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  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 1/2 pounds ground beef
  • 1/2 whole onion (Large, Diced)
  • 1 whole green bell pepper (Large, Diced)
  • 5 cloves garlic (Minced)
  • 1 1/2 cups ketchup
  • 1 cup water
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons chili powder (more To Taste)
  • 1 teaspoon dry mustard
  • 1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes (more To Taste)
  • Worcestershire sauce (To Taste)
  • 2 tablespoons tomato paste (optional)
  • Tabasco Sauce (optional; To Taste)
  • salt (To Taste)
  • freshly ground black pepper (To Taste)
  • kaiser rolls
  • butter
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    Calories420Calories from Fat240
    Total Fat27g42%
    Saturated Fat12g60%
    Trans Fat1.5g
    Calories from Fat240
    Total Carbohydrate16g5%
    Dietary Fiber<1g2%
    Vitamin A20%
    Vitamin C15%

    * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.


    Melissa 17 days ago
    It’s a family favorite!
    Chandra a month ago
    The BEST! Enough said. 😋
    Walter Baran 2 months ago
    Never buy the can mix ever again
    Kelsey Richards 2 months ago
    Tangy and delicious! I added a little more peppers and put them in a little later to keep some of the crunch! But this was a whole-family pleaser :)
    Jill 3 months ago
    Great taste! So easy and much better than canned!
    Nelson 4 months ago
    Best ever. We no longer make them any other way.
    Carrie Zaehringer 6 months ago
    My husband, almost 2 y.o. and I loved it! A little sweet and heat, making it the perfect balance. I will never buy canned sloppy joe sauce again. I highly recommend!
    Lori Bean 7 months ago
    Delicious!! This will be my go to recipe for sloppy joes.
    Amy Whitaker 8 months ago
    A bit disappointed. It was Too Sweet. I will only add 1 1/2 teaspoon of brown sugar next time. Had to add some apple cider vinegar to cut the sweerness. Still a bit sweet.
    Liz Driscoll 8 months ago
    Excellent! Made this recipe several times. A big hit for lunch and dinner.
    Meg 8 months ago
    My whole family loves these sloppy joes! Why I love them is because my teenager (very picky eater) makes them & devours them!! Win & win!
    Yolanda Fountaine 9 months ago
    This will definitely be my go-to recipe for Sloppy Joes!
    Lisette Garcia a year ago
    Good it was alright it was a bit to bland for my taste so I added cumin and paprika. But other than that delicious
    Gregg G. a year ago
    very good. everyone loved them.
    Audrey U. a year ago
    Loved by all the Sloppy Joe eaters of the family. Easy and delicious.
    Kerry M. a year ago
    yummy... made pretty much exactly how the recioe was
    Kattie a year ago
    My favorite sloppy joe recipe hands down! Whole family loved it!!
    Amy Renee a year ago
    Kids loved it! Omitted the green pepper, doubled onion. A little on the sweet side for me. Probably packed the sugar too much. Definitely make again.
    James M. a year ago
    My wife, who was a little hesitant because it wasn't Manwich, was pleasantly surprised. It wasn't too saucy. Simple and good.
    Kristina Madlene a year ago
    Amazing! I did add the tomato paste and a few drops of worchestire sauce. We don’t like it too sweet. The red pepper flakes added just enough spice. And I kept the seeds from the green peppers in there which gave it plenty of flavor! Excellent recipe, will make again
    Alisa Bocskovits a year ago
    one of the best sloppy joe recipes I've ever had. I use the pound of ground round in a pound of ground turkey it was really really good
    Sharla a year ago
    Too sweet and I used French’s ketchup. I would recommend omitting the brown sugar and adding in what you think you need.
    Call a year ago
    Delicious! Added a little Worcestershire and cholula.
    Bob K. a year ago
    delicious!! didnt change a thing
    Eshee Ree a year ago
    Great tasting recipe!
    Mayerly Martinez a year ago
    It was amazing!!!! My very picky son ate it all
    Mama Manning a year ago
    It turned out great, and everyone loved it. I added more tomato sauce and used one teaspoon of brown sugar instead of two. I like more of a zesty taste for my Joe’s. Will definitely make again!
    Tiffany K. a year ago
    It was delicious! I would make it again.
    Scott R. a year ago
    tasty, easy, family liked it
    Dahl a year ago
    Best sloppy Joe's I have ever made, my 5 year old even raved about how she couldn't stop eating it, and this was huge as she wouldn't even touch my last recipe. Followed as instructed, although I did switch out the beef for ground turkey as that is how I always cook, and toasting the buns with butter is a must! Served with air fried french fries and green beans.