Rachael Ray's Super Scrumptious Sloppy Joes

Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 25 mins

This recipe is from Food Network's Rachael Ray. I like it b/c it uses tomato sauce instead of ketchup, and you can spice it up as you like. I add more onions as well as some garlic. * I like to use a little less brown sugar, as we like ours spicier rather than sweet.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Heat a large skillet over medium high heat.
  2. Add oil and meat to the pan.
  3. Spread the meat around the pan and begin to break it up.
  4. Combine brown sugar and steak seasoning.
  5. Add sugar and spice mixture to the skillet and combine.
  6. When the meat has browned, add onion and red peppers to the skillet.
  7. Reduce heat to medium and cook onions, peppers, red wine vinegar and Worcestershire sauce with meat for 5 minutes.
  8. Add tomato sauce and paste to pan.
  9. Stir to combine.
  10. Reduce heat to simmer and cook Sloppy Joe mixture 5 minutes longer.
  11. Using a large spoon or ice cream scoop, pile sloppy meat onto toasted, buttered bun bottoms and cover with bun tops.
  12. Serve with your favorite sides or sliced tomatoes seasoned with salt and pepper, dill pickles and Potato Salad.
  13. We like to put a thick slice of cheddar on top of the meat in the sandwich and broil it for a few minutes to melt. YUM.
Most Helpful

I made this one day when I was craving sloppy joe's and couldn't find the packet of seasoning like my mother used to use.
We loved this so much, I'll never use the packet again!

Laurefin October 28, 2012

Mmm-mmm, very good! Spicier than other sloppy joe recipes I've tried--I did add about 3 tsp. of the Montreal Steak Seasoning. I will definitely make these again. Thanks!

Southern Transplant June 29, 2011

This is one of the best sloppy joes I made. DH really liked this one. :) We had it with monterey jack cheese, mustard, relish, hot peppers in a jar. Really good. Thanks newspapergal :) Made for I Recommend tag game

Boomette April 15, 2011