Remember sloppy Joes? I used to love those messy things…..with the ground beef and that sauce all dripping everywhere. I can’t remember the last time I had one.
This is my version…..without the sauce. It’s more like a cheeseburger but better. The ground beef is not formed into a patty. I think it’s fun to eat it this way. It’s so simple and you can whip one up in no time! The cheese and onions are all mixed up with the ground beef, so it all stays together with that cheesy glue. Of course I had to throw in some jalapeno since I’m a spicy girl.
So, if you’re looking for a quick and easy meal, here it is! It’s prettier when using cheddar cheese, but I prefer the Monterey Jack cheese. Your choice! Use both!! Yessssssssssssss….cheeeeeeeese.
1 lb ground beef or turkey
1/2 small onion, sliced thin
1 cup shredded cheddar or Monterey Jack cheese
salt and pepper to taste
Rolls (ciabatta, hamburger buns, French bread, etc)
In a large skillet, cook the ground beef with the sliced onion. Add salt and pepper. As the beef is cooking, toast or grill the bread. I put a pat of butter in a skillet and place the rolls, cut side down, into the butter. Once they are as brown as you like, remove.
When the beef is cooked, add the shredded cheese and mix until the cheese is all gooey and melty. At this point you can add the peppers, tomatoes, or anything else you may want to add.
Scoop a generous amount into a roll and serve immediately. Soooooooooo good.