Homemade Sloppy Joes are a quick and simple recipe that replaces that store bought can of sauce!
This has to be one of the simplest meals you can make and yet it is so satisfying. There’s something special about a sloppy joe and I think it’s the fact that it makes you feel like a kid again!
Speaking of kid, we traveled to Kansas this weekend to to be with my little brother for his graduation. It was a special weekend full of family and friends! We weren’t able to stay for the graduation ceremony but celebrated with him at his party.
It is also his birthday today so I want to say Happy Birthday and Congratulations on your graduation!!!! Here are a few pictures from his graduation party.
Nathan with his cake which was made by my aunt (they also had a rice krispie cake, which was totally awesome!!)
Nathan with my Dad
Nathan with all of his nieces and nephews. Two are my other younger brother’s children and my youngest (who is almost 3 months old) was sleeping at the time so she isn’t in this picture.
I also want to thank everyone for coming to celebrate with us and to everyone who helped with the party! It was truly a wonderful time!
I remember eating sloppy joes as a kid growing up. For some reason I forgot about sloppy joes for like 7 years of our married life, I don’t know why either. I was needing quicker meals and thankfully I remembered these!! They appear on our table quite often now and I will even make them in the crock pot during the summer. This is not the recipe I grew up eating as a kid, but my own version.
I love this sloppy joe recipe because it is so simple to make. I know it does take a little longer than dumping in a can of store bought stuff but it is soooo worth the few extra minutes to make these homemade sloppy joes.
- 1 pound lean ground beef
- 1 small onion chopped
- 3 cloves garlic minced
- 1 15 oz can tomato sauce
- 1/4 cup ketchup
- 1 tablespoon Worcestershire
- 1 tablespoon brown sugar
- 1 teaspoon chili powder
- 1 teaspoon prepared mustard
- Hamburger buns
- Toppings of choice: pickles cheddar slices...
In a large skillet brown the ground beef, onion and garlic over medium heat until no longer pink. Drain any grease. Add in the tomato sauce, ketchup, Worcestershire, brown sugar, chili powder and mustard. Stir well to combine and simmer on low for 5 minutes. Taste and add salt and pepper as needed. Serve on hamburger buns and toppings of choice.