Sloppy Joe Grilled Cheese Recipe

Sloppy Joe Grilled Cheese Recipe

How To Make Sloppy Joe Grilled Cheese

This recipe adds a heartier upgrade to grilled cheese with the addition of a sloppy joe mixture. It’s a tasty dinner that’s perfect for serving to kids too.

Preparation: 5 minutes
Cooking: 30 minutes
Total: 35 minutes



  • 1lblean ground beef
  • 1tbspunsalted butter
  • ½yellow onion,chopped
  • ½green bell pepper,chopped
  • 1clovegarlic,minced
  • 2tspyellow mustard
  • ¾cupketchup
  • 2tbspbrown sugar
  • ½tspkosher salt
  • ¼tspground black pepper
  • 12slicesAmerican cheese
  • 12sliceswhite bread
  • 4tbspunsalted butter


  1. Add the ground beef to a large skillet (this browns very well) on high heat and brown until a deep brown crust appears before breaking the beef apart.

  2. Stir the ground beef and brown until a deep crust appears on about 50 or so percent of the beef, and it is cooked through, then remove the beef, drain the fat and add the butter, onions and bell pepper to the pan.

  3. Let brown for 1 to 2 minutes before stirring, then let brown for another 1 to 2 minutes before stirring again and add the beef back into the pan.

  4. Add the garlic, mustard, ketchup, brown sugar, salt, black pepper, to the pan and cook for 3 to 5 minutes or until most of the liquid has evaporated (about 75% of the mixture is above liquid).

  5. Spread the butter on one side of each of the 12 slices of bread.

  6. Butter side down on the cutting board.

  7. Add a slice of American Cheese to each of the slices.

  8. Top six slices with the meat mixture and close the sandwiches, pressing down lightly.

  9. In a cast iron pan or griddle on medium high add the sandwiches and cook for 3 to 5 minutes on each side.


  • Calories: 620.62kcal
  • Fat: 36.99g
  • Saturated Fat: 18.73g
  • Trans Fat: 1.30g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 12.58g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 1.96g
  • Carbohydrates: 44.67g
  • Fiber: 2.85g
  • Sugar: 13.44g
  • Protein: 28.17g
  • Cholesterol: 106.00mg
  • Sodium: 1043.71mg
  • Calcium: 315.08mg
  • Potassium: 588.37mg
  • Iron: 4.07mg
  • Vitamin A: 93.62µg
  • Vitamin C: 10.07mg
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