Making Homemade Sloppy Joes

There are many recipes for Sloppy Joes on a bun. The easy way out is to get the Sloppy Joe in a can and stir it into your meat. Well, not for me. Here is a fast and quick version that is homemade and better tasting.


2 Lbs – Ground beef
½ Cup – Ketchup
2 Tbsp – Brown Sugar
2 tsp – Mustard of your choice, I use yellow mustard
1 tsp – Worcester sauce
1 – Onion
2 Tbsp – White vinegar
Salt &Pepper

Directions for the Sloppy Joes Recipe

Peel the onion and finely dice it. The finer you dice, the faster it will cook.

In a large frying pan, add the diced onions and sauté them lightly for about three (3) minutes.

Add the ground beef to the frying pan and blend in the onions with a spoon. Fry the ground beef until it is cooked well.

When all the ground beef is blended and cooked, do not drain the fat, unless you really, really have to.

Add the ketchup, brown sugar, mustard, Worcester sauce, white vinegar, salt, and stir on medium to low heat. Add pepper to taste and continue stirring until everything is cooked well. The Sloppy Joe should look thick and rich.

Grab a plate, put a couple of hamburger buns on it, and spoon on the Sloppy Joe.

My wife likes to add a side vegetable with the Sloppy Joes. She prefers to serve corn. I like to add potato chips on the side as well. Do not use the cheap thin chips, but the hearty, thick, lard-cooked crunchy ones. Add some wine, beer, or your favorite soda, and you are on your way for a great, fast, cheap meal. It is great for football Sundays.

If you wish to add any favorite spices or peppers, or the like, be my guest. You can also add a little sugar if you wish to make it sweeter. However, try it first without your extras and see what you think. It is a fast and satisfying meal.


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