Three things many of us look for in recipes are quick and easy, kid friendly, and inexpensive to make using everyday ingredients
These cheeseburger sloppy joes fit all those things. They are quick and easy, kid friendly, and an inexpensive dinner that everyone will love.
Cheeseburger Sloppy Joes are actually a recipe that I have been working on for quite awhile. I had an idea in my mind for what I wanted and I just could not get it quite right.
If the taste was right, the texture was not. If the texture was right, the taste was not. I wanted the taste of a cheeseburger made into an easy meat filling.
I finally discovered the secret ingredient that made what I had in mind, just right. It made them just what I was looking for. They were delicious!
I will fully admit that this ingredient will make some of you cringe. Others of you though will say something like, yes she is just like us and uses that too.
For those of you that might cringe, please don’t judge me too hard. This is not a dinner I feed my family everyday, although it is so good, and I am sure they would love it if I would.
This is one of those I had a crazy busy day. You know those days where we are so tempted to order pizza or pick up fast food.
We all need quick and easy meals and I figure this is better for us than a drive thru. Just saying.
Some of you probably already guessed the secret ingredient.
Yes, it is the stuff in the yellow box.
I love cheese. The real stuff. The high end expensive stuff. But I tried and tried to get regular cheese to work in this and it just didn’t. The texture was all wrong no matter what I tried. Sometimes you just need that creamy velvety texture that the cheese in the box gives you.
And the end results of this was just what I was looking for. It was so quick and easy to make and my family loved it.
Please tell me some of you use the cheese in the yellow box sometimes. I am not the only one that occasionally buy this, am I?
Cheeseburger Sloppy Joes
- 1 1/2 pounds ground beef
- 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1/4 cup ketchup
- 2 tablespoons yellow mustard
- 8 ounces Velveeta, cut into chunks
- chopped pickles, optional but good
- Buns for serving
- In a pan cooking ground beef and garlic powder until beef is browned and cooked through. Drain fat off meat.
- Stir in ketchup, mustard, Velveeta, and pickles. Stir over low heat until cheese is melted.
- Serve over buns.
Note: Those that are gluten free in my family eat this over gluten free buns or bread.
Another Note: For those of you that are totally anti the cheese in the box, you can use shredded cheddar and also add in a little milk, but it won’t be quite the same texture or taste.