So-Easy Sloppy Joes
Total TimePrep/Total Time: 30 min.
- 1-1/2 pounds ground beef
- 1 can (10 ounces) diced tomatoes and green chiles, 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
- Fresh arugula, optional
- 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. Top meat with arugula.
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 with arugula.
Nutrition Facts1 each: 478 calories, 18g fat (6g saturated fat), 70mg cholesterol, 918mg sodium, 49g carbohydrate (15g sugars, 2g fiber), 30g protein.
Oct 20, 2019
Good, but I prefer other recipes. I thought the tomato paste and tomatoes with chillies overpowered the recipe. Overall, though, a nice alternative option.
Oct 13, 2019
So much better than the canned sauce. I have made this many times. Always add some finely chopped onion, if I have time, chopped green pepper and celery. Simmer together for a few minutes, cover and turn off. Heat up again when ready to eat
Jan 29, 2016
These are really good. Love that the recipe uses rotel for a bit of kick.
Jun 11, 2015
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.
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.
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.
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 !
Aug 16, 2011
Packed with flavor! I doubled the recipe and froze half of it for a future meal.~ Theresa
Jul 19, 2011
awesome and easy to make. I'd make again
Jun 25, 2011
too much salt !