been easier and the results were delicious. We’ll be making these again for sure.
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Done in less than 30 minutes, they are outstanding in flavor thanks to ketchup, Dijon mustard and Worcestershire sauce and definitely cheesy with all that delicious melted Provolone and Cheddar on top.
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 1 pound lean ground beef
- 1 yellow onion (diced)
- 1 green bell pepper (diced)
- 8 ounces mushrooms (minced)
- 1 tablespoon flour
- 1/2 tsp garlic powder
- 1/2 tsp onion powder
- 1/4 tsp black pepper
- 1/2 tsp sea salt (more if desired)
- 6 ounces Provolone Cheese Slices (chopped)
- 1/3 cup Cheddar cheese
- 6 brioche hamburger buns (or any other buns of your choice)
Cooking beef: Heat a large skillet over medium heat, add 1 tbsp olive oil and the meat, onions, bell pepper, mushrooms.
Cook for about 7-8 minutes, until beef is no longer pink, breaking it apart and stirring as it cooks. If you have any liquid or grease after browning beef, make sure to drain grease from meat.
- Sprinkle the flour over the meat/veggies and stir to combine. Cook the mixture over medium heat for 1-2 minutes, stirring often (this helps cook out the flour taste).
Making sauce: To the skillet with beef, add beef broth, Worcestershire sauce, ketchup and Dijon mustard and bring this mixture to a simmering point.
Now it's time to add sea salt, pepper, garlic powder and onion powder and cook over medium heat, stirring with a wooden spoon for 2-3 minutes.
Adding cheese: Turn off heat and add sliced Provolone cheese on top of the beef in the skillet. Next sprinkle with Cheddar cheese. This step needs to be done right when Sloppy Joes are ready to be served.
To serve: Serve the sloppy joe mixture on buns of your choice.
Calories are per serving.