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Sloppy Joe French Bread

Sloppy Joe French Bread is a deliciously hearty twist on the classic Sloppy Joe sandwich. It combines the rich, tangy flavors of the meat mixture with the crispy, chewy texture of French bread. This easy-to-make dish is sure to become a family favorite, perfect for a quick weeknight dinner or a crowd-pleasing appetizer.

French Toast Sloppy Joe slices.

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 8-10 servings 
Preparation Level: Beginner +

What I Love About This Recipe

  • The recipe can be made in 30 minutes and ready to serve.
  • It’s a super easy recipe that anyone can make with just a few simple ingredients.
  • This savory dish has a tangy, slightly sweet flavor from the sloppy joe sauce combined with the hearty ground beef, topped with gooey melted cheese.
Irresistible Sloppy Joe French Bread slices topped with melty Colby Jack cheese and a savory Sloppy Joe mixture, perfect for a quick weeknight dinner or a game day treat.

Ingredients

  • French bread
  • Yellow onion, finely diced
  • Olive oil
  • Ground beef (90/10)
  • Garlic powder
  • Salt
  • Black pepper
  • Manwich original sloppy joe sauce
  • Shredded Colby jack cheese
  • Chopped parsley for garnish (optional)

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Close-up of Sloppy Joe French Bread topped with melty Colby Jack cheese and a savory Sloppy Joe mixture, baked to perfection on a parchment paper-lined baking sheet.

How To Make Sloppy Joe French Bread

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees and line a baking sheet with parchment paper. 
  2. Slice the loaf of bread lengthwise and place it face up onto the lined baking sheet.
  3. Add the olive oil and onion to a large pan and cook over medium-high heat for three minutes or until translucent. 
  4. Add the ground beef and cook until it has browned. Drain the grease and return it to the pan. 
  5. Reduce heat to low and add the garlic powder, salt, pepper, and Manwich sauce. Cook for another 2-3 minutes, mixing thoroughly to combine.

6. Spread the sloppy joe mixture evenly onto each half of the bread and top with shredded cheese. 
7. Bake for 10-15 minutes until the cheese has melted and the edges of the bread are crispy and golden brown. 
8. Remove from the oven and allow to cool slightly. Before serving, cut into 1-1 ½ inch slices.

A cheesy slice of Sloppy Joe French Bread pizza being lifted, showcasing the melty cheese and savory Sloppy Joe mixture.

Tips

  • Best served immediately while warm. 
  • Be sure to drain the excess grease before adding the sauce. 
  • Great for an appetizer or a meal. 
Slices of Sloppy Joe French Bread topped with melty Colby Jack cheese and garnished with fresh parsley, displayed on a white platter.

Sloppy Joe French Bread

Yield: 8 servings
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes

This easy weeknight dinner, featuring a loaf of French bread, ground beef, and Manwich sauce, is a delicious twist on the classic Sloppy Joe. Perfect for lunch, dinner, or even game day, it offers a cheesy twist, making it a real crowd-pleaser.

Ingredients

  • 1 loaf of French bread
  • ½ cup yellow onion, finely diced
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 pound lean ground beef (90/10)
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon pepper
  • 15 ounce can of Manwich original sloppy joe sauce
  • 2 ½ cups shredded Colby jack cheese
  • Chopped parsley for garnish (optional)

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees and line a baking sheet with parchment paper. 
  2. Slice the loaf of bread lengthwise and place it face up onto the lined baking sheet.
  3. Add the olive oil and onion to a large pan and cook over medium-high heat for three minutes or until the onions are translucent. 
  4. Add the ground beef and cook until it has browned. Drain the grease and return it to the pan. 
  5. Reduce heat to low and add the garlic powder, salt, pepper, and sauce. Cook for another 2-3 minutes, mixing thoroughly to combine.
  6. Spread the sloppy joe mixture evenly onto each half of the bread and top with shredded cheese. 
  7. Bake for 10-15 minutes until the cheese has melted and the edges of the bread are crispy and golden brown. 
  8. Remove from the oven and allow to cool slightly. Before serving, cut into 1-1 ½ inch slices.

Notes

  1. Best served immediately while warm. 
  1. Be sure to drain the excess grease before adding the sauce. 
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 8 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 493Total Fat: 23gSaturated Fat: 10gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 10gCholesterol: 83mgSodium: 1172mgCarbohydrates: 39gFiber: 2gSugar: 8gProtein: 32g

Nutrition is approximate.

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