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Sloppy Joes


It doesn’t get better than simple, homemade Sloppy Joes! They’re budget friendly, not fancy and a total American classic. I know you’ll love this homemade version as much as I do!




  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 small onion, small dice
  • 1 red bell pepper, small dice
  • 1 pound ground beef (or ground turkey)
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon pepper
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ½ teaspoon paprika
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 2 tablespoons ketchup
  • 2 teaspoons dijon mustard
  • 1 teaspoon worchestire sauce
  • 1 tablespoon tomato paste
  • ¼ cup water
  • 4 hamburger buns
  • 2 tablespoons butter


  1. Preheat a large skillet over medium/high heat. Add the oil, onion,  bell pepper and a pinch of salt. Cook for 3-4 minutes until veggies begin to soften. 
  2. Add the ground beef, salt, pepper, garlic powder, paprika and chili powder and cook for 5-7 minutes until meat is browned. 
  3. Add the ketchup, mustard, Worchester sauce, tomato paste and water. Mix with beef mixture until well combined and a bit saucy. 
  4. Heat a separate pan over medium/high heat and add 1 tablespoon of butter. Place the hamburger buns face down in the pan to brown the inside, about 2-3 minutes. Remove, add more butter if needed and repeat with remaining buns. Serve the sloppy joe mixture on the toasted buns and enjoy.