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Homemade Sloppy Joes
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
15 mins
Total Time
20 mins
 

Homemade Sloppy Joes are a quick and simple recipe that replaces that store bought can of sauce! Hearty, messy, and so delicious!

Course: Beef, Sandwich
Cuisine: American
Keyword: easy sloppy joe recipe, sloppy joe recipe
Servings: 6
Calories: 165 kcal
Author: Malinda Linnebur
Ingredients
  • 1 pound (500g) ground beef
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 (15oz)(425g) can tomato sauce
  • ¼ cup (70g) ketchup
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon prepared mustard
  • Hamburger buns
  • Toppings of choice: pickles, cheddar slices...
Instructions
  1. 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.
Recipe Notes
  1. CROCKPOT VERSION: Brown the ground beef and add to slow cooker. Add remaining ingredients and stir to combine. Cover and cook on LOW for up to 8 hours and HIGH for 3-4 hours. The texture will be a little softer. 
  2. FREEZER FRIENDLY: Cool completely and store in an airtight container or bag in the freezer for up to 3 months. 
  3. MAKE IT YOUR OWN BY ADDING: 
    • chopped bell pepper
    • chopped carrot
    • minced celery
    • bbq sauce
    • cayenne pepper
  4. Be sure to toast your buns! 
  5. Nutrition Facts: Since different brands of ingredients have different nutritional information, the information shown is just an estimate. Nutrition calculated without the buns. 

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Nutrition Facts
Homemade Sloppy Joes
Amount Per Serving (1 serving)
Calories 165 Calories from Fat 72
% Daily Value*
Fat 8g12%
Saturated Fat 3g19%
Cholesterol 49mg16%
Sodium 184mg8%
Potassium 336mg10%
Carbohydrates 8g3%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 5g6%
Protein 16g32%
Vitamin A 149IU3%
Vitamin C 3mg4%
Calcium 19mg2%
Iron 2mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Since different brands of ingredients have different nutritional information, the information shown is just an estimate.