Mom's Sloppy Joes

READY IN: 30mins
Recipe by Wildflour

Just as easy as opening "one of those cans" or packet mixes, only MUCH better! (I'm sure much healthier, too.) *The sauce is also very good as a homemade bbq sauce for chicken, ribs, pork chops, etc. Thanks, Mom! Enjoy!! :D

Top Review by Torricus

Yum! Made these tonight, and they were very tasty. I doubled it, added a heaping spoonful of chopped shallots and cooked them with the beef for a bit, and I didn't simmer it for the full 20 minutes, but it turned out fabulous all the same. Next time, I'm thinking I might add in a little bit of chilli powder or chilli flakes for a bit of a kick, but other than that, I'd keep everything just the same!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In frying pan, brown ground beef til no longer pink, breaking up into very small pieces as you cook. (If you leave it in larger pieces/chunks, the meat won't all get coated as much, and won't be as good. Will also fall off the bun more easily.).
  2. Drain grease.
  3. Add rest of ingredients, stir well to mix.
  4. Simmer over low heat for 20 minutes or so, stirring ocaisionally.
  5. Serve on warmed hamburger buns.
  6. *If using as a bbq sauce, simmer ingredients in a small saucepan over low heat for about 15-20 minutes, stirring ocaisionally. Grill meat (chicken, etc.) til just done. Baste well with sauce and cook 3-5 minutes longer. Turning and basting.
  7. If baking instead of grilling, the bbq-style sauce can be added to the raw meat and baked the entire time at 350 degrees til done.

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