Sloppy Joe bake

Sloppy Joe bake

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(49 ratings)

Prep: 5 mins Cook: 40 mins


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

  • Can be frozen if garlic bread not previously frozen

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal498
  • fat25g
  • saturates6g
  • carbs33g
  • sugars7g
  • fibre2g
  • protein37g
  • salt2.16g
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  • 500g pack lean minced beef
  • 2 onion, roughly chopped



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



    Part of the lily, or alium, family, of which onions are also a member, garlic is one of the most…


  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.

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Comments (63)

sandra51's picture

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

debwaters02's picture

I've made this several times now with the bbq sauce and it's replaced chilli in our house as a firm favourite. I was a bit worried at first that it was too runny but just let it cook down to a nice thick sauce and it's delicous. Full marks from us!

shaedon's picture

I'm thinking making it as another way to use mince, but i was wondering if it was meant to be served with something other than the bread. Like with pasta or rice or something? or if it was just meant to be eaten with the bread?

wondermum's picture

Very easy, tasty meal enjoyed by all the family.

trixyvixy's picture

Very good mid week meal.

dinkidoo's picture

Really liked this recipe but thought the 600ml of stock was too much so only added half that

beverleyannette's picture

My family loved this recipe and it will become a favourite. I've tried it with kidney beans and also with sliced cooked new potatoes added to the meat mixture. Both times I've sprinkled grated cheese over the top of the garlic bread slices which is delicious.

samwatson's picture

Very simple to prepare and cook. Nice easy dinner for the whole family and extremely tasty. The garlic bread really adds to the flabour. I'm looking forward to trying the American twist.

kittendothroar's picture

I made some tweaks to this recipe, including adding finely minced carrots and celery, then baked in the oven with less stock, was a hit with family, is a nice idea with the bread on :)

debwaters02's picture

forgot to add my stars

debwaters02's picture

I have made this a couple of times now, with the bbq sauce instead of the spices and we love it. Easy to make with plenty left over to freeze for another quick and easy meal later on in the month.

Frantic Flapjack's picture

Didn't like this at all. It turned out as a flavourless mess. Won't do again.

clive_diamond's picture

I made this and found it great and very easy to make, it had loads of flavour. I made my own baggettes, which went together nicely. I will make again.

trixyvixy's picture

Was perfect for a dinner mid week that I had to rush to buy ingredients for. Was easy to make and very much appreciated by the four men it had to feed.

roebird1's picture

Flavourless!! I had to add a load of extra ingredients to make it passable. I won't bother with this one again, although I might use the idea of garlic bread on top for other recipes.

cheryl654's picture

Didn't add most of the stock as my onions were quiet watery when whizzed. Mine did not look as red as the picture so not sure what I did or didn't do here! Yummy and easy to make and a great hit with the kids -think I would add mushrooms next time.

thommich's picture

It was a bit watery so I simmered it for a bit longer. Easy and tasty. However, the garlic bread went a bit soggy on the bottom.

hollyf86's picture

Went down really well with my boyfriend and our daughter, added harricot beans and barbeque sauce instead of the cumin as suggested in GF magazine and a spash of red wine too. Good to have something different to do with mince.

realfood's picture

Great success - the kids loved it. Easy Saturday tea. I added the kidney beans as suggested in GOOD FOOD mag which bulked it out. The garlic bread was nice and squidgy and am tempted to add a few chilli flakes instead of powder next time to spice it up a little more. Definitely going to do this again whatever.

gemlk17's picture

Really easy and quick to make! Will cook again soon!


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