Time: 20 minutes
Yield: 8 servings
This is a true knockout of a lunch or dinner! Philly Joes fuses the melty, meaty masterpiece of Philadelphia cheesesteaks with the tangy, sweet sauce of America's favorite diner-style sandwich, the sloppy joe. The result is even more savory and hearty than either sandwich on its own. It only takes 20 minutes to whip up Philly Joes, so this can be a meal anytime, no matter how crazy your schedule is. It's the eye of the tiger of sandwiches!
Place a large nonstick pan or cast-iron skillet over medium-high heat.
Coat the pan with oil.
Add the ground beef and cook until the beef is mostly browned, for about 3-5 minutes.
Drain the fat from the skillet.
Add the onion and bell pepper and sauté until the onions are translucent, for about 2-3 minutes.
Add in the beef broth, ketchup, Worcestershire sauce, salt, and pepper.
Mix the cornstarch with the water to create a slurry.
Add the slurry to the pan, stirring constantly.
Once the mixture is thick enough to form mounds, remove it from the heat.
Add the cheese and slowly stir it in.
Butter and toast the buns to your desired doneness.
Spoon the meat mixture onto the toasted buns.