Sloppy Joe Dip! It’s so obvious in hindsight; what is a Sloppy Joe if not a sandwich just trying to contain a meaty dip? And yet, this Sloppy Joe Dip is going to be the mind-blowing appetizer of the season! Tangy, sweet, smoky, savory, and truly, amazingly beefy, Sloppy Joe Dip tastes like those classic school lunches, just topped with a layer of melty, sharp cheddar! Grab some toast or crackers and crowd in! Don’t miss out!

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  • 2 pounds extra lean ground beef
  • 2 green bell peppers, diced
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • cayenne pepper, to taste
  • 2 cups chicken broth
  • 1 cup ketchup
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 cup cheddar cheese, shredded, divided
  • toast, to taste, for serving
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Step 1 –In a heavy pot, add the ground beef, the bell peppers, the onion, the garlic, the flour, the brown sugar, the salt, the pepper, and the cayenne pepper.

Step 2 –Place the pot over medium-high heat, stirring to break up the beef mixture.

Step 3 –While stirring, cook until most of the moisture has evaporated and the beef mixture is beginning to brown, about 15 minutes.

Step 4 –Stir in the chicken broth, the ketchup, the Dijon mustard, and the Worcestershire sauce.

Step 5 –Mix well, bring the beef mixture to a simmer, and then reduce the heat to medium.

Step 6 –Continue to cook, stirring occasionally, until the beef mixture is thick, about 45 minutes.

Step 7 –Set an oven rack 6 inches from the heat and preheat the oven’s broiler.

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Step 8 –Transfer the beef mixture to an oven-proof saucepan.

Step 9 –Top the beef mixture with 1/2 of the shredded cheese.

Step 10 –Poke the cheese down into the beef mixture with a fork and stir lightly.

Step 11 –Top the beef-cheese mixture with the remaining cheese.

Step 12 –Place the pan under the broiler and broil until the cheese is browned and the beef mixture is hot and bubbly, about 5 minutes.

Step 13 –Serve with the toast.