I was recently talking on FB with a high school friend who told me she only uses her bread maker once or twice a year. I gave her some ideas for making dough with spices for pizza crusts and rolls. I told her I was even making part of our dinner as we chatted! I had the bread maker making the dough I was going to use for the rolls with our Philly Cheeseteak Sloppy Joes.
I have a ton of ground beef in my freezer right now and am trying to use all I can. I needed something that the kids would think was fun and delicious yet fairly easy to make. I found this recipe on Pinterest for Philly Cheesesteak Sloppy Joes from Jo and Sue.blogspot.ca.
I have no idea what real Philly Cheesesteaks are like but this sounded savory and I had most of the ingredients on hand. Of course I had to do a bit of tweaking to fit what we had but I am not one to shy away from trying something different.
It was a hit. Everyone at the table loved it and there was not a drop left at the end of the meal. I did have some rolls leftover that the kids had for breakfast with butter and honey.
I served this with carrots and a side salad for dinner.
- 1 Tbsp oil
- 1 1/2 lb lean ground beef
- 1 medium onion, diced
- 1 red pepper, diced
- black pepper, to taste
- 1/4 cup A-1 Steak Sauce
- 2 TBSP Worcestershire Sauce
- 1 cup beef stock
- 2 Tbsp butter
- 2 Tbsp flour
- 1 cup milk
- 2/3 cup sharp Provolone cheese, shredded
- 4 rolls split in half, I used homemade but any sub or hamburger roll would work – recipe here
- In a large fry pan over medium heat cook beef, pepper and onion. Stir until well crumbled and cooked, about 8-10 minutes. Drain fat from pan.
- While meat is cooking: melt butter in a small saucepan over medium heat. Stir in flour and cook for about 1 minute, until thickened. Slowly whisk in milk and bring to a bubble. Remove saucepan from heat and stir in cheese.
- Spoon meat mixture onto split bun. Top with cheese sauce.