Sloppy Joe bake

Sloppy Joe bake

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(52 ratings)

Prep: 5 mins Cook: 40 mins

Easy

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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Ingredients

  • 500g pack lean minced beef
  • 2 onions, roughly chopped
    Onion

    Onion

    un-yun

    Onions are endlessly versatile and an essential ingredient in countless recipes. Native to Asia…

  • 2 tsp olive oil
    olive oil

    Olive oil

    ol-iv oyl

    Probably the most widely-used oil in cooking, olive oil is pressed from fresh olives. It's…

  • 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
    Garlic

    Garlic

    gar-lik

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

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.

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nicolap
24th Mar, 2011
5.05
My Family loved this, my cousins in the usa cook something very similar. It has become a midweek fav.
tecora
5th Mar, 2011
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
15th Nov, 2010
5.05
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
14th Sep, 2010
3.05
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
8th Aug, 2010
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
7th Aug, 2010
i am trying this tonight so ill only add half the stock the last thing i want is a watery mess
granman
18th Jul, 2010
YUMMY YUMMY SLOPPY JOBIES !
kathrynv
13th Jul, 2010
2.05
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
4th Nov, 2009
3.05
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
7th Oct, 2009
3.05
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!

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