The BEST Homemade Sloppy Joes Recipe | Yummly

The BEST Homemade Sloppy Joes

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  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1/3 green bell pepper (minced)
  • 1/2 yellow onion (large, minced)
  • 3 cloves garlic (minced)
  • 1 tablespoon tomato paste
  • 2/3 cup ketchup
  • 1/3 cup water
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon yellow mustard
  • 3/4 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes (optional)
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 dash hot sauce (optional)
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    NutritionView More

    Sodium25% DV600mg
    Fat22% DV14g
    Protein29% DV15g
    Carbs4% DV11g
    Fiber2% DV<1g
    Calories230Calories from Fat130
    Total Fat14g22%
    Saturated Fat6g30%
    Trans Fat1g
    Calories from Fat130
    Total Carbohydrate11g4%
    Dietary Fiber<1g2%
    Vitamin A10%
    Vitamin C20%

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


    Rachel 3 days ago
    Husband asks for it twice a week!
    Sally R. 5 days ago
    I usually end up "tinkering" with a recipe but did not with this one and it was fabulous. Kids even loved it. Perfect balance of sweet / sour. I'm afraid my other sloppy joe recipes just took a great big back seat to this one! Give it a go for sure!
    Alex Wee 9 days ago
    good stuff. make all the time
    Karl 2 months ago
    excellent. i am sensitive to the balance of sweet and spice so i made micro adjustments at the end to my taste.
    Killeen 2 months ago
    followed the recipe exactly except i didnt have any bell pepper. i found it to be a tiny bit sweeter than i would have liked. may use less sugar or no sugar next time. it was still delicious!!
    Christine Van Lew 3 months ago
    Love this recipe. I always use ground venison and double the recipe because leftovers are always needed! i usually substitue tomato sauce for tomato paste because thats more what i keep on hand.
    Tawnya F. 3 months ago
    Really good. I used ground pork instead of ground beef and did not add the green peppers. I doubled the recipe for a party and it was a hit!
    Grace Balliro 3 months ago
    I used ground turkey instead of beef and this turned out AMAZING! My boyfriend and I loved it, will definitely be making this again. Love love love love love
    Bianca Hysquierdo 4 months ago
    Loved this recipe!!! Will cook this again soon.
    Matthew Bowden 5 months ago
    No bell pepper for the kids but extra red pepper flake, they like it spicy. It was a hit, will repeat it.
    Damean Lyon 7 months ago
    I didn’t have chili powder, garlic cloves, or peppers so I used ground red pepper, garlic powder, and a little bit extra brown sugar. My kids loved it!!
    Rachie T. 7 months ago
    This recipe is really good! I used ground mustard over yellow mustard and it turned out amazing! 10/10 will cook again!
    Richards 8 months ago
    Didn't have tomato paste so I subbed in some traditional ”sensitive recipe” prego (doubled the amount used). Also had to make my own Worcestershire sauce (took 15 min cause I had to find the ingredients). Anyway, I had one before going out thinking is have another when I got home, but my husband and daughter are 5 between the two of them, so I think they were a hit.
    Colleen 10 months ago
    Wonderful! Very tasty. Will definitely make again.
    Carol a year ago
    Great recipe I added 1/2 tsp of turmeric and it was great
    Pam Misheck a year ago
    Very Good will make it again and again!
    Bethany Her a year ago
    So flavorful! I liked the bell peppers added in.