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  • Prep 40 min
  • Total 40 min
  • Ingredients 12
  • Servings 6

Sloppy Joes are a long-standing family favorite, and it’s not hard to see why! Made with simple ingredients and ready in a flash, these flavorful dinner sandwiches can feed a hungry crowd quick, making it the perfect meal for busy weeknights. ...MORE+ LESS-

Ingredients

1
lb lean ground beef
1/2
cup chopped green bell pepper or celery
1/2
cup chopped onion
1
tablespoon brown sugar
1
teaspoon dry mustard
1/4
teaspoon salt
1/8
teaspoon pepper
1/2
cup ketchup
1
tablespoon vinegar
1
tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
1
can (8 oz) tomato sauce
6
sandwich buns, split

Steps

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  • 1
    In large skillet, combine ground beef, bell pepper and onion. Cook over medium heat for 8 to 10 minutes or until beef is thoroughly cooked, stirring frequently. Drain well.
  • 2
    Add all remaining ingredients except buns; mix well. Cover; simmer 15 to 20 minutes, stirring occasionally. Serve in buns.

Expert Tips

  • Sloppy Joes make great weeknight meals because the meat can actually be prepared ahead of time. You can store the mixture in the refrigerator for a day and reheat and pile on buns when you’re ready to serve.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Sandwich
Calories
320
Calories from Fat
110
% Daily Value
Total Fat
12g
18%
Saturated Fat
4g
20%
Cholesterol
45mg
15%
Sodium
860mg
36%
Total Carbohydrate
34g
11%
Dietary Fiber
2g
8%
Sugars
12g
Protein
18g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
15%
15%
Vitamin C
20%
20%
Calcium
8%
8%
Iron
15%
15%
Exchanges:
1 1/2 Starch; 1/2 Fruit; 1/2 Fat;
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
More About This Recipe
  • Sloppy Joes have been a staple in American cuisine since the 1940s, though its roots are still contested today. Some say these “loose meat sandwiches” got their name from a cook in Sioux City, Iowa, while others argue that the recipe originated in Havana, Cuba and Key West, Florida. Wherever Sloppy Joes got its start, it’s no wonder it quickly became an American mainstay; the simple ingredients of ground beef, tomato-based sauce and hamburger buns make it a quick, filling meal that pleases both adults and kids. Sloppy Joes are so popular nowadays, that the filling has even inspired casserole recipes, crescent cups and even pizza. If you want to keep it classic, our easy recipe for traditional Sloppy Joes will satisfy every time.

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