Bubba's Famous Homemade Sloppy Joes

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Bubba's Famous Homemade Sloppy Joes
Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
30 mins
Total Time:
Recipe by Administrator
Published on January 03, 2024

Indulge in the delectable flavors of Bubba's famous homemade Sloppy Joes. Packed with savory ground beef, tangy tomato sauce, and a perfect blend of spices, this classic American dish is sure to satisfy your taste buds. Whether you're hosting a barbecue or simply craving a quick and easy dinner, Bubba's Sloppy Joes will leave you coming back for seconds.


  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 small onion, diced
  • 1 small green bell pepper, diced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 cup ketchup
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tablespoon yellow mustard
  • 1/2 teaspoon chili powder
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 8 hamburger buns


  1. In a large skillet, brown the ground beef over medium heat until fully cooked. Drain any excess grease.
  2. Add the diced onion, green bell pepper, and minced garlic to the skillet. Cook until the vegetables are tender, about 5 minutes.
  3. Stir in the ketchup, brown sugar, Worcestershire sauce, yellow mustard, chili powder, salt, and pepper. Reduce the heat to low and let the mixture simmer for 10-15 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  4. While the Sloppy Joe filling simmers, toast the hamburger buns in the oven or on a grill until lightly golden.
  5. Once the buns are toasted, spoon a generous portion of the Sloppy Joe filling onto the bottom half of each bun. Top with the remaining bun half.
  6. Serve hot and enjoy!

Interesting Facts

  • Sloppy Joes were first introduced in the United States in the early 20th century and quickly became a popular comfort food.
  • The sandwich gets its name from the messy eating experience due to the loose and saucy filling.
  • Sloppy Joes are often associated with school lunches and nostalgic childhood memories.