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Sloppy Joes

These homemade Sloppy Joes are quick to make from scratch with simple ingredients for an easy family dinner.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time25 mins
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 186kcal


  • 1 pound ground beef or ground turkey
  • ¾ cup chopped onion
  • ½ green bell pepper chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 8 ounces tomato sauce
  • ½ cup ketchup
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 teaspoon yellow mustard
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper
  • 4 hamburger buns toasted, for serving


  • Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add the ground beef to the pan and cook, crumbling. Drain off any excess grease (this may not be necessary if using lean ground beef).
  • When the beef has started to brown but hasn't cooked fully, add the onion and bell pepper to the pan. Cook, stirring often, until beef is no longer pink and vegetables have started to soften.
  • Add the garlic to the pan and cook, stirring, for 30 seconds. Reduce the heat to medium-low.
  • Add the tomato sauce, ketchup, brown sugar, Worcestershire sauce, mustard, salt and pepper to the pan. Stir. Cook at a low simmer, stirring occasionally, for about 10 minutes or until the mixture reached your desired thickness.
  • Serve Sloppy Joes on toasted hamburger buns.



  • Try adding more vegetables to this recipe. Carrots, mushrooms, zucchini, and red, yellow or orange bell peppers are good options. Chop the veggies small and add them to the pan along with the onion and green bell pepper. This is an easy way to sneak more healthy vegetables into the meal.
  • Nutrition information is for sloppy joe meat mixture only, because hamburger bun nutrition will vary by type/brand.


Serving: 1/2 cup | Calories: 186kcal | Carbohydrates: 12g | Protein: 16g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 49mg | Sodium: 654mg | Potassium: 493mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 9g | Vitamin A: 303IU | Vitamin C: 13mg | Calcium: 26mg | Iron: 2mg
Nutrition information is only an estimate.
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