Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 10 mins

I really like these sloppy joes. They are a little sweeter and tangier than most!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Brown ground beef with onion and salt and pepper if you like. Drain.
  2. Stir in ketchup, brown sugar, and mustard.
  3. Bring up to a simmer and allow to cook for five minutes more.
  4. I serve mine on hamburger buns that are toasted with just a little bit of additional mustard on the bun.


Most Helpful

I'm giving this 4 stars even though I changed it slightly. My usual recipe uses green bell peppers and tomato paste or sauce neither of which I had on hand so I went looking for a ketchup based recipe. I didn't use all the ketchup called for and instead added water as I think one of the secrets to good sloppy joes is simmering so that all the flavors have time to meld. As written, the ketchup taste in this recipe is too strong even when "cut" with water. I didn't use all the brown sugar called for (only about half) so I added in about a half a tablespoon more, but it didn't really help. I finally decided to add in a bit of white vinegar and that did the trick. It really helped highlight the tanginess of the mustard and the resut was a great sloppy joe! I would make this again with my adjustments.

French Fried Texan November 30, 2006

I haven't thought of these for years! My Mom always made hers this way. I'm going to make these for supper tomorrow to bring back memories! Thank you so much!

GRANNYLKM November 03, 2005

Just like mom used to make, pretty much. I cant find her recipe so I've been using this one! I like to add a little bit(maybe a half of a tablespoon each) of Worchestershire and Steak Sauce to the mix. Try it!

jimjam63 January 16, 2012

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