Philly Cheese Steak Sloppy Joes will make you forget your childhood canned sauce memories and make you LOVE sloppy joes again.Philly Cheese Steak Sloppy Joes came together pretty organically and randomly for us. We have had Philly Cheese Steak Grilled Cheese sandwiches in our rotation for years (because they are AMAZING) and one day we made up a skillet and…. our bread had become furry.
So we had hamburger buns on hand from a hamburger night meal a couple of nights before. The changes I made were just enough to be extra gooey and “sloppy” and only took about a minute.
° 1 pound lean ground beef
° 2 tablespoons of butter
° 1 small yellow onion, diced
° 1 small green pepper, diced
° 8 ounces sliced brown mushrooms
° 2 tablespoons of ketchup
° 1 tablespoon of Worcestershire sauce
° 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
° 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
° 1 tablespoon cornstarch
° 1 glass of beef broth
° 8 oz Provolone cheese slices, chopped (use 6 oz if you don’t want it very cheesy)
° 6 brioche hamburger buns
– Add the ground beef to a large cast iron skillet (it browns very well) and brown until a nice brown crust appears before breaking the beef into pieces.
– Stir the ground beef and brown until a deep crust appears on about 50% of the beef.
– Remove the beef (you can leave the fat) and add the butter and the onions, then the peppers and mushrooms.
– Brown for 1-2 minutes before stirring, then brown for another 1-2 minutes before stirring again.
– Return the beef to the skillet.
– In a small cup mix the beef broth and cornstarch together
– Add the ketchup, Worcestershire sauce, salt, black pepper, beef broth/cornstarch mixture to the pan.
– Cook until the mixture is slightly liquid (about 75% of the mixture is above liquid), 3-5 minutes.
– Turn off the heat, add the provolone cheese.
– Served on toasted brioche buns.