I was addicted to Sloppy Joes as a kid. And I’m still addicted as an ‘adult’. I don’t walk by the Sloppy Joe cans or mixes at the grocery store and think, “kids stuff”. No, I think to myself, “self, that sounds fantastic.”. Making Sloppy Joes at home is about as easy as it can get, and this recipe here for using it to make Sloppy Joe French bread pizza takes that old classic and makes it truly fantastic. I could eat a scary amount of this pizza.
As a kid I’d go the playground after mom would make me Sloppy Joes for lunch. As an adult I… uh… well, I don’t do that. I might work out in the yard later but right now I’m going to sit back and recall my yummy pizza.
What can I say about this recipe for Sloppy Joe French bread pizza? Make it. Just go make it. That’s all. Ok, don’t overcook the onion and peppers. That’s the only thing I can come up with. It’s perfect as it is. I wouldn’t change a thing about it. I loved Sloppy Joes as a kid and I still love those same flavors today.
Making Sloppy Joes at home is about as easy as it can get, and this recipe here for using it to make French bread pizza takes that old classic and makes it truly fantastic. I could eat a scary amount of this pizza.
I cannot get enough of Sloppy Joes. I love Bayou Sloppy Joes. Seriously messy Sloppy Joes. Sloppy Joes made with chorizo. Sloppy Joes made in a slow cooker. Any way you cook ’em, I’ll eat ’em. Like these Philly cheesesteak Sloppy Joes. Made in just minutes, and packed with the flavors of a traditional Philly cheesesteak sandwich. Of course, topped with a creamy cheese sauce. Now, if you don’t think provolone cheese is ‘proper’ on a cheesesteak, you can surely substitute Cheese Wiz and have your Sloppy Joe ‘with’.
I was raised on A-1 steak sauce, but some folks were raised on Heinz 57. Either sauce (or any other steak sauce for that matter) is great on these Philly Cheesesteak Sloppy Joes sandwiches.
I highly recommend that you shred or grate your own cheese at home. Don’t buy the pre-shredded or pre-grated stuff. It has stuff added to it to keep it from sticking together. That ‘stuff’ affects how the cheese melts. Shred it yourself and use the good stuff.
It doesn’t take much to kick up a normal ole Sloppy Joe dish and make it something special. Add some bold Bayou-inspired flavors, take a bite, and you’ll be asking yourself why you didn’t make this a lot sooner. And there’s no reason to be shy with the hot sauce, either. I usually make a double batch of these Bayou Sloppy Joes and freeze some for later. It’s perfect for a quick lunch.
If you aren’t a big fan of hot sauce, just substitute a few splashes of Worcestershire sauce. No harm, no foul! These Bayou Sloppy Joes are great either way.
I like to use my good ole trusty Dutch oven to make these Sloppy Joes and pretty much darned near anything like it on my stovetop. It’s nice and big and sturdy. That extra weight helps it maintain and distribute heat perfectly. As an added bonus, it’s actually pretty easy to clean up too!
Every once-in-a-while I get a hankerin’ for a big ole messy Sloppy Joe sandwich. I ate them often as a child. My tastes have changed since then, so the versions of Sloppy Joes I eat now are quite different. But, they are still super yummy, and just as importantly, messy. They don’t call them Sloppy for no reason, ya know? Big Daddy’s Sloppy Joe sandwich is the grown-up version of my childhood favorite.
The original version of this recipe for a Big Daddy’s Sloppy Joe sandwich came from Aaron McCargo Jr, one of my all-time favorite chefs on the Food Network. Chef McCargo always created food with bold flavors, which is why I liked him. If you find a recipe of his I suggest you make it because it’s guaranteed to be delicious.
I like to use my good ole trusty Dutch oven to make this soup and pretty much darned near anything like it on my stovetop. It’s nice and big and sturdy. That extra weight helps it maintain and distribute heat perfectly. As an added bonus, it’s actually pretty easy to clean up too!
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Wow, these chorizo Sloppy Joes are good. I really liked them, but then, I was already a huge fan of Mexican chorizo. I used extra hot chorizo to really crank these up another notch. Use regular chorizo if you’re not into heat. It’s the wonderful flavor of the sausage that makes these special. The heat is an extra bonus.
These chorizo Sloppy Joes are a great twist on the classic Sloppy Joes I grew up on. I’ll never go back to those after having these, that’s for sure!
I love chorizo in darned near everything. If you feel the same way, you’ll also want to make my chorizo fried potatoes.