I love this recipe! Sloppy Joe Dip has all the meaty, ooey gooey, Sloppy Joes flavors you love, but in shareable dip form! It’s hot, beefy, garlicky and perfect on chips or crackers. For game day or any time you want an easy and delish appetizer or snack, this dip really satisfies!

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I love Sloppy Joes any way I can get them. I’ve made them on Texas toast, in sliders, in tacos, and more. Check out all my recipes below, but trust me when I say I’m a huge fan. This dip is amazing! I love how creamy it is, and it’s got all the same Sloppy Joes flavors we know and love.

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Sloppy Joe Dip

This is a great dip for casual gatherings. It’s made in a 9×13-inch baking dish, so there’s plenty to share. It keeps hot for a while, and it’s easy to reheat if you want to warm it up. 

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Perfect for game day, movie nights, gatherings around the pool, or for sharing at potlucks, this dip gets gobbled up fast! I serve it with a variety of dippers and dunkers so there’s something for everyone. 

Make it ahead of time if you like, and pop the leftovers in the fridge to eat for lunch another day. Easy to make and versatile, this Sloppy Joes Dip is a must-try for all dip lovers!

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Why I love this recipe

  • Anyone can make it. If you can brown ground beef, then you can make this Sloppy Joes Dip recipe.
  • It serves about a dozen, but it’s easy to divide in half for a smaller group or to double for a crowd.
  • This is a pretty adaptable recipe and you can make some changes based on your own tastes. See my suggestions below.
ingredients to make Sloppy Joe Dip

Gather these ingredients

  • Ground beef – You’ll need 2 pounds of extra lean ground beef.
  • Green bell pepper – 1 pepper, diced small.
  • Red bell pepper – 1 pepper, diced small.
  • Onion – A large onion, diced.
  • Garlic – Fresh cloves, minced.
  • All-purpose flour
  • Brown sugar
  • Salt and pepper – To taste.
  • Red pepper flakes – Optional.
  • Beef broth
  • Ketchup
  • Dijon mustard
  • Worcestershire sauce
  • Sharp cheddar cheese – Shredded.
  • Parsley – Finely chopped.
  • Baguettes – Sliced and toasted.
  • Frito corn chips – The large dippers.
beef and ingredients to make dip

How to make Sloppy Joe Dip

  1. Combine the extra lean ground beef, diced bell peppers, diced onion, minced garlic, flour, brown sugar, and a pinch of salt and pepper in a heavy pot or skillet. Add the red pepper flakes if you like a bit of heat.
  2. Cook the beef mixture over medium-high heat, breaking up the meat as it cooks. Cook until most of the moisture has evaporated, about 15 minutes. The meat should be crumbly and brown.
  3. Stir in the beef broth, ketchup, mustard, and Worcestershire sauce. Mix well and simmer over low heat for 45 minutes.
  4. Turn off the heat and mix in ¾ cup of shredded cheese.
  5. Preheat your broiler.
  6. Spray a 9×13-inch baking dish with nonstick cooking spray then transfer the dip to the prepared baking dish.
  7. Top with the remaining cheese and broil the dish under the broiler for bout 5 minutes until the cheese is bubbly and browned.
  8. Remove from the oven, sprinkle with chopped parsley, and serve with toasted baguette slices and Frito chips.
how to make Sloppy Joe Dip

Tips & substitutions

  • Switch things up! You can use ground pork, chicken, turkey, or even sausage in place of the beef in this recipe.
  • Instead of sharp cheddar cheese, try Pepper Jack for a bit of heat, smoked gouda for a smoky flavor, or your favorite easy-melting cheese.
  • I love serving this dip with toasted baguette slices and Fritos, but kettle-cooked potato chips, crackers, and halved mini peppers also work well.
  • You can prep this dip ahead of time and then just bake it in the oven to warm it up before putting the final touches on it under the broiler.
spoonful of sloppy joes dips

Serving suggestions

This is such a fun and tasty dip! I love serving it with other finger foods, like Spicy Black Bean Salsa, tasty deviled eggs, and Wedge Salad Bites. It’s also great on its own! Serve it as a snack, for nibbling on when friends stop by, or take it tailgating. It’s perfect for so many occasions!

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Store any leftovers in an airtight container in the fridge for 3-4 days. Reheat it in a low oven or microwave.

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Sloppy Joe Dip

Creamy, meaty, cheesy and flavorful, this easy Sloppy Joe Dip is a real crowd-pleaser! Make it the next time you need a delish snack!
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour 15 minutes
Yield: 12
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  • 2 pounds extra lean ground beef
  • 1 green bell pepper, diced
  • 1 red bell pepper, diced
  • 1 large onion, diced
  • 5 cloves garlic, minced
  • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons kosher salt, or to taste
  • 1 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • Red pepper flakes, optional
  • 2 cups beef broth
  • 1 cup ketchup
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 ½ cup shredded Sharp Cheddar cheese, divided
  • Fresh parsley, finely chopped
  • 1-2 baguettes, sliced (1” thick), toasted
  • 1 bag Frito chips, large dipping size


  • Place the lean ground beef, bell peppers, onion, garlic, flour, brown sugar, salt, and pepper in a heavy pot. Optional to add the red pepper flakes.
  • Place pot over medium-high heat. Break up the meat and stir as it heats. Cook and stir until most of the moisture has evaporated. The meat mixture should be crumbly and brown after 15 minutes. Stir in beef broth, ketchup, mustard, and Worcestershire sauce. Mix together and simmer for 45 minutes. Add ¾ cup of the cheese to the dip, and gently stir.
  • Preheat oven to broil.
  • Transfer the dip to a 9×13 pan (spray with cooking spray). Top with remaining cheese.
  • Place pan under broiler; broil until cheese is browned, and mixture is hot and bubbly, about 5 minutes.
  • Sprinkle finely chopped fresh parsley on top.
  • Serve with toasted crostini slices, and large Frito chips (for dipping).
Cuisine: American
Course: Appetizer
Calories: 264kcal, Carbohydrates: 22g, Protein: 23g, Fat: 9g, Saturated Fat: 5g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g, Monounsaturated Fat: 3g, Trans Fat: 0.3g, Cholesterol: 61mg, Sodium: 1011mg, Potassium: 446mg, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 8g, Vitamin A: 594IU, Vitamin C: 23mg, Calcium: 144mg, Iron: 3mg
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Sloppy Joe Dip