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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!

THE BEST SLOPPY JOES RECIPE

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.

HOMEMADE SLOPPY JOES RECIPE

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! 

BEST SLOPPY JOES RECIPE

SLOPPY JOES INGREDIENTS

  •  ground beef
  •  onion
  •  celery
  •  ketchup
  •  lemon juice
  •  brown sugar
  •  Worcestershire sauce
  •  salt
  •  white vinegar
  •  dry mustard

SLOPPY JOES TOPPINGS

  • sliced cheese
  • pickles
  • bacon
  • fried crispy onions straws (my favorite!)
  • sour cream
  • potato chips

SLOPPY JOES INGREDIENTS

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.

EASY SLOPPY JOES RECIPE

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.

HOW TO MAKE SLOPPY JOES

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.

HOMEMADE SLOPPY JOES RECIPE

WHAT ARE THE BEST SIDE DISHES FOR SLOPPY JOES?

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THE BEST SLOPPY JOES RECIPE
Yield: SERVES 8-10

THE BEST SLOPPY JOES RECIPE

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 5 minutes

Ingredients

  • 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

Instructions

  1. In a large skillet pan, brown ground beef, onion, and celery. Drain fat.
  2. Add ketchup, water, lemon juice, brown sugar, Worcestershire sauce, salt, vinegar, and dry mustard. Stir to combine.
  3. Cover and simmer for 1 hour.
  4. Serve on hamburger buns.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

20

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 282 Total Fat: 16g Saturated Fat: 6g Trans Fat: 1g Unsaturated Fat: 7g Cholesterol: 81mg Sodium: 631mg Carbohydrates: 9g Fiber: 0g Sugar: 7g Protein: 25g

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7 comments on “THE BEST SLOPPY JOES RECIPE”

  1. This has always been my husband’s favorite comfort food! He devoured this! Thanks so much!

  2. So excited to give this one a go! My boys sure love sloppy joes!

  3. Sometimes, there is nothing better than a sloppy joe! I love how easy they are to make & everyone always loves them!

  4. I’ve never topped my Sloppy Joes with anything, but I’m game to try some of your ideas!

  5. This is such a great recipe! Everyone in my house loves it!

  6. These were so delicious and super easy to make! Adding this to our regular dinner rotation. 

  7. My kids love these!

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