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I think cooking at home should be fun. If you’re not having fun while doing it, then you’re doing something wrong. That said, there isn’t much that’s more fun than stacking delicious sloppy Joe mix in a grilled cheese sandwich! It’s messy, delicious and easy to make. You are going to LOVE this sandwich.
I have no idea who Joe was and why he liked his sandwiches so sloppy, but I’m glad he did. I’d venture to guess that this sloppy Joe grilled cheese is even sloppier than the original! You’ll need lots of napkins for this guy, but it’s worth it for sure!
Making a good sloppy Joe mix is the first step to this recipe. I keep my version pretty simple. Brown some beef in a skillet and add some green peppers and carrots. Then add tomato sauce, garlic powder, brown sugar and Worcestershire sauce. If the mixture seems very dry, you can add 1/4 cup of water to it to loosen the sauce a bit.
Once the sloppy Joe mixture simmers for five minutes, it’s ready to go. Obviously, you could just slap it on bread and make sloppy Joes. Nothing wrong with that! But, if you want to take it to the next level, let’s make grilled cheese sandwiches with it!
There are two tricks to making this sandwich perfect. First, cube your cheese. Don’t shred it. By cubing the cheese and adding it to the sloppy Joe mixture, you end up with pockets of delicious melted cheese, which leads to a much better finished product.
The second trick is to make sure to cook the sandwich on low heat. Butter your bread and cook in a nonstick skillet. The low heat will mean the cheese has time to melt and the bread won’t overcook. You’ll be left with a perfectly cheesy and delicious sandwich!
If you wanted, you could make the sloppy Joe mix in advance. It stores great in an airtight container in the fridge for a few days.