Sloppy Joes

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I don’t know about you, but Sloppy Joes are one of my family’s favorite dinners and this recipe is so incredibly easy to whip up you can have dinner to the table in under 30 minutes!  What kid doesn’t want to eat something with the word sloppy in the name?  It is the one time when everybody at the table probably has some dripping down their chin while they grin from ear to ear.  Don’t have time to cook them up that night?  I think they are even better once they have sat in the refrigerator and the flavors have a little time to meld together!  This would be great meal for you to prepare ahead of time if you have a busy week ahead.  Just whip up enough for the whole family a couple of days before and reheat the for dinner after a long day.

One of the best parts of this recipe is that you probably have a majority of the ingredients already on hand!  Plus, the whole meal is very budget friendly and frugal.  I also purchase both regular hamburger size buns and slider buns because my littlest ones do better with the sliders and it seems to make them a little less “sloppy.”  I also dice my onions very small so our more finicky eaters won’t even notice they are there!  Of course if your family loves onion then you could always leave them a little larger so they don’t cook down as much to make sure you get plenty of the flavor.  This is definitely one of our go-to meals and something we enjoy at least a couple of days a month.  Plus, the flavor is even more delicious then when preparing straight out of the can and it honestly does not take any more time!

Sloppy Joes

Never use canned Sloppy Joe mix again! This recipe is even more delicious and proof that making some things scratch doesn't take any extra time.
5 / 5 ( 2 Reviews )
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Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Serves: 4
Adjust Servings: 4


  • 1 lb Ground Beef
  • ¼ teaspoon Onion diced
  • 2 teaspoon McCormick Steak Seasoning
  • 1 teaspoon Garlic Power
  • 1 Tablespoon Red Wine Vinegar
  • ¾ cup Ketchup
  • 1 teaspoon Mustard
  • 1 Tablespoon Worcestershire Sauce
  • ¼ cup Brown Sugar


  • Cook ground beef with diced onions.
  • While meat is cooking sprinkle with steak seasoning and garlic powder.
  • Add red wine vinegar.
  • When meat is brown add ketchup, brown sugar, mustard and Worcestershire sauce.
  • Allow to simmer for 10-15 minutes.
  • Serve on buns.


Calories: 401kcal | Carbohydrates: 27g | Protein: 20g | Fat: 23g | Sodium: 545mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 24g

Ingredients: Beef
Meal Type: Main Dish
Categories: Meat and Poultry, Stove Top

Comments & Reviews

  • Love to see someone else making them with ketchup and mustard. So easy! We actually cheat and do it a bit easier…add a can of Chicken Gumbo soup to the ground beef (after cooked), then add k & m until the right color. Who needs manwich?

  • I’m looking forward to trying your recipe!! We’ve discovered that the manwich is too sweet for my hubby’s liking and I’ve misplaced my old standby recipe for sloppy joes – so thank you!! I suppose that the Montreal Steak Seasoning would work rather than the McCormick (that’s what I have on hand)? Thanks again!!

  • just wanted to say…. this is fantastic! I can adjust the sweet and the consistency to however my family prefers. This recipe ROCKS! Thanks!

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