Sloppy Joe Grilled Cheese | Mostly Homemade Mom

Sloppy Joe Grilled Cheese

October 22, 2013
Homemade skillet sloppy joes sandwiched between gooey cheddar grilled cheese - a total family favorite!

Grilled cheese sandwiches were an absolute staple in our house growing up. Two slice of white bread, fresh deli sliced American cheese (none of that singles business), buttered, and cooked in a skillet. My mom was good at grilled cheese, and still is. Thanks, mom! :)

Now, here's the deal. My boys love grilled cheese. I love eating grilled cheese. But I'm constantly trying new things and coming up with different recipes, that I never make them anymore. Now before you get to thinking I'm a horrible mommy, they pretty much ALWAYS have dessert of some kind in the house. And if it's not already made, I have all the ingredients to make whatever it is that they're asking for. SO there. 

If you're a regular grilled-cheese-maker in your house, this is a MUST TRY for your family. It's such a fun and yummy twist on the traditional sandwich, and with the sloppy joe filling and the cheddar, almost an entirely different flavor. Unlike the regular variety, there's no need to amp this one up with soup of some kind - it's definitely filling on its own. I went the healthy route and served with some fries (ha) but feel free to pair it with some veggies. 

Sloppy Joe Grilled Cheese

1 lb ground beef
1/2 cup ketchup
1 tablespoon brown sugar
1 teaspoon yellow mustard
1 teaspoon garlic powder
8 thin slices cheddar cheese (or about 1 cup shredded cheddar)
8 slices whole wheat bread
softened butter

Brown and drain ground beef. Place cooked beef back into skillet and add ketchup, brown sugar, mustard, and garlic powder. Cook until heated through, about 10 minutes. Remove from heat. Spray a griddle with non stick spray and heat on medium heat. Assemble sandwiches with one slice of cheese, 1/3 cup beef filling, and another slice of cheese. Butter the outside of sandwiches and place on griddle. Flip when cheese starts to melt and bread is browned. Cook an additional few minutes or until other slice is browned. Serve warm.

Yummy, cheesy, beefy, goodness!

Here are some more sloppy joe favorites:

Salsa Sloppy Joes

Slow Cooker Sloppy Joes

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4 comments on "Sloppy Joe Grilled Cheese"
  1. Tina @ Tina's ChicOctober 23, 2013 at 6:46 PM

    Grill cheese sandwiches are a classic but I love your twist on it. My husband will go crazy over this because he love sloppy joe. Fries, heck yea, gotta go all the way. :)
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  2. Cathy@LemonTreeDwellingOctober 28, 2013 at 4:26 PM

    I love fun grilled cheese variations!!

  3. Emily SimpleLifeFireWifeNovember 2, 2013 at 9:07 AM

    We love grilled cheese in my house! Can't wait to try this idea! Thanks for sharing at Share Your Stuff Tuesdays!

  4. Me too, Emily. The kids get excited on grilled cheese night, little do they know it's because I'm exhausted - ha!