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Easy Sloppy Joe Recipe

This easy sloppy joe recipe is a super easy sloppy joe recipe that is kid-friendly. Skip the canned sloppy joe mix and make this easy and satisfying recipe today. Pile on buns, serve with french fries or salty chips, and enjoy! 

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Easy Sloppy Joe

Sloppy Joes are such a classic recipe I think we all probably ate a time or two growing up. It is a quick and easy busy weeknight meal you can honestly throw together in no time. 

easy sloppy joe recipe

How to Make

Step 1: Start by browning your ground beef in a skillet. You will want to cook all the way through until no longer pink. 

Step 2: Drain off the excess grease, and then add in your ketchup, brown sugar, mustard, and spices. Simmer for 5 minutes and then spoon up and pile on hamburger buns. 

easy sloppy joe recipe

Can I Use Ground Turkey Instead 

Go right ahead and use a ground turkey to replace the ground beef. You could even use ground pork or even ground chicken. 

This is such a versatile and easy sloppy joe recipe that you can swap with whatever meat you prefer or have on hand. 

What to Serve With Sloppy Joes 

  • Crisp vegetables – carrots, celery sticks, cucumber slices, etc
  • Salty Chips 
  • French Fries or Tots 
  • Potato Wedges 
  • Coleslaw 
  • Cucumber And Onions 
  • Etc 
easy sloppy joe recipe

There are so many things you can pair with your sloppy joes! 

How to Store Leftover Sloppy Joes 

Go right ahead and store your leftover sloppy joes in the ridge in an airtight container. This will store for around three days in the fridge. 

If you want you can freeze leftovers as well. Just place in a freezer container. It can expand a bit as it freezes. Then thaw in the fridge the night before you want to eat. Reheat in microwave or stovetop. 

Does This Recipe Double Well 

You just need to ensure you have a large enough pan, and then you can double or even triple this recipe. It is so easy to make and it will double well. 

easy sloppy joe recipe

A great potluck dinner, birthday party meal that is affordable, and more. Try this recipe and let me know what you think. 

Is There Another Name For Sloppy Joes 

Sloppy Joes are known by a few different names. Slush burgers, tavern sandwich, spoon burgers, or Manwich burgers. Or you might even know them by a different name. 

Regardless this sandwich is quick and easy and so delicious. Plus it is easy to prep and great to be made ahead of time. 

easy sloppy joe recipe

For another delicious sandwich recipe, try this Sous Vide French Dip sandwiches give you that restaurant-quality juicy and tender roast beef you are craving. Sous Vide will cook your beef perfectly every single time! 

easy sloppy joe recipe

Easy Sloppy Joe Recipe

This easy sloppy joes recipe is a homemade sloppy joe recipe that is kid-friendly. Skip the canned sloppy joe mix and make this easy and satisfying recipe today. Pile on buns, serve with french fries or salty chips, and enjoy!


  • 1 LB Ground Beef
  • 1/2 Cup Ketchup
  • 1/8 Cup Brown Sugar
  • 1/8 Cup Mustard
  • 1/2 TSP Garlic Powder
  • 1/4 TSP Onion Powder.
  • Hamburger Buns


  1. In a skillet, brown your ground beef. Cook until no longer pink. Drain the excess grease.
  2. Add the ketchup, brown sugar, mustard, garlic powder, & onion powder.
  3. Simmer for 5 minutes.
  4. Serve immediately on buns.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 398Total Fat: 20gSaturated Fat: 8gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 10gCholesterol: 101mgSodium: 516mgCarbohydrates: 20gFiber: 1gSugar: 13gProtein: 32g

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