These Quick & Easy Cheesy Joes are ready to serve in only 15 minutes! Each hearty bite oozes with big cheese flavor that your whole family will love!
My favorite thing about young children is the irrational tantrums they throw. Yesterday my two-year-old daughter screamed and cried because she couldn't smother her baby brother with bubble wrap while he slept. I know, I'm a mean dad. Sometimes it just feels like a win to make it to dinnertime with all of the kids still intact. On days like this, my Quick & Easy Cheesy Joes recipe is the perfect effortless meal to please everyone, even when nothing else seems simple.
I actually got this recipe from a Mennonite housewife last weekend when I was taking a class to get my trapping license. They were an incredibly gracious family who opened up their farm for the class, as well as served everyone a great meal to sustain us for the long day. These Cheesy Joes were served for lunch, and they were a big hit!
Her kids were dressed simply, hard-working, respectful, and there wasn't an Under Armor logo or Xbox in sight. Spending the weekend on their farm was a nice reminder that popular society doesn't always know best.
The only changes I made to her recipe were to cut it in half, so it is more accessible for the average family, and I also added Worcestershire for some depth.
If you ever think you need practice swallowing your pride, ask the stock boy in a busy Natural Health aisle where to find the Velveeta cheese in the grocery store. Ok, truth be told since I hail from America's Dairyland, I don't like cooking with Velveeta much. However, there are certain applications where it can't be beat. These Quick & Easy Cheesy Joes are one such example.
The reason Velveeta is recommended in this recipe is it not only melts well, but it helps incorporate the mozzarella into a sauce. Most importantly though, it allows you to reheat these Cheesy Joes the next day without the sauce breaking into an oily mess.
Using a condiment is certainly optional for this recipe. However, if you do prefer to add one, I highly recommend my Wisconsin Beer Brat Sauce. Its tangy flavor is the perfect complement to the creamy cheese.
I recommend making this in the largest skillet you own since it will brown the meat faster. I use a 12" skillet to make quick work of the hamburger. However, this recipe will work just as well in a smaller saute pan.
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Quick & Easy Cheesy Joes
- 2 ½ lbs ground beef
- ½ onion (chopped)
- 8 oz Velveeta cheese
- 8 oz shredded mozzarella
- 1 tbsp worchestershire sauce
- salt and pepper to taste
- 8 hamburger buns
- Brown hamburger in a large skillet along with the chopped onion. Work beef with a wooden spoon to fully crumble as it cooks.
- Once hamburger is browned add Velveeta cheese and stir to incorporate. Once Velveeta is melted add mozzarella and Worcestershire sauce.
- Add salt and pepper to taste and stir to fully incorporate all ingredients.
- Serve on hamburger buns.
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