Sloppy Joes

Sloppy Joes

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Sloppy Joes make great sandwiches for a weeknight supper. I have been making this recipe for years. My daughters and I love them. Sweet and savory meat sauce on a toasted bun. So good!

Recently, I changed up the recipe substituting 1 cup of ketchup for 10 oz. of tomato sauce. This made for a thicker, richer sauce that we really liked. My husband (who usually isn’t a fan) gave them a thumbs up and ate a second sandwich!

 

Ingredients Needed to Make Sloppy Joes

  • lean hamburger 80/20
  • ketchup
  • dried minced onion
  • brown sugar
  • red wine vinegar
  • Worcestershire sauce
  • yellow mustard
  • garlic powder
  • onion salt
  • kosher salt
  • freshly ground black pepper
  • water, as needed
  • wheat hamburger buns
  • butter

Instructions for Making This Recipe

Sloppy Joe Meat

In large skillet, brown hamburger. When brown stir in ketchup, minced onion, brown sugar, red wine vinegar, Worcestershire sauce, mustard, seasonings, and 1 cup of water. Bring to a boil.

A Slow Simmer Gives The Sauce a Chance to Blend

Cover the skillet and allow the sauce to simmer for 30-40 minutes, stirring occasionally and adding more water as necessary.

Since the ketchup makes it thicker, I had to add water at the beginning of the simmering process and once or twice more after that. You don’t want your sauce to dry out.

While meat is simmering, prepare hamburgers buns. Butter inside of each bun. Cook on a hot griddle until nicely browned. Set aside until ready to serve. This helps prevent the bun from getting soggy, and also adds a nice crunchiness and flavor to the sandwich.

Sloppy Joes with Baked Parmesan Fries

Spoon meat sauce on grilled hamburger buns. Serve with your favorite condiments. I like to serve them with mustard and dill pickles, as well as Oven Baked Fries or Baked Parmesan Fries. I hope you will enjoy them as much as we do! This recipe will make 6-8 sandwiches.

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Sloppy Joes

Sloppy Joes make great sandwiches for a weeknight supper. I have been making this recipe for years. My daughters and I love them. Sweet and savory meat sauce on a toasted bun. So good!
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Course: Sandwiches
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Hamburger, Weeknight Dinners
Prep Time: 7 minutes
Cook Time: 50 minutes
Total Time: 57 minutes
Servings: 6 burgers

Equipment

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Cast Iron Skillet
Kitchen Utensil Set
Lodge Griddle

Ingredients

  • 1 pound lean ground burger 80/20
  • 1 cup ketchup
  • 1/4 cup dried minced onion
  • 4 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 3 tablespoons red wine vinegar
  • 3 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 teaspoon yellow mustard
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon onion salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1-2 cups water as needed
  • 6-8 sets wheat hamburger buns
  • butter

Instructions

  • In a large skillet, brown hamburger. When browned, stir in ketchup, minced onion, brown sugar, red wine vinegar, Worcestershire sauce, yellow mustard, seasonings, and 1 cup of water. Bring to a boil.
  • Cover skillet and simmer for 30-40 minutes, stirring occasionally and adding more water as necessary.
  • While meat is simmering, prepare hamburgers buns. Butter inside of each bun. Cook on a hot griddle until nicely browned. Set aside until ready to serve.
  • Serve meat sauce on grilled hamburger buns. Serve with your favorite condiments. Makes 6-8 burgers.

Notes

*Unless otherwise indicated, all butter used on this recipe site is salted.
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