sloppy joes
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Sloppy Joe Recipe

Homemade Sloppy Joes – A nostalgic, economical and easy recipe that feeds the whole family! These sloppy joes are hearty, savory and have the best flavor! 
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Servings: 6
Calories: 152kcal
Author: Jamielyn Nye


  • 1 pound lean ground beef
  • 1/3 cup chopped onion
  • 1/3 cup chopped red bell pepper
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 3/4 cup ketchup
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar , more to taste
  • 1 teaspoon yellow mustard
  • 1/2 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce

S&P, to taste

    For serving: hamburger buns


      • Brown ground beef with onion, red pepper, and garlic in a frying pan over medium heat. Add in ketchup, brown sugar, mustard and Worcestershire sauce. Season with salt and black pepper to taste. 
      • Cover and simmer on low for 10-20 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add more ketchup or 1-3 Tablespoons water if need more liquid. 
      • Serve on fresh hamburger buns.


      Note: Nutrition value does not include hamburger buns. 
      To toast your hamburger buns, heat 1-2 Tablespoon of butter on a griddle over meidum heat. Then place the hamburger buns on and cook 1-3 minutes, or until the bottoms are lightly toasted. This will add great flavor and prevent the buns from getting soggy. 


      Calories: 152kcal | Carbohydrates: 11g | Protein: 16g | Fat: 3g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 46mg | Sodium: 342mg | Potassium: 386mg | Sugar: 9g | Vitamin A: 415IU | Vitamin C: 12.6mg | Calcium: 14mg | Iron: 2mg