30-Minute Skillet Cheeseburger Sloppy Joes have all the taste of a cheeseburger but are way easier to make. Brown the meat, add the ingredients, and voila! You’re done in under 30 minutes.
I love sloppy joe’s. Probably more than a grown woman should.
Zach thinks they’re OK, but doesn’t care for the sauce, apparently. Then I ran into this Cheeseburger Salad recipe from Pioneer Woman. I put the meat on a salad and Zach’s response was, “This should be a sloppy joe.”
Um, yes. Of course it should. Why didn’t I think of that?
I know what all the purists out there are thinking. “Ugh. If you want something that tastes like a cheeseburger, why don’t you just make a cheeseburger?” Because I am super lazy and I hate molding the meat into patties.
Plus innovation doesn’t happen by sticking to tradition.
I get the feeling I’m not alone in my hatred for molding patties, though, so I’m here to share the recipe with you!
30-Minute Skillet Cheeseburger Sloppy Joes
This is SUCH a quick meal and is definitely going on the list of things I can make for those nights I completely forget about dinner. 😛 They are so good and they taste exactly like a cheeseburger. Zach and I were both very happy with this (and he hates mustard).
You want to know what the best bun for these are?
Are you ready?
I love them because they’re much sturdier than a regular bun. I don’t have to worry about all my ingredients flopping out and making a mess, which is something that happens a lot with sloppy joes. At least in this house.
AND I CAN’T FIND THEM ANYWHERE. Do they still exist? Someone confirm! I went running all over the Atlanta suburbs looking for them. No luck! Ugh. Maybe next time.
Oh, and I have more good news. You remember my Freezer Meal Crock Pot Sloppy Joes? I enjoy them a lot, but sometimes you want something different, you know? Hence these cheeseburger sloppy joes. The goods news?
You can make this a freezer meal, too! So that “30-minute” part of the recipe? Pfft. Forget about that. If you freeze and thaw them in time, these cheeseburger sloppy joes won’t take any longer to make than it takes to brown meat. Busy moms everywhere: I got you.
Though, honestly, I probably wouldn’t bother since it’s so easy to make without dealing with freezer bags. But if you feel it’s something you need to do, go for it.
Freezer Meal Instructions:
- Brown the meat. Put it in a freezer bag with everything except the cheese.
- Thaw it the night before making, heat it up on the stove, add the cheese.
- Once the meat has been cooked, frozen, and thawed, it may not have the exact same texture as it would if you cooked and served it fresh. But it is still perfectly good to eat.
What’s your favorite “I forgot about dinner!” meal?
30-Minute Skillet Cheeseburger Sloppy JoesPrint This
- 1 pound ground turkey (or whatever meat you use)
- 1/3 cup ketchup
- 1 tsp yellow mustard
- 1 tbsp Dijon mustard
- salt and papper, to taste
- 1 cup sharp cheddar cheese
- pickles, tomatoes, lettuce, buns, etc.
Step 01: In a large skillet, brown the meat. Once it’s cooked through, remove from the heat and drain the grease.
Step 02: Add the ketchup, mustard, salt and pepper. Combine and then stir in the cheese. Let it sit until the cheese is melted.
Step 03: Serve on a bun with your favorite burger toppings.