Sloppy Joe Sandwich Bake
Yield: 4 servings
Active Time: 10 minutes
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 45 minutes
Something about a baked sandwich makes it so much more delicious. Likely it\'s the melty cheese and the toasty bread! :)

Ingredients for Single Meal

  • 1 - lb(s) ground beef
  • 1 - Tbsp minced onion
  • 1 - tsp garlic powder
  • 1 - 15 oz. can(s) sloppy joe sauce
  • 4 - whole wheat buns
  • 4 - slices Provolone cheese
  • 1 - cup(s) shredded mild cheddar cheese
  • Side: - fruit**
  • Side: - chips**
  • 1 - 9x9-inch disposable tray
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Cooking Directions for Single Meal

  1. Preheat the oven to 400 F.
  2. In a large skillet, brown the ground beef with the minced onion and garlic powder. Drain and return to the stove. Stir in the sloppy joe sauce and warm over medium low heat for 5 to 10 minutes.
  3. Place the bottom half of the buns into the base of the baking dish. Add layer of sloppy joe sauce, then slice of cheese, then the tops of the buns. Add remaining sloppy joe meat on top and sprinkle shredded cheese on top. Bake in the preheated oven for 10 to 15 minutes, or until cheese has melted.
  4. Prepare fruit.
  5. Serve Sloppy Joe Sandwich Bake with fruit and chips.

Freezeasy Meal Prep Directions

  1. Open 2 cans of sloppy joe sauce.
  2. Brown 2 lbs. ground beef with 2 Tbsp minced onion and 2 tsp garlic powder. Drain and let cool. Stir in 2 cans sloppy joe sauce.

To each disposable tray, add the following ingredients:

  • Bottom part of hamburger bun
  • Layer of sloppy joe meat
  • 4 slices Provolone cheese
  • Top part of hamburger bun
  • Remaining sloppy joe meat
  • 1 cup shredded cheese

Cover with foil or lid, add label and freeze.

Freeze & Thaw Instructions

Put tray in the freezer and freeze up to 6 months in fridge freezer or 12 months in a deep freezer. Thaw in the fridge overnight, or a warm shallow dish of water for about 20 minutes, before transferring to the oven and baking as directed.

Dairy-Free Modifications

Omit the cheese slices and cheese on top.

Gluten-Free Modifications

Recipe is gluten-free when served with gluten-free sandwich bread or buns.

Printable Label Recipe Title

Sloppy Joe Sandwich Bake

Printable Label Instructions

Thaw completely and bake at 400 F for 10 to 15 minutes.
Serve with fruit and chips.

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