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Sloppy Joe Sandwich

Hearty Comfort: Classic Sloppy Joe Sandwich Experience the hearty comfort of a Classic Sloppy Joe Sandwich, a timeless favorite that combines savory ground beef in a rich tomato sauce, served between soft hamburger buns. This recipe offers the perfect blend of sweet, tangy, and savory flavors, making it a crowd-pleasing option for lunch or dinner. Whether you’re enjoying it on a lazy weekend or a busy weeknight, this Sloppy Joe Sandwich promises to satisfy your hunger and leave you craving more. Get ready to savor the hearty comfort of a Classic Sloppy Joe Sandwich.

A Taste of Nostalgia

The star of this recipe is the nostalgia it brings, taking you back to simpler times when a messy sandwich brought pure joy.

Perfect for Any Occasion

Classic Sloppy Joe Sandwiches are perfect for casual family dinners, potlucks, picnics, or any time you crave a satisfying meal.

Substitutions and Variations:

Customize your Classic Sloppy Joe Sandwich with these variations:

  1. Turkey Twist: Use ground turkey instead of beef for a lighter option with a unique flavor.
  2. Veggie Delight: Swap out the meat entirely and use lentils, mushrooms, or a meatless ground substitute for a vegetarian Sloppy Joe.
  3. Spicy Kick: Add diced jalapeños or hot sauce for an extra kick of heat and flavor.

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Tips or Notes:

  • Serve your Sloppy Joe Sandwich with a side of coleslaw, pickles, or potato chips for a complete meal.
  • Adjust the sweetness and tanginess of the sauce by adding more or less ketchup, brown sugar, or vinegar to suit your taste.
  • Toast the hamburger buns for a slightly crispy texture.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I make Sloppy Joe mix in advance?

Yes, you can prepare the Sloppy Joe filling in advance and store it in the refrigerator for up to three days. Reheat it on the stovetop or in the microwave before serving.

Can I freeze Sloppy Joe mixture?

Absolutely! You can freeze leftover Sloppy Joe filling in an airtight container for up to three months. Thaw it in the refrigerator and reheat it when you’re ready to enjoy.

Sloppy Joe Sandwich

Sloppy Joe Sandwich

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  • 1 pound 1 ground beef

  • 1 small 1 onion, finely chopped

  • 1/2 1/2 green bell pepper, finely chopped

  • 2 cloves 2 garlic, minced

  • 1 cup 1 ketchup

  • 2 tablespoons 2 brown sugar

  • 1 tablespoon 1 yellow mustard

  • 1 tablespoon 1 Worcestershire sauce

  • 1 tablespoon 1 white vinegar

  • Salt and pepper to taste

  • 4 4 -6 hamburger buns


  • In a large skillet over medium heat, cook the ground beef, breaking it apart with a spatula as it browns. Drain any excess fat.
  • Add the finely chopped onion, green bell pepper, and minced garlic to the skillet with the cooked beef. Cook for about 3-4 minutes or until the vegetables are softened.
  • In a separate bowl, whisk together the ketchup, brown sugar, yellow mustard, Worcestershire sauce, and white vinegar.
  • Pour the sauce mixture over the cooked beef and vegetables in the skillet. Stir to combine.
  • Simmer the mixture for about 10-15 minutes, stirring occasionally, until the sauce thickens and coats the meat and vegetables. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  • While the Sloppy Joe filling simmers, toast the hamburger buns in a toaster or on a hot griddle until they are lightly golden.
  • Once the Sloppy Joe mixture is ready, spoon it onto the bottom halves of the toasted hamburger buns.
  • Top with the other halves of the buns to create sandwiches.
  • Serve your Classic Sloppy Joe Sandwiches with your favorite sides and enjoy the hearty comfort!

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