Here’s a hotdish recipe that is not only an easy twist to the traditional sloppy joe, but is flavorful as well. This will surely be a huge hit with your family and friends young and old. A dish that is perfect for any family game day gathering, potluck, or school social. What I love most about this hotdish recipe is the cheesy crust that forms on top of the meaty filling! Because this recipe takes just 20 minutes to whip up, with an additional 30 minutes to bake, it’s a perfect last minute meal for your loved ones!
- 1 ½ pounds of lean ground beef (I use 80% or higher)
- 1 large Vidalia onion, diced (white onion works)
- 1 large green bell pepper, diced
- 2 Tablespoons of brown sugar
- 1 Tablespoon of Worcestershire sauce
- 2 teaspoons of dry mustard
- 1 teaspoon of garlic salt
- 1 (15 ounce) can of tomato sauce
- ¾ cup of ketchup
- 2 cups all-purpose flour (I use Gold Medal)
- 3 teaspoons of baking powder
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 1/3 cups of milk
- 6 Tablespoons melted butter (I don’t use margarine)
- 2 large eggs
- 1 ½ cups of shredded cheddar cheese
- Preheat your oven to 400 degrees.
- In a large skillet, cook the ground beef on medium heat until browned.
- Add in the diced onion and diced bell pepper, cook for about 5 minutes.
- Stir in the brown sugar, Worcestershire sauce, dry mustard and garlic salt.
- Add in the tomato sauce and ketchup and stir thoroughly.
- Simmer the pan over low heat and move on to mixing up the topping.
- In a large bowl stir together the flour, baking powder and salt.
- Stir in the milk, melted butter and eggs. Mix thoroughly!
- Gently fold in the shredded cheddar cheese, set aside.
- Now that the topping is made, place the meat mixture into a greased 13 x 9 baking dish.
- Spread the topping mixture evenly over the meat mixture. (you do not have to seal in the top outer edge with the crust mixture, just come close to the edges).
- Bake 25-30 minutes, you want the crust to be a nice light golden brown.
Add a side of fresh fruit and your meal is complete!