Sloppy Joe Sandwiches

Published on Jun 11, 2016
Updated on Nov 15, 2018

Sloppy Joes // Tried and Tasty

Sloppy Joes // Tried and Tasty

Ahhh good ol’ Sloppy Joes. The unofficial sandwich of childhood! Who among us doesn’t have at least one memory of standing in line at the food counter during school, as the lunch lady (bless her heart) gleefully plopped down that delicious slop mixture on the plate?

Sloppy Joes may not be the most elegant sandwich or meal out there, but by golly they sure are delicious and easy to make! Judge all you want, but I think nearly everyone enjoys a good Sloppy Joe once in a while!

This recipe is nice and straightforward, using down to earth ingredients that you can feel good about. It’ll take you and your family back to simpler times, and fill your belly with hearty goodness in the process. So grab a milk carton and sit next to your favorite buddy as you prepare to enjoy this comforting meal!

Sloppy Joes

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Sloppy Joes
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes
Servings: 8
Calories: 469 kcal
Author: Yvonne

Sloppy Joes are 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.



  • 2 tbsp. butter
  • 2-½ lbs ground beef or turkey
  • ½ large onion diced
  • 1 large green bell pepper diced
  • 5 cloves garlic minced
  • 1-½ c. ketchup
  • 1 c. water
  • 2 tbsp. brown sugar
  • 2 tsp. chili powder
  • 1 tsp. dry mustard
  • ½ tsp. red pepper flakes
  • Worcestershire sauce to taste
  • 2 tbsp. tomato paste optional
  • Salt to taste
  • 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. 

  2.  Add onions, green pepper, and garlic. Cook for a few minutes, or until vegetables begin to get soft. 

  3. Add ketchup, brown sugar, chili pepper, dry mustard, and water. Stir to combine and simmer for 15 minutes, adding salt and pepper to taste.

  4. Add tomato paste, Worcestershire. Taste and adjust seasonings as needed.

Recipe Notes

Adapted from The Pioneer Woman

Nutrition Facts
Sloppy Joes
Amount Per Serving
Calories 469 Calories from Fat 279
% Daily Value*
Fat 31g48%
Saturated Fat 12g75%
Cholesterol 108mg36%
Sodium 581mg25%
Potassium 643mg18%
Carbohydrates 18g6%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 14g16%
Protein 25g50%
Vitamin A 890IU18%
Vitamin C 15.7mg19%
Calcium 49mg5%
Iron 3.5mg19%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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4 comments about “Sloppy Joe Sandwiches

  1. Kathleen

    I may try this with lentils instead of meat to make this vegetarian. The sauce ingredients sound delicious.

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