Bacon Philly Cheesesteak Sloppy Joes are made with ground beef, tender bell pepper, onions, and gooey melted cheese! A perfect weekend dinner that is packed with flavors in every single bite!
Ultimate Cheesesteak Sloppy Joes
If I had to choose only one dish to eat for the rest of my life, it would probably be these Philly Cheesesteak Sloppy Joes. This is the kind of meal that has always please me, my friends, and my family. Everyone is in love with them, and I guaranteed that you will love every single bite of them as well!
First, it is quite easy to make, and you only need a few ingredients. Also, it is so flavorful that it beat pretty much any other sandwiches, cheeseburgers, out there. The combination of beef with peppers and melted cheese is something out of this world. This is the recipe we make quite often and is quite amazing.
This is also the type of recipe that is great for any occasion. If you are looking for a quick and flavorful dinner, I highly recommend giving it a try. Also, if you are hosting a game-day or Superbowl party, then make sure to make some extra, as they go super fast!
What are Philly Cheesesteaks?
Traditionally, this dish is made with thinly sliced ribeye and topped with tender peppers, onions, and cheese.
As the name suggests, its roots go back to Philadelphia. This recipe is also customizable based on regions. However, the common toppings include fried onions, hot or sweet peppers, sauteed mushrooms, and ketchup.
What do you need to make Philly Cheesesteak Sloppy Joes?
For exact ingredient measures, please see the recipe card below. You will need the following ingredients:
- Ground beef
- Vegetable oil or butter
- Hamburger buns
- Bell peppers
- Beef broth
- Worcestershire sauce
- Salt and pepper
- Provolone cheese
- Cornstarch (this is optional)
- Garlic (also optional)
How to make Philly Cheesesteak Sloppy Joes?
- Brown the beef: In a large skillet over medium-high heat, add some vegetable oil. Then add chopped onion and bell peppers and cook for about 5 minutes, stirring often. Next, add the minced garlic, and then add the beef. Cook the beef until no longer pink. The key to developing maximum flavor for these Sloppy Joes is forming a deep brown crust when cooking the beef. So take a little extra time to stir and brown the meat. It will absorb all the flavors from the veggies as well. Drain fat.
- Add the sauce: Stir in beef broth, ketchup, and Worcestershire and season generously with salt and pepper. Cook for about 5 minutes, and gently stir.
- Add cheese: Lastly, add the provolone cheese to it, and cover skillet with a lid to melt the cheese, for about 1-2 minutes.
- Serve: Once the cheese is melted, remove the skillet from heat, and serve the cheesy ground beef mixture on hamburger buns. Enjoy!
What type of cheese to use in Philly Cheesesteak Sloppy Joes?
As a general rule, you want to go with Provolone or Cheddar cheese. Both types work great here, and when combining with bell peppers, and ground meat, it truly elevates the flavors.
You can get them at any local store or supermarkets. However, you can also use other types as well, based on your likings. Other favorites are White American, Cheese Whiz, or blue cheese.
How to make Philly Cheese Steak Sloppy Joes in the Slow Cooker?
Making this recipe in the crockpot is very easy.
Simply, add all the ingredients to the crockpot (except the cheese and buns). Cover the lid, and set the cook on LOW for 4 hours. Also, use only half the amount of beef broth.
About 30 minutes prior to serving to check the thickness of the sauce. If it is not too thick, feel free to add 1 tablespoon of cornstarch mixed with 1 tablespoon of water. Then, cook for an additional 30 minutes on LOW.
How to store them?
You can make them in advance or store leftovers for the next days. Simply, store the beef mixture without the buns in an airtight container, and refrigerate for up to 3 days. When ready to serve, just reheat the meat, and then serve it on buns.
- To make it spicy, add some chopped jalapeno to the skillet when cooking the onion.
- You can skip the cornstarch. However, I always use it as it makes the sauce thicker. You want to have a nice consistency and not a runny sauce.
- Also, feel free to use your favorite cheeses.
- Garlic can be skipped if not a fan.
- I like using a cast-iron skillet when browning the ingredients. It also distributes the heat uniformly.
Philly Cheesesteak Sloppy Joes are made with ground beef, tender bell pepper, onions, and gooey melted cheese! A perfect weekend dinner that is packed with flavors in every single bite!
- 1 pound lean ground beef
- 8 bacon slices
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 1 small yellow onion diced
- 1 green bell pepper diced
- 3 cloves garlic minced
- 1/2 teaspoon Kosher salt
- 1/2 teaspoon fresh ground black pepper
- 1 teaspoon paprika
- 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
- 1 cup tomato sauce
- 1 cup beef broth
- 1 tablespoon cornstarch
- 1 cup provolone cheese shredded
- 6 hamburger buns
- Cooked bacon
- 6 slices Provolone cheese
Place a large non-stick skillet over medium-high heat and once hot add the bacon slices to the pan. Cook until crispy. Remove and set aside.
Drain grease, leaving in only about 2 tablespoons.
Add the ground beef, and cook unmoved for 4 minutes, browning it until a deep brown crust appears on the bottom. Break it with a wooden spoon and continue cooking until no longer pink. Drain the fat.
Add the onion and green bell pepper to the pan and cook for 1 minute. Add garlic and cook for 30 seconds.
Chop half of the bacon and add it back to the pan.
Add salt, ground black pepper, paprika, tomato sauce, Worcestershire sauce and stir to combine.
In a small bowl combine beef broth and cornstarch, until cornstarch is dissolved. Add the mixture to the pan.
Cook until the mixture is just slightly liquidy, for about 5-7 minutes.
Turn off the heat, stir in the cheese and fold into the meat until just melted.
Served on hamburger buns topped with provolone cheese, bacon, ketchup, and mustard.