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Classic Sloppy Joes Recipe
  • READY IN 25 mins

Classic Sloppy Joes

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"Fun and filling, Sloppy Joes are the perfect solution for a speedy supper before driving the kids to practice or rehearsal. Moist, meaty and satisfying these tasty sandwiches will appeal to the kid in all of us."

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Original recipe makes 8 servings Change Servings
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  • PREP

    10 mins
  • COOK

    15 mins
  • READY IN

    25 mins

Directions

  1. Heat oil in a large frying pan set over medium-high heat. Saute onions and green pepper for 5 minutes.
  2. Add beef to the pan. Cook, stirring until browned, about 5 to 10 minutes. Drain off fat.
  3. Stir in ketchup, Worcestershire sauce, sugar, salt and pepper. Simmer over medium-low heat, stirring occasionally, for 10 minutes or until slightly thickened. Serve on sandwich buns.
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Footnotes

  • Twists:
  • Twist 1: For burger-appeal, jazz-up Sloppy Joes with additional toppings such as shredded lettuce, chopped tomato, grated cheese, sour cream or ranch dressing.
  • Twist 2: For a meat variation, use lean ground chicken or pork instead of beef.
  • Twist 3: For a Veggie boosted Joe, stir in 1 cup each shredded carrot and chopped mushrooms.
  • Twist 4: For a high fibre alternative, try whole-wheat pitas or rolls instead of sandwich buns.
  • Twist 5: For a chunkier Joe, use Heinz Chili Sauce, Chunky with Sweet Peppers instead of ketchup.
  • Twist 6: For a smokey-flavoured Joe, use one of the Heinz BBQ Sauces instead of ketchup.
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Reviews More Reviews

Most Helpful Positive Review
Aug 29, 2011

My mom and I loved this recipe. I didn't have onions or green pepper but flavored the meat with onion powder and garlic powder. It was easy and yummy!! Thank you!!

 
Most Helpful Critical Review
Feb 12, 2012

Way too ketchupy and sweet for me. Will try a new recipe next time

 
May 25, 2011

This was a good basic recipe. Very tomatoey and ketchupy though. As it is, it is alright, but not one of my favorites. I thought it was way too oniony so I ended up picking about half of them back out.

 
Jan 11, 2012

This is my FAVORITE sloppy joe recipe. My sister made them for me once and I loved them! She directed me to the recipe so I could make them for my hungry roommates. These satisfied the most hard working sailors! I made a big batch expecting leftovers but I swear they ate 5 each. If you're cooking for men, be sure to double or triple the recipe ;)

 
Jan 07, 2013

I added a tablespoon of regular ol' yellow mustard fir a bit more zing-- this is a family favorite!

 
Feb 17, 2015

BEST BEST BEST EVER!!!!!!!!! These are the best sloppy joes I have ever had plus supper easy and great leftovers?? MAKE THIS!!

 
Aug 06, 2014

Simple and delicious. I might never buy sloppy joe packet mix again.

 
Jul 30, 2014

I actually made a vegetarian version using Tempeh. I only used 3/4 cup ketchup, used yellow pepper and added a bit of chili powder - making it again tonight!

 

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Nutrition

  • Calories
  • 336 kcal
  • 17%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 46.4 g
  • 15%
  • Cholesterol
  • 40 mg
  • 13%
  • Fat
  • 10.8 g
  • 17%
  • Fiber
  • 1.4 g
  • 6%
  • Protein
  • 15.7 g
  • 31%
  • Sodium
  • 1087 mg
  • 43%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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