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The Best Sloppy Joe Dip Recipe

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Forget your average chips and salsa! This cheesy, saucy Sloppy Joe Dip is about to become your new favorite party appetizer. Packed with ground beef, tangy sauce, and melty cheese, it’s a crowd-pleaser that’s easy to make and even easier to devour.

White casserole dish filled with sloppy Joe dip and corn chips on the side.

Sloppy Joe Dip comes together easily and is pretty versatile, too, in my opinion. Not only could it be used as a dip, but if someone is really craving a sandwich, you can put the dip inside of a hamburger bun and eat it for a meal.

Let’s take a look at how easy it is to make this winning dip.

Ingredients

To make this game-worthy appetizer, you need the following ingredients:

Ground beef, diced tomatoes, catsup, mustard, salt, and Cheddar cheese.
  • vegetable oil
  • ground beef
  • 1 yellow onion
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • fire-roasted diced tomatoes
  • ketchup
  • Dijon mustard
  • dark brown sugar
  • tomato paste
  • Worcestershire sauce
  • white vinegar
  • paprika
  • crushed red pepper
  • salt
  • shredded Cheddar cheese
  • corn chips

How To Make Sloppy Joe Dip

To make it, start by heating oil in a large skillet over medium-high. Add beef and cook, stirring often, until the meat crumbles and is no longer pink, about 5 to 7 minutes.

Cooked ground beef in a white skillet with a wooden spoon.

Next, add the onion and garlic, and cook until softened, about 3 minutes. Stir in the tomatoes, ketchup, Dijon, brown sugar, tomato paste, Worcestershire, vinegar, paprika, red pepper, and salt.

Reduce the heat to low, and simmer, stirring occasionally, until the sauce is slightly thickened, about 15 minutes. Stir in 1 cup of the shredded cheese.

Woman's hand holding bowl of Cheddar cheese over cooked ground beef.

Preheat your oven to 400°Fahrenheit. Transfer the mixture to a 2-quart baking dish.

Sloppy Joe beef in a white casserole dish.

Sprinkle the top with the remaining cheese and bake at 400°Fahrenheit until the cheese is melted, about 15 minutes.

Serve with corn chips.

Corn chip with scoop of sloppy Joe dip.

Other tasty appetizer recipes that would be great to serve are Sausage Balls, Pizza Fat Bombs (this is a delicious low-carb appetizer),Hot Caprese Dip, and Cream Cheese and Jelly Appetizers.

White casserole dish filled with sloppy Joe dip and corn chips on the side.

SLOPPY JOE DIP

Sweet, meaty, and slightly saucy, this dip truly tastes like a sloppy Joe! You can skip Step 3, if desired, and instead place the dip in a slow cooker on the WARM setting at your tailgate site.
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Course: Appetizers
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 37 minutes
Total Time: 47 minutes
Servings: 16 servings
Calories: 302kcal

Ingredients

  • 2 teaspoons vegetable oil
  • 1 ½ pounds lean ground beef
  • ½ cup chopped yellow onion from 1 onion
  • 2 garlic cloves minced (about 1 tablespoon)
  • 15 ounces fire-roasted diced tomatoes
  • ¼ cup ketchup
  • 2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
  • 2 tablespoons dark brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tablespoon white vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 teaspoon crushed red pepper
  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt
  • 8 ounces shredded Cheddar cheese about 2 cups
  • Corn chips such as Fritos Scoops

Instructions

  • Heat the oil in a large skillet over medium-high. Add the beef, and cook, stirring often, until the meat crumbles and is no longer pink, 5 to 7 minutes. Add the onion and garlic, and cook until softened, about 3 minutes. Stir in the tomatoes, ketchup, Dijon, brown sugar, tomato paste, Worcestershire, vinegar, paprika, red pepper, and salt.
  • Reduce the heat to low, and simmer, stirring occasionally, until the sauce is slightly thickened, about 15 minutes. Stir in 1 cup of the shredded cheese.
  • Preheat the oven to 400°F. Transfer the mixture to a 2-quart baking dish. Sprinkle with the remaining 1 cup cheese, and bake at 400°F until the cheese is melted, about 15 minutes. Serve with the corn chips.

Notes

Excerpted from The All-New Official SEC ® Tailgating Cookbook by the Editors of Southern Living. Copyright © 2018 Oxmoor House. Reprinted with permission from Time Inc. Books, a division of Meredith Corporation. New York, NY. All rights reserved.

Nutrition

Serving: 1 | Calories: 302kcal | Carbohydrates: 26g | Protein: 21g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 64mg | Sodium: 1063mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 17g
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The recipe for Sloppy Joe Dip comes from The All-New Official SEC Tailgating Cookbook: Great Food, Legendary Teams, Cherished Traditions. It’s a cookbook that is perfect for the SEC football lovin’ fan.

The All-New Official SEC Tailgating Cookbook: Great Food, Legendary Teams, Cherished Traditions

THE ALL-NEW OFFICIAL SEC TAILGATING COOKBOOK

The ultimate guide to game day, THE ALL-NEW OFFICIAL SEC TAILGATING COOKBOOK has 150+ crave-worthy tailgating recipes, including those specifically developed for each of the 14 NCAA Southeastern Conference football teams.

From Alabama to Vanderbilt, each SEC team is profiled with information on school traditions, iconic football moments, legendary coaches and players, and photos. You’ll also find a menu of four recipes, plus a customized spritzer, jalapeño popper, and whoopie pie for each team.

No matter where your team loyalties lie, you can make dishes perfectly suited for game day.

Recipes include:

  • Fried Chicken, Green Tomato and Waffles with Sriracha Syrup for Alabama Crimson Tide;
  • Ham-and-Cheddar Pinwheels for Arkansas Razorbacks;
  • Loaded Potato Skins for Kentucky Wildcats;
  • Fried Oyster Po’Boy Sliders for LSU Fighting Tigers;
  • Loaded Golden Ravioli Nachos for Missouri Tigers;
  • Peach Cobbler Bread Pudding for Auburn Tigers;
  • Peanut Brittle Puppy Chow for Georgia Bulldogs (p. 253); and much more!
Woman's hand holding a corn chip with scoop of sloppy Joe dip.

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