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Up your grilled cheese game with this Sloppy Joe Grilled Cheese. Made with homemade Sloppy Joes, you can get right here.

Two halves of a Sloppy Joe Grilled Cheese with potato chips in the background.

Instead of questions about grilled cheese, I used the same question/answer from the Sloppy Joes since it is the main ingredient.

How do you make Sloppy Joes from scratch for your Sloppy Joe Grilled Cheese?

Obviously, you need ground beef, but then, many recipes differ. You can use tomato soup, tomato sauce, tomato paste, or ketchup. I used the ketchup, then added some mustard, brown sugar, Worcestershire sauce, and some spices. Easy as all get out.

What can I use instead of tomato paste for Sloppy Joes?

As I mentioned above, my suggestion, is use tomato soup or ketchup. Just remember to adjust (reduce) any other liquid in your recipe.

Why do they call them Sloppy Joes?


The story goes that a cook named Joe added tomato sauce to his “loose meat” sandwich and the Sloppy Joe was born. If I didn’t know that little tidbit of information, I would have guessed it’s because it’s sloppy to eat.

What is a good side to have with Sloppy Joes?

Can Sloppy Joes be frozen?

Yes. Let the Sloppy Joes cool to room temperature. Place in an airtight container. If you are using a baggie, remove all of the air in the baggie before placing in the freezer. Sloppy Joes last in the freezer for up to 3 months.

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Sloppy Joe Grilled Cheese

Up your grilled cheese game with this Sloppy Joe Grilled Cheese. Made with homemade Sloppy Joes, you can get right here.
Course Lunch, Main, Main Course, Main Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword how to make sloppy joe grilled cheese, sloppy joe grilled cheese kraft, sloppy joe grilled cheese sandwich recipe, sloppy joe recipes, sloppy joe sandwich, sloppy joes with cheese
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
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Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 1 Sandwich
Calories 1224kcal

Equipment

  • Frying Pan

Ingredients

  • 4 Tbsp Butter
  • 2 Slices Bread I used Sourdough
  • 2 Slices American Cheese
  • 1/2 Cup Sloppy Joes

Instructions

  • Let 1 tbsp of butter melt in the frying pan, on med to med-high heat.
  • Using 1 tbsp of butter per slice of bread, spread evenly over one side of each piece.
  • Once the butter is melted in the pan, place one slice of bread in the pan (butter side up).
  • In the following order, add on top of the slice of bread (in the pan)….1 slice of cheese, 1/2 cup of Sloppy Joes, 1 slice of cheese. Then place the other slice of bread on top (butter side down).
    All ingredients between two slices of buttered bread in the pan to make Sloppy Joe Grilled Cheese.
  • Cook for a total of 4-5 minutes, or until you prefer. Remove from pan, place on a plate. Add the last 1 tbsp of butter in the pan and let melt.
    Half of the Sloppy Joe Grilled Cheese Sandwich is cooked on a plate.
  • Place the sandwich back in the pan with the uncooked slice of bread down. Basically, you just flipped it. Cook 4-5 minutes, or until you prefer.
    Sloppy Joe Grilled Cheese in a frying pan finsihing cooking.
  • Remove from pan and serve.
    Close up of two halves of Sloppy Joe Grilled Cheese

Notes

ITEMS/INGREDIENTS USED IN RECIPE – If you are interested in any of the items I may have used (or are similar to the items I used) in making this recipe, I have listed all or some of them above within the post.  NOTE:  These links are affiliate links of which I receive a small commission from the sale of certain item. This does not affect your price, it remains the same.

Nutrition

Calories: 1224kcal | Carbohydrates: 59g | Protein: 41g | Fat: 91g | Saturated Fat: 49g | Cholesterol: 271mg | Sodium: 2644mg | Potassium: 857mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 29g | Vitamin A: 2226IU | Vitamin C: 4mg | Calcium: 580mg | Iron: 5mg
Two halves of Sloppy Joe Grilled Cheese with potato chips in the background.
Two halves of Sloppy Joe Grilled Cheese with potato chips on a plate.
Close up of two halves of Sloppy Joe Grilled Cheese.

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