Cheesy Sloppy Joe’s, Another Fun Summer Dish
A few weeks ago, I happened to notice one of these cheesy Sloppy Joe’s recipes on a blog somewhere and of course, I didn’t save it and I should have. Needless to say, it’s been hanging around in my brain since. So a few days ago, I decided to make some from scratch and see if I could pull them off. Turns out it was pretty easy and the results were way better than I expected. I may have to do these more often, for a quick dinner or lunch.
If you look at the recipe, you’ll notice that there are no tomatoes and only a little ketchup and a bit of beef broth. I tried this with the tomatoes and the cheese really get’s lost, so my advice is to stick with the beef broth, which really makes the cheese stand out. I also used shredded sharp cheddar cheese (which I grated myself) and that was perfect, but I may want to try some other cheeses in the future, just to see what happens.
- 1 pound lean ground beef
- 1 small onion, diced
- 1 small green pepper, chopped
- 3 tablespoons ketchup
- 1 teaspoon mustard
- 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon fresh ground black pepper
- 1 tablespoon cornstarch
- 1/2 cup beef broth
- 6 ounces cheddar cheese, chopped
- Add the ground beef to a large skillet and brown. (I like cast iron for this.)
- Remove the beef.
- Add the onions, garlic and peppers to the pan. Let brown for 3-4 minutes.
- Add the beef back into the pan.
- In a small cup mix the beef broth and cornstarch together and add to the pan. Add the ketchup, mustard Worcestershire sauce, salt, black pepper. Cook until the mixture is set up, 3-5 minutes.
- Turn off the heat, add in the cheddar cheese and fold into the meat with a spatula until just melted.