Sloppy Joe Cheddar Pie

November 17, 2014

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For a long time, particularly in my school days, sloppy joes conjured up images of mysterious ground meat drowning in a sauce. At some point between college and now I began to love them. One night, to my horror, my dad announced he was making sloppy joes. I reluctantly tried them and was surprised when I thought they were delicious. SloppyJoes

That night I pushed aside all the negative feelings I had been harboring for sloppy joes. Fast forward to now and I am making pies with a sloppy joe filling. I’ve come a long way!     


This pie packs a lot of strong flavor. The sweetness from the sauce covered beef contrasted with the sharp cheddar, baked in between a buttery, flaky crust is an amazing combination

It’s also really simple and quick to prepare. I used a store bought crust but if you want you can make your own using your favorite pie crust recipe. I would prefer to go that route but these days I’m taking whatever shortcuts I can to save some time. 


The toughest part of this recipe is chopping up the onion and pepper (unless you are making pie crust from scratch).The rest is just browning  beef and adding ingredients to the pan.   

Making this pie goes a little something like this:

Brown beef

Add ingredients to the beef to make the sauce

Stir and simmer

Add beef mixture and cheeese on top of pie crust

Cover with second piece of pie crust




I love to garnish with some tomatoes, sour cream and parsley. 

This pie takes up a lot of the precious belly space so save up some room if you know you are going to be eating this! There’s nothing worse than having a heavenly piece of food in front of you and having to admit to yourself you can’t fit in another bite because you ate too much cereal or something else really boring a couple hours prior. 

OK now sit back somewhere real comfy and enjoy. Really, just eat this on the couch or in bed so when you finish you can roll right over and pass out. It’s that good. 

Sloppy Joe Cheddar Pie
Serves 5
A hearty, meaty and cheesy pie packed with flavor
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732 calories
46 g
128 g
47 g
31 g
21 g
355 g
603 g
25 g
1 g
22 g
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
Amount Per Serving
Calories 732
Calories from Fat 419
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 47g
Saturated Fat 21g
Trans Fat 1g
Polyunsaturated Fat 2g
Monounsaturated Fat 20g
Cholesterol 128mg
Sodium 603mg
Total Carbohydrates 46g
Dietary Fiber 3g
Sugars 25g
Protein 31g
Vitamin A
Vitamin C
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  1. 1 pound ground beef 80/20
  2. 1 tbsp olive oil
  3. 1 sweet onion
  4. 2 cloves garlic minced
  5. 1 red bell pepper
  6. 1/4 cup brown sugar
  7. 1 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
  8. 1 tablespoon red wine vinegar
  9. 1 tsp chili powder
  10. pinch of cayenne pepper (optional)
  11. salt and ground black paper to taste
  12. 1 can crushed tomatoes
  13. 2 cups extra sharp cheddar cheese
For the crust
  1. I used a pillsbury store bought crust. You need 2 9" pieces of dough. Please substitute in your favorite pie crust recipe if you desire.
  2. Garnish (Optional)
  3. Chopped tomatoes
  4. Sour Cream
  5. Parsley
  1. Add olive oil to heated skillet and begin to brown the beef. Spread it out evenly in the pan.
  2. While the beef it beginning to brown, add the brown sugar, cayenne and chili powder and mix into the beef.
  3. When the meat is browned on the outside, add in the onions, pepper and garlic. Let the onions and pepper cook a bit until slightly softened.
  4. Add tomato sauce, Worcestershire sauce, vinegar. Mix into beef and onion mixture.
  5. Reduce heat to low and let cook down. Continue to cook until most of the liquid has evaporated.
  6. Add salt and pepper to taste.
  7. Cover bottom of a cast iron skillet or pie dish in with a layer of your pie crust. Spoon in the beef mixture.
  8. Add the 2 cups of cheddar on top of the beef.
  9. Add second layer of pie crust on top of the beef and cheese and pinch at the ends so it joins up with the bottom layer of pie crust.
  10. Make a few slits with a knife into the top layer of crust.
  11. Bake at 350 degrees for about 45 minutes or until top is a nice golden brown.
  12. Garnish with some chopped tomatoes, sour cream and parsley.
  1. You can try a healthier version of this using ground turkey and a low-fat cheese.
Adapted from Inspired by a recipe from Hispanic Kitchen
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{ 10 comments… read them below or add one }

Jennifer @ Show Me the Yummy November 17, 2014 at 9:41 pm

I grew up eating sloppy joes, so I am secretly obsessed with them and I LOVE Pillsbury crust :)


Christina November 17, 2014 at 10:19 pm

Yea I didn’t start to love sloppy joes until well into adulthood. They’re so good!!!


Phi @ The Sweetphi Blog November 18, 2014 at 4:24 am

Absolutely love the sound of this, I know my hubby would love this!


Christina November 19, 2014 at 12:25 am

Thank you! haha yea it’s one of my hubby’s and dad’s favorites.


Michela @ From Italy With Food November 18, 2014 at 8:13 pm

I’ve never eaten a sloppy joe, but now I want to try! It looks delicious! :)


Christina November 19, 2014 at 12:25 am

They’re so good! Thank you :)


K / Pure & Complex November 18, 2014 at 11:02 pm

Did you just write sloppy joe and cheddar, oh yeah I’m so there with this lol. I have to make this immediately


Christina November 19, 2014 at 12:24 am

haha yea it’s seriously so good but so filling. After a few bites I’m ready for bed.


Amrita November 25, 2014 at 9:26 am

THIS IS MOUTH WATERING!!!! Even though I am vegan, I could totally see making this with veggie mince and vegan cheese! I love the idea of using pie crust instead of the boring old bun…..superb. Pinning!!


Christina December 8, 2014 at 3:44 pm

Thanks so much!!


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