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Easy Texas Toast Sloppy Joes

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It’s more than okay to have a craving for something savory and traditional. These Easy Texas Toast Sloppy Joes are always a crowd pleaser. 

Sloppy Joes are a classic American dish that can be made in many ways. One of the easiest and most popular methods is to make them in the slow cooker. This Easy Texas Toast Sloppy Joes recipe is simple, delicious, and perfect for a weeknight meal.

Easy Texas Toast Sloppy joes topped with mozzarella cheese and parsley baked on a sheet pan

What are sloppy joes?

Sloppy Joes are a type of sandwich made with ground beef, tomato sauce, and other seasonings. The ground beef is cooked in the tomato sauce until it is soft and then served on a bun. Sloppy joes are usually messy to eat, hence the name.

Ingredients for Sloppy Joes on Texas Toast

  • Frozen Texas toast garlic bread – This will be an easy item to pick up at your local grocery store.
  • Ground beef – The traditional meat for sloppy joes is ground beef.
  • Onion – You will want to make sure the onion is diced.
  • Ketchup – The sauce used to make this meal is partial ketchup.
  • Worcestershire sauce – If you haven’t used this sauce in your sloppy joes before, you’re missing out.
  • Brown sugar – This is the little bit of “sweet” flavor you need in this meal.
  • Shredded mozzarella cheese – The melted cheese brings this meal together!
  • Italian seasoning – The final ingredient, but the most important, is this Italian seasoning.

How to make Texas Toast Sloppy Joes

  • Bake Texas toast according to package directions.
  • While garlic toast is baking, prepare sloppy joes by cooking ground beef in a large skillet over medium-high heat.
  • Add diced onion and cook ground beef until brown and fully cooked. Drain any excess grease.
  • Add ketchup, Worcestershire sauce, and brown sugar to skillet. Stir and let simmer for a few minutes.
  • Remove pan from heat and spoon sloppy joe mixture onto prepared garlic toast.
  • Sprinkle shredded cheese and Italian seasoning over over sloppy joe mixture.
  • Place baking sheet in the oven under the broiler until cheese is melted and lightly browned.
  • Serve immediately, Enjoy!
Unbaked Texas toast sloppy joes with shredded cheese on top placed on a baking pan with parchment paper

How to Store Sloppy Joes on Texas Toast

Refrigerator – Once you’ve made your sloppy joes, you can store them in the fridge for up to four days. Just place them in an airtight container or a zip-top bag.

Freezer – If you want to save your sloppy joes for a longer period, you can freeze them. Place them in a freezer-safe container or bag and they will last for up to three months.

Reheating – When you’re ready to eat your sloppy joes, you can reheat them in the microwave or on the stove. If you’re using the microwave, heat them for about two minutes or until they’re hot all the way through.

Variation Options for Texas Toast Sloppy Joes

If you’re looking to change up your sloppy joes, there are a few things you can do.

Add some spice – If you like things with a little heat, you can add diced jalapeños or red pepper flakes to the mix.

Try a different cheese – Instead of mozzarella, try using cheddar cheese or pepper Jack cheese.

Use ground turkey – If you’re looking for a leaner option, you can use ground turkey instead of ground beef.

FAQs for Easy Texas Toast Sloppy Joes

What can I use instead of ground beef?

If you’re looking for a ground beef alternative, you could try ground pork, turkey, or chicken.

Can I make this recipe without the cheese?

Yes, you can make this recipe without the cheese. Just omit it from the ingredient list.

Can I make this recipe ahead of time?

Yes, you can make this recipe ahead of time. Just follow the instructions for storing it in the fridge or freezer.

What should I serve with Sloppy Joes on Texas Toast?

There are a few options for sides that would go great with this meal. Some ideas include:

  • Potato chips
  • Fries
  • Macaroni and cheese
  • Green beans
  • Corn
  • Cole slaw

There are a million and one reasons to make these Easy Texas Toast Sloppy Joes. They are savory and a crowd pleaser!

close up shot of Texas toast sloppy joes  with fresh parsley on the side

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up close image of Texas toast sloppy joes on a baking sheet topped with mozzarella cheese and chopped parsley

Easy Texas Toast Sloppy Joes

April King
It’s more than okay to have a craving for something savory and traditional. These Easy Texas Toast Sloppy Joes are always a crowd pleaser. 
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 20 mins
Course Dinner
Cuisine American
Servings 8 pieces

Ingredients
  

  • 8 slices frozen Texas toast garlic bread
  • 1 lb. ground beef
  • 1 small onion, diced
  • 1 cup ketchup
  • 1 Tbsp. Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 Tbsp. brown sugar
  • 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 1 tsp. Italian seasoning

Instructions
 

  • Bake Texas toast according to package directions.
  • While garlic toast is baking, prepare sloppy joes by cooking ground beef in a large skillet over medium-high heat.
  • Add diced onion and cook ground beef until brown and fully cooked. Drain any excess grease.
  • Add ketchup, Worcestershire sauce, and brown sugar to skillet. Stir and let simmer for a few minutes.
  • Remove pan from heat and spoon sloppy joe mixture onto prepared garlic toast.
  • Sprinkle shredded cheese and Italian seasoning over over sloppy joe mixture.
  • Place baking sheet in the oven under the broiler until cheese is melted and lightly browned.
  • Serve immediately, Enjoy!
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2 Comments

  1. Michael Malone

    5 stars
    I made this recipe last night and it was a HUGE success. I have a son who has several sensory issues, including food that can’t touch/be mixed together. He told me he wanted to try Sloppy Joes and I found your recipe. I showed him the picture and he agreed to try it. After I made it, he took one bite…thought about it…then devoured the rest of it! My wife and I were stunned! Will definitely make this again.

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