Discover the grown-up version of a classic Sloppy Joe! Cheesesteak Sloppy Joes offers savory ground beef, smoky provolone, and our special sauce. Ready in just 15 minutes, it’s the perfect quick dinner idea that’s sure to become a family favorite!

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Philly Cheesesteak Sloppy Joes on a sesame bun with melted provolone

Why Cheesesteak Sloppy Joe’s Are A Big Hit!

Love cheesesteak sandwiches? This cheesesteak-style sloppy Joe recipe is a must-try! It’s cheesy, beefy, and bursting with peppers, baby bellas, and seasoned umami flavor.

  • Simple seasonings, complex flavors
  • One skillet dish: quick cleanup!
  • Weeknight wonder; ready in just 13 minutes
  • Fantastic flavor, perfect for lunch or dinner
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    ingredients for Philly Cheesesteak Sloppy Joes

    Ingredients Needed

    This sandwich recipe’s simplicity and the complementary flavors of the beef broth, garlic, and creamy cheese make a winning combination every time!

    For specific amounts, please refer to the printable recipe card at the bottom of the post.

    • Ground Beef – (93% lean) Ground chicken or sloppy joes with ground turkey are options for a lighter sandwich.
    • Diced Veggies: green bell pepper, baby bella mushrooms, onion, and minced garlic cloves.
    • Ketchup
    • Cornstarch
    • Worcestershire 
    • Simple Seasoning: garlic powder, onion powder, dried oregano, coarse kosher salt, and black pepper. 
    • Low-Sodium Beef Broth – or a bouillon cube dissolved into a cup of water.
    • Provolone Cheese – Smoky Provolone adds that “something special,” but you can use any melty cheese slices.
    • Hamburger Buns – ciabatta, hoagie rolls, pretzel rolls, and tortilla wraps are options for a tasty sloppy joe sandwich!

    How To Make Homemade Cheesesteak Sloppy Joes

    An economical yet wholesome specialty-style dinner sandwich for those busy weeknights or when you have guests over. All you need is a large skillet, and in less than 15 minutes, you will have a hearty dinner sandwich the whole family will love!

    When you are making this recipe, you’ll want to use the full recipe at the bottom of the page.

    1. Cook ground beef, bell pepper, mushrooms, and onions until the meat is no longer pink and the vegetables are tender; drain excess fat.
    2. Stir in garlic, ketchup, cornstarch, Worcestershire sauce, and seasonings until well combined.
    3. Add beef broth, simmer for 3 to 4 minutes, until liquid reduces, and remove from heat.
    4. Spoon sloppy joe mixture onto buns and top with provolone cheese slices.


      A lightly toasted bun adds texture and a barrier against fogginess.

      melty cheese on a sloppy joe cheesecake sandwich

      Recipe FAQ

      How long can leftover sloppy joe mix be refrigerated?

      Leftover sloppy joe mix can be refrigerated for up to 3-4 days in an airtight container.

      Can I make cheesesteak sloppy joe mix ahead of time and reheat it?

      Absolutely! Prepare the sloppy joe mixture in advance, cool completely, and store it in the fridge. When ready to serve, reheat it gently on the stovetop or microwave.

      Can I use a different type of cheese instead of provolone?

      Yes, feel free to experiment with different cheeses such as cheddar, Swiss, or American. Some people even enjoy it with Cheez-Whiz mixed in.

        Cheesesteak Sloppy Joes with melted provolone on a platter

        Side Dishes To Serve with Cheesesteak Sloppy Joes

        Cheesesteak Sloppy Joes pair well with side dishes like sweet potato wedges, coleslaw, parmesan smashed roasted potato, or a simple green salad. Finish off with easy make-ahead Cake Mix Tres Leches Cake.

        Sink your teeth into the deliciousness of this Cheesesteak Sloppy Joes recipe, a flavorful twist on a beloved classic. With its savory beef, gooey provolone, and zesty sauce, it’s a surefire hit for any mealtime gathering!

        Cheesesteak sloppy joe sandwich with melted cheese
        cheesesteak sandwich on a board

        Cheesesteak Sloppy Joes

        Yield: 6 servings
        Prep Time: 5 minutes
        Cook Time: 8 minutes
        Total Time: 13 minutes

        Sink your teeth into the deliciousness of Cheesesteak Sloppy Joes, a flavorful twist on a beloved classic. With its savory beef, gooey provolone, and zesty sauce, it's a surefire hit for any mealtime gathering!


        • 1 pound ground beef (93% lean)
        • 1 cup green bell pepper, diced
        • 8 ounces baby bella mushrooms, diced
        • ½ cup onion, diced
        • 2 garlic cloves, minced
        • 2 tablespoons ketchup
        • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
        • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire
        • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
        • 1 teaspoon onion powder
        • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
        • ½ teaspoon coarse kosher salt
        • ½ teaspoon black pepper
        • 1 cup low-sodium beef broth
        • 6 slices provolone cheese
        • 6 hamburger buns


        1. Using a large skillet, cook ground beef, bell pepper, mushrooms, and onion stirring over medium heat until beef is no longer pink and vegetables are tender (5-7minutes). Drain excess fat.
        2. Add garlic, ketchup, cornstarch, Worcestershire sauce, and all of the seasonings. Stir until well combined.
        3. Pour in beef broth and simmer for 3 to 4 minutes, stirring until liquid reduces. Remove skillet from heat.
        4. Spoon ground beef mixture onto buns and top with cheese slices.



        You can keep the cheesestead sloppy joes mixture in the fridge for up to 4 to 5 days. It is great to make the day before and heat up before serving

        • If you do not use lean beef you will want to drain the fat after the meat has been cooked.
        • This is a great recipe to throw in a slow cooker on warm or low before your guests arrive.
        • You could serve the sloppy joes in tortilla shells over rice or pasta.
        Nutrition Information:
        Yield: 6 Serving Size: 1
        Amount Per Serving: Calories: 477Total Fat: 23gSaturated Fat: 10gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 10gCholesterol: 87mgSodium: 810mgCarbohydrates: 34gFiber: 3gSugar: 7gProtein: 34g

        Nutrition information is estimated based on the ingredients and cooking instructions as described in each recipe and is intended to be used for informational purposes only. Please note that nutrition details may vary based on methods of preparation, origin, and freshness of ingredients used and are just estimates. We encourage, especially if these numbers are important to you, to calculate these on your own for most accurate results.

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