Sloppy Joes Recipe

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Despite the name of this iconic retro dish, the secret to a great sloppy joe is a thick, rich, almost dry consistency, which allows the sandwich to be eaten with your hands. Serve on hamburger buns.

TOP Reviews:

No more Manwich for my family! My family loved this recipie–I just added a splash of cider vinegar for an extra tang! Perfect. Thanks Chef John-Cant wait to try more of your recipies

These Sloppy Joe’s are SO good! I followed the recipe exactly and the whole family loved them. These are so easy to make there’s no reason to buy canned sauce!

very yummy. homemade is so much better . Love this site !!!! i added celery diced real small and added the garlic in the beginning.. and the last cup of water ?? id do half that next time..using lean meat is the way to go !!

WOW! Gotta say I was skeptical but my husband says I need to be open minded; so glad I was. We are both on a diet so the salt concerned me therefore I omitted it and hoped for the best. I also chose regular mustard as it has less fat, sugar, sodium & carbs (again for our diet.) As I was making it our 11 month old twins decided they were hungry too so after step 1 I threw everything in the pan and tended to them stiring every few minutes. I gotta say after an hour or so it was so delicious. I only had a pound of meat but it made about 8 small “diet” appropriate portions for us. Looking forward to leftovers tomorrow!

Wow… what can i say? this is good. i never changed a thing & my wife & I loved it


  • 1 pound lean ground beef
  • 1/4 cup chopped onion
  • 1/4 cup chopped green bell pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon prepared yellow mustard
  • 3/4 cup ketchup
  • 3 teaspoons brown sugar
  • salt to taste
  • ground black pepper to taste


  1. In a medium skillet over medium heat, brown the ground beef, onion, and green pepper; drain off liquids.
  2. Stir in the garlic powder, mustard, ketchup, and brown sugar; mix thoroughly.
  3. Reduce heat, and simmer for 30 minutes. Season with salt and pepper.

From: allrecipes