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Sloppy Joe Grilled Cheese Sandwiches - homemade sloppy joes stuffed in a melty grilled cheese!

Sloppy Joe Grilled Cheese

The ultimate mash-up of two classics - sloppy joes and grilled cheese!
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword sandwich
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 6 sandwiches
Calories 727kcal


For the sloppy joes

  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1/4 cup diced onion
  • 1 clove garlic minced
  • 1 cup ketchup
  • 3 tablespoons water
  • 3 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon white distilled vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 teaspoons yellow mustard
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

For the grilled cheese


To make the sloppy joes

  • Add the ground beef and onion to a large skillet and brown over medium heat. Drain the fat and return to the skillet, add the garlic, and cook for 30 seconds more.
  • In a small bowl, combine the ketchup, water, vinegar, brown sugar, Worcestershire sauce, mustard and salt. Stir until smooth and pour over the beef mixture. Stir to combine.
  • Reduce heat to low and cook for 5 minutes.

To make the sandwiches

  • Heat a large skillet or griddle over medium heat.
  • Butter one side of each slice of bread.
  • Place two slices of bread, butter-side down, in the skillet and top each slice with 1 ounce of shredded cheese. Spoon the sloppy joe mixture onto one piece of bread and cook for 2-3 minutes or until the bread is toasted and the cheese has melted. 
  • Place the bread with the melted cheese over the piece of bread with the sloppy joe mixture to form a sandwich and cook for 1 minute more. 
  • Repeat with remaining sandwiches, keeping cooked sandwiches warm in a 200 degree oven until ready to serve.


Serving: 1sandwich | Calories: 727kcal | Carbohydrates: 42g | Protein: 32g | Fat: 47g | Saturated Fat: 25g | Cholesterol: 143mg | Sodium: 1345mg | Potassium: 476mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 17g | Vitamin A: 1125IU | Vitamin C: 2.6mg | Calcium: 569mg | Iron: 4mg