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Ground Beef Philly Cheesesteak Sliders are an easy weeknight dinner idea and a fun addition to your game day food menu. And this family favorite is ready in under 40 minutes!
Philly cheesesteaks are one of my favorite sandwiches to order out, but I tend to shy away from cooking them at home. Getting the steak cooked “just so” and not wanting to waste an expensive cut of meat holds me back.
Now that I’m making these tasty sandwiches with ground beef instead of steak we’re having them on a regular basis. Same great Philly taste but friendlier on the budget.
Serving them as sliders or on those delicious buttery Hawaiian rolls makes this dish even easier to prepare. It’s also worth mentioning that if you like Asian chicken burgers or old fashioned sloppy joe’s, you can turn those into sliders too!
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- olive oil
- green pepper
- yellow onion
- Baby Bella or white mushrooms
- lean ground beef
- minced garlic
- salt and pepper
- beef broth
- slider buns
- provolone cheese
For Garlic Butter Glaze:
- unsalted butter
- minced garlic
- salt and pepper
- dried parsley
How to Make Easy Philly Cheesesteak Sliders with Ground Beef
Over Medium heat, heat the oil in a large skillet.
Add the sliced onions, peppers, and mushrooms and cook until softened. Then remove the veggies from the pan and set aside.
Brown the ground beef in the same skillet with the minced garlic, salt, and pepper. I use a chop stir when cooking ground meats. Drain the grease if needed.
Sprinkle the flour over the beef and stir in the broth. Cook for about 5 minutes or until a gravy sauce forms.
Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
Place the bottom buns in a single layer on the baking sheet.
Add 2 tablespoons of ground beef to each bun, followed by ¼ cup of veggies, and end with a slice of provolone. Then place the bun tops on.
Melt the butter in a microwave safe bowl. Whisk in the salt, pepper, garlic, and parsley.
Baste the tops of the buns with the glaze. Bake for 6 to 8 minutes or until the cheese has melted.
Allow the sliders to cool a couple of minutes before serving.
Tips for Making + Substitutions
- Use bell peppers of your choice for extra flavor and color.
- To reduce prep work look for pre-sliced veggies in the produce section.
- Using ground beef that is at least 85% lean will reduce the grease.
- You can substitute white American, mozzarella, Cheese Whiz or other melty cheese for the provolone.
- Instead of slider buns you can use Hawaiian Rolls.
- For softer sandwiches, cover with foil before baking.
- Make ahead tips: cook the veggies and ground beef a day ahead of time. Assemble the sliders and cook as directed when ready to serve.
Can I Use Steak Instead of Ground Beef?
Yes. You’ll want to use shaved or thinly sliced steak for best results.
What Should I Serve With Philly Sliders?
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Ground Beef Philly Cheesesteak Sliders
For the sliders:
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 1 medium green pepper, sliced
- 1 medium yellow onion, sliced
- 8 ounces Baby Bella or white mushrooms, sliced
- 1 pound lean ground beef
- 2 teaspoons minced garlic
- ½ teaspoon salt
- ¼ teaspoon pepper
- ½ cup beef broth
- 1 tablespoon flour
- 12 slider buns
- 12 slices provolone cheese
For Garlic Butter Glaze:
- 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
- 1 teaspoon minced garlic
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- ¼ teaspoon black pepper
- 1 teaspoon dried parsley
- Heat the olive oil in a large skillet over Medium heat.
- Add the sliced green pepper, onion, and mushrooms and cook until softened. Using a spoon, remove the cooked pepper, onion, and mushroom mixture from the skillet and set aside.
- In the same skillet, add the ground beef, minced garlic, salt, and pepper. Brown until cooked through.
- Sprinkle the flour over the ground beef, then stir in the broth. Continue cooking for about 5 minutes, stirring often, until a gravy-like sauce forms.
- Heat the oven to 350° F and line a half baking sheet with parchment paper.
- Place the bottoms of the slider buns on the baking sheet in a single layer. Spoon about 2 tablespoons of the ground beef onto each of the bun bottoms.
- Then add about ¼ cup of the veggie mixture on top of the ground beef and top with a slice of provolone. Place the tops of the buns over the cheese.
- In a microwave safe bowl, melt the butter.
- Stir or whisk in the minced garlic, salt, pepper, and parsley into the butter until combined.
- Use a pastry or basting brush to generously coat the tops of the slider buns with the garlic butter glaze.
- Place the sliders into the oven and bake for 6-8 minutes or until the tops of the buns are browned and the cheese is melted.
- Allow to cool for 1-2 minutes before serving.
- Use red or yellow peppers in place of green pepper.
- Substitute white American, mozzarella or Cheese Whiz for the provolone.
- Use Hawaiian rolls in place of slider buns.
- For a softer sandwich, cover the sliders with foil before baking.
- These are best eaten freshly cooked but you can store leftovers in the refrigerator for a couple of days.
- Make ahead tip: cook the veggies and ground beef a day ahead of time and store separately. Assemble sliders and cook as directed when ready to serve.
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