Mini Cheddar Sweet Potato and Chorizo Shepherds Pies
Today is the day.
The day I will finally make my oldest brother proud.
I made Sloppy Joes!
Yes, this is my very first Sloppy Joe. Not first that I have ever made, like first ever!
I know this is probably unfathomable to Sloppy Joe lovers.
Growing up my dad never made them, therefore I never had one, and if I am being honest the thought of a pile of ground beef on a bun does not actually sound all that appealing to me. I don’t know, something about a bun full of meat and nothing else? Just not my thing.
But then there is Creighton, my oldest, wisest (ahh…ok Kai is the wisest, sorry Creigh), happiest meat loving brother. Remember I talked a little about him yesterday?
He is a total guys, guy. Die hard football lover (Go Browns!), major carnivore (loves it), loyal to all his buds, goes to the gym, drinks those weird protein shakes, drives a pick-up, insanely protective of his sisters and totally lazy on his days off.
I love him to death, but we could not be more different.
And you know what’s funny?
Even though he lives 1500 miles and five large states away, he still begs me to make certain foods. Meatloaf, chili, chicken, korean beef, burgers, tacos and Sloppy Joes. Granted I have made most of them with no complaining at all, but I mean he is not even here. Why beg me to make them?
No idea. He does not cook and when he does he puts steak in a frying pan with water. WATER. Not oil, water. Who the heck cooks steak in water?
Anyway, this meal is totally a Creighton meal. Everyone said it. No they really did, the minute we sat down for dinner everyone goes, “oh this is a Creighton meal”. And it is, he would go crazy for it and with good reason.
It is good.
It’s like a healthier cheesesteak, but with chicken in the form of cute little Sloppy Joe sliders. The cheese sauce makes these though. It is crazy delicious and I am finding myself adding it to everything. I almost added it to a dish today, but had to stop myself. Not sure why, I am kind of regretting it now. Plus, oh my gosh I actually think Creigh can make these. So easy. So quick. Dinner in twenty. YES!
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Hi Tieghan! This recipe sounds delish. I am planning to make it this weekend, do you think it would be possible to make the meat portion a day ahead and then heat it up on a crockpot for a crowd without drying out? I would make the cheese part the day off, i think. Thanks so much.
Sure, I think that would be just fine for you to do! Let me know if you have any other questions, I hope you love this recipe! xx
We made this tonight wtih ground turkey and it was SO GOOD! Thanks for the awesome recipes!!
Thank you Caitlin! I am really glad this turned out so well for you! xTieghan
Delicious recipe! I very rarely comment on any recipe but this one definitely deserves 5 stars! I doubled the recipe to feed 5 adults and the pan was scrapped clean – it made plenty but it was so good that the guys finished it off. Dinner received rave reviews and they told me to keep the recipe and put it into our rotation (unlike a dessert recipe I had found on another site recently and they told me to scrap it. LOL). Anyway, we highly recommend this one!
Wow that is amazing! Thank you for trying this and leaving a comment! xTieghan
This was delicious. Definitely adding to my quick favorite recipes for our busy nights! Thanks.
I hope you love this Rachel!
I have tried several of your recipes and love them all! It is a rainy day today thought I would try this recipe! They were excellent!
Awe! Thank you! So happy you enjoyed this!! 🙂
this is awesome! used curry powder instead of mustard and threw in a cup of fresh chopped parsley and basil into the cheese sauce yum! 🙂
That sound awesome! So happy you loved these, thanks Dan!