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Cheesy Sloppy Joe

Updated: Apr 3, 2023


Sloppy joe sandwiches with melted cheese and a side of sweet corn was my oldest son and I Friday night meal. Back in the day it was the Manwich sauce and ground beef. It was one of my favorite dinners to make. It was quick and easy and it everything was in one pan. Not a lot of cleaning up to do after.


Sloppy joe is not just a ground protein seasoned with onions, peppers, garlic powder, onion powder, salt, and black pepper. It is a delicious sandwich filled with herbs and onions to enhance the flavor of the meat topped with cheese dripping down the sides of the soft potato bun. I love cheese so I added my twist of good old American cheese at the end. Right inside the skillet I placed my slice of cheese, allow it to melt, and scoop it up on my potato bun.

Types of cheese: American, White American, Cheddar, Mozzarella, Pepper Jack....



Tips to leftover ideas


Some great leftover tips are reheat the meat sauce and add cooked elbow macaroni topped with mozzarella cheese.

Mix in cooked jasmine or brown rice is another delicious idea to elevate the sloppy joe meat sauce.

This is a great idea for mini sloppy joe sliders.

Sloppy joe freezes well in an airtight container up to 3 months, and up to 4-5 days in the fridge. To reheat on top of the stove in a frying pan over medium heat for about 10 minutes. Microwave 2-3 minutes.



Did You Know?


The origin of Sloppy Joe has several versions. Some say it was created in Sioux City, Iowa i I also read it originated in Cuba. Either way it was originate it is one of the best creations. Sloppy joe has several didn't names, it is called sloppy jane, dynamites, gulash, slushburgers, wimpies yum yums, and steamers.


Ingredients Cheesy Sloppy Joe


1 lb. ground turkey

14 oz diced tomatoes basil, garlic, & oregano

6oz tomato paste

1/4 cup Worcestershire sauce

1/2 cup chicken broth (better than bouillon)

1 large onion chopped

2 garlic cloves

1 tsp Kosher salt

1 tsp dry basil

1 tsp onion powder

1/4 tsp black pepper

4 slices American cheese

4 hamburger buns




Let's Cook!




  • Preheat frying pan to melt 1 tablespoon of butter. Chop up the onion and garlic and season with kosher salt and black pepper. Sauté onions and garlic until tender. Add in the ground turkey or ground beef.



  • Break up ground turkey and add in the Worcestershire sauce. (If you choose ground beef I would add a tablespoon of Soy sauce.( a little goes a long way)




  • Allow the ground turkey to brown and add in dry basil the diced tomatoes and tomato paste. Add 1/2 cup of chicken broth (Better than Bouillon). Reduce heat for another 10 minutes to simmer. Add cheese of choice. Serve on a hamburger bun with a side of choice.




Bon Appetit, ENJOY!





















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Sherri Cormier
Sherri Cormier
Feb 28, 2023

This looks delish!

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