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Sloppy Joes

The best quick and easy homemade Sloppy Joe recipe made with real ingredients! This family-friendly recipe only takes a couple of minutes to make!
Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time10 minutes
Course: Dinner
Cuisine: American
Keyword: dinner, easy dinner, sandwich
Servings: 8
Calories: 339kcal


  • 2 lbs minced beef
  • 1 onion diced
  • 1 green pepper diced
  • 4 cloves garlic sliced
  • 1/3 cup ketchup
  • 1/3 cup BBQ sauce
  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 Tablespoon tomato paste
  • 1 Tablespoon brown sugar optional
  • 2 teaspoons mustard
  • 1 teaspoon chilli powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt to taste
  • Water as needed


  • Place a skillet over medium-heat and cook the minced beef until fully browned and cooked through, about 8 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  • Remove the beef to a clean plate, and then cook the diced onion, green pepper and garlic in the beef fat and cook until onions are translucent, about 3 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  • In a medium-sized bowl, combine the remaining ingredients to make the sloppy joe sauce. Taste and adjust, as desired.
  • Return the beef to the skillet and add the sauce. Stir well to coat the beef and veggies in the sauce.
  • Add water, as needed, to thin out the sauce to your personal preferences. (I added about 1/4 cup of water.)
  • While the beef is rewarming and sauce is thickening, set your oven to broil and butter the sliced sides of your hamburger buns.
  • Place the buns on a cookie sheet, butter side-up, and toast for 2 minutes under the broiler.
  • Scoop the sloppy joe mixture onto the toasted buns and serve hot.


Calories: 339kcal | Carbohydrates: 12g | Protein: 20g | Fat: 23g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 10g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 81mg | Sodium: 625mg | Potassium: 449mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 9g | Vitamin A: 240IU | Vitamin C: 14mg | Calcium: 38mg | Iron: 3mg