Spicy Sloppy Italian Joes!

Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 20 mins

This is my version of open-faced sloppy joes. I probably make this 2-3 times a month...DH loves it so! To make this a fast, weeknight meal I use a sloppy joe packet and frozen Texas toast garlic bread slices with 5 cheeses(of course, you don't have to get the kind with cheese). You could also use a loaf of garlic bread and cut into large pieces after baking if you prefer. Enjoy!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Bake Texas toast style garlic bread slices per package directions. (I like the kind with cheese!).
  2. Brown meat (breaking up into crumbles), onion, peppers, and garlic in a large skillet over medium high heat until veggies are soft and meat is cooked through. Drain grease if necessary.
  3. Add dry sloppy joe packet and spaghetti sauce to meat mixture. Stir well to combine.
  4. Reduce heat to medium. Let sauce simmer until reduced to desired consistency, about 5-10 minutes (we like ours super saucy, so I only simmer about 5 min).
  5. I serve these open-faced, so spoon sloppy joe mixture over baked garlic bread pieces and top with parmesan cheese.
Most Helpful

4 5

Very good. Made this for two and turned out great. I did add pepperoni to give it a bit more spice.


5 5

Loved this open-faced version of sloppy joes! I had some Texas toast in the freezer I wanted to use up, and this was a great way to do it. I didn't want the result to be too spicy, so I used about a half teaspoon of red pepper instead of the amount called for in the recipe.