As a kid, I grew up eating Sloppy Joe’s as a regular staple. It was an easy meal to cook, and pretty inexpensive to make, so we ate it a LOT. I do occasionally make Sloppy Joe’s for my kids, which they love, but I will still enjoy one myself every now and then.
Not too long ago, I decided to try out a new concept I’d seen around a few times, by combining the ingredients of a Philly Cheesesteak in the form of a Sloppy Joe. Really, this is a spectacular idea, and I’m totally surprised it hasn’t become a huge thing yet! The end result was wildly successful, and absolutely delicious.
All the traditional Philly Cheesesteak flavors were there, but it was an easier recipe to assemble because everything was already combined together before I even got it on the bun. And these cheese just melts right into the ground beef making it oh-so sloppily amazing. I recommend sandwich thins with this recipe in order to cut calories, but you can use any kind of bun you’d like.
When I made this recipe for my photo, I used the only buns I had on hand at the time, which wasn’t the sandwich thins, but you get the idea. :) Enjoy!
- 1 lb extra lean ground beef (96/4)
- 1 large onion (finely chopped)
- 1 large green pepper (chopped)
- 8 oz mushrooms (chopped )
- 1 tbsp butter
- 1 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
- 1 cup fat free beef broth
- 1 tbsp cornstarch
- 6 oz light provolone cheese
- 6 sandwich thins buns (toasted)
Set a large skillet over medium high heat. When pan is hot, add in ground beef, and cook until beef is well browned. Remove beef and set aside.
Add the butter, onions, peppers, and mushrooms to the pan. Sauce for about 4- 5 minutes.
Return beef to the pan, and mix well with the vegetables.
Mix the beef broth and cornstarch together in a small bowl, then stir it into the pan. Then stir in the Worcestershire sauce, and salt & pepper.
Cook until almost all of the liquid is gone. Remove pan from heat, and add in the provolone cheese. Scoop out onto toasted buns, and serve.
Entire recipe makes 6 servings
Serving size is 1 sandwich
Each serving = 8 Points*
*based only on ingredients that have an SP Freestyle value