PHILLY CHEESESTEAK SLOPPY JOES MAKES: 4
(Sorry no photo for this one.)
1 Tbsp. EVOO
1 lb. ground beef
1 medium onion, chopped
1 medium green pepper, seeded and chopped
¼ cup steak sauce
1 cup beef broth
Salt and pepper to taste
4 sesame seed hamburger buns
1 Tbsp. butter
1 Tbsp. flour
1 cup milk
1 cup shredded provolone cheese
1. In a large sauté pan; heat oil over medium-high heat; add onion and green pepper and cook for 3-4 minutes; until the onions begin to get tender. Set aside.
2. Cook ground beef over medium-high heat (in same sauté pan as veggies) until browned; breaking up any large pieces of beef. Drain grease from pan and dispose of.
3. Add cooked pepper and onion to cooked ground beef. Stir in steak sauce and beef broth. Season with salt and pepper. Bring to a boil and cook until mixture is thick and bubbly.
4. While the meat is cooking; open buns and butter insides of buns. Heat large skillet on medium-high and place buns (butter side down) on skillet. Cook until lightly browned. Remove from pan and set aside.
5. Melt butter in a medium skillet over medium-high heat. Slowly stir in flour (whisking as you go) and whisk quickly for 1 minute. Slowly add milk whisking as you go and continue to whisk until mixture is bubbly and has thickened. Remove from heat and stir in cheese. Stir cheese until it is completely melted and incorporated into the sauce.
6. Pile meat on bottom half of bun, top with provolone sauce and top with top of bun.
Inner Chef Notes:
- After making this; I would definitely up the amount of ground beef to at least 1½ pounds. The ratio of meat to veggies just didn’t get it for me in this recipe. I need more ground beef.
- The broth sauce never really thickened up for me; it reduced, but did not thicken up. If you do want a thick sauce; I would suggest using Corn Starch in the broth mixture before adding the broth mixture to the meat mixture.
- The cheese mixture did not set up for me; but that doesn’t mean that it won’t for you.
- As far as the taste of this recipe: it was good; nothing special….kind of like a glorified sloppy joe without the tomatoes. I am going to work on tweaking this just a bit.