Irresistible Sloppy Joe Sandwich Recipe

Looking for a hearty and flavorful meal that’s quick and easy to make? Look no further than the classic Sloppy Joe sandwich! With its savory ground beef mixture, tangy tomato-based sauce, and hints of spices, this dish is a favorite among both kids and adults alike. Follow along as we guide you through the simple steps to create this deliciously messy sandwich.


  • 1 Tbsp butter
  • 1 tsp olive oil
  • 1 lb. ground beef
  • 1/3 green bell pepper, minced
  • 1/2 large yellow onion, minced
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 Tbsp tomato paste
  • 2/3 cup ketchup
  • 1/3 cup water
  • 1 Tbsp brown sugar
  • 1 tsp yellow mustard
  • 3/4 tsp chili powder
  • 1/2 tsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/2 tsp kosher salt
  • 1/4 tsp red pepper flakes (optional)
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper
  • dash of hot sauce (optional)


  1. Heat the butter and olive oil in a large skillet over medium to medium-high heat.
  2. Add the ground beef to the skillet and brown it, breaking it apart into crumbles as it cooks, for about 5 minutes. Once browned, drain the excess fat.
  3. Add the minced onion and bell pepper to the same skillet and cook for 2-3 minutes, until they become soft.
  4. Stir in the minced garlic and cook for about 30 seconds, until fragrant.
  5. Return the browned beef to the skillet and add the tomato paste. Stir well to combine.
  6. Pour in the ketchup, water, brown sugar, yellow mustard, chili powder, Worcestershire sauce, kosher salt, red pepper flakes (if using), black pepper, and a dash of hot sauce if desired. Stir everything together until well combined.
  7. Cook the mixture over medium heat for 10-15 minutes, stirring occasionally, until it thickens to your liking.
  8. Once the Sloppy Joe mixture has thickened, remove the skillet from the heat.
  9. Toast your buns lightly under the broiler or in a toaster.
  10. Spoon the Sloppy Joe mixture onto the toasted buns.
  11. Serve the Sloppy Joe sandwiches hot and enjoy the deliciously messy goodness!

Conclusion: With its savory beef filling, tangy tomato sauce, and perfect blend of spices, these Sloppy Joe sandwiches are sure to satisfy your hunger and leave you wanting more. Whether you’re serving them up for a quick weeknight dinner or a casual weekend lunch, they’re always a hit with the whole family. Give this recipe a try and get ready to enjoy a classic comfort food favorite!

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