Sloppy Joes are really such an easy meal and loved by many. It’s one of those meals you feel safe making for truly any event. Who needs to use a can of Manwich or a seasoning pack when you can simply make Sloppy Joes yourself using some wholesome ingredients. This Sloppy Joe recipe has amazing flavor too! You just might even welcome skipping the bun and eating it with a spoon. They are that good!
I’m not a huge fan of meat, but these Sloppy Joes I can handle. With this recipe, I wanted to make sure it included lots of onions, peppers and garlic. All the good stuff! Oh and I can’t forget 1 secret ingredient…1 jalapeño. Don’t worry they are not hot at all, but it sure does give it a good flavor. Follow along and soon you’ll be enjoying these yummy Sloppy Joes too!
Ingredients for Sloppy Joes:
- 2 pounds of 85%- 90% lean ground beef (I personally like using a leaner beef)
- 1 green pepper -diced
- 1 Red pepper -diced
- 1 jalapeño -diced (remove seeds)
- 1 yellow onion -diced
- 6 cloves of garlic -minced
- 1 pack of hamburger buns
- Salt and pepper- season to taste
- 1 teaspoon ground mustard
- 2 teaspoons chili powder
- 1 tablespoon butter
- Bread & butter pickles (optional)
- 2 tablespoons tomato paste or 1/4 cup of chopped fresh little tomatoes
- 1 teaspoon of Worcestershire sauce or more to taste
- 1 1/2 cups of Ketchup
- 2 tablespoons brown sugar
Let’s get started….
First you’ll want to start by getting your ingredients prepped. Start by rinsing and drying your peppers. Then dice your onion, peppers and garlic, and add them to your prep plate.
Add 1 tablespoon of butter to the pan. Heat on med to high heat. Once it’s melted, add in your 2 pounds of ground beef. Sauté and break it up into small pieces.
After it’s cooked, do not drain. Push the meat to one side. Start by adding in your onions, peppers and garlic. And season as you go. Saute for a couple mins then mix everything together.
Now it’s time to add the rest of your ingredients.
First add 1 1/2 cups of ketchup, 2 tablespoons of tomato paste (If you don’t have any add some fresh diced tomatoes 1/4 cup). We made them recently and used little tomatoes.
Next add 2 tablespoons of brown sugar, then add 1 teaspoon of ground mustard, and 2 teaspoons chili powder, and now 1 teaspoon of Worcestershire sauce. Make sure to season with a dash of salt and pepper.
Lastly add 1 cup of water, and mix everything together. Then continue to simmer on low for about 30 mins.
Don’t they look yummy?!
Simply add some sloppy Joes to a bun with some chips & dip, and some baked beans and now your ready to eat! We love to top with bread and butter pickles, diced onions, or some cheese.
It’s such a simple meal, but it’s so good! I hope this becomes a family favorite! If you liked this recipe, please share it with a friend. Thank you!!
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