Philly Cheesesteak Sloppy Joes combine two of the best sandwiches on earth! Get ready to become obsessed with your newest favorite comfort food.

You all gave me some rave reviews on my Easy Philly Cheesesteak and low-carb Philly Cheesesteak Stuffed Peppers, so I am really excited to share this spin on sloppy joes with you!

Philly Cheese Steak Sloppy Joes on the tray

There is nothing like coming out of the pool in the summertime and sinking your teeth into an ooey-gooey Philly Cheesesteak Sloppy Joe — this goes for kids and adults! When I have a bunch of kids over to the house that are looking to eat, these always come to mind.

I am in love with Philly Cheesesteaks, so I figured all the ingredients that go into the classic would be awesome sloppy joes style! This twist on a classic American meal is sure to bring you back to childhood. 

Make Philly Cheese Steak in One Pan

One-pan meals are a mom’s best friend. Start with sauteing your ground beef and then add in the diced bell pepper and onion. Cook until the veggies are softened and season to taste (salt and pepper will do the trick here). Then, add cheese right on top and cook a few more minutes until it turns into melty goodness. What is it about melted cheese that screams “work of art”?! 

Then, grab some hamburger buns and sandwich the beefy goodness right in between. Make this quick and easy meal more well-rounded by pairing your sloppy joes with some air fryer french fries, caesar salad or some mashed potatoes. Ahhhhhh, childhood….

What Meat Should I Use For the Philly Cheesesteak Sloppy Joes? 

The best meat you can use for Philly Cheesesteak Sloppy Joes is very lean ground meat. I think the perfect combination is 95% lean to 5% fat. Why? This keeps your sandwich from getting too greasy. You don’t want a bunch of beef fat soaking through your bread and making a big mess. Sloppy joes are already sloppy enough as is! 

Hot tip: If you want to go a bit leaner, feel free to use ground chicken or turkey instead. These are naturally much leaner so you won’t have to worry about the grease issue here! 

Cheese for Philly Cheesesteak

The best cheese to use in provolone! It’s the standard cheese for Philly Cheesesteaks and it melts wonderfully. You could also cheddar if you prefer. Either way, you are going to want to top your meat mixture with a generous amount of the gooey stuff! 

If you are planning on serving your Philly Cheesesteak Sloppy Joes right away, feel free to top the mixture with cheese and let it melt naturally. But, if you are planning to serve them later, store the filling in an airtight container and then top with cheese in a cast-iron skillet and broil it on low for a few minutes to melt the cheese right before serving. Melted cheese truly takes this dish to the next level! 

ingredients for the philly cheese steak

Other Steak Recipes 

Sometimes you just need beef! Here are some of our favorite recipes centered around this epic ingredient: 

  • Baked Steak and Veggies: A quick and scrumptious weeknight meal that can be prepared all in one pan! Perfecto! 
  • Flank Steak Wraps: These wraps are great for a quick lunch. Packed with avocados, onions, tomatoes and lettuce, this wrap might as well count as a salad! 
  • Steak Sandwiches: Tender, juicy strips of steak are topped with caramelized onions and Havarti cheese in this classic guilty pleasure! 
  • Perfect Cast Iron Ribeye: Ribeyes are just…amazing! They are perfectly marbled and oh-so-tender. When made in a cast-iron skillet, they get a wonderful crust on the outside that is addicting. 

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Natalya Drozhzhin

Natalya founded Momsdish to demonstrate that placing a homemade meal on the table is not hard at all. Natalya makes cooking easier and approachable, by simplifying the ingredients, while still producing the same great taste.