Sloppy Joe Grilled Cheese

Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 1

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I just love grilled cheese.

I also love stuffing random things inside grilled cheese. Because what doesn’t go with toasted cheese and bread?

sloppy joe grilled cheese cut in half stacked on a black plate

It was a perfect rainy summer morning this morning, and this grilled cheese was definitely in order.

I used our favourite Slow Cooker Beef & Lentil Sloppy Joes recipe, because I love the added nutritional value of the lentils. I don’t cook lentils a lot, but I love to add them to soups and dishes like sloppy joes because they blend in so well with the other flavours. And I love the way the sweet and sour barbecue flavour from these sloppy joes complements the sharp cheddar cheese.

sloppy joe grilled cheese stacked on black plate with pickles on the side

I also love that they’re made in the slow cooker. Because who doesn’t love their slow cooker?!

I use my slow cooker so much in the summer, and winter, and basically all year. It makes things so easy!

I will tell you what I put in each sandwich, and then you can make as many as you want.

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Sloppy Joe Grilled Cheese

5 from 1 vote
The perfect way to use up leftover sloppy joes! An easy weeknight meal.
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Cuisine American
Course Main Course
Servings 1
Calories 548cal


  • 1/2 cup leftover sloppy joes
  • 2 thick slices of cheddar or marble cheese
  • 2 slices of bread I used Rye, I like the thinner bread for grilled chese
  • 1 tbsp butter


  • Spread butter on one side of each piece of bread. Place one piece of bread, butter side down in the frying pan.
  • Place on slice of cheese on the piece of bread. Top with leftover sloppy joes (cold works best, so that you can spread it evenly without it sliding out). Top with remaining slice of cheese and piece of bread, butter side out.
  • Heat pan over medium to medium-high heat and cook until the first side is golden brown. Flip sandwich and cook until the second side is equally golden brown.

Nutrition Information

Calories: 548cal | Carbohydrates: 27g | Protein: 26g | Fat: 37g | Saturated Fat: 17g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 13g | Trans Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 112mg | Sodium: 443mg | Potassium: 388mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 371IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 108mg | Iron: 4mg

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My name is Ashley Fehr and I love creating easy meals my family loves. I also like to do things my way, which means improvising and breaking the rules when necessary. Here you will find creative twists on old favorites and some of my favorite family recipes, passed down from generations!

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  1. Jennifer says

    Made this and wondered why I have never thought of it myself. So delicious! Everyone loved it! I don’t know if I’ll ever make plain grilled cheese again…..

  2. Jess @ On Sugar Mountain says

    Grilled Cheese is just one of those meals that keeps getting better and better as you get older. As a kid, the classic is great. But then you get older and try exciting new flavors like this sloppy joe version! It looks awesome, Ashley! 😀

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