I just love grilled cheese.
I also love stuffing random things inside grilled cheese. Because what doesn’t go with toasted cheese and bread?
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.
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
- 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.
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ian Sexton says
im a new cooker and this is real easy and really good. thanks
Ashley Fehr 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…..
Ashley Fehr says
Thanks Jennifer! I’m all about a jazzed up grilled cheese!
Rachel Cooks says
Love that you put lentils in your sloppy joes — so smart! This grilled cheese looks phenomenal 🙂
Thanks Rachel! It’s so easy!
Wow- just found your site and I”m glad I did! Sloppy Joe’s and grilled cheese, two of my favorite things put together!
Elizabeth @ Enjoy Every Bite says
YUM! We have grilled cheese WAY too much at our house. This looks so delicious and a great way to add nutrition and flavors to keep dinner a little more exciting 🙂 Pinning this right now!
Thanks Elizabeth! I love grilled cheese 🙂
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! 😀
I totally agree! I love stuffing random things in! Thanks Jess 🙂
Kelly - Life Made Sweeter says
Wow, now that’s a serious amazing grilled cheese! It looks mouthwatering! I love that you made the sloppy joes in the slow cooker too – such a life saver 🙂
It is Kelly, and they’re my favorite because the lentils add so much and are totally unnoticeable! lol. Thanks!
Jess @ whatjessicabakednext says
These grilled cheeses sound and look absolutely amazing!
Jacquee @ I Sugar Coat It! says
My roommate in university would make the best sloppy joes – this reminded me of her. Looks mouth-watering!
Thanks Jacquee! I love sloppy joes 🙂
Julie @ Julie's Eats & Treats says
These sandwiches look fabulous Ashley! I’m also a HUGE fan of my slow cooker. Saves me so many headaches!
Thanks Julie! It’s a lifesaver!