Last Updated on July 27, 2023 by HodgePodgeDays
Since the pandemic, Sloppy Joes have been a regular speedy meal in our house. They’re quick to make, brilliant for batch cooking and freezing for a rainy day and perfect for sneaking extra veg into. It was only a matter of time before I started using the Sloppy Joe mix for other things, like these cheesy Sloppy Joe garlic bread melts.
For the uninitiated, Sloppy Joes are basically a savoury mince that you serve in a burger bun. They’re messy to eat, but really quite delicious, but even so, they seem to be a bit of a challenge to our English palates. If you’re at all curious, I’d say give them a try, we did and we’ve never really looked back!
These cheesy Sloppy Joe garlic bread melts are really simple to make, it’s well worth doubling up on your sloppy Joe mix just so you can make these with the leftovers. They’re great party food and make an excellent meal served with salad, or potato wedges, or whatever you think best. They’re quick and easy to throw together, and as popular as sloppy Joes were before, these are even better!
Cheesy Sloppy Joe Garlic Bread Melts
8 garlic bread slices
Sloppy Joe mix – see the recipe here
Grated Cheddar cheese
How to make Cheesy Sloppy Joe Garlic Bread Melts
These are pretty simple to throw together. Firstly, it helps if you can heat up your Sloppy Joe mix at the start. Then lay out your garlic bread slices on a baking sheet and bake in the oven, following the instructions on the packet. After about half way through the cooking time, remove them from the oven and put around a heaped tablespoon of the Sloppy Joe mix on top of each bread slice. Top with as much grated Cheddar cheese as you want, in this instance more is definitely better.
Put the slices back in the oven and cook until the cheese is all bubbly and golden. Remove them from the oven, leave to cool for a moment, and then eat with whatever you like; salad, chips, wedges, whatever you fancy! I served mine with coleslaw, and because I’m occasionally fancy, a generous sprinkle of finely chopped fresh parsley.
These are seriously delicious, they’re a little bit dirty and great for feeding a hoard of teens or as an alternative to pizza night.