Recipe Review – Philly Cheesesteak Sloppy Joes

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5 out of 5 stars (5 / 5)

When you give a man free reign to choose meals from your Pinterest boards, you gotta know that some things are gonna get attention faster than others.  Does he choose the beautiful, colourful salads?  The bright, cheery, fruit filled dishes?

Of course not.  Men go for the meat.

And who can resist that image of hearty, beefy meat on a bun with a rich, decadent cheese sauce drizzled over it?  Well, not my man anyway.  He already loves both cheese steaks and sloppy joes, so this recipe was a match made in heaven, as far as he was concerned.

Cheese Sauce on the Stove top

The cheese sauce was spectacularly easy to make, as was the beefy filling for the dish.  I did substitute whole grain buns, which we prefer.  Toasted up, they add a sturdy heartiness to this dish that made it even more nom-worthy as far as I was concerned.

It looked lovely on the plate – though it made for enormous portions and tons of extra food – expect big servings from this recipe, especially where it comes to the cheese sauce!  We wound up with four big open-faced sandwiches, or you could have easily made eight regular sandwiches from this recipe.

Sizzle Sizzle Sizzle

So, how did it taste?  Pretty good.  It wasn’t spectacular tasting, I hate to admit, though it wasn’t bad.  We both found the sauce to be a little bit bland, and the beef mixture to be a little less flavourful than we’d like.  I will very likely make this again, but will kick up the mixture a notch or two by adding a dash of Worcestershire and garlic powder to the beef, and some white pepper and maybe a hint of Swiss or some other tangy cheese to the sauce.

While it was good, it just wasn’t quite up there as “phenomenal” yet.  But it has potential to really go someplace.  I think kids would really like this meal, as it’s pretty fun and interesting, and it would also make excellent party food on little slider buns.

The big guy’s review?  Heck, it’s meat.  He’ll take it again any day.

How yummy does that look??