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Same Great Sloppy Joe Without The Mess

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When I was a kid, I used to LOOOOOOVE when my mom made Sloppy Joes for dinner. Maybe it was the fact that for once, I was actually allowed to make a mess with my food for once. Messy eating now as an adult, well, not so much...

This cheesy, Sloppy Joe French bread creates not only a cleaner eating experience, which in my case is desirable, but also gives a nostalgic explosion of a classic favorite with a little added cheesy twist. Share this with your kids tonight!

Check out more Sloppy Joe recipes here:

Grilled Cheese Sloppy Joes

Sloppy Joe Casserole

Sloppy Joe Dogs

Ingredients

  • 1 loaf French Bread, cut in half lengthwise
  • 2-3 bell peppers
  • ½ cup yellow onion, diced
  • 1 pound lean ground beef
  • 1 15-ounce can Sloppy Joe Sauce
  • 1 ½  cups shredded Cheddar
  • 1 ½  cups shredded Monterey Jack cheese

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Line a sheet pan with foil and lay cut bread halves, inside up, side by side. Set aside.
  3. In a pan over medium heat, cook onion until translucent. Add in ground beef and continue to cook until fully browned.
  4. Before adding the sauce, drain out all excess liquid from the meat.
  5. Stir in sauce until fully heated through.
  6. Spread meat sauce mixture over both halves of the bread and cover the mixture of both cheeses.
  7. Bake for roughly 10 minutes or until cheese is finally melted.
  8. Let cool slightly and cut into slices. Top with a bit of green onion and enjoy!