How to Make Texas Toast Sloppy Joes

Experience a hearty and comforting meal with “Texan Comfort: Texas Toast Sloppy Joes.” This delicious dish takes the classic sloppy joe and serves it on thick, buttery Texas toast, adding an extra layer of indulgence. Perfect for family dinners, game days, or any casual gathering, this recipe is sure to be a hit with its savory flavors and satisfying texture.

 

 

Why You’ll Love Texas Toast Sloppy Joes:

  • Rich and Savory: Deliciously seasoned beef on buttery Texas toast.
  • Easy to Make: Simple ingredients and quick preparation.
  • Hearty and Satisfying: Perfect for a filling meal.
  • Crowd-Pleaser: Ideal for family dinners and casual gatherings.

Ingredients Notes For Texas Toast Sloppy Joes:

  • Ground Beef: Lean ground beef for a rich, meaty filling.
  • Onion: Finely chopped for added flavor.
  • Garlic: Minced for an aromatic boost.
  • Bell Pepper: Chopped, for extra color and sweetness.
  • Tomato Sauce: Creates the base for the sloppy joe mixture.
  • Ketchup: Adds sweetness and tanginess.
  • Worcestershire Sauce: For depth of flavor.
  • Brown Sugar: Balances the acidity of the tomatoes.
  • Mustard: Adds a slight tangy flavor.
  • Texas Toast: Thick slices of buttery, toasted bread.
  • Salt and Pepper: To taste.
  • Cheese: Optional, shredded cheddar or your favorite cheese for topping.
  • Butter: For toasting the Texas toast.

 

 

 

 

 

Recipe Steps:

  1. Cook the Beef Mixture:
    • In a large skillet, heat 1 tablespoon of oil over medium heat. Add 1 pound of lean ground beef and cook until browned, breaking it up with a spatula as it cooks. Drain any excess fat.
    • Add 1 finely chopped onion, 1 chopped bell pepper, and 2 minced garlic cloves to the skillet. Cook until the vegetables are softened, about 5 minutes.
  2. Make the Sloppy Joe Sauce:
    • Stir in 1 cup of tomato sauce, 1/2 cup of ketchup, 1 tablespoon of Worcestershire sauce, 1 tablespoon of brown sugar, and 1 teaspoon of mustard. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Bring the mixture to a simmer and let it cook for 10-15 minutes, or until the sauce has thickened.
  3. Prepare the Texas Toast:
    • While the beef mixture is simmering, preheat your oven to 400°F (200°C). Place 6-8 slices of Texas toast on a baking sheet. Spread softened butter on both sides of each slice.
    • Toast the bread in the preheated oven for about 5-7 minutes, or until golden brown and crispy. If you like, sprinkle some shredded cheddar cheese on top of the toast and let it melt in the oven for an additional 2-3 minutes.
  4. Assemble the Sloppy Joes:
    • Remove the Texas toast from the oven. Spoon a generous amount of the beef mixture onto each slice of toast. If using, sprinkle extra shredded cheese on top of the beef mixture.
  5. Serve:
    • Serve the Texas Toast Sloppy Joes immediately, with additional toppings like pickles, jalapeños, or a side of coleslaw if desired.

Storage Options:

  • Refrigerate: Store any leftover beef mixture in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. Reheat in a skillet over medium heat or in the microwave before serving.
  • Freeze: Freeze the cooked beef mixture in a freezer-safe container for up to 2 months. Thaw in the refrigerator overnight and reheat before serving.

 

 

How to Make Texas Toast Sloppy Joes

Texas Toast Sloppy Joes This delicious dish takes the classic sloppy joe and serves it on thick, buttery Texas toast, adding an extra layer of indulgence. Perfect for family dinners, game days, or any casual gathering, this recipe is sure to be a hit with its savory flavors and satisfying texture.
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Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 pounds ground beef
  • 1 small onion finely chopped
  • 1 green bell pepper finely chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 cup ketchup
  • 2 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tablespoon yellow mustard
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1/2 cup beef broth optional, for a looser consistency
  • 8 slices Texas toast thick-cut bread
  • 2 tablespoons butter melted
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • Chopped fresh parsley for garnish (optional)

Instructions

  • Cook the Ground Beef:
  • In a large skillet over medium-high heat, add the ground beef, chopped onion, and chopped green bell pepper. Cook until the beef is browned and the vegetables are tender, about 8-10 minutes. Drain any excess fat.
  • Add Garlic and Seasonings:
  • Add the minced garlic to the skillet and cook for 1 minute until fragrant.
  • Stir in the ketchup, tomato paste, Worcestershire sauce, yellow mustard, brown sugar, chili powder, smoked paprika, salt, and pepper. Mix well to combine.
  • If desired, add the beef broth to reach your preferred consistency. Simmer the mixture for 10-15 minutes, stirring occasionally, until thickened.
  • Prepare the Texas Toast:
  • Preheat your oven to 375°F (190°C).
  • Place the Texas toast slices on a baking sheet. Brush both sides of each slice with melted butter.
  • Bake in the preheated oven for 5-7 minutes per side, or until golden brown and slightly crispy.
  • Assemble the Sloppy Joes:
  • Spoon the Sloppy Joe mixture generously over each slice of Texas toast.
  • Sprinkle shredded cheddar cheese over the top of each sandwich.
  • Melt the Cheese:
  • Return the assembled Sloppy Joes to the oven for 3-5 minutes, or until the cheese is melted and bubbly.
  • Serve:
  • Garnish with chopped fresh parsley if desired.
  • Serve the Texas Toast Sloppy Joes hot, alongside a fresh salad, coleslaw, or your favorite side dishes.

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