Texas-Style Sloppy Joes: A Flavorful Twist on a Classic Comfort Dish

Get ready for a Texan culinary adventure with these mouthwatering Texas-style Sloppy Joes! Packed with the bold flavors of ground beef, sweet peppers, onions, and a delectable homemade sauce, these Sloppy Joes are served on toasted Texas Toast and topped with gooey American cheese. A perfect blend of savory and sweet, this recipe is sure to become a family favorite.


  • 1 pound ground beef
  • Olive or canola oil, as needed
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 cup ketchup
  • 1 teaspoon brown sugar
  • 1 minced garlic clove or 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 chopped red or green pepper
  • 1/2 yellow onion, chopped (or small)
  • 1 teaspoon yellow mustard
  • 12 slices American cheese
  • 6 slices Texas Toast


  1. Heat and Prep: Heat a frying pan over moderate heat. Add oil to coat the pan.
  2. Cook the Meat and Vegetables: Add ground beef, sweet pepper, onion, and minced garlic (if using fresh). Cook while stirring constantly, breaking up large meat pieces, until the meat is fully cooked. Drain any excess grease.
  3. Prepare the Sauce: Reduce heat and add water, ketchup, brown sugar, mustard, garlic (if using powder), and Worcestershire sauce to the meat mixture. Stir well and let it cook for about 8 minutes or until the sauce thickens.
  4. Heat the Grill: Meanwhile, preheat the grill.
  5. Toast the Texas Toast: Grill the Texas Toast until golden brown.
  6. Cheesy Finish: Place a slice of American cheese on each slice of toasted Texas Toast and grill for about 30 seconds until the cheese melts.
  7. Assemble the Sloppy Joes: Spoon a portion of the meat mixture onto each piece of toast with melted cheese. Add another slice of American cheese on top.
  8. Final Grill: Grill the assembled Sloppy Joes until the additional cheese melts and blends with the savory meat mixture.
  9. Serve and Enjoy: Plate these Texas-style Sloppy Joes and get ready to enjoy a flavor explosion. The combination of savory beef, sweet peppers, and gooey cheese on toasted Texas Toast is a treat for the taste buds.


In conclusion, these Texas-style Sloppy Joes bring the bold and hearty flavors of the Lone Star State to your table. Perfect for a family dinner or a casual gathering, this recipe is a delicious twist on a classic comfort dish. Embrace the fusion of flavors and textures as you bite into the toasted goodness of Texas Toast, the savory meat mixture, and the irresistible melted cheese. Bring a taste of Texas to your kitchen with this delightful Sloppy Joe recipe!

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