Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 30 mins

Another tried and true recipe whose origin I can't remember. I really prefer the taste of these home-made joes to the canned sauce, and isn't much more work!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Add the green pepper, onion, and ground beef to a skillet. Cook over medium heat until all the beef is browned. Drain off the grease. Return the skillet to the stove.
  2. Mix in all of the rest of the ingredients and turn the heat down to low. Let it simmer for 30 minutes.
  3. Salt and pepper to taste and serve on hamburger buns - topped with a slice of cheese if you want!


Most Helpful

I enjoyed these and will make them again. I will definately cut the brown sugar down to 1 1/2 T, and I agree with others that these need to be sloppier...especially if you will be keeping them warm in a crock pot.

Scrivener1 November 14, 2012

The taste is perfect. It's not sweet as some sloppy joes I made. But I would have like that the meat holds together a bit more. Thanks Misa :) Made for all you can cook buffet

Boomette February 29, 2012

one of the best I have tasted so far and I have made many, I did use a whole onion and added in 4 large minced garlic cloves and for lots of heat added in 2 heaping tablespoons of crushed chili flakes, I omitted the garlic powder, this was chosen, made and enjoyed for KK's Chef's Pick forum event, thanks Misa!

Kittencal@recipezazz January 09, 2010

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