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Sloppy Joe Casserole

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Sloppy Joe Casserole

Time: 55 minutes
Yield: 8 servings

Everyone has fond memories of Sloppy Joe Day in their school cafeteria and enjoying that rich, meaty, umami sauce on a tender roll. This Sloppy Joe Casserole takes those same nostalgic flavors and gives them a new, home-cooked spin: the sweet and savory beef drapes over tender pasta and bright peppers. Sloppy Joe Casserole even adds sweet, creamy, and sharp cheese to the mixture, elevating the classic flavors to new heights. Enjoy a delicious stroll down memory lane!

Ingredients

• 2  tablespoons oil, neutral-flavored
• 1  pound ground beef
• 1  small onion, chopped
• 1  green bell pepper, chopped
• 1  red bell pepper, chopped
• 1  clove garlic, chopped
• 1  (14.5-ounce) can petite diced tomatoes
• 1  cup ketchup
• 1  tablespoon brown sugar
• 1  teaspoon yellow mustard
• salt, to taste
• ground black pepper to taste
• 2  cups frozen whole-kernel corn
• 1  (16-ounce) package penne pasta
• 1  1/2 cups Colby-Jack cheese, shredded

Directions

Step 1  Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
Step 2  Grease a 9×13-inch casserole dish.
Step 3  Heat the oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat on the  stovetop.
Step 4  When the oil is shimmering, add the ground beef and sauté until  golden brown.
Step 5  Add the onion, green bell pepper, red bell pepper, and garlic.
Step 6  Stir and cook the mixture until crumbly, about 5-7 minutes.
Step 7  Add the tomatoes, ketchup, brown sugar, mustard, salt, and  pepper, and stir.
Step 8  Cover the skillet, reduce the heat to low, and let simmer for 10  minutes.
Step 9  While the mixture simmers, cook the corn and pasta according to  package directions.
Step 10  Drain the pasta and the corn.
Step 11  Add the pasta, corn, and cheese to the skillet and stir.
Step 12  Pour the mixture into the prepared casserole dish.
Step 13  Bake for 20 minutes.
Step 14  Serve hot.

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