Do you love Philly Cheesesteak? Do you love Sloppy Joe’s? If so, you will love this combination.
Yesterday was “refrigerator” day. You know… the clean out, throw out, repurpose, use up the stuff that’s reaching the end of its life day. The first thing I saw was 2 pounds of ground pork that was originally meant to become porcupine meatballs, but that never happened. There was also a bag of mini red and yellow peppers, cheese, chicken stock, and other random things. I was tired and the thoughts of slaving over a hot stove at the end of a long day was not an option for me. I needed something quick, easy, and delicious.
This recipe is also great for improvising. If you look at the recipes online you will see they use a variety of different ingredients. I used what I had on hand and the beloved is already asking for this to go on the meal rotation.
Begin by prepping the vegetables and sauteing in a little olive oil.
Over medium-high heat, add the ground meat to the vegetables and cook until browned.
Add the ketchup and Worcestershire Sauce. Stir to combine.
Mix the corn starch with the stock and pour over the meat mixture. Simmer over medium heat until it reduces and begins to thicken.
Add the cheese and simmer until the cheese melts. Feel free to add more cheese if you want it really cheesy.
I didn’t have hamburger buns, so I lightly toasted Texas Toast in the oven and served it open-faced. Serve with fresh fruit, a salad, or slaw and you have a complete meal in under 30 minutes.
PHILLY CHEESESTEAK SLOPPY JOES
- 2 pounds ground pork (or beef)
- 1 medium onion diced
- 1 medium red or yellow bell pepper diced
- 1 tablespoon garlic minced
- 1/4 cup ketchup
- 2 tablespoons Worcestershire Sauce
- 2 tablespoons corn starch
- 2 cups chicken stock
- salt and pepper to taste
- 1 cup Provolone cheese shredded
- In a small amount of olive oil or butter, saute the onion and peppers for 3-4 minutes. Add the garlic and cook for 1 minute.
- To the vegetables, add the ground pork and cook over medium-high heat until browned.
- Add the ketchup and Worcestershire Sauce. Stir well.
- Combine the corn starch and chicken stock. Mix until the corn starch is dissolved. Add to the meat mixture and cook until the liquid is reduced and slightly thickened.
- Add the cheese, mix well, and simmer until the cheese melts.
- Serve over hamburger buns or Texas Toast.
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