Sloppy Joe Recipe

A quick and easy old fashioned Sloppy Joe Recipe made with lean ground beef, green peppers, and onions in a zesty tomato sauce.

Included is a Sloppy Joe Spice Mix and a second recipe version.

Too tired or not enough time to cook?

Make these from scratch in a few minutes, serve on a warmed bun and you're done.

Sloppy Joes

  • 1 lb. lean ground beef
  • 1/2 cup chopped green bell peppers
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped onions
  • 1 (15 oz.) can tomato sauce
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 tablespoon molasses
  • 1 tablespoon vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon Sloppy Joe Spice (recipe below)
  • 2 teaspoons liquid smoke flavoring
  • 6 Hamburger Buns (warmed if desired)

Brown ground beef, green peppers and onions in a skillet until there is no longer pink showing in the meat.

Stir in tomato sauce and spices. Simmer on medium heat until thickened.

Takes about 15-20 minutes.

Serve hot in a hamburger or hotdog bun.

Sloppy Joe Spice Mix

  • 1/4 cup ground mustard
  • 1/4 cup ground oregano leaves
  • 1/4 cup celery seed
  • 1/4 cup chili pepper
  • 2 tablespoons black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons salt

Sift spices together three times.

Store in a jar with tight fitting lid to resist moisture.

Use as called for in a recipe.

Sloppy Joe Recipe - No. 2

  • 1 lb. lean ground hamburger meat
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 1 medium bell pepper, chopped
  • 3/4 cup thick ketchup
  • 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 2 teaspoon prepared mustard
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon Hickory Flavored Liquid Smoke
  • 6 hamburger buns

Place hamburger meat, onions, and green peppers in a skillet.

Cover and simmer until done, stirring occasionally. Drain.

Stir flour into ketchup until smooth.

Add to skillet.

Stir in vinegar, sugar, mustard, and salt.

Stir while cooking until thick.

Remove from heat.

Stir in liquid smoke, thoroughly and serve on hamburger buns.

Tip: To make Cheese Sloppy Joes, add a slice of your favorite cheese to one side of a buttered bun and toast until cheese is melted.

Add a slice of onion, if preferred.

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