Sloppy Joes Recipe

Sloppy Joes are nothing fancy, but they sure are the perfect food for hungry teenagers.

Easy Sloppy Joes Recipe

My son is at that phase in teenage-dom where he regularly has friends stop by for a visit. They’re a great bunch! I love them like my own—each and every one. It may not be mealtime when they stop by, and nobody says anything about food, but we know. Growing boys gotta eat, and eat, and eat. Sloppy Joes were the answer one day last week. Warm, handheld and easy to make, Sloppy Joes were the perfect crowd pleaser.

For future hungry teenagers that may wander by, I’m planning on making a large batch of Sloppy Joes to divide up into smaller amounts to freeze so it can be easily popped into a skillet and quickly warmed up. Buns can be kept in the freezer too for a quick impromptu meal. It takes no time to warm up a frozen bun in a toaster or warm oven. So easy and so satisfying for those growing young men (and ladies too).

Homemade Sloppy Joes Recipe

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Sloppy Joes Recipe

Sloppy Joes Recipe

Sloppy Joes Recipe

Yield: 4
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes

Easy Sloppy Joes are perfect for parties and easy weeknight meals.

Ingredients

  • 1 pound ground chuck beef
  • 1/2 cup finely diced onion
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 14 ounces tomato sauce
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 teaspoon yellow mustard

Instructions

  1. In a large skillet, brown ground beef and diced onion. Pour off any excess oil.
  2. Add remaining ingredients. Stir to combine. Bring to a simmer; cook for 15 minutes.
  3. Serve on warm or toasted buns.

Homemade Sloppy Joes Recipe