Thursday, September 29, 2011

Bacon Cheeseburger Sloppy Joes

I’m always looking for ways to put a spin on traditional sloppy joes. They’re one of my go-to meals when I want something that’s quick, easy, and sure to please my whole family. I’ve tried lots of variations, but I must say that these bacon cheeseburger sloppy joes are one of my favorite versions to date.

This recipe was inspired by one I saw in one of my (many) Better Homes and Gardens cookbooks. That version was basically just ground beef, nacho cheese soup, and ketchup, but I knew I could adapt it into something absolutely delicious. I was successful!

These sloppy joes taste exactly like a bacon cheeseburger, only in loosemeat form. They’re so cheesy and delicious. They were definitely a hit with my family, and I’m sure you’ll love them too!

Bacon Cheeseburger Sloppy Joes
inspired by Better Homes and Gardens Fast Fix Family Food

4 slices bacon, chopped
1 pound ground beef
1 medium onion, chopped
1 clove garlic, minced
1 10.75-ounce can nacho cheese soup
1/2 cup ketchup
1 tablespoon mustard
Salt and pepper to taste
Mayonnaise and pickles for serving
Sandwich buns

1. Add bacon to a large skillet over medium-high heat. Cook until crisp and remove to paper towels to drain. Drain all but 1 tablespoon of bacon grease from the pan.

2. Add ground beef and onion to reserved bacon grease. When beef is browned and cooked through, stir in garlic. Cook and stir for 30 seconds. Drain off excess grease.

3. Add nacho cheese soup, ketchup, and mustard to meat mixture. Taste for seasoning and add salt and pepper to taste. Heat through. Add reserved bacon. (If the mixture is too thick, you can add more ketchup or even some beef broth to loosen it up.)

4. Serve on sandwich buns spread with mayonnaise. Top with pickles.


The Daily Smash said...

Yummy these look so good. Will need to try these soon.

Katie said...

I'm going to be honest...the cheese soup is kinda throwing me. Other than that these look really good and I think Daniel would enjoy them...thanks for sharing! I don't know what I would do without you and your recipes sometimes!! :)

4*KowBoys said...

Delicious! I have about 5 or 6 different sloppy joe recipes, and so this one is right up my alley! I need to try this soon!

Michelle said...

Yum, this sounds delicious!

Anonymous said...

I'll be honest, this was not that good. My family was disappointed after this meal :(