Sloppy Joe Braid

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Turn your favorite sandwich into a fun weeknight meal or great game day buffet bite with this Sloppy Joe Braid!

Sloppy Joe Braid | White Lights on Wednesday

There’s two things I am loving about August and September.  #1 – I am down 1 kid during the day.  The contest for alpha boy position and toys is at a stand still for 6 hours a day and it’s miraculous!  #2 – It’s almost college football season!  And the Buckeyes rejoiced!  🙂  Muahahaha!

But seriously only having one kid around during the day is super weird sometimes.

Sloppy Joe Braid | White Lights on Wednesday

This dish is taking on a double roll for us.  It’s a quick and easy to make, and can be served in large slices for Easy Weeknight Meals with a salad, or cut into smaller slices and left on the cutting board as part of your game day buffet.  I also snuck some veggies into this braid.  Mike picked out the green peppers saying they were a little over powering, but I thought it was perfect.  And since I’m the cook…I win.  Ha!

Sloppy Joe Braid | White Lights on Wednesday

I loved Sloppy Joes as a kid growing up.  Mom would make them and I had two hands on those burger buns at all times keeping it all together.  This braid made things a little neater while using a fork, but pick it up and you’re back in Sloppy Joe land!  The kid stopping power of Manwich sauce really brings all the flavors together!  It’s sweet and tangy, and I love the smell of brown sugar when the sauce hits the hot pan.

You can find Manwich sauces in three flavors – Original, Bold, and Thick & Chunky.  You can learn more about Manwich products and get more Manwich Recipes ideas on their website and by following the #Manwich hashtag.  Find retails near you that carry Manwich sauces with the Product Locator.  And Manwich sauces are good for more than Sloppy Joes – just check out my One-Pot Southwest Macaroni!

Sloppy Joe Braid | White Lights on Wednesday

Sloppy Joe Braid | White Lights on Wednesday

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Sloppy Joe Braid

Turn your favorite sandwich into a fun weeknight meal or great game day buffet bite with this Sloppy Joe Braid!
Course Appetizer, Main Dish
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 4 to 6
Author Julie Espy {White Lights on Wednesday}


  • 3/4 pound ground beef
  • 1/2 green bell pepper diced
  • 1/2 cup frozen corn
  • 1/2 can Manwich Original flavored sauce
  • 1 can refrigerated French Loaf dough or homemade bread dough rolled into a flat rectangle
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar or Colby Jack cheese


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. In a large skillet, over medium-high heat, brown ground beef until cooked through, about 8 minutes. Add diced bell peppers and frozen corn. Stir and let cook for 1 to 2 minutes. Add Manwich Original sauce, and stir to combine.
  3. Roll out French Loaf dough to a large rectangle on a Sil-Pat or piece of parchment paper. Using a sharp knife, cut even strips into the dough down the long side of the rectangle 1/3 of the way towards the middle. {You should have strips down each side of the dough and an uncut section in the middle 1/3 of the dough.}
  4. Pour the Manwich beef mixture down the middle of the dough, spreading evenly from end to end, but leaving an inch or so at each end to seal the loaf. Top beef mixture with cheese.
  5. Choose an end of the dough to start from, and take on strip and pull it over and across the beef mixture. Lay the strip of dough on the other side of the loaf across the first strip. Continue alternating dough strips over the loaf all the way down the loaf. Pinch the ends on each side together.
  6. Transfer Sil-Pat (or parchment paper) to a baking sheet. Bake for 25 to 30 minutes, until crust is golden. Remove from oven and let rest for 5 minutes before cutting into slices to serve.

Recipe Notes

Cut large slices for dinner portions, or smaller slices for a great party appetizer!

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