Sloppy Joe bake

Sloppy Joe bake

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(59 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

  • 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 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)
17th Jan, 2012
Have made this a few times now, however don't tend to follow the exact recipe for the mince - usually use my bolognnaise or cottage pie recipe. Like the bread topping idea though - stays lovely and soft underneath but nice and crispy on top.
13th Jan, 2012
I really didn't enjoy this. Like StaceyB85 said, this is just a simple chilli recipe and an uninspiring one at that. I didn't add all the stock but still found it to be too "sloppy" and the garlic bread was crisp on top and soggy on the bottom - not pleasant. Unfortunately this one is being deleted from my binder :(
23rd Oct, 2011
Excellent dish. added extra veg and extra chilli to taste. also grated cheese on the top. yummmy! will be a firm favourite x
17th Oct, 2011
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.
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10th Sep, 2011
What a great way to use up a leftover garlic-loaf and a pack of otherwise uninspiring minced beef! First Class!
26th Aug, 2011
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.
12th Jun, 2011
Simple to make and very tastey. I went with the BBQ sauce suggested previously and it was great. Have made this many times now!!
2nd Jun, 2011
Used day old baguette bread which was perfect as it stayed crisp. Very tasty!
11th Apr, 2011
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


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