Sloppy Joe Casserole
Time: 55 minutes
Yield: 8 servings
Everyone has fond memories of Sloppy Joe Day in their school cafeteria and enjoying that rich, meaty, umami sauce on a tender roll. This Sloppy Joe Casserole takes those same nostalgic flavors and gives them a new, home-cooked spin: the sweet and savory beef drapes over tender pasta and bright peppers. Sloppy Joe Casserole even adds sweet, creamy, and sharp cheese to the mixture, elevating the classic flavors to new heights. Enjoy a delicious stroll down memory lane!
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
Grease a 9x13-inch casserole dish.
Heat the oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat on the stovetop.
When the oil is shimmering, add the ground beef and sauté until golden brown.
Add the onion, green bell pepper, red bell pepper, and garlic.
Stir and cook the mixture until crumbly, about 5-7 minutes.
Add the tomatoes, ketchup, brown sugar, mustard, salt, and pepper, and stir.
Cover the skillet, reduce the heat to low, and let simmer for 10 minutes.
While the mixture simmers, cook the corn and pasta according to package directions.
Drain the pasta and the corn.
Add the pasta, corn, and cheese to the skillet and stir.
Pour the mixture into the prepared casserole dish.
Bake for 20 minutes.