Texas Toast Sloppy Joe

Texas Toast Sloppy Joe

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There are some foods that make me nostalgic. There are those foods that reduce me to a state of euphoria. And then there is the Texas Toast Sloppy Joe. It doesn’t make me nostalgic or euphoric, it just makes me happy to be alive.

Huh? You must be asking yourself, “how can a toast be both messy and dry?” The answer is Texas Toast, this delicious slicked-up sloppy joe is the mother of messy toast! This hearty dish will have you coming back for more!

I first discovered Texas Toast Sloppy Joes two years ago and I think they are my favorite sloppy joe recipe ever. They are warm, and flavorful, and full of meat, and if you like messy sandwiches you’re going to want to make this for dinner soon! I’ve made them several times since finding the recipe but I haven’t shared it here until now! All the credit goes to my friend Taniya who is a brilliant food blogger and also knows how to share recipes.

Frequent Asked Questions:

Can I use a different type of bread instead of Texas Toast?

While Texas Toast adds a unique flavor and texture to this dish, you can certainly use other types of bread such as buns or regular sliced bread. However, keep in mind that the thickness and sturdiness of Texas Toast contribute to the overall experience.

Can I use ground chicken or turkey instead of beef?

Absolutely! Ground chicken or turkey can be excellent alternatives to beef. They offer a leaner option without sacrificing flavor. You can even experiment with different seasonings to customize the taste to your liking.

Can I make the sloppy joe mixture ahead of time?

Yes, you can prepare the sloppy joe mixture in advance and store it in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. Reheat it on the stovetop before assembling the Texas Toast Sloppy Joes.

Are there any vegetarian alternatives to the Texas Toast Sloppy Joe?

If you prefer a vegetarian version, you can replace the ground beef with plant-based alternatives such as textured vegetable protein (TVP) or lentils. Adjust the seasonings accordingly for a satisfying vegetarian option.

Can I omit the Worcestershire sauce from the recipe

Absolutely, you can omit the Worcestershire sauce if you prefer or substitute it with a similar condiment for added flavor.


How long does it take for the Sloppy Joe mixture to thicken on the stove?

The thickness of the mixture depends on personal preference, but on average, it takes about 10-15 minutes over medium heat.

What kind of cheese works best for topping the Texas Toast Sloppy Joe?

Shredded cheddar cheese is recommended for its melting properties, but you can experiment with other cheese varieties according to your taste.

Is the garlic powder essential for the flavor, or can it be omitted?

While it adds a nice flavor, you can omit the garlic powder if you’re not a fan of garlic or have dietary restrictions.

Are there any recommended side dishes to serve with Texas Toast Sloppy Joe?

Common sides include coleslaw, potato salad, or a simple green salad. Choose based on your personal preferences.

Texas Toast Sloppy Joe

Texas Toast Sloppy Joe

This is my family's favorite sloppy joe recipe. We even make in our Texas toast bread, a crusty loaf of bread that has been defrosted, sliced and butter-toasted in a skillet.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 7 minutes
Total Time 17 minutes
Course Snack
Cuisine American


  • 1 lb lean ground beef
  • 1/4 cup chopped onion
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 3/4 cup ketchup
  • 2 tsp tomato paste
  • 1/2 tsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 1/2 tsp brown sugar
  • Salt to taste
  • Pepper to taste
  • 4 Green Mill Texas Toast
  • 1 oz shredded cheddar cheese


  • Start preheating oven at 375 for your Texas Toast
  • On stovetop, medium heat, brown your ground beef, and onion. Drain once browned.
  • Add in ketchup, tomato paste, Worcestershire sauce, brown sugar, and salt and pepper. Stir well to combine all ingredients.
  • Cook over medium heat until mixture has thickened to your liking
  • While thickening the sauce place Green Mill Texas Toast into preheated oven.
  • Bake toast 5-6 minutes until golden brown.
  • Place your Sloppy Joe Mixture on top of your golden-brown Texas Toast
  • Top with ¼ oz of Cheddar Cheese on each piece of toast.

Most of the ingredients are probably already in your kitchen. If not, they should be. It’s so easy to make and also very economical. It tastes great as a main dish or served over pasta or rice. You can use any kind of ground beef you like (ground chicken or turkey would also work well); we like to use spicy or Mexican seasoned ground beef for extra flavor. Have fun with your kids in the kitchen creating this one!

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