Cheesesteak style sloppy joes are packed with flavors reminiscent of a cheesesteak sandwich. Made with ground beef, these quick and easy sloppy joes sandwiches are filled with bell pepper and onion, then topped with melty cheese.
INGREDIENTS AND SUBSTITUTIONS
Ground beef – I used 85/15 beef, but ground beef can be substituted with ground turkey or ground chicken for a leaner sandwich.
Buns – Your favorite soft sandwich buns work great in this recipe. Some readers have used hoagie rolls instead of buns.
Onion, garlic/garlic powder, & bell pepper – Adds flavor to your sloppy joes. I don’t recommend omitting these ingredients. Optionally, mushrooms could be added for more savory flavor.
Cheese – White American cheese can be substituted with smoked provolone cheese if desired, but white American is my favorite choice. It is rich, creamy, and melts perfectly.
Salt & pepper – Add flavor to the ground beef. Feel free to more to suit your tastes.
Butter – Salted or unsalted butter works in this recipe. Butter could also be substituted with olive oil or excess grease from the cooked ground beef.
Worcestershire sauce – Adds savory flavor to the sloppy joes. I don’t recommend omitting it. Worcestershire sauce could be substituted with soy sauce or steak sauce if needed for allergy reasons.
Beef broth – Broth also adds savory flavor to your sloppy joes and helps create that classic sloppy joe sauce. I don’t recommend omitting it.
Cornstarch – Necessary to thicken the sauce as your sloppy joes cook. Cornstarch could be substituted with flour if needed.
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