Living on the East Coast gave our family a love for Philly Cheesesteaks. There’s something about that flavor combination that is just so good. They’re not complicated to make, but this sloppy joe version of a classic Philly Cheesesteak makes it even easier for you to put a delicious dinner on the table that the whole family will love. This classic Sloppy Joe recipe is always a hit with kids.
Every Easterner has an opinion on what makes the best Philly Cheesesteak. Some think Cheese Whiz is the way to go. Others think it’s got to be American cheese. Sometimes you find the meat with just onions. Other times it’s got peppers and mushrooms. As far as I’m concerned, I want it loaded with onions, green peppers, mushrooms, and topped with Provolone cheese. That’s the way I created this recipe, but if you’re not a fan of mushrooms or would rather use American cheese, by all means, switch things up. The recipe will still turn out great and super delicious.
Another important part of a Philly cheesesteak is the bread. As you can see in the pictures, I used hard rolls and toasted them in the oven. You can use whatever type of bread you want, even making a family-size one with a loaf of French bread is a fun way to serve this dinner. I can’t wait for you to give this recipe a try. Your family will love it.
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STEP-BY-STEP PICTURES FOR MAKING PHILLY cheesesteak SLOPPY JOES
Frequently Asked Questions about how to make Philly Cheesesteak Sloppy Joes
CAN I USE GROUND TURKEY IN THIS RECIPE?
I don’t recommend ground turkey, but a great alternative is ground chicken. Chicken Philly Cheesesteaks are actually popular out East. Sticking with beef or chicken gives a much more authentic flavor.
can i make the meat mixture ahead of time and freeze it?
Yes, you can. Just make sure it completely cools before you put it in an airtight bag or container.
do you recommend adding typical sandwich toppings?
Most of the places you find back East will think that is sacrilegious, but when I order one at Subway, I always add sandwich toppings. So feel free to do whatever you like.
- Use a food processor to save time in chopping the vegetables.
- Before adding the meat to the bread, toast the bread slightly. Then once you have the meat, cheese, and bread together, put it under the broiler for a minute until the cheese is bubbly.
- If using a high-fat percentage ground beef, drain most of the grease off the meat before adding the veggies.
- To make this dinner even easier, you can buy a pound of sliced roast beef at the deli, chop it finely, and sautee it with the veggies.
- I like to build all the sandwiches, place them in a 9×13 pan, and broil them all at the same time.
- Large Skillet
- Cutting Board
- Chef’s Knife
- Ground Beef Masher
- Bread Knife
- Food Processor
- 9×13 Baking Dish
- 1 lb ground beef
- 1 green pepper, finely diced
- 1 onion, finely diced
- 6-8 ounces mushrooms, finely diced
- 1½ tsp salt
- ¼ tsp pepper
- 8-10 slices Provolone cheese
- 8-10 rolls or buns of your choice
- In a large skillet, brown the hamburger meat until completely cooked. Drain excess fat off if desired.
- Next, add the finely diced veggies, salt, and pepper. Continue cooking until veggies are tender.
- Prepare rolls or buns by slightly toasting them in the oven.
- Cut a slice of cheese in half to fit in the rolls properly and add the cheese and meat mixture.
- Place the built sandwiches on a baking sheet or in a 9x13 pan and place under the broiler for one minute or until the cheese is nice and bubbly.
- Serve immediately.