Sloppy Joes were an absolute staple growing up in the midwest. Every family had their own preferred recipe, and frankly, they were all delicious. They’re a meal that’s easy to whip up for a crowd and loved by everyone from dad to the toddlers. That kind of popularity is hard to beat. So when I came across the idea for Sloppy Joe Dip, I knew it would be an instant fav. After watching it disappear right before my eyes, it’s safe to say that assumption was right!
The meat filling is pretty similar to a standard sloppy joe recipe. It’s flavored with a generous amount of ketchup and sweetened with a little brown sugar. Feel free to adjust the spice level to your liking, I like to keep mine kid-friendly. Once most of the liquid has cooked off the meat mixture, you’ll transfer it to an oven-safe dish and load it up with cheese. Stick it in the oven until it’s good and bubbly, then it’s ready to eat.
Serve this dip with toasted bread or your favorite sturdy cracker. You could put individual bowls, but we tend to dig right in while it’s good and hot. Hope you all enjoy this savory recipe as much as we do!
Sloppy Joe Dip
10m prep time
40m cook time
- 2 lbs lean ground beef
- 1 green bell pepper, diced
- 1 yellow onion, diced
- 3 cloves garlic, minced
- 2 tablespoon brown sugar
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon pepper
- ½ teaspoon cumin
- ½ teaspoon cayenne pepper
- 2 cups beef or vegetable broth
- ¾ cup ketchup
- 1 ½ tablespoons Dijon mustard
- 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
- 1 ¼ cup cheddar cheese, shredded
- In a large pot or dutch oven, brown ground beef and onion for 3-4 minutes, then add garlic, flour, brown sugar, salt, pepper, cumin and cayenne. Stir mixture and break up meat into pieces. Continue cooking until meat is fully browned and liquid has cooked off.
- Add broth, ketchup, mustard, and worcestershire sauce. Stir to combine and bring to a gentle simmer. Stirring regularly, continue to simmer until very thick, about 30 minutes. Mix in ½ cup of the cheese and remove from heat.
- Turn on oven broiler on low.
- Transfer dip to an 8x8 baking dish (or keep in pot if using an oven-safe dutch oven) and sprinkle remaining ¾ cup of cheese on top.
- Broil for 3-5 minutes, keeping a close eye on the dip as it will brown quickly.
- Serve hot with toasted bread or crackers.
Recipe adapted from Allrecipes.com