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Sweet & Spicy Sloppy Joe Recipe with White Cheddar

Sweet & Spicy Sloppy Joe Recipe

Creamy, savory, and messy are all the good things that make this sweet and spicy sloppy joe recipe, with white cheddar, what they should be.
Course Dinner
Cuisine American
Keyword sloppy joe recipe, sloppy joes, spicy sloppy joe recipe
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 10 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 418kcal
Author Lauren's Latest


  • 1 lb. lean ground beef 93/7
  • 1 cup onion diced
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 cup ketchup
  • 2 teaspoons mustard
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire Sauce
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes add more or less, depending on taste
  • salt & pepper to taste
  • 4 soft hamburger buns
  • white cheddar cheese grated


  • Place a large skillet over medium heat and start browning meat, breaking apart as you go. Add in onion and garlic and cook to soften about 5 minutes. Stir in all ingredients to create the sauce and bring it to bubble. Reduce heat immediately to low, cover, and cook 45 minutes-1 hour. {The longer the better}
  • Toast open sides of hamburger buns spread generously with softened butter and rub with the cut side of a garlic clove if desired. This is totally optional.
  • Spoon filling onto the bottoms of each bun and sprinkle with grated white cheddar cheese. Top with other bun and enjoy!


Calories: 418kcal | Carbohydrates: 56g | Protein: 30g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 70mg | Sodium: 913mg | Potassium: 747mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 31g | Vitamin A: 345IU | Vitamin C: 7mg | Calcium: 122mg | Iron: 5mg