Bacon Sloppy Joes

Sloppy Joes

These Sloppy Joes are very cheesy and crispy, and the mustard and ketchup mixture is a perfect addition to savory bacon. With this amazing mixture of cheese and sauces the hamburger becomes even more sloppy and delicious. It’s much better than takeout bacon cheeseburger, so give it a try!

Bacon Sloppy Joes

Sloppy Joes are my favorite hamburgers, so I couldn't resist making this cheese and bacon version. This is not your classic hamburger; it has a twist on popular food. My family loves Sloppy Joes, especially when I add tangy cheese sauce and crispy bacon. Pair the hamburgers with crunchy potato chips or a light salad, and you'll have a game winner.

Course Lunch & dinner
Cuisine American
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 689 kcal

Ingredients

  • 30 ml olive oil
  • 1/2 pound thick sliced bacon
  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 small onion, diced
  • 1 small jalapeno, diced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 green bell pepper, diced
  • 15 ml sweet paprika
  • 15 ml tomato paste
  • 450 ml whole peeled tomatoes, crushed
  • 60 ml brown sugar
  • 30 ml fish sauce
  • 4 ml salt
  • 4 ml black pepper

For the serving:

  • 4 toasted potato rolls
  • 8 slices American cheese

Instructions

  1. Take a saute pan and preheat it over medium heat. Add the bacon and olive oil, stir often until the bacon is ready. It takes around 5 minutes. Remove the bacon from the pan and place it on a towel-lined plate. Reserve 15 ml of bacon fat and drain the rest.

  2. Add the ground beef to the same plate and cook until browned. The cooking time depends on the sizes of your beef slices, it usually takes 8 minutes. Season with salt and pepper. Add jalapeno, onion, bell pepper and garlic. Stir often until the vegetables are caramelized, around 6-9 minutes.

  3. Add the tomato and paprika paste, cook for a minute. Add tomatoes, fish sauce, brown sugar, bacon fat. Combine everything together. Add salt and pepper. Simmer the mixture for 20 minutes. The tomatoes should be completely cooked, the sauce will thicken.

  4. To serve, take an oven rack and place it to the top of the oven. Preheat the broiler. Place a slice of cheese on the bun. Place the buns on a baking sheet and broil for 2 minutes. Remove them from the oven and scoop beef mixture onto every potato roll. Serve hot.