Friday, January 4, 2013

Philly Cheesesteak Sloppy Joes

Nothing beats a drippy Philly cheesesteak sandwich. It's my absolute favorite! But when I'm pinching pennies and trying to save on groceries, I turn to this cheaper version of my fave.

It has all the flavor of savory meat, zippy onions and melty cheese but a little less expense. Oh, you'll still get the messiness of a Philly cheesesteak. It's a sloppy joe, after all. But my kids actually like this better - maybe the meat is less chewy?

Here's what you'll need:

1 lb ground beef
1 small onion, chopped
1/2 green pepper, chopped
3 TBSP steak sauce
1/4 cup beef broth
Sliced provolone cheese
Crusty sandwich buns

In a skillet, brown the ground beef. Add the onion and green pepper while the meat is still cooking so they soften. Drain.

Stir in the steak sauce and beef broth. Simmer for 10 minutes until the liquids reduce a little.

Slice the sandwich buns in half. Spoon the meat mixture on to the bottom buns, then top with a slice of provolone cheese. Lay on a baking sheet and pop into a 400 degree oven for a few minutes until the cheese melts. Put the bun tops back on and enjoy!