Sloppy Joe spaghetti bake

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Did you ever start to make sloppy Joes and halfway through realize you didn’t have hamburger buns on hand? Yep. Totally happened to me you guys. And so sloppy Joe spaghetti (what??!) it was. I was weary that this would just end up tasting like a BBQ flavored spagetti, but it didn’t. It is everything you love about a sloppy Joe along with the comfort of a big dish of noodles. I made this for my family one night when I had to leave at supper time to be at church for a meeting, so I didn’t even get to taste it until I got home. Sometimes my boys can be picky so I crossed my fingers and left the house a little worried about this last minute creation. Well the boys just thought it was spagetti with cheese so naturally, they loved it. Let me tell you that this is one of those dishes that may even be better the next day warmed up in the oven, so there is that too. Yum. It kind of has a spaghetti/lasagna feel to it with the taste of a sloppy Joe, and by that I mean it cuts in nice little squares like a good lasagna. So give your body a break on those carbs and use gluten-free rice noodles to make this dish gluten- free if you’d like, without compromising the taste of a real good and messy sloppy Joe.

  • 1 lb ground sirloin
  • 1 packet sloppy joe seasoning
  • ⅓ cup water
  • 2 tablespoons BBQ sauce
  • 2 tablespoons ketchup
  • 1 small onion, diced
  • 1 box prepared spaghetti noodles
  • shredded cheddar cheese
  • ¼ cup diced green onions
  1. Heat ground beef and diced onion in a skillet on medium heat until meat is no longer pink and onions are translucent.
  2. Drain grease from beef and onion mixture.
  3. Add sloppy joe seasoning, BBQ, ketchup and water. Mix to incorporate.
  4. Turn heat to low and let it simmer for about 10 minutes.
  5. Meanwhile, cook your noodles and drain.
  6. In a greased 9x13 pan, lay the noodles.
  7. Top with sloppy joe mixture and then sprinkle with a generous amount of cheese.
  8. Sprinkle green onions on top and bake at 350 degrees for 10 minutes or until cheese is melted.
*use organic ingredients and grass-fed beef whenever possible.

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  • Wendi Eagan

    haha that is awesome, totally happens to me with a lot of meals. Oh wait we just need buns, wait we just need the cream cheese. :) ALWAYS. but this is good. I need to remember to make do or change it up. love it and will keep this one in mind.

  • hannahholzmann

    Yes all the time! If I don’t really plan ahead for recipes this is always what happens and I have gotten pretty good at making do with what I have on hand. You just have to when you have 4 hungry boys waiting for dinner! :)

  • Phil Feudner

    I’m sorry you have a printer friendly that isn’t friendly because you have some of the best recipes I have fond, and now the last two were not printable. I am an old man that loves to cook, but I’m fussy what I eat. Hope you can correct the printing

    problem. Have a great holiday, the best to you and your family./

    • hannahholzmann

      Phil- I am so sorry about that! Thank you for bringing that to my attention! I am glad you enjoy the recipes and will get that fixed ASAP. thanks!

  • Kay Monahan

    I was able to get it to print after opening it in Safari, but it was 7 pages long :-(. That’s a lot of ink because of the pictures. I won’t be printing anymore because of that. I think is whats for dinner tonight. Sounds delicious!

    • hannahholzmann

      That is crazy ! I wouldn’t print that either! I will look into that today. There should be a way you can just print the recipe. Hope you like it!