Garlic Bread Sloppy Joes Recipe -

Garlic Bread Sloppy Joes Recipe

Garlic Bread Sloppy Joes offer a unique and delicious twist on the classic sloppy joe sandwich. This dish combines the rich, savory flavors of the traditional sloppy

joe filling with the aromatic allure of garlic bread, all topped with melted cheese. It’s a hearty, comforting meal that’s perfect for family dinners, casual gatherings, or simply when you’re in the mood for something indulgent and satisfying. This recipe takes the familiar taste of sloppy joes to a whole new level of deliciousness.



For the Garlic Bread:

  • 1 loaf Italian bread
  • ½ cup (1 stick / 113 g) unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 teaspoon garlic salt

For the Sloppy Joe:

  • 1 pound ground beef
  • ¼ cup yellow onion, chopped
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon yellow mustard
  • ¾ cup (180 g) ketchup
  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt
  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper
  • ½ cup water

For the Topping:

  • 1 cup (113 g) mozzarella cheese, shredded
  • 1 cup (113 g) sharp cheddar cheese, shredded
  • Parsley, chopped for garnish




Step 1: Prepare the Garlic Bread
Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C). Slice the Italian bread in half lengthwise. In a small bowl, mix together ½ cup of softened unsalted butter with 1 teaspoon of garlic salt. Spread this garlic butter evenly over the cut sides of the bread. Place the bread on a baking sheet and bake in the preheated oven for 10-15 minutes, or until the bread is toasty and golden. Remove from the oven and set aside.

Step 2: Cook the Sloppy Joe Mixture
In a large skillet over medium heat, cook 1 pound of ground beef and ¼ cup of chopped yellow onion. Cook until the beef is browned and the onion is translucent. Drain any excess grease. Stir in ½ teaspoon of garlic powder, 1 teaspoon of yellow mustard, ¾ cup of ketchup, ½ teaspoon of kosher salt, ¼ teaspoon of black pepper, and ½ cup of water. Simmer the mixture for 10 minutes, stirring occasionally, until it thickens slightly.


Step 3: Assemble the Sloppy Joes
Spoon the sloppy joe mixture evenly over the baked garlic bread halves. Sprinkle 1 cup of shredded mozzarella cheese and 1 cup of shredded sharp cheddar cheese over the top of the sloppy joe mixture.

Step 4: Bake the Sloppy Joes
Place the garlic bread sloppy joes back in the oven. Bake for an additional 5-10 minutes, or until the cheese is melted and bubbly.

Step 5: Garnish and Serve
Once done, remove from the oven and garnish with chopped parsley. Cut the garlic bread into individual servings and serve hot.


Cooking Note:

  • Be careful not to overcook the garlic bread in the first baking step to avoid it becoming too hard or burnt after the final bake with the topping.

Serving Suggestions:

Serve Garlic Bread Sloppy Joes as a hearty main dish with a side of salad, coleslaw, or your favorite vegetable sides. They’re great for a casual dinner or as a satisfying lunch.


  1. Meat Alternatives: You can substitute ground beef with ground turkey or chicken for a lighter version.
  2. Cheese Varieties: Feel free to experiment with different types of cheese for the topping, like provolone or pepper jack.
  3. Storing Leftovers: Store any leftover sloppy joe mixture in an airtight container in the refrigerator.

Prep Time:

  • Preparation Time: 20 minutes
  • Cooking Time: 25-30 minutes
  • Total Time: 45-50 minutes

Nutritional Information:

  • Calories: Approximately 400-500 per serving (varies based on the size of the servings and specific ingredients used)
  • Protein: 20-25g per serving
  • Sodium: Varies based on the ingredients used


Garlic Bread Sloppy Joes are a fantastic fusion of two beloved dishes, offering the comfort of sloppy joes with the irresistible flavor of garlic bread. This dish is not only satisfying and delicious but also easy to prepare, making it a great option for a quick yet hearty meal. Whether for a weeknight dinner or a casual get-together, these Garlic Bread Sloppy Joes are sure to be a hit with both kids and adults alike.

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