Bacon Cheeseburger Sloppy Joes

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Bacon Cheeseburger Sloppy Joes with ground beef, ketchup gravy, cheddar cheese and crisp bacon is the ultimate bacon cheeseburger indulgence!

Bacon Cheeseburger Sloppy Joes with ground beef, tomato gravy, cheddar cheese and crisp bacon is the ultimate bacon cheeseburger indulgence! Bacon Cheeseburger Sloppy Joes had to happen. After these Philly Cheesesteak Sloppy Joes made immediate waves on this day last month (over 500k pins on Pinterest and over 12 MILLION views of the video on Facebook since then) I knew I wanted the one month celebration to be either another Philly Cheesesteak recipe or another sloppy joe recipe.

Then we made these Bacon Cheeseburger Sloppy Joes and I had that sweet sweet Joey Tribbiani moment and I knew what my one month celebration recipe was going to be. There really could be no competition.

The sandwiches are crispy, cheesy and the ketchup and mustard mixture perfectly mimicks the flavors of your favorite bacon cheeseburger. With the gravy and cheese mixture even the ground beef crumbles will be so delicious and sloppy you’ll forget all about that takeout bacon cheeseburger!

We loved these Bacon Cheeseburger Sloppy Joes so much we made them again the next day!

Want to make these Bacon Cheeseburger Sloppy Joes into a slow cooker recipe?

  • Add the Ingredients (minus the cheese and buns) to the slow cooker and cook on low for 4 hours.
  • Use half the amount of beef broth.
  • If the sauce is not thick add in another 1 tablespoon cornstarch mixed with 1 tablespoon room temperature water. Cook for an additional 30 minutes on low.
  • Add the cheese and bacon once you’re ready to serve.

How to make Bacon Cheeseburger Sloppy Joes:

Looking for more sandwiches?

And if you’re looking for more sloppy joe’s in addition to this one and the Philly Cheese Steak Sloppy Joes, I’ve also published Pizza Sloppy Joes and Ultimate Sloppy Joes.

We loved these Bacon Cheeseburger Sloppy Joes so much we made them again the next day!

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Tools Used in the making of these Bacon Cheeseburger Sloppy Joes:
Cast Iron Skillet: This is my most used pan in my kitchen, heavy, keeps heat well and gives the BEST sear ever.
Chef’s Knife: This knife is one of the three most used tools in my kitchen (tongs and my pig tail flipper are the other two). I love it, I’ve had it for almost 10 years and it is as sharp today as the day I got it. (left column, second from the top). Mind you I love it this much even though I have a ridiculously expense knife set as well.
Worcestershire Sauce: Do not leave this out or sub it for anything else, this is a main flavor component and this brand is my absolute go-to.

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Bacon Cheeseburger Sloppy Joes

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  • Yield: 6 sandwiches
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Course: Sandwich
  • Cuisine: American
Bacon Cheeseburger Sloppy Joes with ground beef, ketchup gravy, cheddar cheese and crisp bacon is the ultimate bacon cheeseburger indulgence!

Ingredients

  • 1 pound lean ground beef
  • 6 slices bacon
  • 1 small yellow onion diced
  • 3 tablespoons ketchup
  • 1 teaspoon mustard
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon Kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon fresh ground black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 1/2 cup beef broth
  • 6 ounces cheddar cheese chopped
  • 6 brioche hamburger buns

Instructions

Note: click on times in the instructions to start a kitchen timer while cooking.

  1. Add the ground beef to a large cast iron skillet (this browns very well) and brown until a deep brown crust appears before breaking the beef apart.
  2. Stir the ground beef and brown until a deep crust appears on about 50 or so percent of the beef.
  3. Remove the beef, drain the fat and add the bacon to the pan.
  4. Cook the bacon until crisp, then remove to cool and crumble.
  5. Add the onions to the pan
  6. Let brown for 1-2 minutes before stirring, then let brown for another 1-2 minutes before stirring again.
  7. Add the beef back into the pan.
  8. In a small cup mix the beef broth and cornstarch together
  9. Add the ketchup, mustard Worcestershire sauce, salt, black pepper, beef broth/cornstarch mixture into the pan.
  10. Cook until the mixture is only slightly liquidy (about 75% of the mixture is above liquid), 3-5 minutes.
  11. Add the bacon back into the pan and stir to combine.
  12. Turn off the heat, add in the cheddar cheese and fold into the meat with a spatula until just melted.
  13. Served on toasted brioche buns.

Recipe Notes

Recipe adapted from Philly Cheese Steak Sloppy Joes on this site.

Nutrition Information

Yield: 6 sandwiches, Amount per serving: calories

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We loved these Bacon Cheeseburger Sloppy Joes so much we made them again the next day!
Bacon Cheeseburger Sloppy Joes with ground beef, tomato gravy, cheddar cheese and crisp bacon is the ultimate bacon cheeseburger indulgence! 
We loved these Bacon Cheeseburger Sloppy Joes so much we made them again the next day!

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  1. I will  definitely be making this recipe. It looks so  delicious. Wish I had it to eat right now.  I just know it is going to be very yummy. 
                      Thank you for sharing this recipe. 

  2. How important is the ketchup to the recipe? I’m allergic to tomatoes so wondering how much flavor is added to the dish and if I could just leave it out or perhaps just add a little sugar. What are your thoughts?

    1. It’s pretty important as it gives it some of it’s flavor. I would suggest using a ketchup substitute instead. I know there are some recipes online that you can make that contain zero tomatoes.

  3. I don’t like sloppy joes, but I saw this and had to try it. It was so delicious. I love the crisp texture of the hamburger, it added an extra dimension to the dish that put it over the top.

    Rating: 5
    1. I didn’t but if you feel like there is a lot, you can drain some of it but you want to keep some to brown your onions. Enjoy!

  4. This is delicious! I made it without the cheese because my roommate has lactose intolerance. It was so easy, making it again next week!

    Rating: 5
  5. Omg this was delicious!! My family dearly loved it!! And I love trying new things and this was on the top of my list!! Made it tonight and there wasn’t any left!! Thank you

    Rating: 5
  6. No one ever seems to include a calorie count, and I can’t for the lie of me figure out why! Any guess on the per-serving calorie count?

    1. Sorry I don’t have the nutritional facts for recipes on the site but I know there are a lot of free resources on the internet from when I’ve cooked for clients with low calorie diets.

  7. Super easy and tasty! Added a couple teaspoons of bbq sauce because that’s what we usually put on burgers. Will definitely make it again!