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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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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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  • PREP 10 mins
  • COOK 15 mins
  • READY IN 25 mins

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
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.

 
Most Helpful Critical Review
Feb 12, 2012

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

 
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!!

 
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!

 
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!

 
Jun 28, 2014

I have made this recipe twice, once with the green peppers and once without. It's better with the peppers. They cook very nicely with ground beef, so you don't get an overpowering pepper taste. I add the salt and pepper to the ground beef while it's cooking to enhance the flavor of the meat. Some reviewers said it tasted too ketchupy. The longer you let it simmer, the more the ketchup will cook. I added about 20 minutes cooking time. I think it will be a good base recipe to customize, but I do like it just the way it is, and so do my teenage boys, one of whom is a very picky eater.

 
Jan 02, 2014

I made this last night, my family loved it. I tweaked it a little by adding green onions (because I had some in the fridge), a little more pepper than called for and instead of a cup and a half of ketchup I used a cup and a quarter and a quarter cup of barbeque sauce. Will definitely be making this again.

 

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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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