Sloppy Joes Sandwiches Recipe
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Sloppy Joes Sandwiches Recipe

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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.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 5 min. Cook: 35 min.
MAKES:4 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 5 min. Cook: 35 min.
MAKES: 4 servings


  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 cup ketchup
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 teaspoons prepared mustard
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 4 hamburger buns, split

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 439 calories, 16g fat (6g saturated fat), 75mg cholesterol, 1360mg sodium, 46g carbohydrate (17g sugars, 2g fiber), 27g protein.


  1. In a large 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: 4 servings.
Originally published as Sloppy Joe Sandwiches in The Taste of Home Cookbook 2006, p107

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Pat User ID: 9202216 268224
Reviewed Jun. 21, 2017

"We were looking forward to eating this but were sadly disappointed. I'm glad that I read the reviews and cut the sugar in half. The vinegar in the ketchup overwhelmed the dish. If you love ketchup, you'll enjoy this recipe."

lepleyracing User ID: 1497870 264422
Reviewed Apr. 7, 2017

"This was good but just not exactly what I was looking for. We did enjoy it and made as written."

gunslinger User ID: 544392 263921
Reviewed Mar. 26, 2017

"Very tasty and easy to make. The sweetness and spice was just right."

rolorocko25 User ID: 8103226 260622
Reviewed Feb. 1, 2017

"This recipe reminds me of my mom's sloppy joes. It has the right amount of tang. I did add chili powder to it because I cant image sloppy joes without chili powder and also used minced garlic instead of powder."

nbeckman User ID: 138091 250593
Reviewed Jul. 18, 2016

"Used Westbrae unsweetened ketchup and Truvia brown sugar baking blend for wonderful sloppy joes that are really good for ya! Thanks for the recipe!!!!"

kbaker63 User ID: 8888294 250075
Reviewed Jul. 4, 2016

"This is so much better than any can mix. I put 1/2 teaspoon of chili powder in mine, to take away some of the sweetness."

Junegirl1965 User ID: 8454514 246882
Reviewed Apr. 10, 2016

"Me and my son really liked it, it was exactly what I wanted because I hate the big pieces of onion and peppers in the can stuff.. My husband didn't like it because it is kinda sweet, but hey I will fix it for me and my son."

chris28304 User ID: 2137086 246444
Reviewed Apr. 1, 2016

"I have made this recipe numerous times over the years. So much better than store bought mixes."

gailmucha User ID: 8777549 244444
Reviewed Feb. 25, 2016

"this recipe is so tasty. i may never use can sloppy joes again."

SomeBRich User ID: 8760991 243227
Reviewed Feb. 4, 2016

"quick, simple, and delicious!"

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