This sloppy Joe dip is an even cheesier version of a sloppy Joe and the perfect game day dip to serve with chips and crusty bread.
Prep Time25 minutesmins
Cook Time20 minutesmins
Total Time45 minutesmins
Keyword: Sloppy Joe Dip Recipe
1poundground beef,I used an 80% to 20% blend
½cupyellow onion,small diced
½cupred bell pepper,small diced
1.31ouncesSloppy Joe seasoning,
½cuplow-sodium beef broth
2cupsshredded Colby jack cheese
1fresh french baguette,sliced into ¼-inch pieces
Preheat oven to 375°F. You will need an 8x8-inch oven-safe casserole dish.
In a medium skillet, on medium-high heat, add the olive oil and ground beef. Cook the meat for 5 minutes, or until browned and cooked through. Transfer the cooked ground beef to a paper towel-lined plate and drain any excess fat from the skillet. Make sure to leave 1 tablespoon of fat in the pan to saute the vegetables in.
Add the chopped onions and red bell pepper to the same skillet that you cooked the ground beef in after the excess fat has been drained off. Saute for 5 minutes or until the vegetables are tender.
To the vegetables, add the packet of sloppy Joe seasoning, beef broth, ketchup, tomato puree, tomato paste, Worcestershire sauce, salt, and black pepper. Stir to combine. Add the cooked ground beef back to the skillet and simmer the mixture on medium heat for 5 minutes. Turn off the heat to the skillet.
Stir in 1 cup of the shredded Colby jack cheese. Transfer the sloppy Joe dip mixture to the 8x8 casserole dish. Top the mixture with the remaining 1 cup shredded Colby jack cheese.
Bake for 20 minutes or until the cheese is melted and the dip is bubbly and hot.
I highly suggest buying a block of cheese and shredding it yourself. I find that it melts much better when you shred it yourself rather than buying pre-shredded cheese.
If you have a casserole dish that comes with a lid, you could use that and then if you are taking this dip on the road, it would allow for easy transport.
If you are serving this for a crowd, you could transfer mixture to a slow cooker and keep it on the warm setting.