Monday, July 26, 2010

Sloppy Joes with Cheese Sauce

This is the second time I made Sloppy Joes for the boys and they enjoyed every bite. This is a super easy meal to throw together. Ridiculously easy! I really should make it more often because quick and easy meals fit right in with our busy schedule. :) 

I used hot dog buns this time and it held the sloppy joe mixture in the bun perfectly. No mess this time around because the boys ate every morsel of the filling. I'm pretty sure Son #1 licked his plate clean!

I served this with a salad and strawberries.

Sloppy Joes with Cheese Sauce

Yield: 4-5 servings

  • 2 tsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 onion, diced
  • 1 tbs garlic, minced (Use less if you don't like food too garlicky.)
  • 1 lb ground beef
  • 4 hot dog buns (or bread of choice)

  • 1- 14.5 oz can tomato sauce
  • 1 tbs white wine vinegar
  • 1 tbs Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/2 tbs garlic, minced
  • 2 tsp brown sugar
  • salt and pepper to taste

  1. In a bowl, mix sauce ingredients and set aside.
  2. Heat oil in large skillet over med-high heat. Cook onions, garlic and ground beef until cooked through.
  3. Add sauce mixture to skillet and stir well. Bring to boil then reduce heat to low and simmer for 45 mins or till sauce reduces to a thick consistency.
  4. While meat/sauce mixture is simmering, make cheese sauce. See recipe below...
  5. Scoop sloppy joe mixture onto bun, top with cheese sauce and serve with salad. ENJOY!


Cheesy and delicious. The leftover cheese was perfect for nachos!

Cheese Sauce

  • 2 tbs butter
  • 1 c milk
  • 1 tbs flour
  • 2 oz cream cheese
  • 3 c shredded cheddar cheese

  1. In sauce pan, melt butter over med heat till melted. Then whisk in flour and cook for 1-2 mins.
  2. Add milk and stir well.
  3. Add cream cheese and cheddar cheese and cook until melted about 3-5 mins.
  4. Keep warm over low heat until ready to eat.


  1. I made this last night. It was a huge hit. The sloppy joes were delicious and we all loved the cheese sauce! I could eat a whole bowl of it!! :)

  2. Glad you all liked the sloppy joes! Easy and tasty, too. If you have leftover cheese sauce, it's perfect for a veggie dip or nachos. :)

  3. Great meal. Kiddos loved it. I added some tobasco to meat sauce for some kick.


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