One Pot Sloppy Joe Casserole Recipe
An easy recipe for Sloppy Joe Casserole, perfect for those times when you want to eat Sloppy Joes on a fork instead of on a bun. Based on my wildly popular Sloppy Joes recipe, it's made all in one pot and ready in 30 minutes or less, start to finish.
Servings 8 servings
- 1 pound ground beef
- 1 small onion finely chopped
- 1 (8 ounce) can tomato sauce
- 1/2 cup ketchup
- 1 tablespoon brown sugar
- 1 teaspoon dried mustard
- 1 tablespoon white vinegar
- 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
- Salt and freshly ground black pepper
- 4 cups chicken broth or water
- 1 pound rotini pasta
- 2 tablespoons fresh parsley chopped, for garnish (optional)
In a large saucepan or Dutch oven over medium-high heat, combine beef and onion. Cook until the meat is mostly browned, about 5 minutes. Drain well.
Meanwhile, in a small bowl whisk together tomato sauce, ketchup, brown sugar, mustard, vinegar, Worcestershire, 1/4 teaspoon salt, and 1/8 teaspoon pepper.
Pour sauce ingredients over drained beef and stir until evenly coated. Add broth and pasta. Bring to a boil, and cook until pasta is tender, about 10-12 minutes. Garnish with parsley, if desired. Serve.
How to freeze and reheat Sloppy Joe Casserole:
- Cool the finished casserole, then wrap tightly in foil and plastic wrap. Freeze for up to 2 months. If possible, thaw in the refrigerator overnight before reheating.
- To reheat when thawed, preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Cover the casserole in foil and reheat until it reaches 165 degrees, about 30 minutes.
- To reheat straight from the freezer, preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Cover the casserole in foil and reheat until it reaches 165 degrees, about 45 minutes to an hour.