Easy Sloppy Joes is a classic ground beef recipe flavored with tomato and green bell pepper, and served on a hamburger bun. This Sloppy Joes recipe is very simple to make, and is ready in about 30 minutes for a quick dinner.
Easy Sloppy Joes
Some foods are just fun to eat. Sloppy Joes are one of them!
All of that saucy meat piled on a hamburger bun makes it a little dicey to hold in your hands and eat like a sandwich, but we still try.
It's okay to use a fork!
This is truly a classic retro recipe, and never fails to please the family whenever I make it.
This delicious sloppy joes recipe is easy to make. Here are the steps:
Add more broth and ketchup if you like yours saucier. Adjust seasonings after tasting.
Some Tips for Great Sloppy Joes
• Use a lean ground beef so you don't have to drain it.
• You can use ground turkey in place of the beef.
• Toast the buns for flavor, texture, and they will not fall apart as easily.
• Add some Red Pepper Flakes if you want a hint of spice.
• If you don't care for green bell pepper, try a roasted red pepper, or diced tomatoes.
• This recipe doubles nicely.
Whether you eat your Sloppy Joes with your hands, or with a fork, you can feel like a kid again enjoying this American classic recipe!
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Easy Sloppy Joes
- 1 Tbsp Olive Oil
- 1/2 Onion finely diced
- 1 lb Lean Ground Beef
- 1 Green Bell Pepper diced
- 1 1/2 tsp Garlic Powder or 2 cloves garlic, finely minced
- 1/2 tsp Kosher Salt
- 1/4 tsp Pepper
- 1/4 cup Ketchup
- 1 Tbsp Yellow Mustard
- 2 Tbsp Tomato Paste
- 1 Tbsp Light Brown Sugar
- 2 tsp Worcestershire Sauce
- 2 tsp Low Sodium Soy Sauce
- 3/4 cup Low Sodium Beef Broth or water
- 6 Hamburger Buns
- Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat. When it is hot, add the olive oil and the onion. Cook, stirring occasionally, until the onion is soft.
- Add the ground beef and cook, breaking up the chunks, until partially browned.
- Add the green bell pepper, garlic powder, salt, and pepper. Stir well and continue to cook the beef.
- While the beef is cooking, mix the ketchup, mustard, tomato paste, brown sugar, Worcestershire sauce, soy sauce, and beef broth together in a bowl or glass measuring cup. Then pour into the beef mixture and stir well.
- Partially cover the pan and reduce heat to low. Cook for another 10-15 minutes, or until thickened, stirring occasionally.
- If you want the buns toasted, place them under the broiler on a baking sheet until both sides are lightly toasted.
- Spoon some meat mixture onto the buns are serve hot.
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