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Sloppy Joe Recipe

This sloppy joe recipe is quick and easy, perfect for feeding a crowd! You'll make these meaty sandwiches from scratch every time. 
Prep Time5 minutes
Cook Time25 minutes
Total Time30 minutes
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Servings: 8 servings
Author: Lil' Luna


  • pounds ground beef
  • ¾ cup onion, diced
  • ¾ cup green bell pepper, diced
  • 2 cloves minced garlic
  • 1 teaspoon seasoned salt
  • 1 (8-ounce) can tomato sauce
  • ½ cup ketchup
  • ½ cup barbecue sauce
  • 2 teaspoons apple cider vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons dijon mustard
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons chili sauce
  • ¼ cup beef broth, or water
  • 8 Buns


  • Place ground beef, onions, pepper, garlic, and seasoned salt in a large pot over medium-high heat. Cook and break up meat until it is browned. Drain off the fat and add the remaining ingredients.
  • Bring to a simmer, turn to low, cover, and cook for 20 minutes or until meat is tender and the sauce has thickened. Serve on buns.



STORE leftover sloppy joe meat in an airtight container for up to 5 days in the refrigerator. Reheating is as easy as microwaving the meat in bursts, or warming the mixture in a skillet on the stovetop until heated through.
FREEZE leftover slopThaw in the fridge overnight and reheat in a slow cooker or stovetop. 


Calories: 397kcal | Carbohydrates: 49g | Protein: 23g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 55mg | Sodium: 1039mg | Potassium: 436mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 17g | Vitamin A: 195IU | Vitamin C: 13.9mg | Calcium: 34mg | Iron: 12.8mg