I really can’t think of anything more game day worthy than these Fried Sloppy Joe Rolls. First of all, they are legit FRIED, which is something that happens in this house maybe once every three years. Second, they are filled with sloppy joe’d ground beef, which is about as unrefined and relaxed as any good football game food should be! We also have cheese, which I would say is a must.
And then lastly, they are self-contained and completely dip-able. You could serve them with a ranch dip, your favorite BBQ sauce, a spicy sriracha mayo situation, or my favorite retro classic – french onion dip!
Oh my goodness, pass the Ruffles.
Another great thing about these Fried Sloppy Joe Rolls is that you can do all the work ahead of time and then just pop them into a 300 degree oven for 20 minutes to warm them back up.
The filling is a homemade sloppy joe recipe that I’ve loved for a while, but you could use any sloppy joe recipe you love or even just BBQ sauce to keep things really simple.
Have you ever made something with wonton wrappers before? I found them in the produce section of my grocery store near the refrigerated salad dressings. They are so handy and easy to work with!
And I love the way they bubble up when you fry them. Make sure you use a large pot that will be safe to fry in. I filled my pot with about an inch of oil and then turned the rolls over half way through. It also really helps to have a thermometer, so you can make sure the oil is between 350-375 degrees.
So, whether you come for the food, the fun, the commercials or the football… these Fried Sloppy Joe Rolls will definitely be a home run!
I mean, a touch down. Naturally.
Clearly, I’m not here for the football.
Happy game day you all! Let’s eat.
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Fried Sloppy Joe Rolls
- Prep Time: 30 mins
- Cook Time: 30 mins
- Total Time: 1 hour
- Yield: 16 rolls 1x
- Category: Appetizer
- Method: Fry
- Cuisine: American
I can’t think of anything more game day worthy than these Fried Sloppy Joe Rolls – they are dip-able, delicious, and filled with meat and cheese! Let’s eat!
For the Sloppy Joe Mixture
- 1 1/3 pounds ground beef
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- freshly ground pepper
- 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1 tablespoon dried minced onion
- 3/4 cup ketchup
- 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
- 2 tablespoons brown sugar
- 1 teaspoon Worcestershire
- 1 teaspoon sriracha (or more to taste)
- 16 egg roll wrappers
- 8 cheddar cheese sticks (halved)
- vegetable or canola oil for frying
For the Sloppy Joes
- Add ground beef, salt, pepper, garlic, and onion to a large pan over medium high heat. Break into small pieces stirring occasionally until no longer pink. Drain excess fat. Add ketchup, mustard, brown sugar, Worcestershire, and sriracha. Cook 1-2 more minutes, then remove from heat.
- Lay egg roll wrappers out (diagonally) and place 2 heaping tablespoons of the sloppy joe mixture on each one. Top with a cheese stick half. Dip a finger or small brush in water and moisten the top edges of the egg roll wrapper. Roll up from the bottom, fold in the sides, and the continue rolling until the top edges seal the roll closed. (see pictures above)
- In a large heavy bottomed pot, heat oil to 350 degrees. Using tongs, carefully drop a sloppy joe roll into the oil and fry for 1-2 minutes on each side until golden brown. Work in small batches. Remove the sloppy joe rolls, drain excess oil, and place on a paper towel.
- To reheat, place the rolls on a baking sheet in the center of a 300-degree oven for 20-25 minutes.
Keywords: fried sloppy joe rolls, sloppy joes, super bowl appetizer, meat and cheese, game day
Patti Mikeska says
Would love the recipe for the delicious looking dipping sauce , too!
My thoughts too!
Hi Patti, the dip that is pictured is just a store-bought Ranch – I added parsley and freshly cracked black pepper on top.
Melissa Griffiths says
Genius! These would definitely be a hit with my kids!
Thank you Melissa, they are definitely a hit with the kiddos around here. Anything we can dip!
What kind of cheese do you use to get a nice melt? I was thinking velveeta block but that doesn’t look like what you used. Also can we get recipe for the dipping sauce?
What I used for these is Sargento Cheddar Cheese sticks – kind of like string cheese but cheddar. Thanks for your question, Lori.
Can u please give me the dipping sauce recipe
Hi Brenda, the dip that is pictured is just a store-bought Ranch – I added parsley and freshly cracked black pepper on top.
These were amazing!! I would definitely make these again
Oh yay! Thanks, Cindy!
I made these for a Superbowl party and they were awesome! Thanks for posting this recipe (saved again by LLK)
Oh yay!!! Thank you Carolyn!
Did you ever try baking them instead of deep frying?
No I haven’t. I’m guessing if you brushed them with oil and bake at 350 for 15-20 min they’d be good. Maybe flip halfway through. Let me know if you try it!
Barb Perry says
How can I bake these? I cannot do fried.
Barb, I haven’t baked them yet, but I would guess they would be fine if you brushed them with oil, and then baked for 15-20 minutes in a 350 degree oven. Maybe flip them over halfway through. Let me know how that works if you try them!
Can these be cooked with an air fryer?
Brandi, I think they would do well, but I haven’t used an air fryer to be sure. Let me know if you try!
Have you ever add cabbage