Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 35 mins

This is great! Much better then anything you can buy in a can.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a skillet, cook beef, onion and garlic over medium heat until meat is no longer pink; drain.
  2. Stir in tomato sauce and paste, ketchup, brown sugar and soy sauce; mix well. Bring to a boil.
  3. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 15-20 minutes, stirring occasionally. spoon about 1/2 cup meat mixture onto each bun.
Most Helpful

We really liked these Sloppy Joes. The sauce was nice and thick, and they were super easy to throw together. I think next time I will cut the amount of brown sugar back to 1/4 cup, they were just a little sweet for our tastes, but still worth a 5 star review. Thanks for posting, made for PAC Spring 2010.

cajunhippiegirl April 04, 2010

I normally have another sloppy joe recipe that I use. It uses a large amount of ketchup. I didn't have a large amount of ketchup in the house so I searched for a recipe that used tomato sauce & tomato paste as a base and found this one. I thought that these tasted just as good. I also substituted 1/2 tsp dried minced garlic for the fresh garlic and 2 T worchestershire sauce & 1 T water for the soy sauce. This recipe turned out great with ingredients that I had on hand.

The Daycare Lady January 12, 2010