Italian Style Sloppy Joe Ciabatta
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Italian Style Sloppy Joe Ciabatta

Italian Style Sloppy Joe Ciabatta

with Balsamic Tomato Salad

This Italian Style Sloppy Joe Ciabatta is a crowd pleaser and is one to get the family round the dinner table for. Super simple to make, and easily customised to suit the kids too.

Family Friendly
High Protein
Cereals containing gluten

Boxes and ingredients are packed in facilities that handles Peanut, Nuts, Sesame, Fish, Crustaceans, Milk, Egg, Mustard, Celery, Soya, Gluten and Sulphites. Due to the war in Ukraine, it has been necessary to substitute sunflower oil with rapeseed oil in some products without a label change. The FSA have advised that allergic reactions to rapeseed oil are rare.

Preparation Time20 minutes
Cooking time20 minutes


serving amount

2 unit(s)

Garlic Clove

240 grams

British Beef Mince

30 grams

Mature Cheddar Cheese

(Contains Milk)

1 unit(s)

Medium Tomato

30 grams

Tomato Puree

1 sachet(s)

Mixed Herbs

28 grams

Red Wine Stock Paste

(Contains Sulphites)

2 unit(s)


(Contains Cereals containing gluten)

50 grams

Baby Leaf Mix

12 milliliter(s)

Balsamic Glaze

(Contains Sulphites)

Not included in your delivery

2 tbsp

Tomato Ketchup

100 milliliter(s)

Water for the Sauce

20 grams



Nutritional information

Energy (kJ)2908 kJ
Energy (kcal)695 kcal
Fat35.6 g
of which saturates17.1 g
Carbohydrate59.6 g
of which sugars14.7 g
Protein38.7 g
Salt4.06 g
Always refer to the product label for the most accurate ingredient and allergen information.


Garlic Press


Fry the Beef

a) Peel and grate the garlic (or use a garlic press).

b) Heat a large frying pan on medium-high heat (no oil).

c) Once hot, add the beef mince. Fry until the mince has browned, 5-6 mins. Use a spoon to break it up as it cooks. IMPORTANT: Wash your hands and equipment after handling raw mince.

Get Prepped

a) Meanwhile, grate the Cheddar cheese.

b) Cut the tomato into 2cm chunks.

c) In a large bowl, add the tomato chunks with a drizzle of olive oil. Season with salt and pepper, toss to coat, then set aside.

Add the Flavour

a) Once the mince has browned, drain and discard any excess fat. Add the tomato puree and garlic to the pan. Cook for 1 min.

b) Stir in the mixed herbs, red wine stock paste, ketchup and water for the sauce (see pantry for both amounts).

c) Bring to the boil, then lower the heat and simmer until thickened, 4-5 mins. IMPORTANT: The mince is cooked when no longer pink in the middle.

Warm the Ciabatta

a) Meanwhile, halve the ciabatta.

b) Toast the ciabatta halves in your toaster until golden. 

c) Once toasted, drizzle with oil.

Toss the Salad

a) Once the sloppy joe mixture has thickened, stir through the butter (see pantry for amount) until melted.

b) Taste and season with salt and pepper if needed. Add a splash of water if it's a little too thick. Remove from the heat.

c) When everything's nearly ready, add the baby leaf mix to the bowl of tomatoes and toss to coat in the dressing.


a) Share the toasted ciabatta between your plates.

b) Top the bases with sloppy joe sauce and sprinkle over the cheese. Sandwich shut with the lids. 

c) Serve your salad alongside and drizzle over the balsamic glaze.