Flavorful Sloppy Joes Recipe
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Flavorful Sloppy Joes Recipe

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This savory all-star recipe from Nancy Collins of Clearfield, Pennsylvania makes just enough for two hearty sandwiches. The sauce level is low, making it a “neat” sloppy Joe.
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
MAKES:2 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
MAKES: 2 servings


  • 1/2 pound lean ground beef (90% lean)
  • 2 tablespoons chopped onion
  • 2 tablespoons chopped green pepper
  • 1/2 cup ketchup
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons brown sugar
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons prepared mustard
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 hamburger buns, split

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 379 calories, 11g fat (4g saturated fat), 56mg cholesterol, 1112mg sodium, 44g carbohydrate (14g sugars, 2g fiber), 27g protein Diabetic Exchanges:2 starch, 3 lean meat 2 vegetabl


  1. In a small skillet, cook the beef, onion and green pepper over medium heat until meat is no longer pink; drain.
  2. Stir in the ketchup, brown sugar, mustard and Worcestershire sauce. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, for 5 minutes. Serve on buns. Yield: 2 servings.
Originally published as Flavorful Sloppy Joes in Cooking for 2 Winter 2007, p22

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Reviewed Jan. 9, 2016

"Made this recipe for my son and his friends. The best I have every made! I added red pepper flakes for an extra zing. Will be sending it to school in my sons lunch box. Yes he still takes his lunch in high school."

Reviewed Jul. 1, 2014

"Family loved it! I added a 1/2 Tablespoon of chili powder! It was great!"

Reviewed Feb. 5, 2010

"My husband loved it."

Reviewed Dec. 10, 2009

"this is the best sloppy joe I ever ate!"

Reviewed Jun. 4, 2009

"This recipe lives up to its name... it is very flavorful. My favorite sloppy joe recipe.."

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