Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 30 mins

This is very close to the way my Mom made Sloppy Joes for us when I was young (many years ago). I have added the onion rings for a crunchy surprise and they are oh, so good!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Brown ground beef.
  2. Add onions and continue browning.
  3. Add garlic (be careful not to burn the garlic).
  4. Add the rest of the ingredients except for the Buns and the French's French Fried Onions.
  5. Simmer the sauce for at least 30 minutes to enhance the flavour.
  6. Slice the buns and toast them if you prefer. (Sometimes I toast them in the oven with butter and garlic).
  7. Add the meat mixture to one side of the bun.
  8. Top the meat with some FFF onions.
  9. Add the top of the bun and serve.
Most Helpful

5 5

I cut this recipe in half for the 2 of us, & except for using lemon pepper instead of the usual S&P, the recipe was followed right down to the crispy onions ~ GREAT TASTING SLOPPY JOES! Thanks for sharing the recipe! [Tagged, made & reviewed for one of my adoptees in the current Pick A Chef]

4 5

I made this today for the ZWT4 family picks! It is a great recipe, but for us, way tooo sweet with the sugar, personal taste!!! I am used to a more tangy recipe!! I will say that the added french fried onions makes for a total different sloppy joe, I loved that part!!! I would definitely make again, but without the sugar!!! I should say that I use hotdog buns, much easier to eat them this way.

5 5

I made this for the Crockpot challenge for ZWT4 Flying Duchess' I scrambled the raw meat in the crockpot so it wouldn't be one big chunk, stirred in the other ingredients, turned it on high and went out. When we got home 4 hours later it tasted great, although a bit watery - if I make it in the crockpot again, I'll leave out the water.