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Texas Toast Sloppy Joes (+Video)

These Texas toast Sloppy Joes are the most deliciously easy BBQ flavored sloppy joes on top of garlic Texas toast topped with melted cheese!

OPEN-FACED BBQ SLOPPY JOES

I don’t think there is anything quite like good ole Sloppy Joes. I just love them. It is a meal that is so much a part of my childhood. And I like to have a little fun making different versions of the traditional Sloppy Joe. This one has a BBQ twist. This is a quick little recipe that is perfect for a weeknight meal. You can twist it up and change it to add flavors that your family likes.

BBQ Sloppy Joe filling on top of garlic Texas toast with shredded cheddar cheese on top.

TIPS FOR MAKING TEXAS TOAST SLOPPY JOES

  • Don’t like tomatoes? You can leave those out.
  • Want more BBQ flavor? Then cut the amount of ketchup in half and add in more BBQ sauce.
  • You can also add in onions and green peppers.
  • Or kick up the heat and try adding some chopped jalapeños. It really is a fun recipe to play with but one that is definitely family friendly. And that garlic Texas Toast on the bottom just adds a kick of flavor to the whole party.
  • Be sure to check out my Chicken Parmesan Pizzas recipe. That one uses garlic Texas toast as a base too and is SO good!
Easy Garlic Bread Cheesy BBQ Open-Faced Sloppy Joes recipe from The Country Cook shown served on a white plate.

INGREDIENTS NEEDED: (SEE RECIPE CARD BELOW FOR THE FULL RECIPE)

  • ground beef
  • diced tomatoes
  • ketchup
  • bottled barbecue sauce
  • Worcestershire sauce
  • sugar
  • garlic Texas toast
  • shredded cheddar cheese
Texas toast, ground beef, cheese, barbecue sauce, ketchup, diced tomatoes, Worcestershire sauce.

HOW TO MAKE TEXAS TOAST SLOPPY JOES:

Brown and crumble ground beef in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Drain excess grease.

browned and crumbled ground beef in a large skillet.

Return meat to skillet and add in diced tomatoes, ketchup, barbecue sauce, Worcestershire sauce and sugar. Note: The added sugar is optional in this. I think it helps balance out the acidity of the tomatoes. But if you are using a very sweet barbecue sauce then you may not feel the added sugar is necessary. Just go by taste here.

diced tomatoes, barbecue sauce, Worcestershire sauce and sugar added to cooked ground beef added to the skillet, stirred together.

Give it all a good stir until combined then cover and cook on medium heat for about 10 minutes. While this is cooking, prepare your garlic Texas toast according to package directions. When bread is ready, spoon filling on top of bread and then sprinkle with shredded cheese.

final dish plated, toasted Garlic bread Texas toast on a white plate, topped with bbq sloppy joe sauce and shredded cheddar cheese.

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Originally published: March 2013
Updated & Republished: March 2020

Garlic Bread Cheesy BBQ Sloppy Joes recipe

Texas Toast Sloppy Joes (+Video)

These Cheesy BBQ Sloppy Joes are the most deliciously easy BBQ flavor sloppy joes on top of garlic Texas toast, topped with melted cheese!
5 from 15 votes
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Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Servings: 6

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Brown and crumble 1 pound ground beef in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Drain excess grease.
  • Return meat to skillet and add in 14.5 ounce can diced tomatoes, 1 cup ketchup, 1/2 cup bottled barbecue sauce, 1 Tablespoon Worcestershire sauce and 2 Tablespoons sugar.
  • Give it all a good stir until combined then cover and cook on medium heat for about 10 minutes. While this is cooking, prepare the 1 box (8 slices) frozen garlic Texas toast according to package directions.
  • When bread is ready, spoon filling on top of bread and then sprinkle with 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese and serve. Note: if you prefer, you can stick these into the oven to brown the cheese on top.

Video

Notes

  • The added sugar is optional in this. I think it helps balance out the acidity of the tomatoes. But if you are using a very sweet barbecue sauce then you may not feel the added sugar is necessary. Just go by taste.
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American

Nutrition

Calories: 570kcal | Carbohydrates: 50g | Protein: 22g | Fat: 31g | Sodium: 1180mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 25g

Nutritional Disclaimer

“The Country Cook” is not a dietician or nutritionist, and any nutritional information shared is an estimate. If calorie count and other nutritional values are important to you, we recommend running the ingredients through whichever online nutritional calculator you prefer. Calories and other nutritional values can vary quite a bit depending on which brands were used.

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18 Comments

    1. Hi Hal! You’ll find it in the frozen food section. It’ll usually be near other breads or biscuits and it will actually say on the packaging “Garlic Texas Toast” – Pepperidge Farm makes it & you can also find the store brand. Hope that helps!

  1. 5 stars
    This is one of the best sloppy joes I’ve ever had I love it it’s easy to make it’s quick it tastes awesome the barbecue sauce is an awesome twist I love it it’s really good over top of the Texas toast this is a really good recipe thank you for sharing it.

  2. This was very good but I reside with picky eaters that didn’t like the diced tomatoes in this is there any recommendations that I could substitute it with

  3. 5 stars
    This recipe is amazing! Different, easy, and delicious! My husband said it’s a keeper and that he likes it better than regular sloppy joes. Per your directions, I did not add the extra sugar as it was not needed with the ketchup and BBQ sauce brands I used. You are one of my favorite food bloggers! Thank you for all of your delicious recipes!

  4. 5 stars
    Thank you for posting! I lost this recipe for a couple of years, now I can make it again! I add a can of rotel with green chilies and a can of black beans to this mixture. The rotel adds a little spice and the beans bulk it up a little.

    1. Thank you for taking the time to come back and let me know how they turned out. So happy you liked this one!

  5. Yummo – never thought to use that thick garlic bread. My peeps loooove Sloppy Joes, so I will try your version soon!