Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 8 mins

This is the grown up version of sloppy joes. Good for you and without all the preservatives like the canned stuff. The kids never knew the difference!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Coat a large frying pan with oil and set over medium-high heat.
  2. When hot, add onion and green pepper, saute until onions starts to soften about 3 minutes.
  3. Add ground beef, crumble while browning meat.
  4. Add garlic, Worcestershire, basil, thyme, salt and pepper.
  5. Using a fork or wooden spoon, stir often to keep meat crumbling until no pink remains, 3 to 5 minutes.
  6. Mix in pasta and barbecue sauces. Stirring the mixture often until hot, about 2 more minutes.
  7. Using wooden spoon, spoon over toasted hamburger buns or bread.
Most Helpful

Made this dish as I had almost all the ingredients on hand! Made it in the morning and reheated for dinner tonight. Great flavor! The only changes I made were using a red bell pepper instead of green (it's what I had) and used ground turkey instead of ground beef. We will have this again! Thanks!

Scrapbook Lori June 23, 2010

This was a good sloopy joe. I've never fixed it with pasta sauce before. We've always used ketchup, but the pasta sauce gave it a wonderful added flavor that we enjoyed. The kids loved it. Thanks for sharing. Prepared for PAC Fall/2008.

gertc96 October 16, 2008