Sloppy joes are a classic American sandwich made with ground meat, tomato sauce or ketchup, and various seasonings, served on a hamburger bun. They are a quick and easy meal that is often served at home and at school cafeterias.

Sloppy joes are made by cooking ground meat, usually beef, in a skillet or saucepan until it is browned, then adding diced onions, bell peppers, and garlic and cooking until the vegetables are soft.

Tomato sauce, brown sugar, Worcestershire sauce, and mustard are then added to the mixture, and the whole thing is simmered until the flavors have melded together and the sauce has thickened. The mixture is then spooned onto the hamburger buns and served hot. Sloppy joes are often served with potato chips or French fries on the side.

Sloppy joes

Sloppy joes Ingredients

Here is a recipe for homemade sloppy joes that serves 4-6 people:

  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 small onion, diced
  • 1 small bell pepper, diced
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1/2 cup tomato sauce or ketchup
  • 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon mustard
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 4-6 hamburger buns

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Sloppy joes Instructions

  1. In a large skillet or saucepan, cook the ground beef over medium-high heat until it is browned, breaking it up with a spatula as it cooks.
  2. Add the onion, bell pepper, and garlic to the skillet and cook until the vegetables are soft, about 5 minutes.
  3. Stir in the tomato sauce, brown sugar, Worcestershire sauce, and mustard. Bring the mixture to a simmer and let it cook for 10-15 minutes, until the flavors have melded together and the sauce has thickened.
  4. Season the mixture with salt and pepper to taste.
  5. To serve, spoon the sloppy joe mixture onto the hamburger buns and serve hot.

You can also add other vegetables or spices to the mixture if you like. Some variations include adding sliced mushrooms, diced carrots, or chopped bell peppers. You can also add a pinch of cayenne pepper or chili powder for a little extra kick.