So-Easy Sloppy Joes Recipe
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So-Easy Sloppy Joes Recipe

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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.
MAKES:6 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES: 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

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 478 calories, 18g fat (6g saturated fat), 70mg cholesterol, 918mg sodium, 49g carbohydrate (15g sugars, 2g fiber), 30g protein.


  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.
Originally published as Simple Sloppy Joes in Simple & Delicious June/July 2010, p22

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angela32 User ID: 3084463 242823
Reviewed Jan. 29, 2016

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

dschultz01 User ID: 1076910 227789
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."

geneenb User ID: 3493943 149624
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."

Birdy3 User ID: 6045919 96247
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."

[email protected] User ID: 4441258 95093
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 !"

lurky27 User ID: 1251896 208760
Reviewed Aug. 16, 2011

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

~ Theresa"

darlla User ID: 3276645 67578
Reviewed Jul. 19, 2011

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

truzia User ID: 5472220 163606
Reviewed Jun. 25, 2011

"too much salt !"

ritacwall User ID: 190392 149205
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."

voodoowitch User ID: 635464 169022
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."

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