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When I think of home-cooked comfort food, I immediately think of Sloppy Joes. This classic American dish is so simple to prepare and tastes delicious. It’s no wonder why it’s been a popular dish for generations. This Sloppy Joe recipe is my favorite, and I’m sure you’ll love it too.


To make the best Sloppy Joe, you’ll need the following ingredients:

  • 1 pound of ground beef
  • 1 small onion, diced
  • 1/2 cup of diced green bell pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon of garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon of dried oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon of paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon of chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon of salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon of ground black pepper
  • 1/2 cup of ketchup
  • 1/4 cup of Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 tablespoons of light brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup of water
  • 4 hamburger buns


To make the Sloppy Joes, you’ll need to start by browning the ground beef in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Once the beef is browned, add the onion and bell pepper and cook for a few minutes until they are softened. Add the garlic powder, oregano, paprika, chili powder, salt, and pepper, and cook for a few minutes more.

Next, add the ketchup, Worcestershire sauce, and brown sugar, and mix until everything is combined. Reduce the heat to low and simmer for 10 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add the water and stir until the mixture is well combined. Simmer for 5 minutes more.

To serve, split the buns in half and spoon the Sloppy Joe mixture onto the bottom halves. Place the top halves of the buns on top and enjoy!

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size Calories Fat Carbohydrates Protein
1 Sloppy Joe Sandwich 357 9g 45g 22g

Tips and Tricks

When it comes to Sloppy Joes, there’s no one-size-fits-all recipe. Feel free to get creative and add your own favorite ingredients or spices. For a kick of heat, add a diced jalapeno pepper or a pinch of cayenne pepper. If you like things a little sweeter, add a tablespoon of honey. You can also add a can of drained black beans or a cup of corn for some extra flavor and texture.


This Sloppy Joe recipe is sure to be a hit with the whole family. It’s easy to make, tasty, and packed with flavor. So the next time you’re looking for a quick and delicious meal, whip up a batch of Sloppy Joes. As the old saying goes, “If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it!”

And if you’re feeling extra saucy, why not try singing “Sloppy Joe, it’s a-goin’ down, I’m gonna make it right now” while you cook? It’s sure to make you smile and get you in the cooking spirit!

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