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Sloppy Joe Sandwiches Recipe

Sloppy Joe Sandwiches Recipe

This is one of those recipes that cooks love because it's quick, easy and inexpensive. Brown sugar adds a touch of sweetness. In addition to rolls, the beef mixture is tasty over rice, biscuits or baked potatoes. -Laurie Hauser, Rochester, New York
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 5 min. Cook: 30 min. YIELD:2 servings


  • 1/2 pound lean ground beef (90% lean)
  • 1/2 cup ketchup
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 teaspoon prepared mustard
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 hamburger buns, split


  • 1. In a saucepan, cook beef over medium heat until no longer pink; drain. Stir in the ketchup, water, brown sugar, Worcestershire sauce, mustard, garlic powder, onion powder and salt. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 30-40 minutes. Serve on buns. Yield: 2 servings.

Nutritional Facts

One sandwich (prepared with lean ground beef) equals 409 calories, 13 g fat (5 g saturated fat), 41 mg cholesterol, 1,391 mg sodium, 46 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 28 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 lean meat, 2 starch, 2 fat, 1 fruit.

Reviews for Sloppy Joe Sandwiches

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Reviewed Jan. 18, 2016

"This is a terrific recipe! The only thing I changed was in place of 1 c ketchup, i used 3/4 c ketchup and 1/4 c bbq sauce. I'll double the recipe next time. It's really good."

Reviewed Sep. 16, 2015

"The entire family enjoyed this...even our picky 2 year old ate it! It was a very simple and delicious recipe. Easy for work night dinner. I doubled it and after reading reviews only put 2 tbsp of water and it was perfect!"

Reviewed Nov. 8, 2012

"Awesome-everyone loved it! Different from other recipes. Yummy!"

Reviewed Sep. 11, 2012

"This is terrific. I prefer it less sweet, with about 1 teaspoon brown sugar, but that's just me. Thanks for sharing this much-better-than-Manwich recipe."

Reviewed Oct. 12, 2011

"My family loved this even my picky 5 year old said she would eat in next time. I doubled it and only put 2tb of water because others said it was to wet."

Reviewed Feb. 2, 2011

"My entire family (along with 4 pick kids) love this recipe! I'll make it again and again and a gain...."

Reviewed Jun. 8, 2010

"This was the best! I will never use the can stuff again. I also added some celery seed and chili powder. Yummy!"

Reviewed Feb. 9, 2010

" if the flavor is good...then make it again, leave out the water and do not cover while simmering...that way some of the liquid would evaporate....I bet that would fix the problem "

Reviewed Feb. 9, 2010

"This is my favorite sloppy joe recipe. It is so simple even my husband can make it. It is a little saucy but the flavor is so good it makes up for it. It would be very easy to double or even triple for a larger family."

Reviewed Jan. 20, 2009

"Pretty good flavor, but way too saucy. Won't make this one again."

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