Using the same ingredients found on the All-American cheeseburger, these saucy Cheeseburger Sloppy Joes are bursting with that classic taste you crave. Your family will be raving about this quick and easy meal that can be prepared in minutes!
You know you hit on a good recipe when you don’t tell your kids what they are eating and after one bite they scream, “THIS TASTES LIKE CHEESEBURGERS!” Mission Accomplished. Seriously, these do taste just like cheeseburgers, but they are much simpler to make. These Cheeseburger Sloppy Joes make a perfect quick and easy dinner, or the idea party food to serve a crowd.
This recipe is my most recent brainchild after seeing the success of my Cheeseburger Meatloaf recipe, which this is largely based off. Don’t worry though, if you are a purist who craves the real thing, I have some great write-ups on how to make ridiculous homemade burger patties, or replicate a great fast food burger!
How to Make Cheeseburger Sloppy Joes
To truly replicate the flavor of a great cheeseburger, you need to use the same ingredients. Therefore this recipe incorporates chopped onions and pickles with the beef while ketchup and mustard form the base of the sloppy joe sauce. These ingredients easily fit in a 12″ skillet (affiliate link).
Equally important is the cheese. A slice of mild cheddar cheese slowly melting into every nook and cranny of the meat is exactly what you want. Don’t do anything crazy like try to make these sloppy joes with Velveeta and ignore any sloppy joe recipe that wants you to mix the cheese in with the meat. Not only will the cheese break apart when leftovers are reheated, but you lose that stretchy cheesy goodness that is so satisfying with each bite.
How Do You Make Sloppy Joes
When you are craving classic sloppy joes, you don’t need a sloppy joe mix, nor do you need to make sloppy joes from a can. Sloppy Joes can easily be made from scratch. Simply check out my Homemade Sloppy Joes recipe, it is better than Manwich! Otherwise, for more creative fare, check out these sloppy Joes:
- Creamy Ranch Sloppy Joes
- Philly Cheesesteak Sloppy Joes
- Quick & Easy Cheesy Sloppy Joes
- Sausage Pizza Sloppy Joe
Cheeseburger Sloppy Joes
Cheeseburger Sloppy Joes
- 2 lbs ground beef
- 1/2 medium onion (chopped)
- 2 teaspoons kosher salt
- 1 teaspoon fresh ground pepper
- 2 cloves garlic (minced)
- 1 1/4 cup ketchup
- 1/3 cup yellow mustard
- 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
- 1/2 cup chopped dill pickles
- 8 slices mild cheddar cheese
- 8 hamburger buns
- Brown beef in large skillet with salt, pepper, and onion.
- Add garlic and cook until fragrant, then add remaining Sloppy Joe ingredients and stir to combine.
- Scoop sloppy joe mixture onto hamburger buns, top with slice of cheese and serve.
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