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Sloppy Joes

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.

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


  • 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.