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Open Faced Sloppy Joes

Want a fun and filling recipe, these Open Faced Sloppy Joes are full of flavor and super filling. Kids and adults alike adore them! 
Prep Time30 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time1 hr
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Servings: 6 people
Calories: 851kcal


Sloppy Joes:

  • 2 lbs ground beef
  • 1 cup onions diced
  • 3/4 cup tomato puree
  • 1/4 cup ketchup
  • 1 tsp vinegar
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 tsp garlic powder
  • 3/4 tsp Worcestershire sauce
  • Salt & pepper
  • Canned cheese sauce
  • Texas toast

Burger Sauce:

  • 3/4 cup mayo
  • 1/4 cup ketchup
  • 1 Tbs sweet pickle relish
  • 1 Tbs vinegar
  • 1/2 tsp pepper

Onion Straws:

  • 1 large onions sliced thin
  • 1-2 cups buttermilk
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 Tbs paprika
  • 1 tsp pepper
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2 tsp garlic powder
  • Oil for frying


To make your onions straws:

  • Add your sliced onions to a large bowl and cover with buttermilk and let sit for about 30 minutes.
  • Heat oil to 350 (we use the deep fryer).
  • In large bowl whisk together flour, paprika, pepper, salt and garlic powder.
  • In small batches remove onions from buttermilk and toss in flour mixture and then into deep fryer and toss a few times until browned, drain on paper towel and repeat, set aside.

To make your burger sauce:

  • add all ingredients into a bowl and whisk until combined, set aside.

To make sloppy joes:

  • In large skillet add your ground beef and onions and saute over medium-high heat until browned, drain off fat.
  • Add in remaining ingredients and simmer for 20 minutes.

To assemble:

  • Add your canned cheese sauce to bowl and heat up slightly in microwave.
  • Toast your Texas toast and layer one slice on plate.
  • Top with sloppy Joe meat and then spread desired amount of burger sauce over the top, then desired amount of cheese sauce.
  • Top with onions straws and serve.


Calories: 851kcal | Carbohydrates: 58g | Protein: 33g | Fat: 53g | Saturated Fat: 15g | Cholesterol: 123mg | Sodium: 933mg | Potassium: 835mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 20g | Vitamin A: 940IU | Vitamin C: 7.6mg | Calcium: 108mg | Iron: 6.1mg