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March 1, 2013

Sloppy Joe BBQ Bacon & Cheese

What a name!  But I promise you this is great for lunch or dinner.

The other day I was stalking my friend, Jamie's blog  LOVE BAKES GOOD CAKES looking for a certain recipe {of which, of course I forgot the name}, I found it quickly ... you should see her recipe index! but then got side tracked by all her other recipes.

At the end I found two, the one I was looking for and another similar one.  Great!  I couldn't decide, which one, right away and went to the store and got ingredients for both the dishes .... BUT, yeah, there is always a "but", the crucial ingredient was out of stock.

So here is what I did with most of the ingredients and had come up with the following:

Sloppy Joe BBQ Bacon & Cheese

{6 - 8 servings}

1 Onion, chopped
2 cups Cabbage, shredded
2 TB Olive Oil
250g Bacon Bits
500g Ground Lean Beef {Mince}
2 1/2 cups Cheddar Cheese, grated, divided
Salt & Freshly Ground Pepper, to taste
BBQ Sauce, quantity as per your preference {whatever is your favorite - I used the SPUR BBQ Sauce}
3 x 20cm French Loaves, cut lengthwise and lightly buttered

1.)  Saute the Onion and Cabbage in the Olive Oil, using a large pan over medium heat until soft - remove from pan and keep aside.
2.) Using the same pan, cook the Bacon until done - add the Ground Beef {Mince}, sir-fry until loose and cooked - transfer the Onion and Cabbage back into the pan, stir and add 2 cups Cheddar Cheese, stir over low heat until the cheese has melted - Season with Salt & Black Pepper - add the BBQ Sauce {I used approximately 1 cup, we do not like it too saucy} - heat through.

Spoon the meat mixture into the sliced French Loaves - sprinkle the remaining Cheddar Cheese over and add a little {or lots} BBQ Sauce - slice each loaf into 2 - 4 pieces.

The prepping, cooking and assembly took less than 30 minutes!

Hope you enjoy,


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  1. Thank you so much for the shout out :) So glad you enjoy them! Thanks to you, I have a spiffy index ;)

  2. This sounds yummy!!! My husband love Bacon and BBQ, I will have to give this try one of these days!!! :) Thank you for sharing.


  3. OH goodness YUMMY! pinned it and will have to make this next week. Thanks :)

  4. Oh yum! I never thought about cabbage in sloppy joes. Vegetables too! I am pinning this one. Alright. Thanks for coming back to my What'd You Do This Weekend party. Hope to see you next week.

  5. Thank you so much for sharing this special recipe with Full Plate Thursday and enjoy your weekend.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

  6. Oh gosh! These look tasty and I love the idea of using everything on hand.

  7. Yum! I love that you are from South Africa, it is so cool how the blog world connects the whole world:)-Tiffany

  8. Not sure if first one went through! These look yummy! I love that you are from south africa and how the blog world connects the whole world..Tiffany

  9. I had never thought to use cabbage in a sloppy joe but I love the sound of it. Thanks for sharing on Thursdays Treasures.


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