BACON, BEER AND CHEESE SLOPPY JOES

Bacon, Beer and Cheese Sloppy Joes are the perfect gameday food for a crowd with a Guinness sauce and sharp cheddar cheese filling.

BACON, BEER AND CHEESE SLOPPY JOES

INGREDIENTS
  1. 1 1/2 pounds ground beef
  2. 8 slices bacon chopped
  3. 1/2 yellow onion chopped
  4. 1/2 cup ketchup
  5. 1/4 cup tomato paste
  6. 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  7. 1 tablespoon dijon mustard
  8. 1 cup beer I used Guinness
  9. 1/2 cup beef broth
  10. 2 cups sharp cheddar cubed
  11. 6 brioche buns
INSTRUCTIONS
Note: click on times in the instructions to start a kitchen timer while cooking.
  • In a large skillet cook the bacon on medium high heat for 2-3 minutes or until crispy but still bendable.
  • Remove the bacon from the pan and drain all but two tablespoons of the fat.
  • Add the onions and cook for 4-5 minutes, or until softened.
  • Add in the beef, lower the heat to medium and cook well, breaking it apart but leaving some chunks about the size of a raspberry or small grape (don't crush the heck out of it, the larger crumbles will help give the sandwich stability).
  • Cook until well browned (5-6 minutes), then add in the ketchup, tomato paste, Worchestershire sauce, dijon mustard, beer and beef broth.