Sloppy Joes

"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!"
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  • 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.
  • Mix in all of the rest of the ingredients and turn the heat down to low. Let it simmer for 30 minutes.
  • Salt and pepper to taste and serve on hamburger buns - topped with a slice of cheese if you want!

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  1. Scrivener1
    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.
  2. Boomette
    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
  3. Kittencalrecipezazz
    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!
  4. lauralie41
    DH loved these sloppy joes! I omitted the green pepper as he doesnt care for them much, used fresh minced garlic and my onions werent looking to good so I used dried onions. Next time I think I would add more of the "sloppy" ingredients to have them a little juicier. These do have a sweeter flavor than what I am used to but was a nice change. Served on sliced bread and Fluffster's Recipe #354598. Made and reviewed for Kitten's Mini Cookathon.
  5. loof751
    Very nice sloppy joe recipe! I don't care for onions so left them out, otherwise made as specified. The bbq sauce gave this a very robust flavor. I'll probably add more of the sauce ingredients next time as we like ours a little "sloppier". Thanks for posting your recipe! Made for Fall PAC 2009


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