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Ground Beef and Garlic Bread Recipe

This Ground Beef and Garlic Bread Recipe is a delicious twist on traditional sloppy joes, made with Italian loaf bread topped with the best homemade sloppy joe mixture and gooey melted cheese. Then, they are baked in the oven until golden brown. It’s ready in just 30 minutes.

Ground Beef and Garlic Bread Recipe on a baking sheet.
Ground Beef and Garlic Bread Recipe

Why I love this recipe

This Sloppy Joe Garlic Bread is a super easy weeknight dinner or any night dinner, and perfect to serve on game days.

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Ingredients

(amounts are listed in the recipe card at the bottom of the post)

Italian bread loaf

unsalted butter, room temperature

garlic salt

lean ground beef

onion

minced garlic

tomato paste

water

Worcestershire sauce

brown sugar

table salt

shredded Colby Jack cheese

Optional – parsley, chopped for garnish

Substitutions

Try using ground chicken, or ground turkey instead of ground beef.

You can also make this into Texas Toast Sloppy Joes using thick garlic toast slices instead of a long loaf of bread.

Try other types of cheese like creamy mozzarella cheese, cheddar, or Monterey Jack cheese.

Equipment used for this recipe

How to make Ground Beef and Garlic Bread Recipe

Step 1 – Preheat oven to 350° F.

Step 2 – Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

Step 3 – Slice the loaf of bread lengthwise into two halves. Place both halves of the bread onto the lined baking sheet, cut side up.

bread loaf sliced in half length wise on a baking sheet.

Step 4 – In a small bowl, combine the butter and garlic salt. Spread the delicious garlic butter mixture over the cut sides of the bread and set aside.

bread loaf sliced in half length wise slathered with garlic butter on a baking sheet.

Step 5 – On a small cutting board, dice the onion.

Step 6 – In a large skillet over medium high heat, brown the ground beef until no longer pink. Drain the grease and return the beef to the pan.

ground beef cooking in a frying pan.

Step 7 – Add the diced onions until they start to soften.

Step 8 – Then add the minced garlic, tomato paste, water, Worcestershire sauce, brown sugar and salt. Mix until combined well.

sloppy joes cooking in a skillet.

Step 9 – Spread a layer of sloppy joe mixture on both sides of the cut loaves and top with the Colby Jack cheese. 

sloppy joe meat and shredded cheese layered on garlic bread.

Step 10 – Bake for 12-15 minutes or until golden brown.

Step 11 – Cut the slices of cheesy garlic bread into pieces and serve with parsley for garnish.

Ground Beef and Garlic Bread Recipe on a cookie sheet.
Ground Beef and Garlic Bread Recipe

Pro Tips

Store leftovers in an airtight container in the fridge for up to  4-5 days.

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Yield: 12 servings

Ground Beef and Garlic Bread Recipe

Ground Beef and Garlic Bread Recipe on a cookie sheet.

This Ground Beef and Garlic Bread Recipe is a delicious twist on a classic sandwich, made with Italian loaf bread topped with the best homemade sloppy joe mixture and melty cheese. Then, they are baked in the oven until golden brown.

Prep Time 15 minutes
Bake Time 15 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 loaf Italian bread
  • 8 Tablespoons unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 1 teaspoon of garlic salt
  • 1/2 pound lean ground beef
  • 1/4 of an onion
  • 1/2 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 2 Tablespoons tomato paste
  • 1/8 cup water
  • 2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 Tablespoon brown sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon table salt
  • 2 cups shredded Colby Jack cheese
  • Optional - parsley, chopped for garnish

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350° F.
  2. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  3. Slice the loaf of bread lengthwise into two halves. Place both halves of the bread onto the lined baking sheet, cut side up.
  4. In a small bowl, combine the butter and garlic salt. Spread the butter mixture over the cut sides of the bread and set aside.
  5. On a small cutting board, dice the onion.
  6. In a large skillet over medium-high heat, brown the ground beef until no longer pink. Drain the grease and return the beef to the pan.
  7. Add the diced onions until they start to soften.
  8. Then add the minced garlic, tomato paste, water, Worcestershire sauce, brown sugar and salt. Mix until combined well.
  9. Divide the meat mixture between both sides of the loaves and top with the Colby Jack cheese.
  10. Bake for 12-15 minutes or until golden brown.
  11. Cut into pieces and serve with parsley for garnish.

Notes

  • Store leftovers in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 4-5 days.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

12

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 294Total Fat: 17gSaturated Fat: 9gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 6gCholesterol: 54mgSodium: 527mgCarbohydrates: 21gFiber: 1gSugar: 3gProtein: 14g

Nutrition information is a guideline only, is calculated automatically by third party software, and absolute accuracy is not guaranteed.

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