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Texas Toast Sloppy Joe with a side of pickles and red onions

Texas Toast Sloppy Joes

Texas Toast Sloppy Joes are deliciously, finger-lickingly, over the top. Enjoy this comfort food classic any day of the week.
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 35 mins
Total Time 45 mins
Course Dinner, Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 8 servings
Calories 627 kcal



For the Sloppy Joe Filling

  • 2 tablespoon olive oil extra virgin
  • 2.25 lbs ground beef
  • 1 large yellow onion peeled and diced
  • 1 large green bell pepper seeded and diced
  • 4 cloves garlic peeled and finely minced
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • ½ teaspoon paprika
  • 1 teaspoon dry mustard
  • 1 tsp salt
  • ½ teaspoon pepper
  • 1 tablespoon tomato paste
  • 1 14.5 oz. can diced tomatoes drained
  • 2 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
  • 2 tablespoon light brown sugar packed
  • 1 cup water
  • hot sauce to taste (optional)

For the Texas Toast

  • 16 slices Texas Toast white bread is an okay substitute for this recipe!
  • ½ cup salted butter (1 stick), melted
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder


Prepare the Filling

  • Place oven rack to top level of oven, about 3-4 inches from the broiler. Place a large sheet tray on top rack and preheat oven to 375°F/190°C.
  • In a large skillet, heat 2 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil over medium high heat.
  • Add ground beef and brown, breaking the beef up into crumbles using a spoon, about 5-7 minutes.
  • Once beef is browned, drain most of the fat using a ladle, large spoon, or paper towels. Discard fat. Reduce heat to medium.
  • Add chopped onion, bell pepper, and garlic to skillet and cook for 3-4 minutes, until vegetables become tender.
  • Add chili powder, paprika, dry mustard, salt and pepper to meat and vegetables and continue cooking for 1 minute.
  • Add tomato paste, drained diced tomatoes, Worcestershire sauce, balsamic vinegar, brown sugar and water to skillet. Stir well to fully incorporate.
  • Set burner to high and bring the filling to a boil. Once boiling, reduce heat to medium low. Simmer mixture for 15 minutes. The sauce should thicken slightly.

Prepare Texas Toast

  • While filling is simmering, prepare the Texas Toast.
  • Whisk together melted salted butter and garlic powder.
  • Using a pastry brush (or a spoon), spread melted garlic butter on one side of each of 16 slices of Texas Toast. Set aside until filling is done simmering.

Fill Sandwiches and Broil

  • Carefully remove the sheet pan from the oven and place on heat-resistant surface. Change oven setting to broil on high.
  • Line up 8 slices of Texas Toast, butter side down, on hot sheet tray surface.
  • Carefully taste the sloppy joe filling and add a pinch or salt/pepper, if needed. Scoop sloppy joe filling onto each of the 8 slices of Texas Toast.
  • Place the remaining 8 slices of Texas Toast, butter side up, to top each sandwich.
  • Place the sheet pan on the top rack of the oven and broil sandwiches for 4-5 minutes, or until the bread on top has browned.
  • Remove sandwiches from oven and enjoy!


Serving: 1sandwichCalories: 627kcalCarbohydrates: 33gProtein: 27gFat: 43gSaturated Fat: 18gPolyunsaturated Fat: 2gMonounsaturated Fat: 17gTrans Fat: 2gCholesterol: 121mgSodium: 786mgPotassium: 550mgFiber: 2gSugar: 8gVitamin A: 550IUVitamin C: 20mgCalcium: 153mgIron: 5mg
Keyword Easy, Favorites, Kid Friendly
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