Homemade Sloppy Joes Recipe

Make delicious homemade sloppy joes with this easy recipe. Packed with flavor, these saucy sandwiches are perfect for a quick weeknight dinner or a fun weekend lunch.


  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 small onion, diced
  • 1/2 green bell pepper, diced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 cup ketchup
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tablespoon mustard
  • 1/2 teaspoon chili powder
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Hamburger buns, for serving


  1. In a large skillet over medium heat, cook the ground beef until browned, breaking it apart with a spoon as it cooks.
  2. Add the diced onion and green bell pepper to the skillet with the beef. Cook for 2-3 minutes until vegetables are softened.
  3. Stir in the minced garlic and cook for another minute until fragrant.
  4. Add the ketchup, brown sugar, Worcestershire sauce, mustard, chili powder, salt, and pepper to the skillet. Stir until well combined.
  5. Reduce heat to low and let the mixture simmer for 10-15 minutes, stirring occasionally, until thickened.
  6. Taste and adjust seasoning if necessary.
  7. Toast the hamburger buns if desired, then spoon the sloppy joe mixture onto the buns.
  8. Serve hot and enjoy your homemade sloppy joes!

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