Texas Toast sloppy joes will be your kids new favorite meal! Homemade sloppy joes loose meat sandwiches on frozen garlic toast served open faced or in between two pieces as a hearty dinner with ground beef or ground turkey.
If you haven’t thought outside of the box and served sloppy joe Texas Toast sandwiches yet your family is in for a real treat. That is right, your favorite messy and saucy ground beef can be served up a number of different ways and this is the most fun dinner ever. (affiliate links present)
Sloppy Joes on Texas Toast
Yes you can use rolls to make small loose meat sliders too but open faced means you can pile on even more meat! These are messy and that is part of the fun y’all. You can keep these savory and sweet or make them spicy too. Not familiar with this type of saucy meat? Maybe you have heard one of these other names which refer to the same thing;
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You may be a fan of this messy meat sandwich but aren’t familiar with this term. You may have also heard them called yum yums, or maybe a dynamite, spoonburger is another name used in the South, your Grandmother may have said tavern sandwich a time or two, that is the same too. The last is a slush burger.
I will give you two options below. If you are in a hurry you can certainly use a can of Manwich but using a homemade copycat not so sloppy joe sauce or the 3 ingredients listed below are way better.
Texas Toast Sloppy Joes
Ok so you’re going to make the “filling” or topping in this case on your stove. You may have a family recipe for this and if so you are more than welcome to use that. If you swear by using just a canned sauce mix there are a few out there with different names from thick to spicy and everywhere in between. OR top with our Chopped Cheese Sandwich filling!!
For this one we are using “regular” flavors but you can certainly tweak from there. Make it a bit spicy with red pepper flakes or try something new like sloppy joe Philly cheesesteak topping.
This is where homemade from scratch is so much better if you ask me. I have the basic 3 items you will need; ketchup, mustard and brown sugar but from there you can add this and that to your liking. I will tell you that my husband is picky. Period. He will NOT allow me to buy canned to make this, says mine is so much better!
Texas Toast Loose Meat Sandwiches
Now if you had a large group of people over I will make a batch of our slow cooker sloppy joes first so it can stay warm for hours. Then I can pop 1 tray at a time in the oven when guests are hangry again and again.
How do you Cook Frozen Texas Toast
I mean there are directions on the back but I will say that these slices of garlic bread are best baked a bit less so the middle is still just a tad chewy. You first want to always preheat the oven to 425 F, do not add them before it’s hot or the texture won’t be right.
- Put the amount of frozen slices (do NOT defrost first) flat on a baking sheet.
- Bake for about 6 minutes on the middle shelf.
- Then flip each piece over and cook for another 2-3 minutes until both sides are as browned as you’d like.
- ** If you are adding something to the top like shredded mozzarella cheese or sloppy joe mixture you are going to want to flip after 4 minutes initially.
- That will brown the tops a bit more with 2 minutes on the other. Then add meat and cheese, continue crisping 2-3 more minutes to heat the bottom more and melt the cheeses.
You can make any and all homemade sloppy joes recipes on top of this buttery toast and it brings your meal to the next level.
Open Faced Sloppy Joes with Cheese
Texas toast is a type of bread that is sliced thickly and then toasted until golden brown. It is typically made with white bread, although variations made with sourdough or whole wheat bread can also be found. The thickness of the bread slices sets it apart from regular toast, making it more substantial and often used as a base for sandwiches or as a side dish for soups and salads.
It is believed to have originated in the state of Texas in the 1940s. The idea behind the thick slices was to create a more substantial base for sandwiches, particularly for barbecue and other meat heavy dishes that required a sturdy bread to hold up to the juices and sauces. The bread is usually buttered before being toasted, giving it a rich, buttery flavor and a crispy texture.
Today, this box can be found in many grocery stores, often sliced and packaged for easy use. It is also a popular item on the menus of restaurants that specialize in Southern and Tex Mex cuisine.
Frozen Ground Beef Texas Toast Sloppy Joes
You can cook frozen ground beef too for this, seriously I am not kidding. I have had lots of moments where I forgot to defrost my main protein. You can recover from it and your family will never know the difference .
Texas Toast Sandwich
You can totally use two pieces to make this too if you wanted to. I prefer less bread and more filling, same goes for a tuna melt. I mean the insides are where it’s at anyway right?? You get more meat, less carbs but you still get the crisp you want an desire. Open faced garlic bread sandwiches is where it’s at y’all.
- Add lean ground beef to a skillet and heat over medium high heat, stirring frequently until no longer pink. Drain grease and return beef to pan.
- Add can of sloppy joe mix and heat over medium low until hot.
- Turn heat off and cover with a lid.
- Let stand until toast is ready.
- Preheat oven to 450 degrees F. and place toast in a single layer on a baking sheet.
- Bake for 6 minutes, flip pieces over after 4 minutes and continue crisping on the other for 2 more min.
- Keep toast on the same side and spoon mixture evenly across all 8 warm toasts.
- Sprinkle cheese on top if desired and return to oven for 3-4 minutes or until cheese is melted. Serve.
I mean think about other possibilities beyond this one friends. Love Monte Cristo sandwiches, you can top with those ingredients and enjoy that way too. Jump to recipe card below and make our new sloppy joe recipe for dinner tonight!
How to Serve Sloppy Joes
Texas toast is a type of bread that is sliced thickly, usually around 1 inch (2.5 cm) thick. The slices are typically made from white or wheat bread. Garlic bread is typically made from sliced French or Italian bread, which is usually narrower and thinner than the frozen version
In the Midwest region of the United States, sloppy joes are often referred to as “loose meat sandwiches.” While the term “sloppy joes” is also used in some areas of the Midwest, the name “loose meat sandwich” is more commonly associated with this particular style of sandwich in states like Iowa and Nebraska.
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Texas Toast Sloppy Joes
- 1 box Texas toast 8 pieces
- 1 lb ground beef
- 1 can sloppy joe mix or homemade sauce = 3/4 c ketchup, 3 tbsp mustard, 2 tbsp brown sugar
- 1 c mozzarella cheese shredded, optional
- Add ground beef to a skillet and heat over medium high heat, stirring frequently until no longer pink. Drain grease and return beef to pan. Add can of sloppy joe mix and heat over medium low until hot. Turn heat off and cover with a lid. Let stand until toast is ready.
- Preheat oven to 450 degrees and place toast in a single layer on a baking sheet. Bake for 6 minutes, flip pieces over after 4 minutes.
- Keep toast on the same side and spoon mixture evenly across all 8 warm toasts. Top with shredded cheese if desired and return to oven for 3-4 minutes or until cheese is melted. Serve.