Hi guys, how are you guys?!
Hubby and I recently invited his mom, his uncle, and his aunt for a small cookout in our backyard. We did the classic hot dogs and hamburgers with yummy sides like potato and macaroni salad with different types of potato chips. It was really nice. Everything was pretty much store bought so I didn’t have to do any work. The only negative side of this event was we had an entire bag of hamburger bun left. They all took some left over hamburgers and hot dogs but they had bread at home so no one wanted to take the buns. As you guys know, I’m not a huge fan of eating same food over and over so making more hamburger to use up the bun was out of my option.
So I decided to make Philly Cheese Steak Sloppy Joes. When people order Philly Cheese Steak sub, it usually comes with french fries. Instead of serving this with french fries, I decided to serve it with leftover potato chips from the cookout. I’m talking killing two birds with one stone here!
If you have leftover hamburger buns and don’t know what to do with it, and like Philly Cheese Steak sub but don’t know how to make it or buy the appropriate meat for the sub, this recipe is for you!
The recipe is adopted from https://dinnerthendessert.com/philly-cheese-steak-sloppy-joes/ by “Dinner then Dessert”. It is an amazing recipe and the flavor is just out of the world but I wanted mine to be a little more “Philly Cheese Steak-like” than “sloppy Joes-Like”. And that’s how this recipe was born!
I wanted my meat mixture to have that classic provolone cheese flavor but also wanted them to bind well together so I used shredded mozzarella cheese to do that part. Mozzarella cheese melts beautifully and it is very mild flavor cheese so it doesn’t compete with other flavors in the sandwich.
I made this incredibly yummy sandwich using a potato bun but if you are really craving the classic Philly Cheese Steak, then by all mean, use the Italian hogie rolls. my Philly cheese steak sloppy joes is rich in flavor and it’s very cheesy especially when you put another slice of provolone cheese on top 😉 To give different texture, I served mine with crunchy potato chips and cut through the rich flavor, I added pickled banana pepper. They were simply amazing!!
If you are a fan of Philly cheese steak and/or have leftover buns that you don’t know what to do with, try this recipe!
As always, happy eating my friends!
- 1 medium size onion, chopped
- ½ large green bell pepper, chopped
- ½ large color bell pepper (yellow and/or red), chopped
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1.5 lb ground beef
- 1 teaspoon steak seasoning
- ½ teaspoon onion powder
- 2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
- ½ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
- 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
- 6 slices provolone cheese
- Hamburger bun of your choice
- In a large non stick pan, cook onion and bell pepper with ½ teaspoon of salt.
- Sauté until onion becomes translucent but still have its crunch.
- Take the sautéed onion and bell pepper mixture out and place them into a bowl.
- In the same pan, add ground beef with 1 teaspoon of steak seasoning.
- Cook until they are no longer pink and drain the fat.
- Return the meat to the pan and lower the heat to medium.
- To the drained and cooked ground beef, add ½ teaspoon of salt, ½ teaspoon onion powder, 2 teaspoons of Worcestershire sauce, and ground black pepper.
- Mix in the cooked onion and pepper mixture.
- Cook them for couple of minutes until everything is heated through. Stir frequently.
- Add shredded mozzarella cheese. Stir to incorporate meat mixture with cheese.
- Once all the mozzarella cheese has melted, turn off the heat and add provolone cheese on top.
- Place a lid on top of the pan to melt the provolone cheese. Wait couple of minutes until the cheese melts into the meat mixture.
- Scoop the mixture on top of the hamburger bun of your choice and enjoy!