Sloppy Joe Casserole

by Sheryl

I love casseroles, it’s a perfect dish where you can put almost anything. A complete meal with all the protein, starch, vegetables, sauce, and cheese. It’s a complete meal! So today, I thought of making a Sloppy Joe Casserole. Sloppy Joe is commonly known as a sandwich with ground beef or pork, onions, tomato sauce, or ketchup. But today we are spicing things up. This is pretty easy to prepare and I’m sure that this will become the most requested dish and everyone will give it a thumbs up.

Ingredients

1 pound ground beef
1 small onion, chopped
1 green bell pepper, chopped
1 red bell pepper, chopped
1 clove garlic, chopped
1 (14.5 ounces) can petite diced tomatoes
1 cup ketchup
1 tablespoon brown sugar
1 teaspoon yellow mustard
salt and ground black pepper to taste
2 cups frozen whole-kernel corn
1 (16 ounces) package penne pasta
1 ½ cups shredded Colby-Jack cheese

How to make Sloppy Joe Casserole

Step 1: Prepare the oven. Preheat to 350 degrees F or 175 degrees C.

Step 2: In a large skillet, cook the beef over medium heat. Stir and add the onion, green bell pepper, red bell pepper, and garlic. Cook until beef is browned and crumbly, maybe around 5 to 7 minutes. Once done, drain and discard grease.

Step 3: Mix tomatoes, ketchup, brown sugar, mustard, salt, and pepper into the ground beef mixture. You may want to reduce the heat and simmer for 10 minutes until heated through.

Step 4: In a large pot, boil water with salt. Add the corn and cook for about 5 minutes.

Step 5: In a separate pot, boil lightly salted water. Cook the penne, stir occasionally until tender and firm. It will take about 11 minutes. Then, drain.

Step 6: Add the corn, paste, and Colby-Jack cheese into the ground beef mixture. Mix well. Then, pour into a 9 x 13-inch baking dish.

Step 7: Put the dish in the preheated oven and bake at 350 degrees F or 175 degrees C for 20 minutes or until heated through and cheese is melted.

Step 8: Once done, remove from the oven. Serve warm and enjoy!

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