These Easy Sloppy Joes are just that – EASY! Ground beef is browned with diced onion and green pepper before being stirred together with a delicious tomato based sauce. Dinner will be on the table in 30 minutes – if you can wait for it to simmer that long! – and you’ll wonder why you ever bought that canned stuff.
I don’t use the word easy lightly. But these homemade sloppy joes? They’re absolutely easy. E-A-S-Y. If you can brown hamburger and chop an onion, then you’ve got this in the bag. Please put down the can of sloppy joe mix that somehow jumped into your grocery cart and instead give this recipe a try. I promise you won’t be disappointed. Instead, you might just send me a thank you note for steering you in the right direction. You know, the direction that let you to these Easy Sloppy Joes.
This sloppy joe recipe originated from my grandmother’s and is always a hit. In fact, other than omitting the fat originally called to brown the ground beef in, I’ve left it unchanged. Shocking for anyone that knows me as I rarely make a recipe as is. Ground beef is browned with diced onion and green pepper before being stirred together with a delicious tomato based sauce. Dinner will be on the table in 30 minutes – if you can wait for it to simmer that long! – and you’ll wonder why you ever bought that canned stuff.
I always double this recipe and leftovers are always few and far between as these Easy Sloppy Joes are devoured by adults and children alike. The sandwich filling also freezes well and is great to have on hand to simply warm through in the slow cooker on truly busy days.
And do yourself another favor. When you ditch the canned stuff, also say sinara to plain jane sandwich buns. These sloppy joes are amazing when served on onion rolls.
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