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So-Easy Sloppy Joes Recipe

So-Easy Sloppy Joes Recipe

Everybody in the family will love the zesty, fun flavor of this simple staple. (Try it spooned over warmed corn bread if you don’t have buns.) —Karen Anderson, Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min. YIELD:6 servings


  • 1-1/2 pounds ground beef
  • 1 can (10 ounces) diced tomatoes and green chilies, undrained
  • 1 can (6 ounces) tomato paste
  • 1/4 cup ketchup
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon spicy brown mustard
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 6 sandwich buns, split


  • 1. In a large skillet, cook beef over medium heat until no longer pink; drain. Stir in the tomatoes, tomato paste, ketchup, brown sugar, mustard and salt. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, for 5 minutes. Serve on buns.
    Freeze option: Freeze cooled meat mixture in freezer containers. To use, partially thaw in refrigerator overnight. Heat through in a saucepan, stirring occasionally and adding a little water if necessary. Serve on buns. Yield: 6 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 bun with 2/3 cup beef mixture equals 478 calories, 18 g fat (6 g saturated fat), 70 mg cholesterol, 918 mg sodium, 49 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 30 g protein.

Reviews for So-Easy Sloppy Joes

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Reviewed Jan. 29, 2016

"These are really good. Love that the recipe uses rotel for a bit of kick."

Reviewed Jun. 11, 2015 Edited May. 19, 2016

"Very quick and easy to make. The taste is a little too tomato-ey, but definitely a good option when you need a quick meal."

Reviewed Oct. 31, 2013

"Made these for Halloween and everyone loved them! I doubled the recipe, still turned out great. Also I added Worchestire (spellling) sauce."

Reviewed Jan. 6, 2013

"My family LOVES this. All I add is a slice of cheese for my picky 5 and 8 year old boys and they eat it up! We eat this a minimum of twice a month... sometimes more if we are pressed for time. We usually use beef but occasionally use ground turkey instead."

Reviewed Sep. 30, 2011

"This is not something i normally like. I always go ick if my family asks for sloppy joes. However that will no longer be the case. I wil be using this recipe from now on. It is WONDERFUL !!! Nice, fresh, flavorful taste ! thank you taste of home !"

Reviewed Aug. 16, 2011

"Packed with flavor! I doubled the recipe and froze half of it for a future meal.

~ Theresa"

Reviewed Jul. 19, 2011

"awesome and easy to make. I'd make again"

Reviewed Jun. 25, 2011

"too much salt !"

Reviewed Jun. 24, 2011

"a little too sweet for us with both the capsup and brown sugar. All my gound beef tries always include diced onion, some green peppers and diced celery. I do like the addition of the spicey mustard."

Reviewed Mar. 12, 2011

"I had high hopes for this one but it was very blah. I even added another 1/4 tsp. of salt but it still wasn't enough. Maybe it'll taste better warmed up."

Reviewed Mar. 6, 2011

"Simply a great beef BBQ recipe"

Reviewed Jan. 19, 2011

"We've made this recipe several times now. It's the only way to make sloppy joes!!! Yum!!"

Reviewed Nov. 3, 2010

"So simple! I generally only have regular mustard and it turns out fabulous! I make it regularly."

Reviewed Oct. 21, 2010

"I love, love, love sloppy Joes but I usually just make them with the packet or the can of sauce. These were fresh and yummy and so easy!"

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