Delicious Sloppy Joe

Old Fashioned Sloppy Joes Recipe

Another new and interesting old fashioned sloppy joes recipe for all of you which will please your food craving and fulfil your need of eating lunch. Old fashioned sloppy joes recipe is a crowded pleasing recipe that will make you all nostalgic. This is my mother’s recipe and by eating and preparing this old fashioned sloppy joes recipe you will definitely remember your childhood memories.

What Is a Sloppy Joe?

You all might be thinking what actually is this sloppy joes. It is also called loosely packed burger because the grounded fried beef is loosely placed in a hamburger bun with onions and tomato-based sauce. This healthy sloppy joe recipe was the creation of a cook whose name was Joe.

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How to Make Old Fashioned Sloppy Joes Recipe

Making this old fashioned sloppy joes recipe is the easiest thing you can do when you are hungry, though the recipe is given in detail below but this is a simple, short overview of this recipe. Only 4 main steps on your fingertips:

1.      Cook beef, onion, and green pepper

2.      Drain all the liquid in the beef and stir in the other ingredients.

3.      Cook it on low flame for about 30 minutes.

4.      Serve on hamburger buns.

old fashioned sloppy joes recipe

Can You Make Sloppy Joes Ahead of Time?

Whether these Sloppy Joes can be made ahead of time or not so for sure they can be made before time and if they are cooled under room temperature you can keep it in an airtight container for three days in the refrigerator. They can be taken out and reheated thoroughly in the microwave or over the stove and served on new, fresh hamburger buns.

Delicious Sloppy Joe

Sloppy Joe

An amazing lunch recipe which will change your taste for sure. It is made up of only a little bit of beef and other easily available ingredients in your kitchen.
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Course Lunch, Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 6
Calories 243 kcal


  • 1 pound lean ground beef
  • ¼ cup chopped onion
  • ¼ cup chopped green bell pepper
  • ¾ cup ketchup, or to taste
  • Brown sugar as per your taste
  • 1 teaspoon yellow mustard or as per your taste
  • salt and ground black pepper according to your taste
  • ½ teaspoon  garlic powder
  • 6 hamburger buns, split


  • Firstly, heat a large skillet over medium heat then cook lean ground beef in the hot skillet until some of the fat starts to render and the liquid is dried for 3 to 4 minutes. After the beef tenders, add remaining ingredients such as onion and bell pepper; keep on cooking until all the vegetables have been softened and beef is cooked fully for 3 to 5 more minutes.
  • Secondly, add ketchup, brown sugar, mustard, and garlic powder and mix then season with salt and pepper.
  • Thirdly, low down the heat and simmer for 20 to 30 minutes.
  • Lastly, Divide and put meat mixture evenly on available fresh hamburger buns.


  • If you are using ground beef with a higher fat content than first lean is properly and make be sure you drain it before starting Step 2.
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What to Serve with Sloppy Joes

This kind of recipe suits every kind of dinner or snack and can be enough for lunch on its own. You can make its best pair with following recipes:

This recipe makes an amazing taste with some side chicken dishes and evening snacks.

Frequently Asked Questions About Sloppy Joes

Can I freeze Sloppy Joes?

Yes, Sloppy Joes can be frozen for up to 3 months. Store the Sloppy Joe mixture in an airtight container or freezer bag and thaw in the refrigerator before reheating.

Can I make Sloppy Joes in a slow cooker?

Yes, Sloppy Joes can be made in a slow cooker. Brown the ground beef and vegetables in a skillet before transferring to the slow cooker with the remaining ingredients. Cook on low for 4-6 hours or high for 2-3 hours.

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