Zesty Cheese Steak Sloppy Joes

These have the flavor of our favorite restaurant cheese steaks (from PepperJax), but with the simplicity of ground beef and other kitchen staples that make this dish as easy and economical as it is delicious.

Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
30 mins
Total Time:
50 mins
8 sandwiches


  • 2 tablespoons salted butter

  • 1 medium white onion, diced

  • 1 medium green bell pepper, diced

  • 2 pounds ground beef

  • 4 cloves garlic, minced

  • 1 teaspoon salt

  • 1 teaspoon ground black pepper, or to taste

  • 1 (14.5 ounce) can beef broth

  • ¼ cup steak sauce (such as A1®)

  • 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce

  • 2 tablespoons minced pickled jalapeno peppers

  • 1 tablespoon pickled jalapeno pepper juice

  • 1 teaspoon Creole seasoning (such as Tony Chachere's®), or to taste

  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch

  • 2 tablespoons water

  • 8 slices provolone cheese

  • 1 (16 ounce) package wheat hamburger buns, split and toasted


  1. Melt butter in a large pot over medium heat. Add onion and bell pepper; saute until soft, 5 to 7 minutes. Add ground beef, garlic, salt, and 1 teaspoon pepper. Cook and stir until beef is browned and crumbly, 7 to 8 minutes. Drain and discard grease.

  2. Add broth, steak sauce, Worcestershire sauce, jalapeno peppers and juice, and 1/2 teaspoon Creole seasoning; stir to combine, then bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer for 5 minutes.

  3. Meanwhile, mix cornstarch and water together in a small bowl.

  4. Add cornstarch slurry to beef mixture and cook to desired consistency, 1 to 2 minutes. Taste and add additional Creole seasoning and pepper if needed. Turn off heat.

  5. Melt 1 slice of provolone cheese on top of the meat. Scoop the meat from under the provolone and place on a toasted bun. Repeat with remaining cheese and buns and serve immediately.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

546 Calories
32g Fat
33g Carbs
33g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 546
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 32g 41%
Saturated Fat 15g 73%
Cholesterol 97mg 32%
Sodium 1320mg 57%
Total Carbohydrate 33g 12%
Dietary Fiber 3g 11%
Total Sugars 5g
Protein 33g
Vitamin C 16mg 78%
Calcium 296mg 23%
Iron 5mg 27%
Potassium 524mg 11%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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