Who doesn’t like a good sloppy joe recipe? I used ground beef for this sloppy joe recipe. It is simple to make and typically a big hit with everybody at the table. If you eat sloppy joe’s out of a can, please don’t eat that ever, ever again. This sloppy joe recipe is so incredibly easy to make, and 10x’s better than the can. Trust me; these sloppy joe’s won’t leave you disappointed.
This weekend was our 4th annual float trip with friends. I never thought I’d be so excited about sleeping in a tent for 2 nights with no cell service. We went on our first float trip 5 years ago, and it’s been on the calendar each year since. As busy as everybody’s lives are, we always make time for this trip.
After a weekend camping, neither of us wanted to cook, but we were too tired to go out, which presented a problem. A while back, this sloppy joe recipe caught my eye. I like sloppy joe’s, but I’d never found a recipe that was more than just ok.
We’ve been talking about how good this was since I made it, so it sounded like a perfect easy dinner for a lazy Sunday night. Because of what I had (or didn’t have) in the pantry, I had to tweak her recipe a little, but it turned out perfectly.
If you’re feeding a bigger group, you should probably double my recipe. Enjoy!
My Favorite Easy 4-Step Sloppy Joe RecipePrint Recipe
- 1 pound of ground beef
- ½ diced onion
- 1 diced bell pepper (red or yellow)
- ½ cup ketchup
- 1 tablespoon mustard
- ¾ tablespoon apple cider vinegar
- 2 tablespoons brown sugar
- 1 tablespoon Worcestershire Sauce
1. Brown and drain your ground beef. Make sure you break it up in the pan while it’s browning.
2. Return the ground beef to the pan and stir all other ingredients in.
3. Cook on medium-high heat for about 5 minutes.
4. Cover and simmer for about 15 minutes. Remove from heat and serve over toasted buns and serve as sandwiches.