Classic 5 Ingredient Sloppy Joes Recipe

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Ground beef, green pepper, onion, brown sugar, ketchup make up these deliciously easy, tried and true Sloppy Joes, that everyone will love!

sloppy joe sandwich on a plate with potato salad and chips

Growing up my mom would make Sloppy Joes from time to time. Over the years, I definitely went from liking them to not liking them to liking them again. Typical kid tastebuds that are always changing!

As a result of my TV segment for BBQ Pork Rind Cheesy Cowboy Casserole, I had a bunch of uncooked ground beef in my refrigerator that I needed to use up. I needed a quick and easy dinner that could feed my family of five plus one in a hurry because we had to get to a baseball game. So, insert my mom’s Classic Sloppy Joe’s recipe!

Like all good hand-me-down recipes, there usually are no precise measurements! Or at least this is the case with my mom, haha! (like with her Meatball and Rice recipe!) She always used to tell me “I don’t know Stephanie! I’ve been making that for 100 years, I just add the ingredients in and taste it!” So…I just have to wing it!

Luckily I had all of the ingredients on hand so I was good to go! My daughter ran out to our garden and pick a green pepper while I quickly got the rest of the ingredients together. I was able to whip up the Sloppy Joes in a matter of 15 minutes !I call that a mom win type of recipe!

Sloppy Joe Ingredients

Let’s Make Them Together!

I shared the recipe tutorial on Instagram – if you’re not following me there, you should!

https://www.instagram.com/reel/CQ2dQPDJAaR/?utm_source=ig_web_copy_link

What To Serve with Sloppy Joes

Sloppy Joes are always better with potato salad, cowboy caviar or homemade bean salad! Finish off your meal with healthy rainbow fruit kabobs or one-cup cupcake sundaes!

Classic 5 Ingredient Sloppy Joes Recipe

Ground beef, green pepper, onion, brown sugar, ketchup make up these deliciously easy, tried and true Sloppy Joes, that everyone will love!

Classic 5 Ingredient Sloppy Joes

Ground beef, green pepper, onion, brown sugar, ketchup make up these deliciously easy, tried and true Sloppy Joes, that everyone will love!
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 6 people

Equipment

  • 1 medium sized pot

Ingredients
  

  • 1 lb ground beef
  • 1/4 c onion
  • 1/4 c green pepper
  • 1 c ketchup
  • 1 tbs brown sugar add more if you like it more sweet

Instructions
 

  • In a medium sized pot brown the ground beef
  • While the beef is cooking, dice the onion and green pepper
  • Add to browned ground beef and stir
  • Add ketchup and brown sugar. Stir
  • Cook on low for 15-20 minutes, until the flavors have all melded together. *Think of this like chili, the longer it cooks, the better it tastes!
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5 Ingredient Sloppy Joes

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