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Sloppy Joe Monsters


For the sloppy joes:

  • 1 pound lean ground beef
  • 1 small onion minced
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon yellow mustard
  • 3/4 cup ketchup
  • 2-3 tablespoons brown sugar depending on how sweet you like it - start with 2, add an additional one if you need it
  • salt & pepper to taste
  • buns to serve on full sized or slider buns both work

To make your monsters:

  • toothpicks
  • pimento stuffed olives
  • cheese with pointy ends cut on the edge


  • In a skillet over medium heat, brown the ground beef and onion. Drain off the grease.
  • Stir in the garlic powder, mustard, ketchup, and brown sugar. Mix thoroughly. Reduce heat, and simmer for 30 minutes. Season to taste with salt and pepper.
  • Pile your sloppy joe on the bun & top with a piece of cheese that you've cut the edge into points. Let the cheese 'teeth' hang off the side a little. Top with the other half of the bun. Stick a toothpick into 2 pimento stuffed olives and insert them into the sandwich, making the monster's eyes. Serve & enjoy!