Philly Cheese Steak Sloppy Joes

3 minutes
October 3, 2022
Carole Jones

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Philly Cheese Steak Sloppy Joes with Provolone Cheese SauceWith so much of my time spent learning a whole new blogging platform (including many hours of online tutorials), my time in the kitchen has been quite limited.  Dinners have needed to be especially quick and easy the past couple weeks.  This sloppy joe recipe was the perfect fit for that necessity.

I have never liked sloppy joes.  Just not a fan of the tomato based sauce.  My mother in law has a great sloppy joe recipe that uses chicken gumbo soup as its base but the stores don’t stock that soup where I live.  Bummer!  This sloppy joe recipe uses beef broth and steak sauce as its base (yum!) and then you top it with that ooey gooey provolone cheese sauce to create a quick dinner heaven!

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Philly Cheese Steak Sloppy Joes

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  • Yield: Makes 8 large sandwiches 1x


  • 1 Tb vegetable oil
  • 2 lbs lean ground beef
  • salt and pepper
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 1 large green pepper, chopped
  • 15 ounce can beef broth
  • 1/2 C steak sauce
  • 8 hamburger buns
  • 1 Tb butter
  • 1 Tb flour
  • 12 ounces provolone cheese, shredded
  • salt and pepper


  1. In a large skillet preheat to high add the oil, ground beef and salt and pepper. Brown the meat completely and then add the onion and green pepper. Cook for about 2 minutes, then add the can of beef broth and steak sauce. Stir well and allow the mixture to boil for about 10 minutes until the sauce reduces and thickens.
  2. While the sauce reduces, melt the butter in a medium skillet over medium high heat. Sprinkle the flour into the melted butter and whisk it together. Allow the mixture to cook for about 1 minute and while whisking, add the milk. Bring it to a boil, whisking often, until it thickens. Add the cheese and the salt and pepper. Heat until the cheese melts and combines. Serve the cheese sauce over the meat inside the sandwich.


  • Serving Size: 1 sandwich
  • Calories: 633
  • Sugar: 10g
  • Sodium: 1167mg
  • Fat: 28g
  • Saturated Fat: 13g
  • Unsaturated Fat: 7g
  • Trans Fat: 1g
  • Carbohydrates: 51g
  • Fiber: 3g
  • Protein: 43g
  • Cholesterol: 103mg



Carole Jones

Carole Jones is an Arizona-based cookbook author & food blogger. She's authored The 30 Minute Cooking From Frozen Cookbook and the self-published Take 5: Chicken e-cookbook. For the past 15 years, Carole has shared her culinary adventures cooking and baking for her six brutally honest children here on My Kitchen Escapades. Hot, crusty bread is Carole's love language, but her two adorable grandchildren are a close second. Yes, second. Don't judge.


10 years ago

Hi Carole, I find chicken gumbo soup at Hy Vee here in town on the top row. I really had to hunt for it. : ) I am anxious to try this recipe. My mom makes sloppy joes with Chicken Gumbo soup as well. Will you post your mother-in-law’s recipe some time?

10 years ago

Really?? It has been a couple years since I have looked because both HyVee and County Fair told me they no longer stocked it. Thanks so much! I will definitely share the recipe soon. I am so excited! Carole

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