Sunday, January 30, 2011

Honey BBQ Cheesy Sloppy Joes

OK, so the South Beach Diet is off.  It just wasn't my kind of life!  That being said, I love a good and messy Sloppy Joe!  So when I saw these on SteakNPotatoesKindaGurl this morning, I just knew I had to make them.  I already had some fresh bakery club rolls in the pantry and lean ground beef in the fridge.  These were the perfect amount of sweet and plenty sloppy.  They were fabulous!  The original recipe from Tried and True Cooking With Heidi is an open faced sandwich using Texas Toast as the base, which is how my hubby will probably want to eat his tonight when he gets home from work.  I used hot dog buns for my girls since they have little bitty mouths.  Whatever bread you decide to use will work just fine to soak up all those juices.


1 lb lean ground beef (93/7)
1/2 yellow onion, diced
1 can petite diced tomatoes, drained
1/2 cup ketchup
1/2 cup Honey BBQ sauce
3 T Worcestershire sauce
1/2 tsp garlic powder
1/2 tsp ground cumin
1/2 tsp chili powder
1/4 tsp smoked paprika
dash of cayenne pepper
shredded cheddar jack
Club rolls/hamburger buns, or bread of choice

In a large skillet over medium high heat, brown ground beef until cooked through and no longer pink.  Add the onions and cook for 5 minutes.  Drain off the grease.  Add the tomatoes, ketchup, BBQ sauce, Worcestershire, and spices.  Stir well and cover.  Lower heat and simmer for 15 minutes, stirring occasionally. Uncover and simmer another 5 minutes until mixture is thickened up.

I have a little trick I use when eating sloppy joes on rolls or buns.  I hollow out the center of both the top and bottom insides before adding the sloppy joe filling.  This way, it stays in the roll instead of falling out onto your plate, the floor, your shirt, your jeans, your get the point! 

Serve up on some warm toasted buns and top with shredded cheese.  I made some Oven Baked Onion Rings on the side.  I'm still full and only ate half...Enjoy!



  1. Yum..these look great. My family loves Sloppy Joes. I'm sure these will be a hit with them. Your little girls are adorable!

  2. Glad you liked them! They are a fave at our house and always makes its way on the menu plan :) Heidi did a good job making this recipe!

  3. These are sooo good....just tried them last night

  4. These are great! I added 2T of Chili garlic sauce, 1/2 tsp of salt and 1 tsp of Garlic salt. I didn't drain the diced tomatoes so I only put half the amount of ketchup and added a little cornstarch to thicken the sauce. This recipe is a keeper, thanks for sharing it.

  5. What size can of petite diced tomatoes did you use?

  6. This was GREAT! I used beyond beef and added peppers, fresh tomatoes, and mushrooms, but the bones of the recipe were all there. Highly recommended!


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