Scandinavian-inspired Open-Faced Sloppy Joe

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Recipe: #40724

May 24, 2023

Categories: Sandwiches

"Substitution options for lingonberry jam include cranberry sauce, red currant jelly, or raspberry preserves."

Original is 4 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (253.5 g)
  • Calories 453.7
  • Total Fat - 23.1 g
  • Saturated Fat - 7 g
  • Cholesterol - 100.9 mg
  • Sodium - 312.4 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 26.5 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 3.2 g
  • Sugars - 9.3 g
  • Protein - 33.3 g
  • Calcium - 113.7 mg
  • Iron - 5.3 mg
  • Vitamin C - 52.9 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.3 mg

Step by Step Method

Step 1

Heat the vegetable oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add the ground beef and cook, breaking it up with a spoon, until it is browned and cooked through. Remove the beef from the skillet and set it aside.

Step 2

In the same skillet, add the chopped onion, minced garlic, red bell pepper, and grated carrot. Sauté until the vegetables are tender and slightly caramelized.

Step 3

Return the cooked ground beef to the skillet with the sautéed vegetables. Stir in the tomato paste, brown sugar, Worcestershire sauce, paprika, dried thyme, salt, and pepper. Cook for an additional 2-3 minutes, allowing the flavors to blend together.

Step 4

Toast the slices of bread until they are lightly golden and crisp.

Step 5

Spoon the sloppy joe mixture over each slice of toasted bread, spreading it evenly.

Step 6

Top each sandwich with a dollop of lingonberry jam.

Step 7

Garnish with fresh parsley.


No special items needed.

2 Reviews


This was SO GOOD! I really enjoyed it and served mine over a slice of toasted sourdough. I made the mistake of announcing we were having sloppy Joes for dinner and my family expected our family favorite version. So I served myself first, then added some tomato sauce to morph this recipe into something very close to our family version. Win - win!!


review by:
(11 Jun 2023)


This was fun to try. I didn't want to sport the money for the lingonberry, so I opted for the raspberry jelly. I lightly toasted the bread. It was pretty, with the red, orange and purple from the onion.


(11 Jun 2023)

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