Homemade Sloppy Joes

I remember eating Sloppy Joes when I was a little girl – but, the canned kind. And, I’ve eaten them plenty as an adult – again, the canned kind. I’ve always loved Sloppy Joes – so I’m not sure why it has taken me so long to try my hand at making homemade Sloppy Joes.

I started by finely dicing a 1/2 an onion.

In a hot pan, I added a little bit of olive oil, the diced onion and some minced garlic. I cooked until the onions started to soften.

I then added in the ground beef and seasonings. I used a 93% lean ground beef, so there was no need to drain it after browning.

To the browned meat, I added in ketchup, mustard, worcestershire sauce and brown sugar.

I added more after this pic, so ignore the portioning 🙂

I let the Sloppy Joe mixture simmer for about 15 minutes (you could certainly simmer longer, but I was hungry!).

I eat my Sloppy Joe’s on a bun, with mayonnaise.

Sloppy Joes

1 1/2 pounds lean ground beef
1/2 onion, finely diced
1 tbsp minced garlic
1 cup ketchup
1/3 cup mustard
1/2 tsp pepper
1 tbsp worcestershire sauce
1 tsp salt
1 tsp garlic powder
2 tbsp brown sugar
1 tsp olive oil

  • In olive oil, soften onion and garlic
  • Add in ground beef and brown
  • Add in remaining ingredients and simmer for 15-30 minutes

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