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!
- 453.59 g ground beef or 453.59 g Italian sausage
- 118.29 ml onion, diced
- 118.29 ml green bell pepper, diced
- 3 garlic cloves, minced
- 2 serrano peppers, minced (optional) or 4.92 ml crushed red pepper flakes (optional)
- 439.41 g jar spaghetti sauce (I use Classico Spicy Red Bell Pepper)
- 35.43 g sloppy joe seasoning mix
- 8 slice Texas toast thick bread, frozen (the garlic bread kind found in the frozen section)
- 118.29 ml parmesan cheese
- Bake Texas toast style garlic bread slices per package directions. (I like the kind with cheese!).
- 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.
- Add dry sloppy joe packet and spaghetti sauce to meat mixture. Stir well to combine.
- 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).
- I serve these open-faced, so spoon sloppy joe mixture over baked garlic bread pieces and top with parmesan cheese.
Very good. Made this for two and turned out great. I did add pepperoni to give it a bit more spice.
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.