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Sloppy Boats

Rated as 4.67 out of 5 Stars

"A fun, kid-friendly meal! Serve with a salad or veggies and dip for a quick and easy weeknight dinner."
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20 m servings 559
Original recipe yields 4 servings


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  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).
  2. Cut a hole at the top of each sandwich roll and hollow out the bread leaving about a 1/2 inch shell (discard the extra bread or save for another use). Place rolls on a rimmed baking sheet.
  3. Lightly oil a skillet and place over medium to medium-high heat. Cook ground beef and stir to crumble. Cook until no longer pink, about 10 minutes. Use a paper towel to sop up any grease, if necessary.
  4. Pour sloppy joe sauce over the beef and continue cooking until heated through, about 5 minutes.
  5. Evenly spoon beef mixture into each sandwich roll and top with shredded Cheddar cheese.
  6. Bake in preheated oven until cheese is melted, about 10 minutes.


  • Cook's Note:
  • The extra bread is great for making homemade croutons or fresh breadcrumbs!

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 559 calories; 23.9 46.3 37.2 94 1222 Full nutrition

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I sometimes use a canned sloppy Joe sauce if I'm pressed for time, but when I do have the time, I make my own. This is what I did for this recipe. This recipe is very versatile as you, real...

One of my family's new favs, so quick and convenient too!

This was a quick and tasty sandwich to make, and the presentation in the scooped out roll kept it fun and neat to eat! I used a mix of half ground turkey and half ground beef, and we were happy...