Cheesy Sloppy Joe Baked Dip

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Cheesy Sloppy Joe Bake transforms the classic sloppy joe into a savory, thick, and cheesy dip perfect for scooping up with toasted baguette slices or crispy bagel chips. It’s an ideal, hearty appetizer for any gathering!

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Cheesy Sloppy Joe Baked Dip

Cheesy Sloppy Joe Bake Ingredients

This homemade dip shuns the canned sauce for a rich, flavorful combination of fresh ingredients.

  • Ground Beef: The base of the dip, providing a hearty meatiness. Substitute with ground turkey for a lighter option.
  • Cornstarch Slurry: A simple mix of cornstarch and water helps thicken the dip to the perfect consistency for scooping.
  • Cheese: I used a generous amount of shredded cheddar for its sharpness and meltability, though pepper jack would add a nice kick.
  • Toasted Baguettes: The ideal vehicle for this dip, though bagel chips or even corn chips make great alternatives.

Cheesy Sloppy Joe Baked Dip

How to Make Cheesy Sloppy Joe Bake


  1. Preheat and Position: Set your oven’s broiler on high and adjust the rack so it’s about 6 inches (15 cm) from the heat source.
  2. Cook the Beef: In an oven-safe skillet over medium heat, sauté ground beef with onions, seasoning with brown sugar, garlic powder, salt, and pepper until the beef is thoroughly browned. Drain any excess grease if desired.
  3. Add Flavors: Stir in beef broth, ketchup, and mustard until well combined.
  4. Thicken the Dip: Mix cornstarch with water to create a slurry, then stir it into the skillet. Cook until the mixture thickens.
  5. Cheese It Up: Remove from heat, stir in half of the cheddar until melted, then sprinkle the remaining cheese on top.


Broil: Place the skillet under the broiler and cook until the cheese bubbles and begins to brown, about 3-5 minutes.

Serving and Storing

Serve the Cheesy Sloppy Joe Bake hot, accompanied by slices of toasted baguette or your choice of chips. It’s perfect for dipping and sharing!

Store any leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator, where they’ll keep for up to three days. Reheat in the oven or microwave until warm and bubbly.

Tips for the Perfect Sloppy Joe Dip

Grease Management: Depending on the fat content of your meat, you might want to drain some of the grease to avoid a too-oily dip. However, if you want to keep every bit of flavor, adjust the thickness with a little more cornstarch slurry if needed.

Transform your next gathering with this irresistible Cheesy Sloppy Joe Bake—easy to make, even easier to enjoy!

Cheesy Sloppy Joe Baked Dip


  • 2 pounds (900 g) ground beef
  • 1 small yellow onion, diced
  • 1 tablespoon (12 g) brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon (5 g) garlic powder
  • 2 teaspoons (10 g) kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon (5 g) ground black pepper
  • 1 cup (240 ml) beef broth
  • 1 ½ cups (360 ml) ketchup
  • 2 teaspoons (10 ml) yellow mustard
  • 3 tablespoons (45 ml) cornstarch
  • 3 tablespoons (45 ml) water
  • 1 ½ cups (150 g) shredded cheddar cheese, divided
  • Toasted baguettes or bagel chips, for serving


  1. Preheat the oven to broil.
  2. In a large, oven-safe skillet over medium heat, cook the beef with onions, brown sugar, garlic powder, salt, and pepper until browned. Drain grease if necessary.
  3. Stir in beef broth, ketchup, and mustard.
  4. In a small bowl, whisk cornstarch and water together; add to the skillet. Cook until the mixture thickens.
  5. Remove from heat, mix in half of the cheese until melted. Top with the remaining cheese.
  6. Broil until the cheese is bubbly and golden, about 3-5 minutes.
  7. Serve warm with toasted baguettes or bagel chips.

Cheesy Sloppy Joe Baked Dip

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