Sloppy Joes Sandwiches
Total TimePrep/Total Time: 30 min.
- 1 pound ground beef
- 1 cup ketchup
- 1/4 cup water
- 2 tablespoons brown sugar
- 2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
- 2 teaspoons prepared mustard
- 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 4 hamburger buns, split
- In a large skillet, cook beef over medium heat until no longer pink; drain. Stir in the ketchup, water, brown sugar, Worcestershire sauce, mustard, garlic powder, onion powder and salt. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 15-20 minutes. Serve on buns.
Homemade Sloppy Joe Tips
Do you drain the meat for sloppy joes?We suggest draining the browned beef, because excess grease serves as a barrier to sloppy joe seasonings. You'll want the beef to absorb these wonderful flavors as it cooks.
How do you thicken sloppy joes?If your meat mixture seems too thin after simmering for 15 to 20 minutes, cook, uncovered, until it reaches the desired consistency, stirring frequently. You could also try making a thickening agent by combining 1 tablespoon cornstarch and 1 tablespoon water. Stir into the filling towards the end of cooking time and simmer until thickened.
What can I add to sloppy joes?Sloppy joes are excellent for sparking your creativity! Stir in chopped tomatoes, peppers, onions, green chilies or chipotle peppers in adobo sauce. You can even top the filling with pickles or a slice of melted cheese. To really ramp up your sloppy joe game, check out these unique sloppy joe recipes or any of these quick sloppy joe recipes.
Nutrition Facts1 sandwich: 439 calories, 16g fat (6g saturated fat), 75mg cholesterol, 1360mg sodium, 46g carbohydrate (17g sugars, 2g fiber), 27g protein.
Jul 11, 2020
This looks just as easy as using canned sloppy joe sauce, but, I don't have to go to the store- I have all of the ingredients necessary in my pantry!! Thank you for simplifying tonight's dinner!!!
Jun 22, 2020
Very good! Also used tomato sauce instead of ketchup.
May 27, 2020
Following other comments, I eschewed ketchup and substituted an 8oz can of no-salt added tomato sauce instead. I added a pinch more salt than the recipe called for and it all was very good. A sweetness but not too sweet. Even letting it cook longer seemed to leave it saucy so perhaps next time I will reduce the water.
May 27, 2020
I hadn't made sloppy joes in years, so I went looking for a recipe. This looked right, and yes it was!
Apr 29, 2020
Pretty good, I saute chopped onions in place of the onion powder
Apr 25, 2020
My friend loved these sloppy Joes. He said "better than the canned stuff". It is a bit too sweet for my taste. I believe I'll try it with tomato sauce instead of ketchup to cut that sweet taste next time.
Apr 25, 2020
Just like my mother's recipe, except hers calls for 3 tsp. cider vinegar. It gives it a "tang" that makes a huge difference.
Apr 21, 2020
My husband said these were great! He loved that they weren't overly sloppy and were flavorful.
Apr 2, 2020
These sloppy joes are so, so good. Super easy. I added a heavy handful of chopped matchstick carrots as my husband and I like the added bit of a light crunch. This is another TOH keeper.
Mar 24, 2020
This is a really delicious recipe. I don't have onion or garlic powder, so I used diced onion and minced garlic, and we added some diced peppers. My husband and I both loved the result.