Sloppy Steak Bomb

OK, so a Steak Bomb from John Smith Subs  is one of my favorite treats.  It has gotten pretty expensive lately so I thought I would try to duplicate the taste at home. I have made a Philly Cheese Steak with sliced roast beef before, but if I was going to do that, I would just go to John Smith Subs and get my Steak Bomb.

I took inspiration for this recipe from Six Sisters Philly Cheesesteak Sloppy Joe but I did make some of my own changes, so here goes.

Step One:

 Cook ground beef, onions and peppers over medium heat until beef is browned.

Step Two:

While the meat is browning, pre-cook your bacon and let it cool.


Step Three:

  Not everyone in my family will eat mushrooms,

so I browned mine while the meat was cooking.

Drain and set aside when done cooking.

* If everyone you are cooking for enjoys mushrooms,

add them to the beef before cooking with the peppers and onions.

Step Four:

Drain Well

Step Five:

Chop pre-cooked, cooled bacon.

Step Six:

Return meat mixture to pan and top with chopped bacon.

Add 2 cups beef broth.

Simmer on medium low heat until only a little bit of liquid is left.

Step Seven:

Separate meat to make a whole in the middle of the pan exposing the liquid

(I apologize for not taking a picture of this).

Add 1 tbsp corn starch and stir with whisk.

Stir Well.

Sloppy Steak Bomb


2 lbs ground beef

2 medium onions

1 large green pepper

1 lb bacon


2 cups beef broth or stock

1 tbsp corn starch

Provolone Cheese


  • Cook ground beef, onions, mushrooms, and green peppers over medium heat until meat is browned.
  • Drain, return to pan.
  • While meat is cooking, pre-cook bacon and set aside to cool.
  • Chop bacon and add to meat mixture in pan.
  • Add beef broth
  • Simmer over medium low heat until almost all liquid is cooked down.
  • Make small hole in middle of meat to expose remaining liquid.
  • Add 1 tbsp corn starch and stir with whisk.
  • Place both sides of bun on cookie sheet or other oven safe pan
  • Place provolone cheese on both sides of bun and place under broiler for 2-5 minutes until cheese is melted. Be careful, they will burn quickly.
  • Remove buns from oven, spread mayonnaise to your liking.
  • Ladle meat mixture over top of bottom bun, place top bun on and enjoy!

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