THE BEST SLOPPY JOES RECIPE
The Best Sloppy Joes Recipe EVER! This quick and easy sloppy joes is a family favorite and perfect for backyard BBQ parties!
BEST SLOPPY JOES
If you’re looking for the Best Sloppy Joes, you’re going to love this recipe. No other sandwich out there can compete with this delicious mess!
I just love eating Sloppy Joes. It’s like taking everything that you’ve ever learned about manners and just tossing them right out the window. And when the word “messy” is part of the name of the food, you know it’s going to be good.
Kids all over the world rejoice in getting to eat Sloppy Joes because of their fun factor, for sure. But why I think that this is the Best Sloppy Joes recipe ever is because I love that it has a tad bit of sweetness in each and every bite. My little secret added ingredient? Just a pinch (or two!) of brown sugar. Does the trick every single time.
That sweetness combined with the flavor of ketchup is like a match made in heaven. One bite and I think you’ll agree. With the summer months literally right around the corner, now’s the time to make this Sloppy Joe recipe.
Just have a picnic outside and then hose off the kids before they come inside the house. (if the weather is super hot, they’ll love it!)
Have fun making this Sloppy Joe recipe because it’s just as much fun to eat!
SLOPPY JOES INGREDIENTS
- ground beef
- lemon juice
- brown sugar
- Worcestershire sauce
- white vinegar
- dry mustard
SLOPPY JOES TOPPINGS
- sliced cheese
- fried crispy onions straws (my favorite!)
- sour cream
- potato chips
HOW TO MAKE SLOPPY JOES
To make these sloppy joes, simply:
STEP 1: In a large skillet pan, brown ground beef, onion, and celery. Drain fat.
STEP 2: Add ketchup, water, lemon juice, brown sugar, Worcestershire sauce, salt, vinegar, and dry mustard. Stir to combine.
STEP 3: Cover and simmer for 1 hour.
STEP 4: Serve on hamburger buns.
CAN I MAKE SLOPPY JOES IN THE CROCKPOT?
YES, you can make this sloppy joes recipe in the slow cooker. I like to make these sloppy joes in the crockpot when we are having a party. To make sloppy joes in the crockpot, brown the meat first and then throw the rest of the ingredients in the slow cooker, stir and cook on low for 6-7 hours or on high for 3-4 hours.
CAN I FREEZE SLOPPY JOES?
ABSOLUTELY! Just make the sloppy joes, and freeze it in small containers or freezer bags. You can freeze it for 3-6 months. To reheat frozen sloppy joes, defrost & reheat in the microwave or in a pan.
WHAT ARE THE BEST SIDE DISHES FOR SLOPPY JOES?
- 4 pounds ground beef
- 1 cup onion, chopped
- ½ cup celery, finely chopped
- 2 cups ketchup
- 1 cup water
- ¼ cup lemon juice
- 2 Tablespoons brown sugar
- 1 Tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
- 1 Tablespoon salt
- 2 teaspoons vinegar
- ½ teaspoon dry mustard
- In a large skillet pan, brown ground beef, onion, and celery. Drain fat.
- Add ketchup, water, lemon juice, brown sugar, Worcestershire sauce, salt, vinegar, and dry mustard. Stir to combine.
- Cover and simmer for 1 hour.
- Serve on hamburger buns.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 282Total Fat: 16gSaturated Fat: 6gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 7gCholesterol: 81mgSodium: 631mgCarbohydrates: 9gFiber: 0gSugar: 7gProtein: 25g
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