Delicious and Easy Sloppy Joes Recipe

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Delicious and Easy Sloppy Joes Recipe
Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
30 mins
Total Time:
Recipe by Administrator
Published on November 23, 2023

Momma's Sloppy Joes are a classic American comfort food that is great for a quick and easy dinner. This recipe is made with ground beef, onions, bell peppers, and a tangy homemade sauce. Serve it on a soft hamburger bun for a hearty and satisfying meal that the whole family will love.


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


  1. In a large skillet, cook the ground beef over medium heat until browned.
  2. Add the diced onion, bell pepper, and minced garlic to the skillet. Cook until the vegetables are tender.
  3. In a small bowl, mix together the ketchup, Worcestershire sauce, brown sugar, yellow mustard, chili powder, salt, and black pepper.
  4. Pour the sauce mixture into the skillet with the cooked ground beef and vegetables. Stir to combine.
  5. Reduce the heat to low and simmer the mixture for 10 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  6. While the mixture simmers, toast the hamburger buns in a toaster or under the broiler until lightly golden.
  7. Serve the Sloppy Joe mixture on the toasted hamburger buns.
  8. Enjoy!

Interesting Facts

  • Sloppy Joes were originally named "loose meat sandwiches" and became popular during the Great Depression.
  • The term 'Sloppy Joe' came from a cook named Joe at Floyd Angell's cafe in Sioux City, Iowa, who added tomato sauce to his loose meat sandwich.
  • Sloppy Joes are a favorite at picnics, potlucks, and school lunches across the United States.