Bacon Cheeseburger Sloppy Joes: The Recipe Of The Year

As a kid, Sloppy Joes were one of my favorite foods to eat. My mom would frequently make these yummy sandwiches for whenever my siblings and I had friends over. Everyone always loved mom’s Sloppy Joes. As an adult, I decided I should take the almighty Sloppy Joe to the next level. These bacon cheeseburger Sloppy Joes are at the top of the tower of good eats.

Ketchup gravy? Um, can we say “yum”?



1 pound lean ground beef

6 slices Hormel bacon

1 small yellow onion, diced

3 tablespoons Heinz ketchup

1 teaspoon French’s mustard

1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce

1/2 teaspoon Kosher salt

1/2 teaspoon fresh ground black pepper

1 tablespoon Argo cornstarch

1/2 cup beef broth

6 ounces Kraft cheddar cheese, chopped

6 brioche hamburger buns

Add the ground beef to a large cast iron skillet (this browns very well) and brown until a deep brown crust appears before breaking the beef apart.

Stir the ground beef and brown until a deep crust appears on about 50 or so percent of the beef.

Remove the beef, drain the fat and add the bacon to the pan.

Cook the bacon until crisp, then remove to cool and crumble.

Add the onions to the pan

Let brown for 1-2 minutes before stirring, then let brown for another 1-2 minutes before stirring again.

Add the beef back into the pan.

In a small cup mix the beef broth and cornstarch together

Add the ketchup, mustard Worcestershire sauce, salt, black pepper, beef broth/cornstarch mixture into the pan.

Cook until the mixture is only slightly liquidy (about 75% of the mixture is above liquid), 3-5 minutes.

Add the bacon back into the pan and stir to combine.

Turn off the heat, add in the cheddar cheese and fold into the meat with a spatula until just melted.

Served on toasted brioche buns.





Quick Tip: Need more Sloppy Joe? Easily double his recipe.