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Homemade Sloppy Joes

Updated on July 11, 2013
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How To Make Homemade Sloppy Joes

Do you love Sloppy Joes? If so, then you're gonna love this recipe for how to make homemade sloppy joes!

This homemade version beats the out-of-the-can type any day! It is so simple and really only requires a little effort with rewarding results.

You can also double this recipe, which makes it a perfect main dish to serve a crowd. This smaller version still makes more than enough for our family, but it also makes great leftovers! A MUST try...


  • 2 pounds hamburger
  • 1/2 cup chopped onions
  • 1/2 cup chopped green peppers
  • 1 can (10-3/4 oz) condensed tomato soup, undiluted
  • 1 can (8 oz.) tomato sauce
  • 1/3 cup packed brown sugar
  • 2 tbsp. ketchup
  • 1 1/2 tbsp. Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/2 tbsp. prepared mustard
  • 1/2 tbsp dry mustard
  • 1/4 tsp. chili powder
  • 1/4 tsp. garlic salt
  • 10 - 15 hamburger buns


Brown hamburger, onion, and green pepper in a large saucepan or Dutch oven over medium heat until meat is no longer pink and onion is tender. Drain.

Add the next 9 ingredients; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 1 hour, stirring occasionally.

Now how much easier can you get than THAT?!?!

Serve on split buns. Yield: 10-15 servings.

Tips and Ideas:

So next time your family screams for sloppy joes, give this homemade recipe a try - they are really much better than the store bought canned style.

For a change of pace, try toasting your buns and adding a slice of cheese to them too!

© 2012 Laura Rash


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    • rjsadowski profile image

      rjsadowski 5 years ago

      I am somewhat surprised that so many people haven't heard of sloppy joes. I have and your recipe looks very tasty.

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      Stuart Goddard 5 years ago from Bradford

      Looks good to me. Never heard of them, But the name sort of rings a bell some where.

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      SandyMcCollum 5 years ago

      Ah, sloppy Joes! Something that's great in winter or summer and all the kids like it, too. I'll have to try your version, it looks good.

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      Suzanne Sheffield 5 years ago from Mid-Atlantic

      I have to try it, but so far, I've never found a good recipe for Sloppy Joes.

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      Silver Fish 5 years ago from Edinburgh Scotland

      Wow- that's some recipe- I have never heard of sloppy joes- thanks for the hub, great reading.

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      buddyok 5 years ago

      Looks pretty easy to cook.