Sloppy Joes

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Sloppy Joes // A delicious sandwich great for any weeknight or weekend, perfect for large gatherings. The Pioneer Woman's Sloppy Joes are just as fantastic as you can imagine. | Tried and Tasty

Sloppy Joes aren’t my favorite, but Steve enjoys them. This is one of those classic recipes that you will almost always have all ingredients on hand so they are really easy to throw together. For this recipe I went to someone I knew I could trust: The Pioneer Woman. This smelled divine while simmering and blended all together oh-so-nicely. I sued ground turkey instead of ground beef for a little healthier choice and it was very good – couldn’t even tell a difference!

Sloppy Joes

Serves 8
A delicious sandwich great for any weeknight or weekend, perfect for large gatherings. The Pioneer Woman's Sloppy Joes are just as fantastic as you can imagine.
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362 calories
19 g
95 g
20 g
26 g
8 g
215 g
610 g
15 g
1 g
9 g
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
Amount Per Serving
Calories 362
Calories from Fat 184
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 20g
Saturated Fat 8g
Trans Fat 1g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 8g
Cholesterol 95mg
Sodium 610mg
Total Carbohydrates 19g
Dietary Fiber 1g
Sugars 15g
Protein 26g
Vitamin A
Vitamin C
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  1. 2 tbsp. butter
  2. 2-½ lbs ground beef or turkey
  3. ½ large onion, diced
  4. 1 large green bell pepper, diced
  5. 5 cloves garlic, minced
  6. 1-½ c. ketchup
  7. 1 c. water
  8. 2 tbsp. brown sugar
  9. 2 tsp. chili powder
  10. 1 tsp. dry mustard
  11. ½ tsp. red pepper flakes
  12. Worcestershire sauce to taste
  13. 2 tbsp. tomato paste (optional)
  14. Salt to taste
  15. Ground black pepper, to taste
  1. Add butter to a large skillet or dutch oven over medium high heat. Add ground beef and cook until brown. Drain most of the fat and discard. Add onions, green pepper, and garlic. Cook for a few minutes, or until vegetables begin to get soft. Add ketchup, brown sugar, chili pepper, dry mustard, and water. Stir to combine and simmer for 15 minutes, adding salt and pepper to taste. Also add tomato paste, Worcestershire. Taste and adjust seasonings as needed.
Adapted from The Pioneer Woman
Adapted from The Pioneer Woman
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6 comments about “Sloppy Joes

  1. Jeannette

    This is an awesome recipe. I make it often. Since there is only 2 of us I freeze half. It reheats beautifully. I highly recommend not leaving out the tomato paste. It adds a lovely richness.

      1. Greg schoener

        I make sloppy joes frequently and have numerous recipes. While “ingredients” are important so is the cooking process. Great sloppy joes are brought to a boil then quickly turn to Low and simmer covered 30minutes. Then uncover and simmer 30 more minutes. This gives time to blend flavors and thicken sauce. I also add 1/3 c. diced celery to mine.