You know Joe. He’s the saucy hero of so many quick-and-easy weeknight meals. But now, Joe’s stepping out — and stepping up. These recipes take the spicy tomato-sauce and ground-beef concept and blow it out. It’s Joe, only moreso.
“For me this checks all the boxes for a hot party dip,” says Chef John. “It’s relatively cheap and easy to make, but maybe more importantly, it’s great hot, warm, or room temp. And it’s also incredibly versatile.”
Here are the Sloppy Joe ingredients you love, now combined into a comforting pasta casserole with Colby-Jack cheese.
Sloppy Józef? Sauerkraut gets it done here. And for even more Polish flare, Barbara K adds crumbled Polish sausage. “I also added about a half cup sour cream at the end,” she says. “And that gave it a great taste as well as the saucy texture of a regular Sloppy Joe.”
Tempeh stands in for traditional ground beef here.
Sloppy Joe gets the turnover treatment. “Oh my. goodness, I am addicted!” says Sydney. “So delicious, and so simple!”
Joe forgoes the bun and jumps into egg roll wrappers.
“With an overabundance of green peppers from my garden and two picky eaters who LOVE Sloppy Joes,” says WorkingMom, “I came up with this family favorite that also incorporates more vegetables into their mealtime!”
Yes! Two classic comfort foods in one.
“I am a huge fan of Buffalo Chicken Dip and wanted this dish to be similar,” says Jason Ponticelli. “Guaranteed to be an instant comfort food favorite. You’ll be dreaming about this dish.”
10. Sloppy Jo-Chos
Nachos get the Joe treatment here.
11. Sloppy Tots
You know the drill. It’s Tater Tots topped with Sloppy Joe meat sauce and Cheddar cheese.