Basic Sloppy Joe


I had my very first Sloppy Joe yesterday. I got the recipe from my father’s friends in Texas. I want to thank you with this message, as it is probably one of my new “Lazy Wednesday” dinners.

The lightly sweet taste is what makes it so special. The sauce wasn’t too “sloppy”, so we didn’t make such a mess while eating, Tho everything was really juicy.

Shouldn’t have cooked it while my husband was here tho, because now he thinks we eat like that every day, In my eyes it’s a wonderful leftover dish. For my husbands next Game-Night I will definitely make a mini Sloppy Joe Buffet. I always have leftovers from sauces like spaghetti sauce , shredded chicken and German meat sauce that i freeze, and this is just the perfect way to use them.

Putting them all on some mini burger buns, so that everyone can pick his favorite.

What you need

  • 1lbs ground beef, as lean as possible)
  • ½ onion
  • ½ green or red bell pepper
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ½ teaspoon honey mustard
  • ⅔ cup ketchup
  • 2 teaspoons brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon Worcester sauce
  • ¼ cup water
  • 1 tablespoon whole wheat flour
  • salt and pepper
  • 4-6 burger buns

How you make it

  1. Cut onion and bell pepper into cubes
  2. In a small bowl mix together garlic, mustard, ketchup, sugar, Worcester sauce, water and flour, set aside
  3. In a large skillet brown the ground beef together with onions and bell pepper (about 5 minutes)
  4. Reduce heat to medium and add the sauce mix
  5. Stir well until all the meat is covered with sauce
  6. Reduce heat even more and let simmer for about 20 minutes, stirring in between
  7. For serving simply put meat on a burger bun (if you want, you can grill the bun in a pan for a minute before)