Kid-Pleasing Sloppy Joes Recipe -
Kid-Pleasing Sloppy Joes Recipe
  • READY IN 30 mins

Kid-Pleasing Sloppy Joes

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"This is one of my kids' favorite recipes! I could make this five times in a row and they'd never get tired of it. It's easy to make and a real quick, hot meal for those busy nights. I will add cheese on top of the sandwiches or warm the rolls in the oven. I occasionally add mild banana peppers on top for my husband since he is a fan of spicy things."

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  1. Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Cook and stir beef and onion in the hot skillet until beef is completely browned, 5 to 7 minutes. Drain and discard grease. Return skillet to heat.
  2. Stir ketchup, vinegar, brown sugar, Worcestershire sauce, and mustard into the beef mixture; simmer, stirring occasionally, until the liquid is thick, 15 to 20 minutes.
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  • PREP 10 mins
  • COOK 20 mins
  • READY IN 30 mins

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Mar 18, 2014

I'm used to the old standby: manwich... I was looking for some good recipes for my picky 6 year old and came across this.. Holy this is so much better than anything from a can. I loved it and more importantly my "if its not Mac and cheese I don't want it!" 6 year old devoured it. Way to go and thank you!

Feb 13, 2014

This is exactly the same recipe my mother passed down to me and I've been making for years. It is the best sloppy joe recipe around. Sometimes I'll add chopped celery and green chiles to change it around. I've even added some beans if we are in the mood. One thing we ALWAYS do before eating the sandwiches...cube up some Velveeta and bury about 5 chunks into the meat mixture before placing on the top bun...let them melt into ooey goodness before taking that first bite...YUMMY!!!!

Jul 15, 2014

This was super easy and exactly what I expect a sloppy joe to taste like. Awesome.

Jun 28, 2014

Awesome! The kids gobbled it up, and I liked it too. Much better than the canned stuff. I will make it again and again, such a quick and simple dinner. The only thing I'll probably adjust is the cider vinegar, it was just a hair too strong for me, really, just a tad. So next time I'll try making it with just a little less cider vinegar.

Jun 25, 2014

I made it exactly as written. It was very good and all four of us enjoyed it. Next time, I will probably use a little less vinegar. This will go in our meal rotation; definitely better than making sloppy joes with a store-bought seasoning package.

May 27, 2014

easy and delicious

May 10, 2014

We made this last night in an effort to cut down on processed items. My whole family loves. Instead of buns, we use multi-grain Scoops. It lightens the meal and adds crunch!

May 04, 2014

I loved it!


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  • Calories
  • 199 kcal
  • 10%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 16.4 g
  • 5%
  • Cholesterol
  • 46 mg
  • 15%
  • Fat
  • 9 g
  • 14%
  • Fiber
  • 0.3 g
  • 1%
  • Protein
  • 13.5 g
  • 27%
  • Sodium
  • 540 mg
  • 22%

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

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