A baked mashup that’ll stick to your ribs.
More or less, this is a casserole that’s made up of a dozen little sandwiches with a filling that’s reminiscent of a sloppy joe but flavored like a very cheesy bacon cheeseburger. (Everything about that sounds good, right?) The ingredients maybe aren’t that groundbreaking, but it’s all in the assembly, which goes like this:
You slather six slices of bread with butter, cut them in half, and line the bottom of a baking dish with them, butter side down.
Serves 6; 15 minutes prep, 20 minutes cook time
1 lb lean ground beef
1 small yellow onion, diced
1/2 cup bacon, cooked and chopped
1/4 cup mayonnaise
1/4 cup ketchup
1 tablespoon yellow mustard
1 tablespoon sweet pickle relish
2 teaspoons onion powder
12 slices white bread
1/2 cup (1 stick) butter, softened
2 cups mozzarella cheese, grated
2 cups cheddar cheese, grated
Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
Preheat oven to 400°F.
In a large skillet over medium-high heat, season ground beef and cook until almost cooked through.
Drain any excess grease, add onions, and cook until softened, about 3 more minutes.
Remove pan from heat and stir in bacon, mayo, ketchup, mustard, and onion powder. Season with more salt and pepper if needed.
Spread the butter over 6 slices of bread and cut each slice in half. Lay pieces butter side down in a 9×13-inch baking dish.
Top with half of each cheese and then spoon beef mixture on top. Sprinkle remaining cheese over the top.
Butter the remaining slices of bread and again slice them in half. Arrange bread butter side up on top of the cheese.
Bake until bread is golden brown and cheese has melted, 20-25 minutes. Enjoy!