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Beer, Bacon, and Cheese Sloppy Joes: A Hearty Twist on a Classic

Preparation Time: 15 minutes

Cooking Time: 25 minutes

Yields: 4 servings

Prepare to elevate your taste buds with a mouthwatering twist on a beloved classic – our Beer, Bacon, and Cheese Sloppy Joes. This recipe takes the familiar comfort of Sloppy Joes and amps it up with layers of rich flavors and satisfying textures. Imagine tender ground beef mingling with the smoky allure of bacon, all bathed in a beer-infused sauce that’s equal parts hearty and indulgent. Topped with a generous layer of melted cheddar cheese, these Sloppy Joes are a symphony of savory delights, packed between toasted hamburger buns. Whether it’s a casual weeknight dinner or a laid-back weekend feast, this recipe promises a gastronomic adventure that’s bound to become a family favorite. Get ready to savor the perfect balance of flavors in every bite!


  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 6 slices bacon, chopped
  • 1 small onion, finely chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/2 cup beer (your choice of lager or ale)
  • 1/2 cup ketchup
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 teaspoon mustard
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 4 hamburger buns


1. Cook the Bacon and Beef:

  1. In a large skillet over medium heat, cook the chopped bacon until crispy. Remove the bacon with a slotted spoon and set aside on a paper towel-lined plate.
  2. In the same skillet, cook the ground beef until browned. Drain any excess fat.

2. Sauté Onion and Garlic:

  1. Add the finely chopped onion to the skillet and sauté until translucent.
  2. Stir in the minced garlic and cook for another 1-2 minutes until fragrant.

3. Create the Sloppy Joe Sauce:

  1. Pour in the beer, ketchup, brown sugar, Worcestershire sauce, and mustard into the skillet.
  2. Mix everything together and let it simmer for about 5-7 minutes until the sauce thickens.
  3. Season with salt and pepper to taste.

4. Introduce the Bacon and Cheese:

  1. Fold in the cooked bacon into the mixture, letting the flavors meld for an additional 2 minutes.
  2. Sprinkle the shredded cheddar cheese over the top and let it melt into the mixture, creating a gooey, cheesy goodness.

5. Assemble the Sloppy Joes:

  1. Toast the hamburger buns until they’re warm and slightly crispy.
  2. Spoon the beer, bacon, and cheese mixture onto the bottom half of each bun.
  3. Place the top half of the bun on top and press down gently to create your hearty Sloppy Joe sandwich.

6. Serve and Enjoy:

  1. Serve your Beer, Bacon, and Cheese Sloppy Joes immediately, alongside your favorite sides like crispy fries or a fresh salad.

Get ready to savor the rich and robust flavors of this Beer, Bacon, and Cheese Sloppy Joe recipe. With the smoky essence of bacon, the warmth of beer, and the gooey comfort of melted cheddar, these Sloppy Joes redefine the classic with a hearty and indulgent twist. Enjoy a meal that’s both satisfying and utterly delicious!

2 thoughts on “Beer, Bacon, and Cheese Sloppy Joes: A Hearty Twist on a Classic

  • Pauline M Byrns

    looks great, want to share so i can try

    • Gambrell Richie

      Can’t wait to try your food.


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