Sloppy Joe Grilled Cheese Sandwich

Andy Anderson !


Do you like a good sloppy Joe? Check…

Do you like a good grilled cheese? Check…

Well, why not combine them together into one yummy sandwich… What could go wrong?

So, you ready… Let’s get into the kitchen.


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15 Min
15 Min
Stove Top



  • 1/2 lb
    lean ground beef
  • 1/2 lb
    breakfast sausage
  • 1/4 medium
    yellow onion, diced
  • 2 clove
    garlic, minced
  • 1/4 medium
    green bell pepper, seeded and diced
  • 1 Tbsp
    tomato paste
  • 1 tsp
    chili powder
  • 1 tsp
    ground cumin
  • 1 tsp
    ground mustard powder
  • 1/2 tsp
    salt, kosher variety, or to taste
  • 8 oz
    tomato sauce
  • 1/4 c
    filtered water
  • 2 Tbsp
    apple cider vinegar
  • 1 Tbsp
    worcestershire sauce
  • 1 Tbsp
    dark brown sugar

  • 6 oz
    sharp cheddar cheese, freshly shredded
  • 6 slice
    good firm bread
  • 4 Tbsp

How to Make Sloppy Joe Grilled Cheese Sandwich


  3. Gather your ingredients.
  4. Add the ground beef, sausage, and onion to a skillet over medium heat.
  5. Cook until the onions begin to soften, and the protein has almost cooked, about 5 to 7 minutes.
  6. Chef’s Note: Use a wooden spoon to break the meat into small pieces.
  7. Drain off any excess grease.
  8. Add the green bell pepper, and garlic.
  9. Cook until the garlic is fragrant, about 1 minute.
  10. Add the tomato paste, and stir to incorporate.
  11. Add the remainder of the ingredients
  12. Stir to thoroughly combine.
  13. Allow the mixture to lightly simmer until the sauce begins to reduce and thicken, about 20 to 30 minutes.
  14. Remove from heat, and allow it to cool.
  16. Gather your ingredients.
  17. Brush the mayonnaise on one side of each bread slice.
  18. Add some of the cheese to one of the slices (the side without the mayo).
  19. Add some of the sloppy Joe mix on top.
  20. Add more cheese to the top.
  21. Finish with the top slice of bread (mayo side out).
  22. Place the sandwich into a skillet over medium heat.
  23. Flip after about 90 seconds.
  24. Continue to flip every 90 seconds until both sides are nice and brown, about 5 or 6 flips.
  26. Cut on the bias, and serve with your favorite sides. Enjoy.
  27. Keep the faith, and keep cooking.

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About Sloppy Joe Grilled Cheese Sandwich

Course/Dish: Sandwiches
Main Ingredient: Beef
Regional Style: American

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