Philly Cheesesteak Sloppy Joes

I cannot get enough of Sloppy Joes. I love Bayou Sloppy Joes. Seriously messy Sloppy Joes. Sloppy Joes made with chorizo. Sloppy Joes made in a slow cooker. Any way you cook ’em, I’ll eat ’em. Like these Philly cheesesteak Sloppy Joes. Made in just minutes, and packed with the flavors of a traditional Philly cheesesteak sandwich. Of course, topped with a creamy cheese sauce. Now, if you don’t think provolone cheese is ‘proper’ on a cheesesteak, you can surely substitute Cheese Wiz and have your Sloppy Joe ‘with’.
Philly Cheesesteak Sloppy JoesI was raised on A-1 steak sauce, but some folks were raised on Heinz 57. Either sauce (or any other steak sauce for that matter) is great on these sandwiches.

Philly Cheesesteak Sloppy Joes

Course Main
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 4 servings

Ingredients

For the sandwich

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 medium sweet onion chopped
  • 1 green pepper chopped
  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 2 tablespoons A-1 steak sauce
  • 1/2 cup beef stock
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 4 hamburger buns or Hoagie rolls

For the cheese sauce

  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup whole milk
  • 1 cup provolone cheese shredded, or if sliced, torn into pieces

Instructions

For the sandwich

  • Melt the oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat.
  • Add the onion and peppers and cook for 3-4 minutes.
  • Add the beef and brown, breaking into small pieces. Drain if necessary.
  • Add the steak sauce and broth. Stir. Season with salt and pepper.
  • Reduce heat and let simmer until the sauce is reduced.
  • Toast buns as desired.
  • Serve buns topped with meat mixture and a few spoonfuls of the cheese sauce.

For the cheese sauce

  • Melt the butter in a sauce pan over medium-high heat.
  • Stir in the flour and cook about 1 minute, whisking.
  • Slowly add the milk while whisking.
  • Cook for 2-3 minutes, whisking continuously, until thickened.
  • Reduce heat to low and add the cheese. Stir until the cheese is melted and thick.

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