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Easy Homemade Sloppy Joes Recipe

Quick and easy homemade sloppy joes recipe from scratch with simple ingredients. This easy one pot meal and 30 minute dinner idea is classic comfort food. 
Prep Time5 minutes
Cook Time25 minutes
Total Time30 minutes
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Servings: 8 Sloppy Joe Sandwiches
Calories: 297kcal
Author: Abeer Rizvi



  • Heat oil in a large non-stick pan on medium heat. 
  • Add garlic onions and saute until golden brown.
  • Add ground beef and cook until it's brown.
  • Drain all the fat. 
  • Add tomato sauce, ketchup, brown sugar, mustard, vinegar, worcestershire sauce, salt and pepper. 
  • Mix everything together. Cover and simmer for 20 minutes, stirring occasionally. 
  • To thicken it further, cook for a bit longer without the lid. 
  • Serve in hamburger buns and enjoy!


  • Read all my notes and tips above.
  • Leftovers (without the bun) can be stored in a sealed container in the fridge for up to 3 days. 


Calories: 297kcal | Carbohydrates: 29g | Protein: 14g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 40mg | Sodium: 550mg | Potassium: 370mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin A: 175IU | Vitamin C: 4.4mg | Calcium: 95mg | Iron: 3.1mg