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!

Make Your Own: Body Wash

I am so excited to be making my first Around The House post. I finally got around to trying a recipe for homemade body wash and I am thrilled to be sharing the results with you.

Here is what you will need:

3 Bars of Soap, I used Dial for Men

Approximately 12-13 cups of water

I shredded my 3 bars of soap in the food processor and then emptied it into a stock pot. I initially only add about 2 cups of water because I learned the hard way that soap expands when it gets heated. If you don’t want liquid soap all over your stove and your floor, be careful about how much water you put in to start with.

I melted the soap over medium heat while stirring pretty much continually, mostly because I don’t know if the soap will burn or who knows what else. Once the soap was melted, I removed it from the heat, added the rest of the water and stirred it a bit. I then covered the pot and left it until morning.

The soap was a bit hardened but I just mixed it with a whisk to break it up and then mushed it with my fingers until it was a good consistency. This recipe did come out a little bit “snotty” but the integrity of the soap seems great. It lathers well and washes clean.

I think next time I may experiment with adding glycerin, or I may try Jillee’s Idea of just sticking with Dove soap which she says comes out great because of all of the moisturizers.

Overall, I am very happy with the outcome of this project. I ended up with about 123 ounces of body wash. Those of you who know anything about me know that I am an avid couponer. After this, I may become reformed. You can get 24 ounces of body wash for around $1 to $1.50 when couponing. This recipe got me 24 ounces of body wash for $.56 or about 2.3 cents an ounce! I originally paid $2.79 for the 3 bars of soap and here is where the couponer in me comes out. I paid regular price for this soap (which kills anyone who is a true couponer) If I had couponed for the soap, the bottom line would have been even lower and I would probably be doing a happy dance 🙂

Just look at all the bottles I filled with my homemade body wash! Just 2.3 cents an ounce and I have recycled these plastic containers as well!

Daily Inspiration 4.11.12

Daily Inspiration: Monday, April 9, 2012