Anyone that knows me knows that cheeseburgers are my favorite food. My husband blames my love of cheeseburgers for his spare tire. This sloppy cheeseburger recipe is adapted from a Trim Healthy Mama cheeseburger pie recipe. When you ave young kids in the house you have to load them up on carbs. They need them to grow just like I don’t need them to lose. By changing the thickness for the recipe I created the perfect cross between a cheeseburger and a sloppy joe for the whole family.
I love cheeseburger pie because the flavor is oh so satisfying and now I may be known for sneaking a bun with this recipe. Hey, I am breastfeeding and some carbs are a good way to boost breast milk supply. While I would love to say this is a frugal meal I would be lying. For a frugal dinner give Frugal Instant Pot Fajitas a try.
I make this recipe work when we find a good sale on ground beef or even ground turkey. Like burgers on the grill in summer this dish can get expensive fast if you don’t find a good deal. Seeing I find meats on sale and stock that way cheese is usually the big sale I am looking for. Ibotta and coupons are great for finding deals on the shredded cheese and cream cheese. When shopping sales keep in mind you can freeze cream cheese to use in this recipe. For our large family we buy in bulk and have to triple this recipe
What you need:
- 1 small onion chopped
- 2 cloves garlic chopped
- 1/2 pound cream cheese
- 1 pound shredded cheese of choice (I like cheddar)
- 2 pounds ground beef
- Salt and pepper to taste
- 1 teaspoon butter or bacon grease
How to make Sloppy Cheeseburgers
Start by chopping and sauteing the onion and garlic. I like to use a bit of bacon grease for things like this but if you do not save your bacon grease for other uses then you can use a little butter.
Brown your ground beef in with the garlic and onions. This will help the flavor really get into the meat and all of that onion and garlic will help you fight off illness.
Chop up the cream cheese and mix into the ground beef as it melts.
Mix in the shredded cheese after the cream cheese becomes creamy. Add salt and pepper to taste and mix until you have a sloppy joe consistency.
Surve on buns with all of your favorite burger toppings.
While this is not as good as grilling a burger out this is a fun option for wintertime burgers.