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Sloppy joes ready

Best Sloppy Joes

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes


  • 1 Pound Ground beef
  • 1/2 Red bell pepper (diced)
  • 1 Small Onion (diced)
  • 1 Tablespoon Paprika
  • 1 Tablspoon Dry mustard
  • 2 Tablespoons Brown sugar
  • 2 Teaspoon Worchesteshire sauce
  • 2 Tablespoons Ketchup
  • 1/8 Cup Tomato paste
  • 1 Cup Water
  • 1 Teaspoon Onion powder
  • 1 Teaspoon Garlic powder
  • Salt and pepper
  • Buns


  1. Place a large skillet/pan over high heat. When it is hot add the ground beef and use the cooking ladle or spoon to break the beef up

    Sloppy joes add beef
  2. Cook the beef until it is almost fully cooked.

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  3. Drain out all the drippings from the beef, I got almost a cup of dripping.

  4. Reduce the heat to medium-high heat. Add onion and mix.

    Sloppy joes add onion
  5. Add the Worcestershire sauce, water, tomato paste, ketchup, brown sugar, dry mustard, onion and garlic powder, red bell pepper and sprinkle salt and pepper over the beef. Stir and cook the mixture down for about 5 minutes.

    Sloppy joes add brown sugar
  6. Reduce the heat to low and cook for about 12 minutes until it thickens.

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  7. Check the seasonings, and reasoning if it is necessary.

  8. Lightly toast the buns and scoop the beef mixture over it.

  9. Enjoy!

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