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Sloppy Joes Recipe

Sloppy Joes

Sweet, tangy, savory, sour -- this Sloppy Joes recipe has every flavor you want in an easy-to-make recipe that only takes forty minutes and two steps!
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword How Do I Make Sloppy Joes Recipe, How To Make Sloppy Joes Recipe, Sloppy Joes Recipe, Sloppy Joes!
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 257kcal
Author Kathleen


  • 1 pound lean ground beef or ground turkey
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 1/4 cup onion finely chopped
  • 1/4 cup green bell pepper finely chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon apple cider vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 teaspoon prepared yellow mustard
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 3/4 cup ketchup
  • 1/2 cup water


  • To a large skillet add oil and begin to heat over medium-high heat.  Add the ground beef and cook until no pink remains in the beef. Remove cooked beef to a paper towel-lined plate. Drain skillet of all but a couple of teaspoons of oil.
  • Add onions and green pepper to the skillet. Saute over medium heat until veggies are soft, a couple of minutes. Add drained beef back to the skillet. Add the rest of the ingredients and bring the mixture to a simmer. Reduce heat and continue to simmer for 30 minutes. Scoop mixture out over hamburger buns and serve!


  • You can toast the buns in a skillet with a little butter.
  • I sometimes top them with medium cheddar. If you add cheese, just pop them under the broiler for a minute or two to melt it.


Serving: 1serving | Calories: 257kcal | Carbohydrates: 17g | Protein: 25g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 70mg | Sodium: 806mg | Potassium: 577mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 14g | Vitamin A: 265IU | Vitamin C: 10mg | Calcium: 17mg | Iron: 3mg