Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 30 mins

I've been making this recipe for over 30 years. My kids used to request this for dinner a lot when growing up. Now they make this for their own families!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a large skillet, brown ground beef with bell peppers and onions; drain.
  2. Return meat to skillet and add ketchup, water, beef bouillon, sugar and mustard.
  3. Bring to a boil.
  4. Reduce heat, cover and simmer for 15-20 minutes.
  5. Serve on warm toasted buns.


Most Helpful

very good, a little sweet so next time i will probably use tomato sauce rather than ketchup. Family enjoyed it a lot. Thanks!

hanson1326 October 25, 2010

I did not have the beef bouillon granules, so I omitted them. The recipe was GREAT! We enjoyed it, and I will be making this again. Thanks for sharing!

GG913 September 27, 2010

I honestly cannot believe that I haven't rated this yet. I found this recipe when I was pregnant and craving sloppy joes. It was the the only recipes that I had all the ingredients for so it is the one I made. The baby who caused those cravings is now two and loves this recipe. A keeper for many years to come!

Jess06 August 04, 2008

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