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These Philly Cheesesteak Sloppy Joes are serious comfort food. They make a great weeknight meal or tasty game day snacks, and they cost just $2.02 per serving! 20 minutes is all you need to make this recipe!
Raise your hand if you have memories of having to gag down Sloppy Joes as a child. My hand is raised high, folks. I am almost triggered just thinking about it. I grew up thinking I didn’t like Sloppy Joes. It was not until years later, I realized I really do like Sloppy Joes…it’s all about how they’re prepared.
So what was my issue all those years as a child? It was the canned sauce I didn’t like. I get why everyone uses it, it is super convenient. It is just not the tastiest.
Because of this, I set out on a mission to make my own version of Sloppy Joes that no one would have to gag down. I now present to you my Philly Cheesesteak Sloppy Joe recipe!
These Philly Cheesesteak Sloppy Joes are serious comfort food. They make a great weeknight meal or tasty game day snacks. Plus, you can make this recipe in just 20 minutes! That means you’ll be spending less time in the kitchen and more time with your family.
Go ahead and make these super easy Philly Cheesesteak Sloppy Joes and watch your family not only happily eat them but also LOVE them.
Philly Cheesesteak Sloppy Joes Recipe Questions Answered:
Where does Sloppy Joe come from?
Many people believe the origination of this delicious sandwich began in the 1930s in a cafe in Iowa. A man named Joe put some tomato sauce on his loose meat sandwich and thus created the first-ever Sloppy Joe.
What’s on a traditional Philly cheesesteak?
A traditional Philly cheesesteak is full of amazing flavors. The ingredients include rib eye beef, melted cheese, and a delicious roll. You can top it with additional ingredients such as fried onions, peppers, and mushrooms.
How to Make Philly Cheesesteak Sloppy Joes:
- Brown the meat.
- Add the veggies and cook until softened.
- Add the Worcestershire and stock. Cook until almost evaporated.
- Make the cheese sauce.
- Assemble and eat!
20 minutes, folks. That’s all it takes to make these Philly Cheesesteak Sloppy Joes!
How much will this Philly Cheesesteak Sloppy Joes recipe cost?
RECIPE COST: $8.06
PRICE PER SERVING: $2.02
NOTE: The recipe prices are used calculating name brand products from Walmart’s website. The actual cost of the recipe will vary depending on what your pantry is already stocked with and current grocery prices.
- 1 Tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil – $0.14
- 1 pound lean ground beef – $3.60
- 1 medium bell pepper diced – $0.62
- 1 large yellow onion diced – $0.62
- 1 Tablespoon Worcestershire sauce – $0.06
- ½ cup beef stock – $0.24
- Salt and pepper to taste – $0.01
- 1 Tablespoon butter – $0.10
- 1 ½ Tablespoon four – $0.03
- 1 cup milk – $0.16
- 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese – $0.64
- 4 submarine rolls – $1.84
Cook’s Note – Philly Cheesesteak Sloppy Joes:
- Here’s a trick to fit more meat onto the submarine roll: before toasting split the roll in half and remove most of the soft insides of the bottom roll. This will create a nice little well for more of the Philly Cheesesteak Sloppy Joe mixture to fill.
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What can I make with Sloppy Joes?
- Boston Baked Beans
- Buttery Smoked Corn on the Cob
- Creamy Cucumber Salad
- Crispy Baked Oven Fries
- Easy Pasta Salad
- Food Truck Hawaiian Macaroni Salad
- Garden Bean Salad
- Healthy Mashed Cauliflower
- Sausage and Peppers Stuffed Peppers
- Spinach Salad-A Costco Copycat
- Summer’s Best Potato Salad
- Zesty Italian Pasta Salad
Philly Cheesesteak Sloppy Joes Recipe
- 1 Tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
- 1 pound lean ground beef
- 1 medium bell pepper diced
- 1 large yellow onion diced
- 1 Tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
- ½ cup beef stock
- Salt and pepper to taste
- 1 Tablespoon butter
- 1 ½ Tablespoon flour
- 1 cup milk any kind but skim
- 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
- 4 submarine rolls split in half and toasted
- Preheat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add oil, swirl it around the pan and add ground beef. Using the back of a wooden spoon break up ground beef and cook until browned, about 5-6 minutes.
- Add bell pepper and onion and cook, stirring occasionally, until tender; 3-4 minutes. Add Worcestershire sauce and beef stock. Bring mixture to bubble and continue to cook until almost all liquid is evaporated; 3-4 minutes.
MAKE CHEESE SAUCE:
- While meat cooks, make the cheese sauce. Melt butter in a medium saucepan over medium heat. Whisk in flour and cook, stirring constantly for about 1 minute. Whisk in milk and bring to a low boil. Continue to boil, whisking frequently, until thickened; about 2 minutes. Take the saucepan off the heat, add shredded cheese and stir until cheese is completely melted.
- TO FINISH:
- Add ¼ of the meat mixture to a toasted roll. Top with cheese sauce. Repeat with remaining rolls and serve!
This post was first published on September 22, 2015. I have since updated the pictures and added a recipe video. Here are some of the original pictures.