Sloppy Joe Grilled Cheese

 Sloppy Joe Grilled Cheese

Mouthwatering Sloppy Joe Grilled Cheese are the ultimate comfort food! Easy homemade sloppy joe mixture and melted cheese in crispy buttery slices of bread.


1 pound lean ground beef

1 tablespoon unsalted butter

1/2 yellow onion , chopped

1/2 green bell pepper , chopped

1 clove garlic , minced

2 teaspoons yellow mustard

3/4 cup ketchup

2 tablespoons brown sugar

1/2 teaspoon Kosher salt

1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper

12 slices American Cheese

12 slices white bread

4 tablespoons unsalted butter


Note: click on times in the instructions to start a kitchen timer while cooking.

Add the ground beef to a large skillet (this browns very well) on high heat and brown until a deep brown crust appears before breaking the beef apart.

Stir the ground beef and brown until a deep crust appears on about 50 or so percent of the beef, and it is cooked through, then remove the beef, drain the fat and add the butter, onions and bell pepper to the pan.

Let brown for 1-2 minutes before stirring, then let brown for another 1-2 minutes before stirring again and add the beef back into the pan.

Add the garlic, mustard, ketchup, brown sugar, salt, black pepper, to the pan and cook until most of the liquid has evaporated (about 75% of the mixture is above liquid), 3-5 minutes.

Spread the butter on one side of each of the 12 slices of bread.

Butter side down on the cutting board.

Add a slice of American Cheese to each of the slices.

Top six slices with the meat mixture and close the sandwiches pressing down lightly.

In a cast iron pan or griddle on medium high add the sandwiches and cook for 3-5 minutes on each side.