Homemade Sloppy Joes
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Homemade Sloppy Joes Recipe

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Homemade Sloppy Joes Recipe is packed with lots of flavor. Full of fresh ground beef, onions and green peppers in a sweet & tangy Homemade Sloppy Joe Sauce. The best part of the recipe is that it is ready in under 30 minutes and only uses one pan.

Homemade Sloppy Joes Recipe

Homemade Sloppy Joes

The thing that I love most about this Homemade Sloppy Joes Recipe is how easy it is to make. All you need is a skillet and ground beef. A few veggies and few spices and you have a hearty comfort food perfect for a fast dinner.

Sure you could use a pre-made sauce like Manwich, but why use a canned sauce like Manwich when this sloppy joes recipe is just as easy. You are getting fresh ingredients that have not been sitting in a can. Homemade sauce is so easy to modify the seasoning to your own taste. One of my favorite modifications is to add a little crushed red pepper.

What To Do With Sloppy Joe Leftovers

Sloppy Joe’s are the perfect freezer meal. While making dinner you can easily double the recipe and make extra to put in the freezer. Just make sure to store the buns and meat mixture separately. No-one likes a soggy bun.

  • Refrigerator: You can store the meat mixture in the fridge for 3. Make sure to store it in a sealed container. Reheat the Sloppy Joe’s in the microwave or in a pan on the stove top.
  • Freezer:  You will want to seal the meat in a air tight container. When you are ready to use the frozen Sloppy Joe meat put it in the fridge the day before to thaw. Reheat the Sloppy Joe’s in the microwave or in a pan on the stove top.
Homemade Sloppy Joes

Homemade Sloppy Joes Recipe

Homemade Sloppy Joes Recipe is packed with lots of flavor. Full of fresh ground beef, onions and green peppers in a sweet & tangy Homemade Sloppy Joe Sauce. The best part of the recipe is that it is ready in under 30 minutes and only uses one pan.
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Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Best Sloppy Joe Recipe, Homemade Sloppy Joes, Sloppy Joes
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Servings: 6
Calories: 266kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • cup green bell pepper (minced)
  • cup yellow onion (minced)
  • 3 cloves garlic (minced)
  • ¾ cup tomato sauce
  • ¼ cup ketchup
  • ¼ cup water
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon yellow mustard
  • ¾ teaspoon chili powder
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • teaspoons ground black pepper
  • ½ teaspoon onion powder

Instructions

  • In a large skillet heat butter over medium-high heat. Add green bell pepper and yellow onion. Saute for 2 minutes.
  • Add ground beef and garlic to skillet and brown. While cooking break apart ground beef. Cook 5-6 minutes then drain excess oil.
  • Add tomato sauce, ketchup, water, brown sugar, yellow mustard, chili powder, Worcestershire sauce, salt, ground black pepper and onion powder. Stir well until combined.
  • Cook ground beef and sloppy joe sauce over medium heat for 10-15 minutes, until the sauce has thickened to your liking. Remove from heat and serve.

Notes

*Nutrition Disclaimer: All information presented on this site is intended for informational purposes only. Nutrition facts are an estimate and not guaranteed to be accurate. I am not a certified nutritionist and any nutritional information shared on Modernmealmakeover.com should only be used as a general guideline.

Nutrition

Calories: 266kcal | Carbohydrates: 11g | Protein: 13g | Fat: 17g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 58mg | Sodium: 547mg | Sugar: 10g | Vitamin A: 385IU | Vitamin C: 8.4mg | Calcium: 23mg | Iron: 1.7mg

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