Sloppy Joes


A Sloppy Joe is a sandwich made with ground beef and onions in a tomato-based sauce, typically served on a hamburger bun. Its origins are believed to trace back to Sioux City, Iowa, in the 1930s, where it was reportedly created by a cook named Joe.

Preparation time: 5 min
Cooking time: 30 min
Resting time: N/A
Total time: 35 min
Serves: 6


  • 1/4 cup chopped onion
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar (or to taste)
  • 1/4 cup chopped green bell pepper
  • 1 teaspoon yellow mustard (or to taste)
  • 6 hamburger buns, split
  • 3/4 cup ketchup (or to taste)
  • Salt and ground black pepper to taste
  • 1 pound lean ground beef


  1. Heat a large skillet over medium heat. Cook and stir lean ground beef in the hot skillet until some of the fat starts to render, about 3 to 4 minutes.
  2. Add onion and bell pepper; continue to cook until vegetables have softened and beef is cooked through, about 3 to 5 more minutes.
  3. Stir in ketchup, brown sugar, mustard, and garlic powder; season with salt and pepper.
  4. Reduce heat to low and simmer for 20 to 30 minutes.
  5. Divide meat mixture evenly among hamburger buns.

A helpful tip for making Sloppy Joes is to toast the hamburger buns before assembling the sandwiches. This adds a delicious crunch and helps prevent the bun from becoming soggy from the meat mixture. Simply place the buns on a baking sheet, cut side up, and broil in the oven for 1-2 minutes until lightly toasted.

Nutritional Info:
Calories: 243
Carbs: 11g
Protein 14g
Fat 16g

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