I don’t know what caused me to crave a Sloppy Joe last week. Maybe I was just nostalgic for my childhood. Who knows, but they just sounded really good and my kids have always liked them. However, when I was a kid I wasn’t a big fan of Sloppy Joe sandwiches. My experience with them was limited to the popular Sloppy Joe in a can or the school cafeteria. If you feel the same as I did about the lowly Sloppy Joe, this recipe will change your mind. It’s a great weeknight meal for those busy evenings. For a variation sometimes I will use half BBQ sauce and half ketchup.
- 2 pounds lean ground beef
- 1 medium onion, diced
- 1 green pepper, diced
- 2 cloves (1 teaspoon) garlic
- 1½ cups ketchup
- ½ cup water
- ¼ cup packed brown sugar
- 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
- 1 heaping tablespoon yellow mustard
- 1 teaspoon kosher salt
- ½ teaspoon black pepper
- Buns for serving
- Pickle slices for serving
- In a large skillet, brown the ground beef.
- When the beef is almost done, add the onion, green pepper and garlic.
- Continue cooking for 5 minutes until the veggies are soft.
- Add the ketchup, water, brown sugar, Worcestershire sauce, yellow mustard, kosher salt and pepper.
- Bring to a simmer, cover and cook for 15 minutes.
- Uncover and continue simmering for 5-10 more minutes.
- Spoon a generous amount on a toasted bun and top with pickle slices if desired.
Linked to the following parties:
Buns In My Oven What’s Cookin’ Wednesday
Our very own Weekend Potluck
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Faye Wilkerson says
My family enjoys Sloppy Joes. I have never put brown sugar in them. Will have to give this a try.
Kimberly Lewis says
Hello Gorgeous! I always love coming to your party. Thank you for hosting. We would love it if you would stop by our party. That would be amazing! Happy Friday! Lou Lou Girls
Marsha Baker says
Yum oh Yum! Sounds wonderful….(did you forget to link back to WP party?=)
Kim and Julie (Sunflower Supper Club) says
I did Marsha! Thanks! 🙂