Cheesy Sloppy Joes
Cheesy Sloppy Joes
These Cheesy Sloppy Joes are a decadent splurge. Perfect for keeping warm in a slow cooker for sports days. Made with lean ground beef, tangy steak sauce, creamy mushroom soup, cheese and peppers and onions. Serve on buns, but also makes a great topping for crispy crinkle cut fries. This recipe can be made ahead of time and kept warm in a slow cooker. This recipe also freezes well.
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Steak Sauce For Zing
I add A1 sauce to this recipe for some zing. If you do not want to splurge on A! sauce, you can also use a store brand. I really like the Burman’s variety from Aldi. To me, it tastes exactly the same as the actual name brand A1 sauce. You can also add any kind of zingy sauce you like. Heinz 57 is a good sub and even bbq sauce.
Do Not Stress Over Measurements
I use two peppers for this recipe. A red, yellow or orange. I like a lot of peppers, I mince them very small. You can use more or less peppers. Just do what makes you happy for this part of the recipe. I like it mince them very small so you aren’t getting big bites of chunky peppers when you eat this sandwich.
I like to use this cheese dip from Aldi when I make this recipe. If this triggers you, you can definitely sub about 5 cups of shredded cheese for this recipe. I just like the texture this gives the sandwich when it is incorporated into the beef. You can use any brand, or even use two cans of Campbell’s Cheddar Cheese soup instead. Any cheesy componenet will do.
- 2 lbs of lean ground beef
- 1 red bell pepper, minced
- 1 yellow or orange pepper, minced
- 1 large yellow onion, minced
- 3 tablespoons of A1 Steak Sauce
- 1 10.5 ounce can of cream of mushroom or cream of celery soup
- 1 15 ounce jar of Cheese Dip (picture in post)
- 1 teaspoon of black pepper, or to taste
- 1 teaspoon of oregano
- 1/2 teaspoon of celery salt
- 1 teaspoon of garlic powder
- 1 teaspoon of onion powder
- 1/4 teaspoon of cayenne pepper
- 1 tablespoon of dried minced onion
- Hamburger Buns
- 1 tablespoon of butter
- In a large skillet, saute your peppers and onions in the butter. You do not have to have exact measurements of peppers and onions, just mince up as many as you like. I like mine super oniony. Brown until the onions are peppers are soft and golden.
- I use the lean ground beef so that I do not have to drain the meat. If you have a fattier meat , remove the peppers and onions and then brown the beef and drain it. Then add back the peppers and onions. Because I used a lean beef, I was able to just add the beef and cook it with the peppers and onions.
- Break up the beef into a fine crumble as it cooks. I like to use a ground meat chopper. I bought mine at Family Dollar, you can also find them on amazon. Breaking up the beef into a fine crumble makes for a better bite and also stretches the amount of meat you have to use.
- Season the beef and veggie mixture with all of the dry seasonings, sauté for 5 minutes. Then add the A1 sauce and sauté for another 5 minutes.
- In a bowl, add the canned soup, the cheese sauce and 1 cup of hot water. Whisk until smooth. Add to the skillet, stir well to combine, bring to a simmer and let simmer for 15 minutes covered, stirring occasionally.
- Turn off the heat and let rest 15 minutes before serving.
- This can be lept warm for hours in a slow cooker. This can also be made ahead of time and reheated in a slow cooker, on the stove or in the oven.
- Serve with pickles and mustard and hamburger buns.
White Castle Sliders
if you like a good football Sunday sandwich, also give my white castle sliders a try!