Tuesday, February 2, 2016

One Pot Sloppy Joes

I was trying to come up with ideas to make for the Super Bowl and one that is perfect is Sloppy Joes. I had never made from scratch before so it was an experiment. They turned out really good, so I wanted to share with you. I hope you like them as well.

2-1/2 pounds Ground Beef
1/2 whole Large Onion, Diced
5 cloves Garlic, Minced
1-1/2 cup Ketchup
1 cup Water
2 Tablespoons Brown Sugar
2 teaspoons Chili Powder (more To Taste)
1 teaspoon Dry Mustard
1/2 teaspoon Red Pepper Flakes (more To Taste)
Worcestershire Sauce, To Taste
Tabasco Sauce (optional; To Taste)
Salt To Taste
Freshly Ground Black Pepper, To Taste

Brown the ground beef, and drain the water/fat.
Add onions, and garlic. Cook for a few minutes, until onions get soft.
Add ketchup, brown sugar, chili powder, dry mustard, and water. Stir to combine and simmer for 15-20 minutes, adding salt and pepper to taste.
Add Tabasco if desired. Taste and adjust seasonings as needed.
Serve on toasted or untoasted (I prefer soft) buns.


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  1. I like Sloppy Joes but I don't think I have ever tried to make them. This recipe looks so good and so easy that I think that will change fairly soon.

  2. I use the most inexpensive stuff for these.I have made so many varieties of this as well!

  3. I have always wondered what sloppy joes were. Thank you, I have to make them :)

  4. Hi! I had no idea this was called Sloppy Joes. How fun! Thank you!

  5. My family loves Sloppy Joes! I'm going to give your recipe a try, thanks for sharing!

  6. I need to try these. I'm not a fan of canned sloppy joes.

  7. I've never heard of Sloppy Joes (I'm assuming they're an American dish) but I do something similar with chilli beef on potato cakes (an Irish standard!). Yum!

  8. Sloppy Joes are always a crowd pleaser I think. I add 2 teaspoons of cumin powder to mine and they are awesome.

  9. Sloppy Joes are a 'go-to' meal in our house. Great for the busy weeknights!
    ~ Kim Pincombe Cole

  10. Great basic sloppy joe recipe that is more economical and tastier than the canned version.

  11. Thank you for this recipe, my mom used to make sloppy joes a lot when I was a kid.

  12. This looks awesome!

  13. I make not so sloppy joes something like this but not 2 pounds at a time. I'm always spilling so I must have a thicker joe to keep it on the bun. Thanks for sharing.

  14. I make sloppy Joes every year. These look really good

  15. Reads like a good recipe. I think I'd omit chili powder and include some mince mushrooms.

  16. sloppy joes!!! one of the finest american diner foods, imo. i love it. thanks so much for the recipe. :)

  17. I tried this recipe (well, my version of it) at the weekend & yes, they were truly scrummy!

  18. I love sloppy joes and these sound yummy! I usually use canned sauce but this sounds so much better to try.

  19. I like one pot meals because after cooking dinner I don't feel like moving after I've eaten, and if it's one pan sometimes I'll just let it soak too haha

  20. That sounds really good. I like crock pot meals.

  21. This looks so good, and the little touches like the brown sugar must make it really tasty. I want to make this soon, I love it is ready asap!