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 Recipe
- 1 pound ground beef (minced beef)
- ½ medium yellow onion - diced
- 1 medium green pepper (green capsicum) - red or yellow, diced
- ½ cup ketchup (tomato sauce Australia and UK)
- 1 tablespoon mustard
- ¾ tablespoon apple cider vinegar
- 2 tablespoons brown sugar
- 1 tablespoon Worcestershire Sauce
- Brown and drain your ground beef. Make sure you break it up in the pan while it’s browning.
- Return the ground beef to the pan and stir all other ingredients in.
- Cook on medium-high heat for about 5 minutes.
- Cover and simmer for about 15 minutes. Remove from heat and serve over toasted buns and serve as sandwiches.