Do you have fond memories of school cafeteria sloppy joes?– The lunch lady scooping “something” onto a soggy bun. Well, I’m about to erase that memory forever from your mind. Yes, let’s embark on a new sloppy joe…one with mushrooms, Worcestershire sauce, bbq sauce and of course, melty cheese.  This one knocks it out of park, with all the flavor of your favorite cheesesteak, but in the form of a sloppy joe. If you ever need a quick meal or something to make with that ground beef, this is perfect! Whether you choose to make it a as a weeknight meal or a game-day treat, it is bound to please the whole crowd. 

Philly Cheesesteak Sloppy Joes

A quick and easy alternative to your favorite Philly cheesesteak, using ground beef, special seasonings and topped with provolone cheese.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 8


  • 2 pounds lean ground beef or ground turkey
  • 1/2 cup sweet onion, chopped
  • 1/2 cup bell pepper, chopped green or red
  • 1 stalk celery, finely chopped
  • 8 ounces baby bella mushrooms, finely chopped (optional)
  • 1 teaspoon garlic, finely minced
  • 1 teaspoon steak seasoning
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 cups low-sodium beef broth
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/4 cup BBQ sauce your favorite brand
  • 8 slices Provolone cheese
  • Hamburger Buns or Submarine Rolls for serving


  1. In a large, 12-inch nonstick skillet add the meat, onions, bell pepper, celery mushrooms, garlic, steak seasoning and pepper.  Stir and break up the beef until browned and crumbly, 7 to 10 minutes. Drain excess grease.

  2. Sprinkle the flour over the meat/veggies and stir to combine. Add the beef broth, Worcestershire sauce, and BBQ sauce. Cook and stir the mixture over medium heat for 1 minute.

  3.  Simmer until most  of the liquid has reduced and the mixture is thick, about 5 minutes. Add salt and pepper to taste.

  4. Serve on toasted buns, with a slice of provolone cheese.   

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