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October 26, 2019 2 min read

This old-fashioned, homemade Sloppy Joes recipe is a 30-minute kid friendly and family approved meal. Pile it on your favorite roll and it’s a man-wich The Pioneer Woman would be proud of.

The Best Homemade Sloppy Joes


  • 1 Tablespoon avocado oil
  • 1/2 onion, finely chopped
  • 1/2 green pepper, finely chopped
  • 2 pounds Felton Angus Beef ground beef
  • 2 garlic cloves, very finely minced
  • 8 ounce can tomato sauce
  • 1/2 cup ketchup
  • 1 Tablespoon honey
  • 1 teaspoon dry mustard
  • 1 teaspoon worcestershire sauce
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • Dash tobacco (optional)
  • 1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • Salt & pepper to taste
  • 6 sandwich rolls.


  1. Over medium high heat, add oil to a large skillet or cast iron pan.
  2. Add ground beef. Cook until brown. Drain fat if needed.
  3. Stir in onions and green peppers. Cook for 2-3 minutes.
  4. Reduce heat to low. Stir in remaining ingredients and bring to a simmer.
  5. Simmer for 15-20 minutes.
  6. Spoon Sloppy Joes over sandwich rolls.
  7. Serve with pickles and your favorite chips.


Time to take Sloppy Joes in a can off your shopping list forever. Try this quick, easy from scratch Sloppy Joe recipe and have your family begging for more.

Few things make me happier than a quick ground beef recipe that the family loves. Take it to the next level with basic stock your pantry ingredients and I’m a fan. So are the kids and they’ll choose Sloppy Joes time and again.

Sloppy Joe Tips

  • Double the Recipe! Freeze half the Sloppy Joes for a ready-to-go meal anytime life gets ahead of you.
  • Saute very finely green peppers and onions before adding ground beef to make them small and hidden from picky eaters.
  • Choose the brand of ketchup you prefer to control the sugar in the recipe.
  • Make a Tex-Mex version by replacing the tomato sauce with El Pato Brand Hot Tomato Sauce.

How to Make Sloppy Joes

Begin with a large skillet and brown the Felton Angus Beef ground beef. Meanwhile finely chop ½ an onion and green pepper, alongside 2 cloves of garlic. What my family can’t see is hidden, so I take the extra time to chop the onions and peppers as fine as possible.

A word of caution, be extra careful with the garlic. There is no quicker way to ruining a delicious recipe than burnt garlic. I like to add it with remaining ingredients and let it simmer away. 

Stir all the remaining ingredients into the pan. Bring to a simmer then reduce the heat and let the flavors go to work.

Give it a taste test and adjust to your families’ preference.

Start your timer. Homemade Sloppy Joes are ready in 30. 


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