Classic Sloppy Joes Recipe

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Sloppy joes are a classic American comfort food that has been enjoyed for generations. This sandwich is filled with a hearty meat sauce that is both sweet and savoury, making it a perfect meal for any occasion.

This recipe is made from scratch, delicious, quick, and easy to make. To make the recipe, you will need;

Ingredients:

– 1 pound ground beef

– 1 medium onion, diced

– 1 red bell pepper, finely diced

– 1/2 can (8 oz) tomato sauce

– 1/4 cup ketchup

– 2 tablespoons brown sugar

– 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce

– 1 teaspoon prepared mustard

-1/2 tsp garlic powder

– Salt to taste

1/4 teaspoon black pepper

– Hamburger buns

Instructions:

1. Begin by heating a large skillet over medium-high heat. Once heated, add the ground beef and cook until it is browned and crumbled. Drain any excess fat from the skillet.

2. Add the diced onion, and red bell pepper to the skillet with the ground beef. Cook the vegetables until they are soft and tender, about 3 minutes.

3. Add the tomato sauce, ketchup, brown sugar, Worcestershire sauce, mustard, salt, and black pepper to the skillet. Stir the ingredients together until they are well combined.

4. Reduce the heat to medium-low and let the mixture simmer for about 10-15 minutes until the sauce has thickened.

5. While the sauce is simmering, prepare the hamburger buns. You can toast them or leave them plain, depending on your preference.

6. Once the sauce has thickened, it is time to assemble the sandwiches. Spoon the meat mixture onto the bottom half of each hamburger bun. Top with the other half of the bun.

7. Serve the sloppy joes hot and enjoy!

Classic Sloppy Joes Recipe

A classic American comfort food that has been enjoyed for generations. This sandwich is filled with a hearty meat sauce that is both sweet and savoury, making it a perfect meal for any occasion.
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Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 4
Calories 368 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 1 lb ground beef
  • 1 medium onion diced
  • 1 medium red bell pepper finely diced
  • 8 oz tomato sauce 1/2 can
  • 1/4 cup ketchup
  • 2 tbsp brown sugar
  • 1 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tsp prepared mustard
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper or more to taste
  • 1/2 tsp salt or more to taste
  • 4 pieces Hamburger Buns

Instructions
 

  • Begin by heating a large skillet over medium-high heat. Once heated, add the ground beef and cook until it is browned and crumbled. Drain any excess fat from the skillet.
  • Add the diced onion, and red bell pepper to the skillet with the ground beef. Cook the vegetables until they are soft and tender, about 3 minutes.
  • Add the tomato sauce, ketchup, brown sugar, Worcestershire sauce, mustard, salt, and black pepper to the skillet. Stir the ingredients together until they are well combined.
  • Reduce the heat to medium-low and let the mixture simmer for about 10-15 minutes until the sauce has thickened.
  • While the sauce is simmering, prepare the hamburger buns. You can toast them or leave them plain, depending on your preference.
  • Once the sauce has thickened, it is time to assemble the sandwiches. Spoon the meat mixture onto the bottom half of each hamburger bun. Top with the other half of the bun.
  • Serve the sloppy joes hot and enjoy!

Nutrition

Calories: 368kcalCarbohydrates: 19gProtein: 21gFat: 23gSaturated Fat: 9gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 10gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 81mgSodium: 863mgPotassium: 674mgFiber: 2gSugar: 14gVitamin A: 1264IUVitamin C: 45mgCalcium: 52mgIron: 3mg
Keyword Comfort Food, Ground Beef, Sandwiches
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Customization:

There are many ways to customize your sloppy joes. Here are a few ideas:

– Add different vegetables: Instead of or in addition to the onion and red bell pepper, you can add other veggies like mushrooms, carrots, or celery.

– Change up the meat: While ground beef is traditionally used in sloppy joes, you can use ground turkey, chicken, or pork instead.

– Adjust the sweetness: If you prefer your sloppy joes to be less sweet, you can reduce the amount of brown sugar or ketchup used in the recipe.

– Spice it up: If you like spicy food, you can add some hot sauce, chilli powder, or red pepper flakes to the meat mixture.

In Conclusion, sloppy joes are a delicious and easy-to-make meal perfect for any occasion. With this recipe and our customization tips, you can create a unique and flavorful version of this classic sandwich. So next time you’re in the mood for a hearty and satisfying meal, give this sloppy joe a try!

 

Also try our other ground beef recipes

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