Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Sloppy Joes

I love this recipe.  I've grown up eating these homemade Sloppy Joes.  They taste much better than any canned version!  It's so quick and easy and I bet you already have the ingredients on hand. 


Sloppy Joes

2 lbs ground beef
1 bottle ketchup **
1 small onion, chopped (optional depending on taste.  I never use it)
2 tablespoons mustard
1 tablespoon vinegar
1 teaspoon sugar
dash of salt & pepper

**the old recipe does not list a bottle size.  I use whatever I have on hand.  Eyeball it until it looks good and saucy.  You may not use a whole bottle**

DIRECTIONS:  Cook the ground beef in a skillet.  Drain grease and wipe out skillet.  Return meat to the skillet and add the remaining ingredients.  Mix well and let simmer for 15-20 minutes.  Serve on buns. 

This recipe can easily be cut in half for a smaller amount.  Leftovers are great and it also freezes well. 

I am sharing this recipe at Amanda's Weekend Bloggy Reading and Kristin's Simply Klassic Sundays.


  1. We haven't done Sloppy Joes in year - this would be great. Thanks for sharing your recipe.

  2. I always forgot about this meal - talk about comfort food...this actually sounds really good right now! I mean, I'd like to make it RIGHT NOW!! :)

    Thanks for sharing at Simply Klassic Home!