Sloppy Joe Grilled Cheese

Grilled Cheese and Sloppy Joes married together. This is so good y’all. During the fall I tend to either like long, slow-cooked meals or super quick and easy ones for those busy days.

Sloppy Joe Grilled Cheese


This one is so simple to prepare in hardly any time at all. You can even make the sloppy joe part a few days in advance. Maybe on a Sunday evening so you already have a meal half made for the week.


Sloppy Joe Grilled Cheese


I can’t seem to find Texas Toast at my grocery store any more. What’s up with that? So instead I used a hearty white bread which I actually really like for grilled cheese becasue it holds up so well. Pepperidge Farm Hearty White is the one I buy.

Sloppy Joe Grilled Cheese


The sloppy joe mixture is a little sweet and it gets covered in melted ooey, gooey cheddar cheese. Use another type of cheese if you like. I like to use a lot of sloppy joe in relation to the cheese, but you can go heavier on the cheese and lighter on the sloppy joe.

And that golden, buttery crust on the bread!

Seriously yum y’all.

Sloppy Joe Grilled Cheese


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4.5 from 2 votes
Sloppy Joe Grilled Cheese
Sloppy Joe Grilled Cheese
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
10 mins
Total Time
25 mins

Sloppy Joe Grilled Cheese has a slightly sweet sloppy joe filling that's covered in melted ooey, gooey cheddar cheese

Course: Sandwich
Servings: 4 sandwiches
Calories: 608 kcal
Author: Christin Mahrlig
  • 1 pound lean ground beef
  • 1/2 medium onion, chopped
  • 1/4 cup chopped green pepper
  • 2/3 cup ketchup
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 teaspoon ground mustard
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 8 slices Texas toast or hearty white bread
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 4 tablespoons butter
  1. Add ground beef to a nonstick pan placed over medium heat. Use a wooden spoon to break it apart as it cooks. As soon as you have it crumbled, add the onion and green pepper. Cook until beef is no longer pink and onion and pepper is softened.
  2. Add ketchup, dry mustard, garlic powder, Worcestershire sauce, and cayenne pepper. Stir to combine well and cook over medium-low heat for 5 minutes. Remove from heat.
  3. For each sandwich, spread 1/4 cup cheese on top of one slice of bread. Top with sloppy joe mixture. Place second piece of bread on top.
  4. Heat griddle or nonstick pan over medium heat. Add 1/2 tablespoon butter, let it melt and place sandwich on top. Cook until bottom is golden, lift sandwich with a spatula, place another 1/2 tablespoon of butter down, and flip sandwich over. Cook until cheese is melted.
Nutrition Facts
Sloppy Joe Grilled Cheese
Amount Per Serving
Calories 608
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.


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16 thoughts on “Sloppy Joe Grilled Cheese

  1. I work in a diner and make these all the time. I add a few dill pickles on the side and serve with wavy chips to scoop up the leftovers. Always a fan favorite.

  2. Turned out great. The only thing I changed was, I used bottled mustard, because I didn’t have any ground mustard in the house. Slapped on two pieces or Jewish rye, because that’s what I had in the house. Couldn’t have come out any better.

  3. I’ve never eaten a sloppy joe but mixed with a grilled cheese sounded intriguing so have it a whirl. Added a couple of tablespoons of home made chili sauce to the hamburger mix and it turned out awesome. My kids Loved it and so did I. Thanks

  4. As a grumpy pregnant lady, this is all I want to eat right now. Even just looking at the mouthwatering pictures makes me feel better. Heavenly! Love the pickles on the side.

  5. Oh why, oh why, I must come across this deliciousness right now?? I could inhale like 2 of these right this moment. I better go to the kitchen now. Love everything in these, Christin!!

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