Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 30 mins

I hate sloppy joes. These are the only ones I'll eat! I hope you enjoy them as much as I do. Easy, fast, from scratch recipe.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Cook hamburger with onion and salt and pepper to taste.
  2. Add spices, leaving bay leaves whole, but folding them in gently.
  3. Put lid on and reduce heat, simmer for 15-20 minutes.
  4. Add a touch of water if you like your mix a little looser.
  5. Serve on buns with fresh onion and tomatoes, dill pickle if you like.
Most Helpful

5 5

I hate sloppy joes as well, but I had to try this one. I'm glad I did I love it! so does the rest of my family. I have made this several times now, serve with lettuce tomato and slices of dill pickle and with KittenCal's Fabulous Burger Buns Kittencal's Hamburger/Burger Buns This one is a keeper. Thanks for sharing this great recipe!!

5 5

Ok. This was great. And boy, did I not do it right. I was CERTAIN I had chili sauce to use in place of the ketchup. WRONG-O! I had cocktail sauce. I put it in anyway. Delish! The curry powder adds another dimension. I used 1 whole tsp. Served it over garlic bread that I get from a local watering hole here on my island.

5 5

My family really liked these, with the curry added, it surprised me how good it made it. Thank you.