Cheeseburger Sloppy Joes

  • By KJ

Get ready for a two-in-one combo that will rock your world.

Cheeseburger Sloppy Joes is a quick and easy way to get dinner on the table in less than 30 minutes.

Sautéed onions and garlic provide a fragrant base to the savory ground beef filling, mixed with classic condiments like Worcestershire, mustard, and ketchup.

Serve your sloppy joes on your favorite hamburger bun and top with a slice of American cheese.

Bonus points: See how many other classic cheeseburger toppings you can pack in between the buns.

A cheeseburger sloppy joe being picked up.

Get ready for a two-in-one combo that will rock your world. 

Cheeseburger Sloppy Joes is a quick and easy way to get dinner on the table in less than 30 minutes. 

Sautéed onions and garlic provide a fragrant base to the savory ground beef filling, mixed with classic condiments like Worcestershire, mustard, and ketchup. 

Serve your sloppy joes on your favorite hamburger bun and top with a slice of American cheese. 

Bonus points: See how many other classic cheeseburger toppings you can pack in between the buns.

A cheeseburger sloppy joe being picked up.

Why KJ Loves

Cheeseburger Sloppy Joes

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All the flavors of a classic cheeseburger and sloppy joe all in one! We absolutely love this easy weeknight dinner option! I easily served this recipe gluten free by skipping the buns and made “Cheeseburger Sloppy Joe Bowls!” Served the sloppy joe filling over roasted potatoes and then added on all my cheeseburger toppings!

Browned beef in a skillet with ketchup and mustard squirted in.

Cheeseburger Sloppy Joe Ingredients

Extra virgin olive oil

White onion (diced)

Garlic (chopped)

Ground beef

Tomato sauce

Brown sugar

Salt

Condiments

Worcestershire sauce, yellow mustard, and ketchup

American cheese slices

For the most classic cheeseburger taste. If you want to switch things up, go for it. These sloppy joes would taste delicious with some cheddar cheese slices. 

Hamburger buns

Choose your favorite hamburger buns to serve these sloppy joes, whether they’re brioche buns, gluten-free buns, or just plain ‘ol regular buns.

Cheeseburger sloppy joe filling all mixed together in a skillet.

Pile on the toppings!

You can devour these sloppy joes with as many (or as few) toppings as you prefer! Here are some ideas to get you started.

An assembled cheeseburger sloppy joe topped with ketchup, mustard, cheese and pickles.

How to Make Cheeseburger Sloppy Joes

1

Sauté the onion and garlic.

In a large skillet, heat the olive oil over medium heat. Add the diced onion and sauté for several minutes until translucent. Add the garlic and sauté another 30 seconds or so. 

2

Brown the ground beef.

Add the ground beef into the skillet, break it apart, and brown until cooked through. 

3

Add other ingredients and simmer. 

Now for the “sloppy” part of the sloppy joe! 

Add the Worcestershire sauce, mustard, ketchup, tomato sauce, and salt into the ground beef and stir to combine and create a sauce. Allow the mixture to simmer for a few minutes.

10

Wash the dishes. How sad.

A cheeseburger sloppy joe being picked up.

How to Serve Cheeseburger Sloppy Joes

Spoon the sloppy joe filling over hamburger buns, top with a slice of American cheese, and finish with your favorite classic hamburger toppings! 

Sides to Serve With Cheeseburger Sloppy Joes

  • What’s a cheeseburger without her trusty sidekick: the french fry! Try out these Homemade Taco Bell Nacho Fries for a twist. 
  • For something a little healthier, make some Garlic Almond Green Beans.
  • Summer Fruit Salad is a sweet complement to these savory sloppy joes.   
  • Or, make things easy and grab some potato chips and fresh-cut veggies from the store. No need to make a fuss! 
An assembled cheeseburger sloppy joe served with french fries.

How to Cook These For a Crowd

This is an easy dinner to make in bulk for lots of people. You’ll just need a large skillet (or to make it in multiple batches). 

Make the sloppy joe filling by following the directions. Then, transfer the filling to a slow cooker to keep it warm so that people can keep coming back for seconds. 

A cheeseburger sloppy joe bar sounds like a fun idea to me!

Cheeseburger Sloppy Joe FAQ

Can these sloppy joes be made ahead?

Yes! Follow all of the instructions on preparing the sloppy joe filling. Allow the filling to cool slightly. Then store it in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to a couple of days in advance. To reheat, transfer the mixture to a skillet over low heat and cover with a lid until heated through. 

Can these be made in a slow cooker?

We haven’t tested this recipe in a slow cooker because it’s so easy as-is! But you can transfer the sloppy joe mixture to a slow cooker after making it to keep it warm for a crowd. 

What kind of cheese is good on sloppy joes?

American cheese will get you the good ‘ol classic American cheeseburger flavor. But you could top this with any sliced cheese you like. (Some will melt more easily than others.) 

Can you make these gluten-free sloppy joes?

Make this recipe gluten-free by using gluten-free hamburger buns. Also, ensure your Worcestershire sauce is completely gluten-free (not all are!).  

A cheeseburger sloppy joe being picked up.

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An assembled cheeseburger sloppy joe topped with ketchup, mustard, cheese and pickles.

Cheeseburger Sloppy Joes


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  • Author: KJ & Company - Kate Poskochil
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 6 servings 1x

Description

Get ready for a two-in-one combo that will rock your world. 

Cheeseburger Sloppy Joes is a quick and easy way to get dinner on the table in less than 30 minutes. 

Sautéed onions and garlic provide a fragrant base to the savory ground beef filling, mixed with classic condiments like Worcestershire, mustard, and ketchup. 

Serve your sloppy joes on your favorite hamburger bun and top with a slice of American cheese. 

Bonus points: See how many other classic cheeseburger toppings you can pack in between the buns.


Ingredients

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  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 small white onion, diced
  • 1 tablespoon garlic, chopped
  • 2 pounds ground beef
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • ¼ cup yellow mustard
  • 1 cup ketchup
  • 15 oz tomato sauce
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • American cheese slices for serving
  • Hamburger buns for serving

Topping ideas:

  • Pickles
  • Lettuce
  • Tomatoes
  • Onions
  • Ketchup
  • Mustard
  • Mayo
  • Crumbled bacon

Instructions

  1. In a large skillet, heat the oil over medium heat. Add the onion in and sauté for several minutes until translucent. Add in the garlic and sauté another 30 seconds or so. 
  2. Add the ground beef into the skillet and break apart and brown until cooked through. 
  3. Add the Worcestershire sauce, mustard, ketchup, tomato sauce, brown sugar and salt into the ground beef and stir to combine and create a sauce. 
  4. Allow the mixture to come to a simmer for a couple minutes. 
  5. To serve, spoon the sloppy joe filling over hamburger buns, top with a slice of American cheese and any other classic hamburger toppings desired and dig in!

Notes

  • Serve these cheeseburger sloppy joes on classic buns with fries as the side! Or, make “Cheeseburger Sloppy Joe Bowls” and serve the filling over roasted potatoes topped with your favorite burger toppings.
  • Nutritional information for this recipe is only an estimate. The accuracy of the nutritional information for any recipe on this site is not guaranteed.
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 25 minutes
  • Category: Dinner
  • Method: 30 Minute Meal

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1
  • Calories: 399
  • Sugar: 14.7g
  • Fat: 14.8g
  • Carbohydrates: 18g
  • Fiber: 1.8g
  • Protein: 48.2g
An assembled cheeseburger sloppy joe topped with ketchup, mustard, cheese and pickles.

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