Sloppy Joe bake

Sloppy Joe bake

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(52 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 onions, 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



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  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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25th Nov, 2012
Made this with vegetarian mince as I was cooking for a vegetarian. It was lacking flavour, so I added a spoon of bovril, some red wine, garlic and seasoned with salt and pepper. It was ok, nothing special, but I suggest to consider extra seasoning!
20th Nov, 2012
Enjoyed this recipe, but I would definitely use less stock than recommended. I used about 400ml and that was a bit too much so I will be using around 300ml next time.
30th Oct, 2012
Had this last night, but added a bit of cheese on top. Was so so good! Kept my picky eating boyfriend happy!
7th Sep, 2012
i have made this on many occasions and the whole family love it. it has become a firm family favorite. the amount of stock at first looked like it would be too much but it all soaked into the bread brilliantly.
2nd May, 2012
tasteless slop
25th Apr, 2012
A really tasty quicj and easy meal! Stock was alot i used 500 ml and still had plenty of juice in it!
25th Apr, 2012
Agree with everyone, too much stock, so I simmered rapidly for a bit longer. Will definitely make again, but with less stalk and possibly some carrots or something. I also added a bit of extra spice and BBQ sauce for extra flavour. Overall I enjoyed this.
2nd Apr, 2012
We all loved this and 600mls was right amount of stock too, it cooked down really well and was yum! V. easy and satisfying midweek meal!
29th Mar, 2012
already do a similar recipe with left over chilli. i put the bread on top with grated cheddar and my son adores it.
25th Jan, 2012
I think the clue is in the title! definately a runny watery meal - however i have just made and eaten the American version, i added a bit of chilli (although recipe says to leave out spices) and once simmered i also added an oxo cube. I spooned out into an oven dish and left most of the juice behind and then added on grated cheese, left the garlic slices off while it cooked and melted through and had the baguette with the meal - a hit with my hubby and toddlers -(actually got my 4yr old to eat kidney beans :) would make again but try to have it thicker some how - mushrooms would be a good idea (read somewhere) but my fam won't eat them - any ideas??x PS I think the stock level is the problem (i used 500)- going to half it next time! PPs Yes potatoes definatley would go - so may try that next time :o)


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