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Sloppy Joe Stuffed Bread

Sloppy Joe Stuffed Bread takes all the effort out of making individual sloppy joes! It's easy, delicious, and a meal your whole family will enjoy!

Prep Time 3 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 28 minutes
Servings 4 -2 slice servings

Ingredients

  • 1 tsp vegetable oil
  • 1 pound lean ground beef
  • 1 small green pepper diced
  • 1 medium onion ,chopped
  • 1 TBS Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 cup ketchup
  • 2 TBS brown sugar
  • 1/8 tsp salt
  • 1/8 tsp black pepper
  • 1 cup mozzarella cheese ,shredded and divided
  • 1 loaf fresh french or italian bread ,cut in half (only 1/2 will be used, double recipe to use both halves)

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.

  2. In a skillet over medium high heat, add vegetable oil and beef. Let sit for 2 minutes to develop a crust on the beef, then break apart with spatula. Cook for 3-4 minutes, or until halfway cooked through.

  3. Add onions and peppers to the skillet and sauté for 4-5 more minutes, or until beef is cooked through and vegetables are tender. Drain off any extra liquid/fat.

  4. Add Worcestershire sauce, ketchup, brown sugar, salt, and pepper to skillet and mix well to combine with ground beef. Bring to a quick boil, then reduce heat and simmer, covered, for about 5 minutes; stirring occasionally. remove from heat and add half the mozzarella cheese; stir until melted through.

  5. Place half of your loaf of bread on a baking sheet. Take out some of the bread from the center of the loaf making a SMALL indentation (see video). Spoon sloppy joe mixture on top of bread, spreading evenly. Add remaining 1/2 cup mozzarella cheese over the top evenly. 

  6. Cover loosely with foil, place into oven. Bake covered for 10 minutes, remove foil. Turn oven to broil, allow to broil 2-3 minutes or until cheese is bubbling and lightly browned. Watch carefully as it could burn quickly. 

  7. Remove from oven, let sit 5 minutes. Using a large knife, cut into slices and serve immediately. 

Recipe Notes

Best to make this and serve right away as the longer the bread sits, the soggier the bread will get. I recommend serving right away.