Total Time
Prep 30 mins
Cook 0 mins

A recipe from the Everyday With Rachael Ray magazine. I have made it quite often and love it more every time!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a large skillet, cook bacon over medium heat for 5 minutes.
  2. Add onion, celery, bell pepper, and garlic.
  3. Cook until vegetables are softened, about 7 minutes; push to side of the skillet, add ground beef and cook, stirring to break up clumps, until cooked through, about 7 minutes.
  4. Stir in the ketchup and Worcestershire sauce and cook until thickened, about 5 minutes more.
  5. Salt and pepper to taste.
  6. Serve on toasted buns.


Most Helpful

Made the sloppy joes for today's lunch, and while they were very good, I found them to also be rather rich in taste. I had cooked up 5 strips of bacon in the skillet, placed the bacon on paper towels to drain, then tore into small pieces. I did sauté the celery and onions in the bacon grease for just a few minutes, before adding the ground beef and browning it 3/4's of the way, then added the garlic which I had minced. Finished browning out the meat, mixed together the Worcestershire sauce and ketchup, then added that to the browned meat. Brought to a boil, then lowered the heat to a simmer, and simmered (uncovered) for 8 minutes. They were delish! I did want to mention, I didn't have any red peppers to add, but the sloppy joes still tasted great, and I had used 75% lean ground beef, but cooked 1-1/4 lbs. of meat, which I had drained thoroughly before making the sloppy joes. Plan on making again, and still using 5 strips of bacon, as I thought the 5 strips gave the sloppy joes a nice bacon flavor. Shelby Jo, thank you for sharing this recipe. This recipe is definitely a keeper!

Domestic Goddess June 03, 2016

These were really good Sloppy Joes. A definite difference than the package one that you add the tomato paste to. The difference to me was it wasn't as sweet. Had a delicious flavor though. I thought it was going to be to much worcestershire sauce but it really blended in so well. I really like the fact that it is done in a short time with one pan to clean. I only had hamburger buns but I think next time I would use onion rolls, I think it would give it a bit of a sweet taste that I miss. Thanks for sharing your recipe Shelby, my DD and her BF and myself really enjoyed these.

FrenchBunny January 04, 2010

These were very good. I drained off the fat and was able to make a smaller batch. The bacon gives these a good flavor. I used red and yellow peppers and spiced it up with some hot sauce

School Chef November 18, 2008

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