Sloppy Joe Casserole

Sloppy Joe Casserole


1 pound ground beef
1 small onion, chopped

1 green bell pepper, chopped
1 red bell pepper, chopped

1 clove garlic, chopped
1 (14.5 ounce) can petite diced tomatoes

1 cup ketchup
1 tablespoon brown sugar

1 teaspoon yellow mustard
1 pinch salt and ground black pepper to taste

2 cups frozen whole-kernel corn
1 (16 ounce) package penne pasta

1 ½ cups shredded Colby-Jack cheese


 Step 1
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
 Step 2
Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Cook and stir beef, onion, green bell pepper, red bell pepper, and garlic in the hot skillet until beef is browned and crumbly, 5 to 7 minutes; drain and discard grease.

 Step 3
Stir tomatoes, ketchup, brown sugar, mustard, salt, and pepper into ground beef mixture; reduce heat and simmer until heated through, about 10 minutes.

 Step 4
Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Cook corn in the boiling water until cooked through, about 5 minutes; drain.

 Step 5
Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil; add penne and cook, stirring occasionally, until tender yet firm to the bite, about 11 minutes. Drain.

 Step 6
Mix corn, pasta, and Colby-Jack cheese into ground beef mixture; pour into a 9x13-inch baking dish.

 Step 7
Bake in the preheated oven until heated through and cheese is melted, about 20 minutes.