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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7th Oct, 2009
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!
13th Sep, 2009
Forgot to rate it!
13th Sep, 2009
Mmmmm soggy/crispy bread and tasty mince....what is not to like!Added chopped carrot, pepper and can of kidney beans....lovely Autumn food.
10th Sep, 2009
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!
2nd Sep, 2009
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?
30th Aug, 2009
Very easy, tasty meal enjoyed by all the family.
5th Aug, 2009
Very good mid week meal.
4th Aug, 2009
Really liked this recipe but thought the 600ml of stock was too much so only added half that
23rd Jul, 2009
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.
18th Jun, 2009
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.


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