Easy-From Scratch-Sloppy Joes

16 Feb

I love making sloppy joes for dinner. They are so easy to make and I make them from scratch with ingredients I always have on hand.  If I don’t have anything planned for dinner, this is so easy, and it only takes about 10 minutes to prepare and 30 minutes to simmer.  All you need is a pound of ground beef and some hamburger buns.  You probably have all the other ingredients in your pantry or fridge already!

Start out by browning the ground beef. Add whatever seasonings you would like to the meat.  I am a fan of Nature’s Seasoning.  You can use salt and pepper, and if you would like, add in onions and green peppers to the ground beef.  I choose not to because I am not a fan of onions and green peppers so I rarely have them around. Drain the grease from the pan.

Add garlic powder, yellow mustard, barbecue sauce, ketchup, and brown sugar.

Mix thoroughly and bring it to a good “sizzle”.  As soon as you hear that sizzling sound, reduce heat to simmer.  I usually keep it on the lowest heat possible.  Simmer for 30 minutes occasionally mixing. This gives you just enough time to make french fries, a salad, or whatever side you would like to make.  Just recently I tried tomato with my sloppy joe and I loved it!  Experiment!

Love these sloppy joes!!  And you can make them taste slightly different each time depending on what barbecue sauce you use.



1 lb Ground Beef
1/2 Tsp garlic powder
1    Tsp yellow mustard
1/2 Cup barbecue sauce
1/4 Cup ketchup
3    Tsp brown sugar (packed)
1/4 Cup chopped onion
1/4 Cup chopped green pepper
Seasonings such as salt and pepper

1. In a medium skillet over medium heat, brown the ground beef and seasonings together.  Add the onion and green pepper if you would like.  Drain.

2. Add the garlic powder, mustard, barbecue sauce, ketchup, and brown sugar, and mix thoroughly. Heat until you hear a nice sizzle, and reduce heat to simmer.  Simmer for 30 minutes.

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Posted by on February 16, 2012 in Uncategorized


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