Easy Homemade Sloppy Joes

Although it is easy to buy Sloppy Joe sauce in a can, this homemade version is tastier and easy to make. If you are implementing planned leftovers, try using the leftovers on Sloppy Joe Pizza. Menus4Moms is a big advocate of bulking cooking meat for the freezer to make dinnertime prep easier. Instead of cooking one pound of ground beef each time you need it, try buying five pounds at a time and browning it all at once. You can use one pound for dinner and freeze the other four pounds for future use. It takes up less space than raw ground beef in the freezer, and it takes less time to brown five pounds once than to brown one pound five times.

Easy Homemade Sloppy Joes

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Easy Homemade Sloppy Joes

Easy Homemade Sloppy Joes


  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 25 minutes

Description

Although it is easy to buy Sloppy Joe sauce in a can, this homemade version is tastier and easy to make.


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Ingredients

  • 1 lb. ground beef
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 1 small green pepper, diced
  • ½ tsp garlic powder
  • 1 Tbsp. yellow mustard
  • 1 C ketchup
  • 3 tsp brown sugar
  • Pepper to taste
  • 6 hamburger buns

Instructions

Brown the ground beef with the onion and green pepper until cooked through. Add garlic powder, mustard, ketchup, brown sugar, and pepper; stir and simmer for 10 minutes. Serve on hamburger buns.

Notes

If you are implementing planned leftovers, try using the leftovers on Sloppy Joe Pizza. Using bulk cooked ground beef from the freezer makes prep for these Sloppy Joes even quicker.

  • Method: Stovetop
  • Cuisine: American

Keywords: beef, ground beef, sloppy joes, planned leftovers, bulk cooking, stovetop

Easy Homemade Sloppy Joes

 


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