Sloppy Joe Sandwich Casserole Recipe: A Grownup Version of a Family Favorite by Terri Kendrick

Sloppy Joe Sandwich Casserole Recipe: A Grownup Version of a Family Favorite

When you think of sloppy joes, you likely think of that packaged seasoning mix that you add to hamburger, along with tomato sauce, and serve on hamburger buns. About the only people you'd probably serve it to are your kids! But this updated recipe takes that uninspired dish up a notch with some Worcestershire sauce, onion and apple cider vinegar and adds some fancy buttered buns on top for grownup sloppy joes sandwich you’ll be happy to serve to guests, too. Maybe a name change like sophisticated josephs is also in order!

To make these sloppy joes sandwich casserole recipe you will need ground beef, a can of crushed tomatoes, a can of diced tomatoes, a can of tomato paste, onion, olive oil, garlic, salt, black pepper, ground red pepper, apple cider vinegar, Worcestershire sauce, cheddar cheese, butter and sandwich rolls. The ingredients are cooked in a skillet on the stovetop, then finish in the oven. You are going to love this recipe!

Serve these easy skillet sloppy joes for lunch or dinner with your favorite side dishes. I served mine for dinner with a side of green beans.

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Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 4


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Recipe Notes

  • Keep tasting as you add the ingredients and if you like a little more flavor, add a dash of garlic salt or extra red pepper.
  • While just using the tops of the buns makes for a prettier dish, you can use the bottoms, too!
  • You can’t eat these sloppy joes as an actual sandwich, but be sure to get a bit of both toasty roll and ground beef mixture in each bite.
  • Try this recipe with ground turkey instead of ground beef.

Here’s how to make it:

  1. Heat olive oil in a large oven-proof skillet over medium-high heat. Add chopped onions and half the salt and cook until softened. Remove onions from pan.
  2. Add ground beef to the pan and stir in the remainder of the salt. Cook until browned. Transfer ground beef to a plate lined with paper towels. Clean drippings from the pan.
  3. Return onion and ground beef to the pan over medium heat and add garlic, red pepper, vinegar, Worcestershire sauce, tomatoes and tomato paste. Stir to combine and bring to a simmer for three minutes. Remove from heat.
  4. Top the mixture with a thick layer of cheddar cheese. Split rolls in half and place the tops of the rolls over the ground beef mixture. Brush with melted butter. Bake in preheated 400-degree F oven for about 10 minutes, until rolls are toasty and cheese is melted.

Nutrition Facts Per Serving

Calories: 822

Total Fat: 36.3g

Saturated Fat: 17.2g

Cholesterol: 171mg

Sodium: 1467mg

Total Carbohydrate: 84.2g

Dietary Fiber: 4.4g

Total Sugars: 26g

Protein: 36.6g

Vitamin D: 3mcg

Calcium: 358mg

Iron: 14mg

Potassium: 553mg

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Elisa Schmitz
What a creative idea, Terri Kendrick ! It looks absolutely delicious. Love how you rebranded this elevated take on Sloppy Joes to Sophisticated Josephs! :-)

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