Sloppy Joe Casserole with Dinner Rolls

We topped our casserole with dinner rolls, but you can also use crescent rolls or biscuits if you prefer. This no-fuss dinner features a cheesy middle layer that gives the favorite sloppy sandwich an upgrade.

Sloppy Joe Casserole with Dinner Rolls
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil, divided

  • 1 pound ground chuck

  • 2 1/2 teaspoons kosher salt, divided

  • 1 small (about 6 oz.) yellow onion, diced (1 1/2 cups)

  • 1 medium-size (about 10 oz.) green bell pepper, diced (1 cup)

  • 2 small garlic cloves, grated (about 1 tsp.)

  • 1 cup crushed tomatoes (from 1 [14.5-oz.] can)

  • 1/2 cup ketchup

  • 2 tablespoons yellow mustard

  • 1 tablespoon dill pickle relish

  • 2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce

  • 1 teaspoon chili powder

  • 4 ounces pre-shredded Cheddar cheese (about 1 cup)

  • 1 (12-oz.) pkg. Hawaiian sweet dinner rolls (such as King's Hawaiian), each roll split in half

  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter, melted

    1. Preheat oven to 400°F. Heat 1 teaspoon of the oil in a large oven-proof skillet over medium-high. Add ground beef and 1 teaspoon of the salt, and cook, stirring occasionally, until browned and cooked through, 6 to 8 minutes. Transfer beef to a plate lined with paper towels. Discard drippings. Add onion, bell pepper, 1/2 teaspoon of the salt, and remaining 1 teaspoon oil to skillet, and cook over medium-high, stirring occasionally, until softened, 4 to 5 minutes. Add garlic, and cook, stirring constantly, until fragrant, about 30 seconds. Add tomatoes, ketchup, mustard, relish, Worcestershire, chili powder, cooked beef, and remaining 1 teaspoon salt to skillet, and stir to combine. Bring to a simmer over medium-high, and simmer 3 minutes. Remove from heat.

    2. Top sloppy joe mixture with Cheddar cheese. Shingle rolls on top, and brush with melted butter. Bake in preheated oven until rolls are warmed through and cheese is melted, about 10 minutes.

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