The Best Sloppy Joes

Lieanna Pick: "This was a really great recipe! Loved the flavor." Read More


  • 1 pound lean ground beef (or turkey)
  • 4 ounces diced green chilies
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1/2 tablespoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon prepared mustard
  • 1 chopped onion (small)
  • 1 tablespoon vinegar
  • 1/2 cup ketchup
  • 2 tablespoons worcestershire sauce
  • 8 ounces tomato sauce
  • 4 hamburger buns (large)
  • cheese slices (optional)
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    NutritionView More

    Sodium59% DV1410mg
    Fat18% DV12g
    Protein63% DV32g
    Carbs16% DV47g
    Fiber16% DV4g
    Calories430Calories from Fat110
    Total Fat12g18%
    Saturated Fat5g25%
    Trans Fat
    Calories from Fat110
    Total Carbohydrate47g16%
    Dietary Fiber4g16%
    Vitamin A20%
    Vitamin C30%

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


    Lieanna Pick 4 months ago
    This was a really great recipe! Loved the flavor.
    Sue 6 months ago
    Absolutely delicious!!! I am not a huge sloppy Joes fan but this is delicious. My husband and I ate it for dinner with leftovers. I definitely make again and will share recipe with family and friends
    Cathy 6 months ago
    Yum! I made this with ground chicken breast as a healthier alternative. Very tasty! Loved it!
    Anthony Altadonna 6 months ago
    awesome family loved it maybe next time leave chiles out
    Sierra Krippner 7 months ago
    Super tasty! I was a bit worried, because fam said they liked Manwich better than scratch sloppy joes, but I wanted to try it, and this recipe changed their minds! Quick and easy, might take down the sugar a bit next time
    Davis 9 months ago
    These are the best! Complex flavor and great consistency. I served in pitas so filling would stay put and that worked out well, Thank you!
    Dawn 9 months ago
    Turned out great with ground turkey
    SophiaMeak 9 months ago
    Delicious, I forgot to add Mustard but it was still so good! SUB- jalapeno peppers
    Jason Babl 9 months ago
    excellent better then can stuff
    Marie Boyer 10 months ago
    Much better than canned sauce! Easy to make.
    Jeffrey C. 10 months ago
    Best Sloppy Joe's I've ever made or served. My local store did not have green chilies so I substituted a can of Rotel and added Red Bell Pepper. Not much left for leftovers..... My phone will not allow me to rate 5 Stars. I would rate it 5+
    Linda J. a year ago
    Great,, easy and quick. Everyone loved it. Added pick a pepper instead of vinegar.. yummy!
    Leonora Scelfo a year ago
    This is the second I have made them! I asked the kids if I should make this again and it was a resounding YES! The second time around I really didn’t have to measure much- just went by memory- and I added some garlic powder- Montreal steak seasoning - and barbecue sauce! SO EASY! I never knew I liked sloppy joes as well!
    Anne a year ago
    Loved it! I used red wine vinegar instead of apple cider vinegar and a couple shakes of Montreal steak seasoning. Kept everything else the same. Can’t beat the simplicity and you’re lucky if you happen to have a family that’ll eat sloppy joes (my picky crew won’t so I made it for my lunch and will freeze the leftovers) so mommas looking for something good and quick for dinner this is a great recipe.
    Brittany H. a year ago
    Literally the best sloppy joes ever!!
    Gstettenbauer a year ago
    First time trying this out and the family loved it. I had to double up on the recipe so next time I will tweak it a bit to suit my personal preference. Tasty none the less.
    Tony A. a year ago
    turned out awesome had a great flavor and a nice little zest nothing on this receipe
    Kayleen a year ago
    Second time making this and it’s always awesome. Will defiantly be one of my go -toos for a quick yummy dinner :) Left overs are always really good too!!!!
    Behrendt Huff a year ago
    BEST sloppy joes we have ever had. we used 505 green salsa instead of green chilies.
    Tiffany Tapia a year ago
    This recipe was super easy and soooo good. My fiancé is always asking me to make these sloppy Joes now at least once a week!
    Carla V. a year ago
    Heather these sloppy joes are absolutely amazing. we have tried it with bread, pasta and even as tacos. Best of the best!
    Ldr R. a year ago
    very good, will make again ,no changes
    Jessica C. a year ago
    Great family loved it with some tater tots and corn on the cob!
    karen young a year ago
    A keeper! So easy and delicious.
    wendy k. a year ago
    I made this yesterday for the NBA playoffs for my BF and me.It was really easy and tasted really good.It is a fast recipe or like Heather said on her web site,the longer you cook it the better,so you have flexibility.I pretty much followed directions except for a couple of minor things.I added some sweet red peppers( less then a half) and garlic cloves and a little garlic powder.I put in a little butter and oil(very little, and sauteed the peppers for a couple minutes(cut it the way you want,I made them small like the onions) put in onions for a few minutes,I can't remember when I added the garlic then or with the hamburger a few minutes later.I didn't have to drain the meat,it wan't greasy.I bought 85?15 fat since that was all they had except for 90/10 and it needs some fat,I think.I added a little red pepper,black pepper and a little smoked paprika.I did everything else the same.I had put in about 11/4 lbs meat so I added a touch more,vinegar,ketchup and mustard(not much).I might put in more onion next time.It was really tasty.If I make sloppy Joes again,this will be my go to recipe.My BF really liked it and ate 3sanwhices.Not sure if he liked it because he didn't have to cook and make dinner.He does most of the cooking when I come over.Thank you so much for your recipe,Heather
    Kim S. a year ago
    Way better than Manwich! Better if i added jalepenos but my kids dont like spicy food. But i like the recipe since it was one of those recipes that you just have on hand.
    Cornelius 2 years ago
    chiles added the right bite of spice....
    Amy Walters 2 years ago
    Love this recipe! I’ve made it twice and my boyfriend and I have loved it both times. Fast, easy, and delicious!
    Kristen 2 years ago
    Turned out delicious. I substituted a little maple syrup for brown sugar since I didn’t have any and it has a similar flavor. This was quick and easy for me and I last minute decided to make it so it was made with simple ingredients that are around the house.
    Bryan D. 2 years ago
    Very delicious! I added a clove of garlic to great effect. Will definitely make again!