Sloppy Joes make a simple and delicious meal. It is also a kid friendly meal that you can make without much preparation. This page contains sloppy joe recipes.
Quick, easy, and good.
Put a small amount of water in bottom of frying pan. Add hamburger and cook until brown. Drain grease.
Add minced onions, 1/4 cup of brown sugar, 1/3 cup water, and enough ketchup to make a really sloppy sauce. Simmer for about 10 minutes
Serve on a hamburger bun or on top of a baked potato.
By dorothy from New Creek, WV
This is one of the fastest and best-tasting lunch specials you can make. Most children love any kind of SloppyJoe Sandwich, but this one has some added flavor and nutrition.
Heat skillet and add 2 tsp olive oil to it. Allow it to get hot. Crumble up beef and add to skillet, stirring until meat is browning and slightly caramelized. Stir to further break up meat, and add the can of undiluted cream of chicken soup. Cook for 2 minutes. while stirring to heat thoroughly. Spoon over open hamburger buns.
Add a pre-made tossed salad with dressing of choice and you have a nice quick and filling lunch. My children loved our homemade baked beans with these sloppy joes.
Time: 5 Minutes Preparation Time, 15 Minutes Cooking Time
Source: My oldest daughter. The three daughters were always playing "Restaurant" when they were learning to cook. This recipe was named "Grub Gravy" on their "menu", probably from watching "Bonanza" and the introduction of Hop Sing's "chuck wagon" on the trail.
By Julia (pookarina) from Boca Raton, FL
Brown meat and onion. Add remaining ingredients. Once you have this made, you can either make sloppy joes for one night and then freeze the rest in small amounts for 1 sandwich.
When you are pressed for time, thaw meat mixture and add it to leftover mac and cheese for quick hotdish and 1/4 cup mixed vegetables. Heat on high for 2 minutes.
You can also put this mixture on baked potatoes, fries, or for fast nachos, add grated cheese and place in oven till cheese is melted.
By cj from Minot, ND
I usually double the recipe.
Brown and drain ground beef. Add pepper, onion, and garlic and saute for approximately 5 minutes. Add other ingredients and simmer for 10-15 minutes. Serve over hamburger buns with shredded cheddar cheese.
By Jodi from Aurora, CO
Brown meat. Chop onion and add to meat; cook. Add remaining ingredients. Simmer about 1 hour, stirring occasionally. Toast buns. Spoon meat into buns.
By Robin from Washington, IA
I love it when my best friend comes over to make sloppy joes. I like the kind that uses tomato paste and a seasoning packet, but I love hers! :)
Approximate Time: 30 minutes
Yield: 8 sloppy joes
Cook meat and onion. Drain well. In a large pot combine all ingredients. Stir and simmer for 1 hour.
By Robin from Washington, IA
These go over big at our house! Very kid-friendly as well.
A family favorite and a great stand-by when you need a quick meal!
Season venison steaks and put in crockpot, on slow, overnight, with small amount of water. Let cool, then tear apart with a fork. Return meat to crockpot, add can of sloppy joe sauce and simmer.
By Connie 362
In a large skillet, cook the beef, celery, onion and green pepper over medium heat until meat is no longer pink and vegetables are tender; drain.
This video has the step by step instructions to make your very own sloppy Joes. I like to make my own sloppy joes (slushburgers). I like this recipe for it freezes well. Leftovers can be made into several quick and easy meals for a later date. View the full recipe here: Homemade Sloppy Joes
This is a fun, kid-friendly recipe.
Very easy and different Sloppy Joe recipe.
Brown hamburger and onion. Add the rest of the ingredients and simmer for 15-30 minutes.
In a Dutch oven or large kettle, cook the ground beef and green pepper over medium heat until the meat is no longer pink; drain. Stir in the tomatoes, tomato sauce, tomato paste and seasonings. Bring meat mixture to a boil.
Heat oven to 400 degrees F in small bowl, stir together bisquick mix, 1/2 of shredded cheese, water and egg white. Set aside. Cook ground beef, drain. Add tomato sauce, ketchup and salt. Heat over med heat, stirring occasionally.
In a large skillet, brown the ground beef, onion and green pepper over medium high heat for 7 - 9 minutes; drain off the excess liquid. Add remaining ingredients except the buns; mix well. Reduce the heat to low and simmer for 8 - 10 minutes, stirring occasionally. Serve on buns.
Note: For some extra zing, add 1 tsp. hot pepper sauce with the other flavorings. DON'T FORGET TO PUT OUR EXTRA NAPKINS!
By Trudy from Springfield, IL
I used to buy ground beef in that amount. When my family was still home. Here are a couple of suggestions.
Brown some meat with onion(regular or dried minced), garlic(minced or powder), oregano and pepper. Then portion it out into plastic fold over sandwich bags and place 4 or 5 into a gallon zip loc bag and freeze. Thereby having a base ready for chili, spaghetti or casseroles.
Next I would make up meatloaves of whatever size I wanted then bag and freeze raw to cook when defrosted.
I'm sure you can think of lots more to do with all your lovely meat such as the tasty recipe you posted. When I was working, I did a lot of weekend prep that went into the freezer. (10/25/2004)
I also have a great sloppy joe recipe. Brown and drain 2 pounds of ground beef, add one jar of Heinz chilli sauce and one can of tomato soup (campbells). heat until hot. Serve with choice of toppings on buns. Enjoy (10/25/2004)
I have one if you want to eat really really cheap or are a vegetarian or single.
Buy TVP texturized vegetable protein, not in chunks, it also comes in granules in the bulk section of the health food store. It is cheap, doesn't go bad, and very nutritious.
Since the main flavor in Sloppy Joes or tacos is the sauce in seasoning--this stuff works great.
I take some out of the jar, usually a cup for a small can of sloppy joe sauce and cook it on the stove with about a half cup of water added. You cook it until it swells and softens and looks like ground beef.
You can kinda taste the difference, I put chopped green peppers in mine to liven it up. But it is low fat and good for you.
I do the same thing when making tacos and substitue it for the ground beef. I like this one better.
This stuff got me through college when I was tired of ramen....I had roomates and limited freezer space.
Trudy, does your recipe taste alot like manwich? My daughter loves manwich brand and I am looking for one similar to that. I have tried others and she didnt like them. Thank you! (10/10/2006)
Brown ground beef and onion; drain. Add remaining ingredients and simmer 10 minutes. Serve on hamburger buns.
Combine the following in a skillet:
Place ground beef in a large nonstick skillet over medium heat. Add onion and celery, cover the pan and cook over medium heat until beef is thawed and onions and celery are tender, about 5 minutes. Stir in the tomato soup (undiluted), ketchup, vinegar, brown sugar and Worcestershire sauce into the beef mixture. Season with salt and garlic powder. Simmer over low heat until thoroughly heated, stirring frequently. Spoon the hot beef mixture onto hamburger buns, which may be toasted first. Serves 8.
Brown meat and onion in skillet; drain fat. Combine remaining ingredients and pour over meat. Simmer 30 minutes. Serve on toasted buns.
Variation of sauce:
By Robin from Washington, IA
When we were little, my mom would make sloppy joes by browning ground beef and onions. Drain off grease and add 2 cans vegetable soups and heat thoroughly. She would serve on hamburger buns or regular bread.
Source: my mom
By castleberrycc from St. Ann, Missouri
Vegetable soup? I'm not sure if I would like that or not. Tomato soup would be more in the vein of traditional sloppy joes, but a lot of times what "Mommy made" when you were little is the only "real" thing for you -- I feel that way about a lot of things! (04/02/2008)
This was my mother's old stand-by recipe for Sloppy Joes. The recipe is probably well over 50 years old.
*My mother would add a chopped onion to the ground beef while cooking - we prefer not to have the onion. If you like onion then add a chopped onion while browning the ground beef
I am looking for a recipe for sloppy joes. I had one and lost it in when we moved. I know there are so many recipes on the web but I am looking for one that people already like, as the last batch we made was not a winner. Thanks!
Mindy from Oregon
This is my Sister's recipe, which I always loved, as I did her. She died five years ago at 66.
Delicious, even if a tad messy! (08/06/2008)
My recipe for sloppy joes is really easy, 1 pound lean ground beef, 1/2 cup finely chopped sweet onion, 1/4 teaspoon celery seed, 3 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce, ground pepper to taste and 1 cup regular ketchup. Brown ground beef and drain, cook meat and onion together until onion is soft, add celery seed, pepper and cook 2 min. add sauce and ketchup heat through and serve on toasted sesame buns with lettuce and cheese (optional) enjoy! (08/06/2008)
Rachel Ray has a great recipe for sloppy joe....
By Tracy In NH
Charlotte's Sloppy Joes
Cook and drain ground beef (I use regular ground beef, drain and rinse very well, this will make it as lean as the 93% lean beef), stir in ketchup, sugar (or splenda), mustard, and garlic salt/powder. Simmer on low for 10 - 15 minutes.
This can be made ahead and froze. It can also be kept warm on low in a crockpot.
Source: This is my mother in law Charlotte's recipe. I NEVER buy store bought sauce anymore. This is easy and tasty!
I am a big proponent of easy cooking. So, I love Womans' Day"3 ingredient meals". The one I love the most is this one for Sloppy Joes, but I love it most for goulash.
A very easy quick tasty recipe is
That is it! It was always my kids favorite. When I would make another one, they were quick to tell me it didn't taste right. Who was I to argue with success?
You can always use BBQ sauce to replace the catsup for another very good taste.
This is how we do it:
Cook together the Hamburger and Onion until done. Add a about a half cup or so of cracker crumbs to absorb the grease. Add a small can of tomato sauce and small amount of Liquid Smoke and serve. (08/08/2008)
Here is one I got from Thriftyfun some time ago. We love this.
TANGY SLOPPY JOES
In a large skillet, cook the beef, celery, onion and green pepper over medium heat until meat is no longer pink and vegetables are tender; drain. Stir in the ketchup, chili sauce, sugars, vinegar, mustard, salt and pepper. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, for 15 minutes. serve on buns. Yield: 6 servings
Tip: Try the sloppy joes filling on baked potatoes or over pasta for a change of pace.
Recipe from Eat Well
By Connie from Oden, AK
Let's make it easy!
Brown 1 lb. hamburger and 1 finely chopped onion, tilt pan and take out extra grease with a turkey baster. Then add 1/3 cup bbq sauce, 2/3 cup catsup (I use whatever is on sale) and 1 or 2 tsp. of brown sugar, to your taste.
Turn way down low and let simmer at least a 1/2 hour, stirring every 10 min.
Thats it! We like ours thick not soupy (add a little v8 or shake up the last of catsup bottle with water to thin if necessary.)
I have also been known to sneakily grate in zucchini or carrot for extra veggie boost.
I usually double or triple the recipe then freeze. (08/08/2008)
We have 4 granddaughters living with us so our recipe is really easy to accommodate the various tastebuds. To 1 1/2 lb browned and drained ground beef, I add 8 oz can tomato sauce, 1 tsp onion powder or less, dash of salt and pepper and a little water. Let it simmer to incorporate the seasonings and evaporate the water and then serve. The girls like to add a slice of cheese to their sandwiches to keep the meat juices from soaking through the buns. (08/09/2008)
I cook for about 100 people on our monthly church sings. We serve food after the singing is over ,and they have always said it was good. I use 6 pounds of hamburger, any kind, also deer burger. I brown it with an onion, then after its done, I add 2 pkgs. of mild taco seasoning, stir, then add 4 cans of cheap tomato soup just as is. Don't add water.
After it cooks enough to thicken just add ketchup to taste and a little bit of brown sugar to taste. Then simmer till you like the taste, also if still too thick, you can add water. All that's left over, freeze into containers that can be used to reheat in microwave. It lasts for quite awhile. (08/30/2008)
<img src="/images/articles/winner.jpg" align="left" width="72" height="77">This Sloppy Joe mix I made when my kids were little and I made it a lot! It makes a lot and is great for family get togethers or large families.
The nice thing is that it is really simple quick and easy on the stomach! It is a more down home type recipe and you will be surprised at how well it tastes!
Brown your hamburger, draining off any grease. Then add your ingredients and mix together. You can add pepper,salt and onion, depending on your tastes.
All you have to do now is serve. Hope you enjoy it. Good Luck
By Darlene from Fairview, PA
That is very close to the sloppy joe recipe I grew up on. The only difference is we used Ketchup instead of tomato soup and vinegar.
I might have to give your way a try. It was almost like the family secret recipe. If we had friends over my mom always used the manwich to make sloppy joes. Since growing up I have run across several sloppy joe recipes using chicken gumbo and I have to agree it is very tasty. (03/27/2008)
Brown ground beef and onion. Stir in remaining ingredients. Continue browning and stirring until well blended and the meat is cooked through. Serve on buns.
By Robin from Washington, IA
CAN YOU MAKE THIS WITHOUT GUMBO? (01/23/2007)
I have been making this exact recipe for years. It's one of our favorites! It really does need the chicken gumbo soup (Campbells makes it) as far as I'm concerned. It would be just a regular sloppy joe if you left it out and substituted something else. You might think the ingredients sound sort of wired but it's really quite tasty! My hubby likes some hamburger dills on his sandwiches.
Hi! What size gumbo do you need? A small can like chicken noodle soup or the larger cans like the Chunky soup can? Also when you say prepared mustard is that like regular yellow mustard? Sorry to sound so clueless :( Thanks (01/23/2007)
Andjerm: Yes, prepared mustard is the same as yellow mustard, like what you'd put on a hotdog. The size for the Chicken Gumbo soup is 10 3/4 oz. It's a regular size can of soup.
Oh and NO you are not clueless. Asking for specifics when you're not sure is a good idea! I like to know exactly what I'm doing before I try a recipe for the first time. (02/04/2007)
I would like to know how to make yellow sloppy joes, can you give me a hand? (01/23/2009)
By John C.
<a href="/Recipes_Freezer%20Meals_833_854.html"><img src="/images/articles8/freezermeals92x151.jpg" width="92" height="151" alt="freezer meals" align="right" hspace="5" vspace="5" border="0">There aren't many recipes this good that call for only five ingredients! With just a couple of short cuts and a little effort, you can enjoy your own Sloppy Joes whenever you want to!
In a large saucepan (Dutch oven), cook beef over medium heat until it is no longer pink and then drain the excess fat. Stir in the catsup, relish and soup mix and then heat thoroughly. Cool and freeze in a container for up to three months.
To serve Sloppy Joes, thaw in the refrigerator, heat thoroughly in a saucepan and serve on hamburger buns.
Awesome Sloppy Joes yields 14 servings.
These sound great. I am going to make a batch and divide up for freezer, as dh doesnt care for sloppy joes, but dd and I like them. Thank you for sharing. (05/04/2006)
haven't had a sloopy joe so it sounds good (05/04/2006)