Sloppy joe grilled cheese sandwiches are what your tailgate has been missing

AOL.com Editors

Welcome to Best Bites, a twice-weekly video series that aims to satisfy your never-ending craving for food content through quick, beautiful videos for the at-home foodie. Check back on Tuesdays and Thursdays for new episodes!

This sloppy joe filled grilled cheese is next level delicious and super easy to make.

Serves: 2

Prep time: 5 minutes

Cook time: 15 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 1 pound ground beef

  • ¼ cup chopped onion

  • 2 cloves chopped garlic

  • pinch of salt and pepper

  • 1 tablespoon tomato paste

  • 1 tablespoon dijon mustard

  • ½ cup ketchup

  • ¼ cup brown sugar

  • ½ tablespoon Worcestershire sauce

  • 10-12 slices Texas toast

  • 6 tablespoons butter softened

  • 3 - 4 cups shredded cheese (or more if you need it)

Instructions:

  1. Heat a cast iron skillet (or another pan) over medium-high heat and prepare with cooking spray. Add ground beer and cook with onion and garlic. Season with a pinch of salt and pepper.

  2. Once beef is fully cooked, drain the pan of any grease.

  3. Add mustard, tomato paste, ketchup and brown sugar and Worcestershire to the beef, stir until well-combined and simmer for 5 minutes.

  4. Spread butter on one side of each slice of bread and place one piece of bread, butter side down, onto griddle or skillet.

  5. Sprinkle with cheddar cheese, a scoop of the beef mixture, and top with some more shredded cheese.

  6. Place the other piece of bread on top, butter side up. Cook over medium heat until browned, carefully flip over and cook other side until browned and cheese is melted.