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sloppy joe recipe

Sloppy Joe

Patricia Valbrun
This old-fashioned Sloppy Joe Recipe is a quick and easy family-lovin’ kind of meal.  Ground beef crumbles in a tangy-sweet sauce piled on buttery toasted buns.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 20 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 4 people


  • 3 tbsp butter
  • 1/2 cup onion diced
  • 1/4 cup red bell pepper green, yellow
  • 1 clove garlic minced
  • 1 lb lean ground beef
  • 1 tbsp tomato paste
  • 2 tbsp brown sugar
  • 2 tsp dijon mustard
  • 1 tbsp Worcestershire Sauce
  • 3/4 tsp liquid smoke
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 1 cup ketchup
  • 1 tbsp vinegar
  • Salt and Pepper to taste
  • 3 provolone cheese slices
  • Buns for serving type brioche


  • Heat a cast iron oven over medium heat and add oil.
  • Add ground beef and allow it to brown before moving, then start chopping it up with a wooden spoon. Cook until brown for another 5 mins. Drain liquid and set aside.
  • In the same pot. Add butter, once melted, quickly add the onion, pepper and garlic and stir occasionally until translucent.
  • Add the tomato paste and stir. Then add, brown sugar, mustard, Worcestershire, liquid smoke, paprika.
  • Stir for 30 seconds and then add the ketchup and vinegar.
  • Allow to cook for 5 minutes, season to taste and serve or cook. The longer it cooks the better the flavor.
  • Scoop onto buns that have been brushed with butter.


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