Cheesesteak Sloppy Joes
Yield: 4 servings
Active Time: 10 minutes
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
A little twist on the traditional sloppy joe!

Ingredients for Single Meal

  • 1 - lb(s) ground beef
  • 1 - Tbsp minced onion
  • 1 - tsp garlic powder
  • 1 - green bell pepper(s)
  • 1 - 15 oz. can(s) sloppy joe sauce
  • 4 - hamburger buns**
  • 4 - sliced Provolone cheese**
  • Side: - chips**
  • Side: - fruit**
  • 1 - gallon-size freezer baggie(s)
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Cooking Directions for Single Meal

  1. In a large skillet, brown the ground beef with the minced onion and garlic powder. Drain and set aside.
  2. Seed and dice the green bell pepper.
  3. Add the sloppy joe sauce to skillet and simmer on low for about 5 minutes. Add the brown beef and chopped green peppers and combine. Simmer over low heat for another 5 to 10 minutes.
  4. Spoon the sloppy joe meat over the buns and top with slice of cheese. Let the warm sauce melt the cheese, or microwave to melt the cheese if necessary.
  5. Prepare fruit.
  6. Serve Cheesesteak Sloppy Joes with chips and fresh fruit.

Freezeasy Meal Prep Directions

  1. Brown 2 lbs. ground beef with 2 Tbsp minced onion and 2 tsp garlic powder. Drain and let cool.
  2. Seed and chop 2 green bell peppers.
  3. Open 2 cans of sloppy joe sauce.

To each gallon-size plastic freezer baggie, add the following ingredients:

  • Half of the browned and cooled ground beef
  • Half of the chopped bell peppers
  • Half of the sloppy joe sauce

Remove as much air as possible and seal. Add label to baggie and freeze.

Freeze & Thaw Instructions

Put baggie in the freezer and freeze up to 6 months in fridge freezer or 12 months in a deep freezer. Thaw in the fridge overnight, or a warm bowl of water for about 20 minutes, before transferring to the skillet for reheating.

Special notes

Substitute can of sloppy joe sauce with homemade sauce: 15 oz. can tomato sauce, 1 Tbsp mustard, 2 1/2 Tbsp cider vinegar, 3 Tbsp brown sugar, 1 Tbsp minced onion, 1 Tbsp smoked paprika, 1 tsp ground cumin, 1 tsp garlic powder, 1 tsp salt, 1 tsp pepper.

Dairy-Free Modifications

Omit the sliced cheese for dairy-free meal.

Gluten-Free Modifications

Recipe is gluten-free when served over rice or on gluten-free sandwich bread.

Printable Label Recipe Title

Cheesesteak Sloppy Joe Meat

Printable Label Instructions

Thaw and reheat the sloppy joe meat over low heat in large skillet.

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