Quick and Easy Philly Style Sloppy Joes

Have I told you guys yet that I lived a few blocks away from Geno’s and Pat’s steaks in Philly? When I first moved to Philly I wasn’t into cheese steaks as much as I am now. I realize it’s because the cheese steaks in NYC were not that all great. The closes I got to a good cheese steak in NYC was subways. Yep.. Subways..

Now I’m all into cheese steaks and anything that has to do with cheese steaks! Every time I go to Geno’s I peek in a little and try to see what the “secret” method is. well truth be told, there’s no secret really. Just a whole load of fresh beef, bell peppers, onions, and lots and lots of cheese.

Quick and Easy Philly Style Sloppy Joes

This Philly style sloppy Joes recipe is similar to a Philly cheese steak recipe but instead of using the thin sliced steaks it’s made with ground beef. It cooks a bit quicker too since the beef is ground.

You can make it without the bell pepper but you should definitely not skimp out on the onions because they really do give the dish a whole lot of flavor. You can melt the cheese inside the sandwich or layer the slices right on the mixture in the skillet so that it can melt and then scoop it with the beef into the sandwich.

Quick and Easy Philly Style Sloppy Joes


4.75 from 4 votes

Quick and Easy Philly Style Sloppy Joes

By: Layla
Cook15 minutes
Total15 minutes
Servings 6



  • Heat a large heavy duty skillet to medium/high heat. Add the chopped onions, peppers and 1 teaspoon olive oil. saute for 3-4 minutes or until they are soft. Pour into a smaller bowl and set aside. In the same skillet add the beef and brown ( 3-4 minutes), drain fat and set aside.

  • Return the veggies into the skillet and combine. Add the steak sauce, and seasonings. In a small bowl Whisk cornstarch into beef broth and add to the beef mixture. Simmer for 8-10 minutes, stirring occasionally, until most of the liquid is absorbed.

    After you have turned off the heat Top with 3-4 slices of cheese and allow to melt.Toast hamburger buns and scoop mixture into the buns. Serve this sandwich alone or with a side of my homemade nacho cheese fries. Serve warm and enjoy!
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  1. the best Philly cheesesteak sandwich I ever had uses CREAM cheese! omg to die for

  2. This looks delicious! I just found our movie night treat. This Philly style sloppy joe with a side of sweet potato fries. Yum!

  3. Wow…I made these for dinner tonight and they are delicious. I will make them again and again. YUM!

  4. Mexican white cheese would be wonderful on this! or Pepper Jack. gone to make this week-end
    thanks for sharing recipe

  5. This is the New York “Chopped Cheese”! You get it at NYC bodegas there for under $5!

  6. These look soooooo scrumptious!! And I’ve definitely never heard you say you live so close to those legendary cheese steak places, so jealous!!!!

    1. I’m glad I had peanut butter and bread on hand tonight, because that is what I ended up eating for supper after making and tasting this. It was not good. I really had expected to like it, but I didn’t. The recipe, along with the meal, went in the garbage. 🙁

  7. Those look amazing! So much gooey cheese! <3