Sloppy Joe bake

If you fancy a change from chilli and bolognese, try this new way with mince, topped with crispy garlic bread

  • Prep:5 mins
    Cook:40 mins
  • Serves 4
  • Easy

Nutrition per serving

  • kcal 498
  • fat 25g
  • saturates 6g
  • carbs 33g
  • sugars 7g
  • fibre 2g
  • protein 37g
  • salt 2.16g


  • 500g pack lean minced beef
  • 2 onions, roughly chopped
  • 2 tsp olive oil
  • 2 tsp ground cumin
  • 1-2 tsp mild chilli powder, depending on whether you like it spicy
  • 400g can chopped tomatoes
  • 600ml beef stock
  • 1 garlic baguette, split into slices


All-American Sloppy Joes
Cook the mince and onion as before, then mix in 4 tbsp barbecue sauce instead of the spices. Add a 400g can kidney beans, drained, with the tomatoes and stock, then simmer as recipe, left. Serve spooned over 4 halved burger buns, scattered with a little grated cheddar, if you like.


  1. Brown the mince in a non-stick pan for a few mins, then tip into a bowl. Whizz the onions in a food processor until finely chopped (or roughly grate if you don’t have one). Tip into the pan with the oil, then cook for 2-3 mins until soft. Add the spices, cook for 1 min. Return the mince to the pan with the tomatoes and stock, then bring to a boil. Simmer for 20 mins.

  2. Heat oven to 200C/fan 180C/gas 6 and spoon the mince into an ovenproof dish. Arrange the baguette slices over the mince, then bake for 12 mins until the bread is crisp on top.

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