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A philly cheesesteak sloppy joe on a plate with chips.

Philly Cheesesteak Sloppy Joes

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  • Author: Erin Jensen
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: 6 servings 1x
  • Category: Dinner/Entree
  • Method: Stove Top
  • Cuisine: American


Philly Cheesesteak Sloppy Joes – a super simple weeknight dinner! This philly cheesesteak sloppy joe recipe is going to become a family fav!


  • 1 lb ground beef
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt (more to taste)
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon butter, ghee or olive oil
  • 2 teaspoons garlic, minced
  • 1 small yellow onion, diced
  • 1 green bell pepper, diced
  • 12 cups mushrooms, sliced
  • 1 teaspoon liquid smoke
  • 34 tablespoons beef broth
  • 1 teaspoon worcestershire 
  • 2 teaspoons soy sauce
  • 1/2 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 46 slices American cheese (regular or dairy-free)
  • 46 toasted buns


  1. Bring large cast iron skillet to medium-high heat. Add ground beef and sprinkle with kosher salt and pepper. Move around pan while it cooks; about 5-7 minutes. Drain excess grease. Remove cooked ground beef from skillet with slotted spoon and transfer to a bowl. Set aside. 
  2. Add butter to skillet and let melt. Add garlic and move around pan until aromatic, about 30 seconds. 
  3. Add onion and bell peppers. Move around pan while they cook down a bit, approx. 2-4 minutes. 
  4. Add mushrooms and allow them to cook down, approx. 3 minutes. 
  5. Meanwhile, combine liquid smoke, beef broth, worcestershire, soy sauce and cornstarch in a small bowl; whisk to combine. 
  6. Add ground beef back to the skillet along with the cornstarch mixture; ensure skillet is nice and hot. Move ingredients around the pan while the sauce thickens a bit.
  7. Place slices of cheese over top and remove from heat. Cover and let cheese melt a few minutes. 
  8. Using a large spatula transfer some meat mixture covered in cheese to sliced buns. 
  9. Enjoy!


  • Dairy-Free: feel free to use olive oil instead of butter and choose a dairy-free cheese to make this meal dairy-free. 
  • Gluten-Free: use a gluten-free bun to make this recipe gluten-free.
  • Storage: store leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.