I love Philly Cheese Steak. I’ve never been to Philly but I know I’d be in Fatty fat fat heaven! Here is an easy version of the Cheese Steak Sammie in sloppy joe form.
Since these joes are not overly sloppy and because they are FANCIFIED, I will be calling them Sloppy-ish Josephs. That’s right, I am a total dork.
These Josephs are freaking good though. So, here’s what you need:
1 Lb Ground Sirloin (or whatever lean ground beef)
1-2 tbs. Grill Seasoning (I used Montreal Steak)
1/2 of a good sized onion chopped
1/2 of a good sized pepper (I used green) chopped
salt and pepper to taste (you won’t need too much with the grill seasoning)
1/2 Cup of Beef Broth
2-3 Tbs Steak Sauce (I used A1)
Cheese – I used a shredded blend of mozzarella and Monterrey Jack about 1/2 cup. Provolone would also be great. Slices would also probably be easier. It’s what you have on hand.
Rolls (get decent quality here – not hamburger buns!) I used a whole wheat roll from the bakery dept at my grocery. They had a good crustiness that was only going to get better by being toasted!
About 1 tbs. Mayonnaise. (or whip if you prefer – i have no idea?)
And here’s what I did:
Heat oven to 375*
Brown the meat in a hot pan with a little bit of oil and the grill seasoning. BREAK IT UP – I typically use a potato masher, but a wooden spoon works just as well.
Drain the meat. Add your veggies to the hot pan and let soften (you may need to add a touch more oil here). I let mine get a little brown on the edges but it’s a matter of opinion. Add the meat back to the pan.
Pour in your beef broth and steak sauce. Bring to a boil and continue to cook till the sauce gets thick and lovely.
Somewhere in the meantime you will have sliced your rolls and gutted them. You need room to put the meat, yo! Smear them with a little mayo and set them on a baking sheet.
Put your saucy meat where the bread guts used to be. Fill it up good (these Josephs are supposed to be sloppy – ish) and top with your cheese.
Throw those bad boys in the oven for about 5-10 minute until melty and toasted.
EAT AND ENJOY!
*This recipe takes about a half hour and is relatively easy. If you wanted to be extra fancy and like Sandra Lee on the FoodNetwork with round 2 recipes and all, you can prepare a meatloaf and this dish. Here’s what I did for that:
I chopped a whole onion and a whole green pepper. Sauteed them in a little butter with salt, pepper, and garlic powder.
In a bowl, I mixed 1lb of meat with half of those veggies and added a little bit of shredded carrot, (don’t tell Mr.W) about half a tbs of tomato paste, 1 tbs steak sauce, 1 tbs steak seasoning, 1 egg, 1/2 cup Parmesan cheese, and 1/2 cup breadcrumbs. I tossed it in a loaf pan and cooked it at 375* for about an hour. I use almost equal parts veggie to beef so my meatloaf doesn’t always hold together. Still tastes good though…
So then it was pretty easy to make the Josephs. I browned the meat and threw the already cooked veggies in with the broth/steaksauce.
Wow. I am a generous Lady… I just gave you TWO yummy recipes.
*this recipe was adapted from Rachel Ray.