Sloppy Joe bake

Sloppy Joe bake

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Cooking time

Prep: 5 mins Cook: 40 mins

Skill level

Easy

Servings

Serves 4

If you fancy a change from chilli and bolognese, try this new way with mince, topped with crispy garlic bread

Nutrition and extra info

Additional info

  • Can be frozen if garlic bread not previously frozen
Nutrition info

Nutrition per serving

kcalories
498
protein
37g
carbs
33g
fat
25g
saturates
6g
fibre
2g
sugar
7g
salt
2.16g

Ingredients

  • 500g pack lean minced beef
  • 2 onions, roughly chopped
  • 2 tsp olive oil
  • 2 tsp ground cumin
  • 1-2 tsp mild chilli powder, depending on whether you like it spicy
  • 400g can chopped tomatoes
  • 600ml beef stock
  • 1 garlic baguette, split into slices

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Method

  1. Brown the mince in a non-stick pan for a few mins, then tip into a bowl. Whizz the onions in a food processor until finely chopped (or roughly grate if you don’t have one). Tip into the pan with the oil, then cook for 2-3 mins until soft. Add the spices, cook for 1 min. Return the mince to the pan with the tomatoes and stock, then bring to a boil. Simmer for 20 mins.
  2. Heat oven to 200C/fan 180C/gas 6 and spoon the mince into an ovenproof dish. Arrange the baguette slices over the mince, then bake for 12 mins until the bread is crisp on top.

Recipe from Good Food magazine, April 2009

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lurvlyloz's picture

Excellent dish. added extra veg and extra chilli to taste. also grated cheese on the top. yummmy! will be a firm favourite x

staceyb85's picture
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This is basically just a simple chilli put in a dish and baked with garlic bread on top. Made the recipe as stated with the addition of kidney beans for a bit of bulk and it was nice but a bit bland compared to the chilli recipe I normally use. However it was nicer eaten with the garlic bread (I used Tesco garlic bread slices with cheese for a bit of extra flavour). Dont think I'll make the same chilli again but will definitely use the idea of garlic bread on top of my usual chilli when I fancy something a bit different.

wendymac's picture

What a great way to use up a leftover garlic-loaf and a pack of otherwise uninspiring minced beef! First Class!

olivelady101's picture

Used a tin of baked beans in mild chilli sauce. Gave it just enough of a bite that the kids wouldn't complain. Also used round crispy bread rolls and hollowed out the middle. This made a deep receptacle for lots of mince mixture. Will definitely make it again.

ciaransmyth's picture
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Simple to make and very tastey. I went with the BBQ sauce suggested previously and it was great. Have made this many times now!!

juliamccartney's picture
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Used day old baguette bread which was perfect as it stayed crisp. Very tasty!

windsordoris's picture
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Really lovely and quick very easy i added peppers and kidney beans, it was lovely and the family loved it to will def to again soon

masterfox_86's picture
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Very tasty and a great new way to have mince. Didn't use all the stock though, otherwise I think it might have been a bit too watery.

nicolap's picture
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My Family loved this, my cousins in the usa cook something very similar. It has become a midweek fav.

tecora's picture

ive followed the recipeas it says (barring the onion bit, coz some evil bugger used mine, so added peas instead), its currently in the oven now. smells divine atm. i added a tad bit of garlic to the mince for flavour, and hopefully the recipe will come out great. it smells so good right now though....

jenki2's picture
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This was fantastic!
I had my husband licking the bowl out!
The in-laws loved it too!

I added some kidney beans as other reviewers did and it bulked the recipe out nicely!

Will definitely be doing this again!

eleanormayo's picture
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I agree with the other comments that there is too much stock in this, I added only 500ml and that was too much. I only had one onion so added a couple of sticks of celery and a carrot to the blitzer and also added a small tin of kidney beans to the mince, as well as paprika, cayenne and tomato puree. To be honest, by the time I had reduced the sauce I decided the whole dish was a bit to much of a fag to be worth it!

ebonylouisetrafford's picture

mmm lovely meal whilst the mince was simmering i added a bit of cornflour and it thickened the sauce lovely so when it came out of the oven it was lovely and thick and i bought extra strong garlic bread cos i love garlic lol i will certainly be making this again fantastic meal

ebonylouisetrafford's picture

i am trying this tonight so ill only add half the stock the last thing i want is a watery mess

granman's picture

YUMMY YUMMY SLOPPY JOBIES !

kathrynv's picture
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Makes a good mid-week family dinner, quick and easy to throw together. It was rather watery, so I had it on a rapid simmer for about 35mins rather than the 20 suggested, which made it nice and thick and concentrated the flavours. If I was making it for just myself and my husband, would probably add more chilli and cumin and perhaps some paprika, and next time would try to sneak a few more veg in there for the benefit of my 7-year old!

markettle's picture
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I liked the idea of this dish as a child friendly mid-week meal, but I did add more flavour with extra cumin and chilli, and also some smoked paprika. I also added finely chopped carrots and courgettes that needed to be used up, which helped to bulk up the dish so the sauce wasn't too runny. I served it with green beans and new potatoes.

cjsansom's picture
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Followed suggestions and halved the stock to 300ml, which did give a nice, thick(er) consistency. I found the dish lacked depth of flavour (admittedly I added only 1 tsp of chilli powder as cooking for fussy 10-year-old) so added extra stock cube, some sun-dried tomatoes blitzed in the food processor with a bit of oil from the jar, and quite a bit of tomato puree. I did like the garlic bread idea, and topped it with mature cheese. Not sure I'll be rushing to cook again. Have to say, though, leftovers good in a tortilla wrap!

sandra51's picture
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Forgot to rate it!

sandra51's picture
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Mmmmm soggy/crispy bread and tasty mince....what is not to like!Added chopped carrot, pepper and can of kidney beans....lovely Autumn food.

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