Homemade Sloppy Joe Recipe

Sloppy joes recipe
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Homemade sloppy joes are incredibly easy to make, and come together in one pan for about 20 minutes.

Browned beef is mixed with onion and green peppers and simmered in a sweetened tomato sauce.


  • Before you get started,toast your buns.(its also optional)
  • Watch the sauce so that it does not reduce too much.When the sauce dries to much it will give you a dry sloppy joe mixture.
  • Choose your favorite type of bun.

Homemade Sloppy Joe Recipe

Prep Time 5 min Cook Time 20 min Total Time 25 mins Difficulty: Intermediate Servings: 6 Best Season: Suitable throughout the year



  1. Heat oil in a pan over medium heat.Add beef and brown,breaking apart into crumbles for about 5 minutes.Drain and set aside.

  2. Return the beef in the pan,add onions and green bell peppers and cook for 3 minutes or until soft.Add garlic and cook 30 seconds or until fragrant.

  3. Add tomato sauce,water,brown sugar,mayonnaise,chilli powder,salt,black pepper.Stir until well combined.

  4. Cook over medium beat for 10-15 minutes,until mixture has thickened to your liking

  5. Remove from heat and serve over buns.

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 208

Amount Per Serving
Calories 348
Calories from Fat 139
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 15g24%
Saturated Fat 5.7g29%
Trans Fat 0.7g
Cholesterol 77mg26%
Sodium 1705mg72%
Potassium 780mg23%
Total Carbohydrate 24g8%
Dietary Fiber 2.9g12%
Sugars 16g
Protein 26g52%

Vitamin A 17%
Vitamin C 32%
Calcium 5%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily value may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.


  • Cool the mixture completely,then add into containers and freeze for 4 months.
  • Thaw overnight in the refrigerator ¬†and reheat before serving.
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