Sloppy Joe Dip

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This delicious Sloppy Joe Dip is so rich and meaty, it will be the hit of the party! Perfect for any gathering of friends and family, this hearty dip served with chips or slices of bread will be sure to please all of the meat-lovers.

Sloppy Joe Dip

Sloppy Joes are a go-to party food for any casual gathering. They’re filling, easy to make, and almost everyone loves them. We decided to take this simple dish and turn it into a yummy dip! Homemade Sloppy Joe Dip is easy to make and is a great snack or appetizer for a group of hungry people.

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The Ingredients

Here’s what you’ll need to make Sloppy Joe Dip (the exact measurements and full recipe instructions are below in the easy to print recipe card):

Extra-lean ground beef – the ground beef is the base of this recipe, so use a good quality very lean ground beef.
Onion
Green bell pepper

Fresh garlic – freshly minced garlic is the best, but you could also use minced garlic from a jar if you prefer.
Flour – all-purpose flour is used to thicken the dip.
Brown sugar – the sugar adds a hint of sweetness and helps cut the acidity from the ketchup.
Dijon mustard
Worcestershire sauce
Salt
Black pepper
Cayenne pepper
– this ingredient is optional, but allows you to give the dip just the right amount of kick.
Chicken broth – to reduce the salt content of the dip, you can use a low sodium chicken broth.
Ketchup – any ketchup you like will work in this recipe.
Finely shredded cheddar cheese – finely shredded cheese will melt quickly on top of the hot dip. Set the cheese out on the counter for 30-60 minutes before you add it to the recipe to give it time to warm up to room temperature.

Ingredients to make Sloppy Joe Dip.

How to Make Sloppy Joe Dip

In a large pot or skillet, cook the ground beef, diced onion, and diced bell peppers over medium heat until the meat is fully browned, stirring often and breaking the meat up into small pieces. Drain off all of the excess fat.

Add the minced garlic to the ground beef mixture in the pot and cook over medium heat for 1 minute. Stir in the flour and cook for 1 minute. Add the brown sugar, Dijon mustard, Worcestershire sauce, salt, black pepper, and cayenne pepper and sir well.

ground beef, onion, garlic, green bell pepper, brown sugar, salt, pepper, and flour in a large pot with a wooden spoon.

Next, add the chicken broth and ketchup, stirring until combined. Simmer the slobby joe mixture uncovered over low to medium heat until thickened, about 30 minutes.

Cooking the dip in a large pot with a wooden spoon.

Pour the dip into a serving dish and sprinkle with finely shredded cheddar cheese and allow the cheese to melt on top of the hot dip.

Sprinkling shredded cheddar cheese over the dip.

Serve the dip hot with chips or slices of a French baguette for dipping.  

Sloppy Joe Dip in a white casserole dish with sliced bread.

Tips for Making Sloppy Joe Dip

What to do if the dip seems greasy:

It’s very important to use a very lean ground beef and drain off any excess fat after the beef is browned. This should avoid the issue of the dip being greasy, but if you still have this issue, simply use a spoon to scoop off any excess fat or use a piece of bread to sop up the grease.

What to do if the dip is too thin:

If after simmering the dip it still seems too thin/watery, continue simmering the dip until the moisture has reduced and the dip is thickened. Be sure you cook the sloppy joe dip uncovered.

Making the dip in advance:

This sloppy joe dip is perfect as a make-ahead appetizer. Simply follow the cooking directions below, then refrigerate the dip for up to three days before serving. Reheat in a pot on the stove over medium heat, or in the microwave on high heat, stirring often.

How to Store Leftovers

Keep the leftover sloppy joe dip in an airtight food storage container and refrigerate for up to three days. Reheat the dip in the microwave on high heat, stirring every 30-60 seconds, until hot.

Sloppy Joe Dip in a white dish with a wooden spoon.

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Sloppy Joe Dip

This delicious Sloppy Joe Dip is so rich and meaty, it will be the hit of the party! Perfect for any gathering of friends and family, this hearty dip served with chips or slices of bread will be sure to please all of the meat-lovers.
Servings: 12
Prep: 20 mins
Cook: 45 mins
Total: 1 hr 5 mins

Ingredients
  

  • 2 pound extra lean ground beef
  • 1 onion diced
  • 2 green bell pepper diced
  • 4 cloves garlic minced
  • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • ¼ cup brown sugar packed
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • Cayenne pepper to taste
  • 2 cups chicken broth
  • 1 cup ketchup
  • 1 cup finely shredded cheddar cheese at room temperature

Instructions

  • In a large pot or skillet, cook the ground beef, diced onion, and diced bell peppers over medium heat until the meat is fully browned, stirring often and breaking the meat up into small pieces. Drain off all of the excess fat.
  • Add the minced garlic to the ground beef mixture in the pot and cook over medium heat for 1 minute. Stir in the flour and cook for 1 minute.
  • Add the brown sugar, Dijon mustard, Worcestershire sauce, salt, black pepper, and cayenne pepper and sir well. Next, add the chicken broth and ketchup, stirring until combined.
  • Simmer the slobby joe mixture uncovered over low to medium heat until thickened, about 30 minutes.
  • Pour the dip into a serving dish and sprinkle with finely shredded cheddar cheese and allow the cheese to melt on top of the hot dip.
  • Serve the dip hot with chips or slices of a French baguette for dipping.

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