Okay, so this isn’t a culinary masterpiece but it is an easy dinner when you have leftover ground beef and hamburger buns to use up. I wasn’t in the mood for anything fancy and I was really tired so I threw some ingredients together and made sloppy joes. It was extremely easy to make and tasted great. I served them with potato salad and watermelon wedges. My husband and kids loved this dinner and I loved how easy it was.
- 1 1/2 lbs of ground beef
- 1 small sweet yellow onion, diced
- 1/4 orange bell pepper, diced
- 1 celery stalk, diced
- 3 cloves of garlic, minced
- 1 tsp dried mustard
- 1/2 tsp paprika
- 1 cup of ketchup
- 1 tsp brown sugar
- 2 tbsp water
- Salt and pepper to taste
How to Make Sloppy Joes
Heat a skillet over medium heat. Add ground beef and cook for 3-4 minutes, making sure to break it up into crumbles.
Add the onion, celery, garlic, and bell pepper and cook for 2-3 minutes or until soft.
Drain any grease then add ketchup, brown sugar, and water then season with sea salt and freshly cracked pepper, to taste. Stir and simmer for 15-20 minutes. Enjoy.
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I love that you blogged about sloppy joes. They’re an old-time fave of mine. I tried to make them recently in the crockpot for a quick after-soccer dinner and they were a disaster. I’ll have to try your recipe!
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My husband’s all time favorite is Sloppy Joes. I’ve never actually made them homemade like this, I usually just spruce up the canned sauce…I will definately try this! Great dinner!
You’ve got a great blog here…I’m going to have to go “explore” now…: )
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Your Sloppy Joes ae the most savory I’ve seen. I am going to be on the go for the ext couple ofmonths and this will definiely make into my quick meal rotation.
You have a wonderful blog…you knocked my socks off with the asparagus and zucchini spears YUM!
That looks good, I have never made homemade and John hates the canned stuff, so I gotta try this!
Looks like a great recipe! I love sloppy joes and have been craving the like crazy lately!
Sloppy joes and steak fries? What time should I send my husband over? Sloppy Joes are great; they always bring a smile to my face and I love eating them. Yours has a great homemade BBQ feel to it … double yum!
I make these at least once a year. When I do it next time I’m making your version. They look delicious and very real people food! I love it.
This is typical of one of my weekend meals, where I don’t want to cook. The weekend is for something other than life in the kitchen, isn’t it?
I wonder if my dearly beloved would tolerate this…
What a great idea! I haven’t had these in forever! I used to make my mom make them for me every Halloween with corn! LOL!
Love, love, love the sloppy joe. It is so versatile. Reheats great, can take it to a tailgate or picnic, and everyone one is happy to eat one!!
Thanks for stopping by the site. Yours looks great. I love your pics, and you try and make everything healthier.
Sloppy Joe’s were a staple of mine as a kid. I even request them when I go home every few months… like they are hard to make right? 🙂
I like ’em extra sloppy (Billy Madison… good movie)
I love how these sloppy joes look like they have extra chunky veggies. Yum!
oOo sloppy joes!those look so yummy!
That looks good! It has been too long since I last made sloppy joe’s and I haven’t tried making them from scratch yet. I am going to have to get this onto my meal plan soon.
I think I completely forgot about sloppy joes until I read your post…now I have a sudden craving from my childhood! Thanks for the reminder, I think I will have to try out this recipe, it sounds pretty darn good!
So simple, but it looks so tasty!
Damn, I should have seen this last night… I had ground beef and wanted something delicious, but could not think of anything, I made Bobotie, but sadly it did not hit the spot!!
i love sloppy joes, and yours sound perfect. just seeing the words sloppy joe makes me think of adam sandler’s lunchlady song. if you haven’t heard it, i wish you’d hunt it down and listen to it–it’s hilarious. 🙂
hmmm havent tried this yet in hong kong….i’ll have to try your recipe ^_^
Beats all the preservative in a can of prepared stuff, too. I’m trying your recipe!
Love your sloppy joes, they’re the proof that simple things in life can be really really tasty. What a great idea to serve them along some watermelon!
I am a sloppy joe fan! And my recipe has celery – and I’ve never seen anyone else use celery so I was so glad to see that you do too!
The sloppy joes look great! Does it make a difference to sautee the onions and vegetables and then do the meat?
You can saute the veggies first then cook the meat. I just did it all together because it was easier. Hope you enjoy!
nice post… thanks!!!
Hello. Today I think I have spent about 5 hours on your blog saving about 95% of your recipes. I love your taste in food!! My boyfriend of 5 years is a VERY picky eater and I think I might get away with making almost all of your recipes. I will check back often and look forward to seeing more dishes!
I wanted to say I love all your recipes on here and can not wait to try them. I was wondering though if you or anyone has tried ground turkey breast for their sloppy joes instead of ground beef? It is a great alternative and healthier too! And let me just say ever since I have tried it I have not gone back to ground beef in my sloppy joes yet!