On the week after Thanksgiving, the last thing you want to do is spend more time cooking, so you need a dinner recipe that is quick and easy. This hearty sandwich is always a favorite with kids. Season with smoked paprika, then top with cheese and a fried egg for a tasty, filling dinner.

Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 50 minutes
Serves: 4


• 2 tbsp canola oil
• 1 lb lean ground beef
• 1/2 tsp each salt and pepper, divided
• 1 onion, finely chopped
• 1 red pepper, finely chopped
• 2 cloves garlic, minced
• 1 tsp smoked paprika
• 1 tsp chili powder
• 3/4 cup tomato sauce
• 1/4 cup smoky barbecue sauce
• 1/4 cup ketchup
• 1 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
• 3 tbsp butter, divided
• 4 NestFresh eggs
• 4 buns, split and toasted
• 4 slices Cheddar cheese


1. Heat oil in large skillet set over medium-high heat; cook beef and 1/4 tsp each salt and pepper for 5 to 8 minutes or until browned. Add onion, red pepper, garlic, smoked paprika and chili powder; cook for 2 to 3 minutes or until vegetables start to soften.
2. Stir in tomato sauce, barbecue sauce, ketchup, 1/4 cup water and Worcestershire sauce; bring to boil. Reduce heat to medium-low; simmer for 10 to 12 minutes or until thickened and flavorful.
3. Meanwhile, melt 2 tbsp butter in nonstick skillet set over medium heat; crack eggs into skillet. Season with remaining salt and pepper. Cover and cook for 2 to 3 minutes or until egg whites are just set for sunny-side up or cook until desired doneness.
4. Spread tops of buns with remaining butter. Serve sloppy Joe mixture in buns with cheese and fried eggs.


• Substitute Monterey Jack for Cheddar cheese if desired.
• Also delicious with ground turkey, chicken or pork instead of beef.