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Sloppy Joes Stuffed Bread

Sloppy Joes Stuffed Bread

Course Appetizer, Beef, Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword easy-ground-beef-recipes, sloppy-joes, sloppy-joes-stuffed-bread
Prep Time 25 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 6 servings
Calories 607kcal


  • 1 ½ lb lean ground beef
  • ½ cup diced red bell pepper
  • ½ cup diced green bell pepper or poblano pepper
  • olive oil
  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 8 oz can tomato sauce
  • cup ketchup
  • 2 Tbsp worcestershire sauce
  • 2 tsp yellow mustard
  • 3 Tbsp brown sugar adjust to taste
  • 1 tsp seasoned salt
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 1 tsp pepper
  • ½ tsp garlic powder
  • 1 18 inch fluffy French bread loaf
  • 10 slices colby jack or cheddar cheese


  • Preheat oven to 350°F. Line a large baking sheet with foil or parchment, If using foil, spritz lightly with cooking spray. Set aside.
  • In a large deep 12 inch skillet cook ground beef, red pepper and green pepper in a few drizzles of olive oil. Cook over medium-high heat until no pink remains. Add garlic, cooking for 1 minute longer. Drain excess fat from pan.
  • Lower heat to medium. Add tomato sauce, ketchup, worcestershire sauce, mustard, brown sugar, seasoned salt, paprika, pepper and granulated garlic. Mix until combined. Simmer for 5-10 minutes until blended. Remove from heat.
  • Meanwhile, slice bread in half. Remove some of inside of each half. (Freeze for use with another recipe.)
  • To assemble: Arrange 5 slices of cheese on bottom piece of bread. Spread with sloppy joe beef. Top with remaining cheese, placing second piece of bread on top.
  • Lay a piece of foil loosley on top. Bake for 20 minutes then remove baking uncovered for another 5 minutes.
  • Rest for 5 minutes, then slice and serve.


  • You may thicken the sloppy joes with tomato paste 1 Tbsp at a time at the end of cooking, if desired.
  • Depending on how you slice this bread, yield may vary. As an appetizer, 1 inch slices work well.
  • The sloppy joes filling can be prepared in advance and chilled to expedite assembly.


Serving: 1serving | Calories: 607kcal | Carbohydrates: 57g | Protein: 37g | Fat: 22g | Saturated Fat: 12g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 7g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 115mg | Sodium: 1462mg | Potassium: 660mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 15g | Vitamin A: 1207IU | Vitamin C: 28mg | Calcium: 354mg | Iron: 4mg