Texas-Toast Sloppy Joes ($10 meal)

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I remember as a kid having Sloppy Joe’s A Lot.
I’m pretty sure they were the canned variety.

Until I created this recipe for Sweetbay Supermarket , I always used the canned Sloppy Joe sauce too.

But let me tell you, making the sauce from scratch is not only WAY better than the can, but it is also really really easy!!!

And how fun is it to make those Sloppy Joe’s opened faced? And on some cheesy Texas Toast!!! Much better than a boring ol’ bun.

In my opinion, you just can’t serve these old school sandwiches without corn on the cob. That would be like having grilled cheese without tomato soup. It’s illegal I think.

What really put this meal over the top is that is feeds a family of four, takes less than 20 minutes to cook AND it’s only $10!!!!!!!

Texas-Toast Sloppy Joes ($10 meal)
Recipe type: Main
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Serves: 4
Texas Toast Sloppy Joes
  • 1 teaspoon Oil
  • 1 Small Onion, finely diced
  • ½ Small Green Pepper, finely diced
  • 1 lb. Ground Beef
  • ¾ cup Ketchup
  • 1 teaspoon Mustard
  • 1 tablespoon Brown Sugar
  • ⅛ teaspoon Salt
  • ¼ teaspoon Black Pepper
  • ¼ teaspoon Garlic Powder
  • ½ teaspoon Onion Powder
  • ½ teaspoon White Vinegar
  • pinch Red Pepper (cayenne pepper)
  • 1 package Hannaford 5 Cheese Texas Toast (8 slices), cooked to package directions
  • 1 package (8 ct) Hannaford Frozen Corn on the Cob, cooked to package directions
  • ¼ cup My Essentials Shredded Cheddar Cheese
  1. Add the oil to a medium skillet over medium heat.
  2. Add the onion and cook for about 5 minutes or until the onion has softened.
  3. Add the green pepper and cook for an additional 3-5 minutes or until softened. Remove the onion and green pepper and set aside.
  4. In the same skillet, cook the ground beef until no longer pink in the middle. Drain
  5. Add the cooked beef, onions and peppers back into the skillet, and add the ketchup, mustard, brown sugar, salt, black pepper, garlic powder, onion powder, white vinegar and red pepper. Stir to incorporate.
  6. Reduce the heat to low and allow to cook for about 5 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  7. Serve over 2 slices of Texas Toast and 2 ears of corn.
  8. Sprinkle 1 tablespoon cheese over each Sloppy Joe
*Price estimate does not include pantry staples you may likely already have. Prices are also adjusted for quantity; for example if a recipe calls for half an onion, we include the cost of that quantity.* Recipe Created for Sweetbay Supermarket by Leslie Green – The Hungry Housewife. Photo by Leslie Green – The Hungry Housewife




  1. 1

    LOVE sloppy joes of any kind. I just made our chipotle sloppy joe’s the other night and am posting it in the next few weeks. They’re just so easy and yummy! I love your version and I love that they’re so cheap to make!

  2. 2

    I grew up with the same and never really liked it. However, these look super delish. I may have to try these. My husband has been asking me to make them.

  3. 3

    i love sloppy joes, and the fact that they are inexpensive makes them even better!

  4. 4

    I made these last night for dinner and everyone loved them! Thank you for the recipe!

  5. 6

    This sounds yummy! I’ve never tried making my own sauce. And on cheese texas toast?! Mmmm!


  1. […] These were easy to make and a big hit with the whole fam. L needed a bit of help figuring out how to eat them (he hates getting his fingers dirty while eating… yes, really…). But once he finally dug in, he enjoyed it! We served these the first night with corn on the cob, then had the leftovers with potato salad. Recipe here. […]