The Best Homemade Sloppy Joes

Sloppy Joes is a classic American dish that originated in the early 20th century.

Sloppy Joesa is hearty and filling sandwich made with ground beef, tomato sauce, and a variety of seasonings and spices, all served on a soft bun. This dish is beloved for its savory and tangy flavor, as well as its ease of preparation. It's a great option for a quick and satisfying meal, and can be customized with different ingredients and spices to suit your tastes.

  • Preparation Time: 30 minutes


  • 1 lb ground beef
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 1 green bell pepper, diced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 can (8 oz) tomato sauce
  • 1/2 cup ketchup
  • 2 tbsp brown sugar
  • 2 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tbsp mustard
  • 1 tbsp vinegar
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 8 hamburger buns


  1. Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add ground beef and cook until browned, about 5-7 minutes. Drain excess fat.
  2. Add onion, green bell pepper, and garlic to the skillet. Cook until vegetables are tender, about 5-7 minutes.
  3. Stir in tomato sauce, ketchup, brown sugar, Worcestershire sauce, mustard, vinegar, salt, and pepper. Reduce heat to medium-low and simmer for 10-15 minutes, stirring occasionally, until mixture has thickened.
  4. Toast hamburger buns if desired. Spoon sloppy joe mixture onto each bun and serve hot.

Nutritional Information:

Serving Size: 1 Sloppy Joe

  • Calories: 408
  • Total Fat: 15g
  • Saturated Fat: 5g
  • Cholesterol: 56mg
  • Sodium: 809mg
  • Total Carbohydrates: 47g
  • Dietary Fiber: 3g
  • Sugar: 17g
  • Protein: 22g

Sloppy Joes are a classic comfort food that are easy to make and always satisfying. This recipe in particular is delicious, with a perfect balance of sweet and tangy flavors that complement the savory beef. The addition of Worcestershire sauce and mustard adds depth and complexity to the dish. The dish is also highly customizable, as you can add your own preferred toppings such as pickles or shredded cheese. This recipe is a crowd-pleaser and is sure to be a hit at any gathering or family dinner.