Sloppy Joe Sandwich


A Sloppy Joe sandwich is an American classic, and for a good reason. It’s hearty, flavorful, and oh-so-satisfying. If you’re in the mood for a mouthwatering Sloppy Joe, you’re in the right place. In this article, we’ll walk you through the steps to create this iconic sandwich that’s sure to please your taste buds.



  • 1 Tbsp butter
  • 1 tsp olive oil
  • 1 lb. ground beef
  • 1/3 green bell pepper, minced
  • 1/2 large yellow onion, minced
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 Tbsp tomato paste
  • 2/3 cup ketchup
  • 1/3 cup water
  • 1 Tbsp brown sugar
  • 1 tsp yellow mustard
  • 3/4 tsp chili powder
  • 1/2 tsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/2 tsp kosher salt
  • 1/4 tsp red pepper flakes (optional)
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper
  • A dash of hot sauce (optional)


Step 1: Brown the Beef

  1. Heat the butter and olive oil in a large skillet over medium to medium-high heat.
  2. Add the ground beef and cook, breaking it apart into crumbles as it browns. This should take about 5 minutes. Once done, drain any excess fat.

Step 2: Sauté the Veggies


  1. In the same skillet, add the minced green bell pepper and yellow onion.
  2. Cook for 2-3 minutes until they become soft.
  3. Add the minced garlic and cook for an additional 30 seconds or until it becomes fragrant.
  4. Return the browned beef to the skillet and add the tomato paste. Stir everything well.

Step 3: Create the Sauce

  1. Add the ketchup, water, brown sugar, yellow mustard, chili powder, Worcestershire sauce, kosher salt, red pepper flakes (if you prefer some heat), and black pepper.
  2. Stir the mixture thoroughly to combine all the ingredients.

Step 4: Simmer and Serve

  1. Cook the mixture over medium heat for 10-15 minutes, allowing it to thicken to your desired consistency.
  2. Once the Sloppy Joe filling has thickened, remove it from the heat.

Step 5: Assemble Your Sandwich

  1. Toast some buns to add a delightful crunch to your Sloppy Joe.
  2. Spoon the thick, flavorful mixture onto the buns.
  3. If you enjoy some extra heat, add a dash of hot sauce on top.
  4. Top with the other half of the bun and serve your delicious Sloppy Joe sandwich.

Now, you’re all set to enjoy a homemade Sloppy Joe sandwich that’s bound to make your taste buds dance. Whether it’s a family dinner or a casual get-together with friends, this classic American dish will be a hit.

So, roll up your sleeves and dig into this flavorful treat. Your Sloppy Joe adventure awaits!


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