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.
Why KJ Loves
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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!
Cheeseburger Sloppy Joe Ingredients
Extra virgin olive oil
White onion (diced)
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.
Choose your favorite hamburger buns to serve these sloppy joes, whether they’re brioche buns, gluten-free buns, or just plain ‘ol regular buns.
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.
- Pickles (these are my favorite pickles!)
- Crumbled bacon
How to Make Cheeseburger Sloppy Joes
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.
Brown the ground beef.
Add the ground beef into the skillet, break it apart, and brown until cooked through.
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.
Wash the dishes. How sad.
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!
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!).
Other Cheeseburger-y Meals
- Cheeseburgers in slider form…betcha can’t eat just one.
- Cheese inside your burger makes for a delightful surprise: Cheese Stuffed Burgers
- Greek Grilled Chicken Burgers feature whipped feta — a delightful twist on a regular cheeseburger.
- Add a little kick to your meal with Chipotle Jack Burgers, featuring pepperjack cheese.
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