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If you’re looking for a super easy, super cheap, & super tasty meal that everyone will love – you have come to the right place, my friend. This Sloppy Joe French Bread Pizza is one of my kids’ favorite things to eat. Their eyes light up when they see it come out of the oven. But who am I kidding? My eyes light up when this comes out of the oven. I mean, do you see all that melted cheese? This pizza makes my heart go pitter-patter. 😉
It’s SO easy to make these – and it’s incredibly light on your wallet.
I used all Kroger brand ingredients for this recipe, which brought my total to just around $10 for 2 large french bread pizzas! I fed 4 people with these & still had leftovers for later. Seriously, this is SUCH a frugal meal. And, since I used my Kroger REWARDS® Visa® Card to purchase the ingredients for this I saved even more. You see, not only do you earn money on it on all purchases (1 point for every qualifying net $1 spent wherever Visa® is accepted & 2 points when shopping at Kroger) but when you purchase Kroger brand products, you earn 3 points per every qualifying net $1 you spend. Every 1000 points nets you $5 with checks sent quarterly. Woot-woot for low-cost groceries!
First, brown your beef in a hot skillet. I like to add some chopped onion & a little garlic to mine while it’s browning. Once it’s browned, stir in one can of Kroger brand Sloppy Joe mix. Simmer on medium/low heat for about 5 minutes to thicken the mixture up a little.
Meanwhile, shred your cheese. I like to use half cheddar & half pepperjack & mix them together. You can substitute the pepperjack for monterey jack if you like.
Slice your french bread in half lengthwise. Spread half of the sloppy joe meat mixture evenly between both halves of french bread. Sprinkle with cheese. I like to use a lot of cheese!
Bake at 350 for 10 minutes. Slice, serve, & enjoy!
Not only do my kids & I love this recipe – but everyone we’ve ever made it for raves over how good it is too. They are always shocked when I tell them how easy & low cost it is!
- 1 pound ground chuck
- 1 can sloppy joe mix
- 1 loaf french bread, sliced in half lengthwise
- 1 to 1.5 cups of shredded cheddar cheese
- 1 to 1.5 cups shredded pepperjack OR monterey jack cheese
- chopped onion (optional)
- minced garlic (optional)
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- In a skillet, brown your ground chuck. Add the onion to cook with it, if using. If you are using minced garlic, add it right before you add the sloppy joe mix to avoid bitterness.
- Once the meat is browned, drain the excess grease. Stir in the can of sloppy joe mix & cook on medium/low for about 5 minutes, or until slightly thickened. Evenly spread half the sloppy joe/beef mixture each french bread half. Combine the two shredded cheeses & sprinkle on top.
- Bake at 350 for 10 minutes.
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