Sloppy Joes

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TheseSloppyJoesare truly the best I’ve ever had! They’ve got the ultimate tangy, sweet, and savory sauce plus a few “hidden” veggies! Pile the meat sauce high on some toasted buns and be prepared to crave sloppy joes on the daily!

For an even healthier version, try these土耳其邋lea

Up-close image of Sloppy Joes.


If you’re anything like me, you may wonder how this saucy tomato-and-beef sandwich got its name. It has a debated history — some say it was born in Sloppy Joe’s Bar, (an iconic Florida restaurant), some say it was dreamt up in Havana at Sloppy Joe’s Saloon, and others attribute sloppy Joes to a cafe in Iowa when a cook named Joe created a messy, loose meat sandwich with tomato sauce.

Loose meat sandwiches have been a staple for years in the Midwest. In the 19th century, ground beef gained popularity for being a cheap and nourishing food option. To help that ground beef serve more hungry mouths, creative cooks added “fillers” (think breadcrumbs, tomato, cheese, ketchup) to stretch it. So meatloaves, stews, meatballs, etc. were created and that’s when “loose meat sandwiches” also came about. A sloppy Joe is a loose meat sandwich with tomatoes or tomato sauce added to it and served on a bun.


Another frequently asked question regarding sloppy Joes:


Manwich®是由Conagra和Hunt的食品公司出售的商标品牌的制备的Sloppy Joe Cauce。尽管如此,这种食谱很容易制造和味道这么新鲜,我强烈建议从头开始制作酱!金沙城中心网址

流程镜头 - 被炒作的蔬菜的图像,煮熟的牛肉,以及所有调味料加入邋joes。金沙城中心网址

How to make Sloppy Joes from scratch

  • Sauté the veggies.这座蔬菜基座增加了甜味,纹理,并延伸了碎牛肉。花点时间真正融化蔬菜,并帮助揭示他们的自然甜味。
  • Cook the ground beef.Once the veggies are tender, we add the ground beef. Cook the beef over high heat: Let it stand in the hot skillet for 45 seconds to a minute before stirring, to get a bit of a sear from the hot pan. Browning on the beef = flavor.
  • 加入西红柿和番茄酱。We add the tomatoes before the other ingredients to sauté them a bit and bring out their natural sweetness.
  • Add remaining ingredients.Next, we add everything else that perfectly seasons and flavors the beef. There are a few secret ingredients that really set these sloppy joes apart from most. The Worcestershire sauce adds a nice Umami flavor and saltiness, the beef bouillon intensifies the beefy flavor of the meat, and the dry mustard powder adds flavor and tang.
  • Simmer and serve.一切都在煎锅中,我们煨混合物,确保完美的酱汁,这是不太干燥或太流涕的(见下面的照片,我的首选酱汁厚度为邋joes的酱汁厚度)。为Bugind Buns提供完全加厚的酱汁,为有史以来最好的Sloppy Joe!

Serving suggestions

  • Our absolute favorite way to serve Sloppy Joes is on toasted鞋垫buns。(Here’s how to toast buns — on a grill, in a pan, or in the oven). Before toasting the buns, I recommend buttering both of the insides (use softened butter or butter in a tub).
  • Add the sloppy Joe mixture to the bunrightbefore eating。这有助于避免潮湿的面包。
  • 使用剩余的肉混合物顶级烤土豆或薯条。加分上添加磨碎的奶酪everything (similar to these装有炸玉米饼薯条)!
  • Add some of the leftover meat to agrilled cheese sandwich或者thisBurger Recipe(doubling the meat is always a win).

Overhead image of the filling of the ground beef in a skillet, with a spoon in it.

Quick tips

  • Sweeten to taste.You may want to adjust how much brown sugar you use, depending on the crushed tomatoes and the ketchup used (some are sweeter than others). I likeHeinz®Ketchup.(This brand is not sponsored in this post).
  • Grate the onion on a cheese grater.诚然奇怪的一步,我发誓通过光栅onion for Sloppy Joes! It ensures a perfect dispersion of onion throughout without inevitable crunchy onion chunks.
  • Use a food processor.This helps get your veggies finely chopped without spending forever chopping. Just add them to the processor bowl and pulse a few times. Don’t over-pulse the veggies or liquefy them; just pulse enough times to get them into small pieces equivalent to a dice.
  • Once everything has been added to the skillet,simmer the sauce.This helps thicken up the sauce, meld all the flavors, and ensure the meat is very tender.
  • Make in the slow cooker: If you’d rather skip the simmering, there’s another method to try. Once everything has been added to the skillet, transfer it all to a Crock-Pot. Cover and cook on low for 4-6 hours. Be sure to stir it before serving!

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Sloppy Joes

5from 1 vote
TheseSloppyJoesare truly the best I've ever had! They've got the ultimate tangy, sweet, and savory sauce plus a few hidden veggies. Pile the meat sauce high on some toasted Brioche buns and be prepared to crave sloppy Joes on the daily!

Sloppy Joes

5from 1 vote
TheseSloppyJoesare truly the best I've ever had! They've got the ultimate tangy, sweet, and savory sauce plus a few hidden veggies. Pile the meat sauce high on some toasted Brioche buns and be prepared to crave sloppy Joes on the daily!
Course Dinner, Main Course, Sandwich
Cuisine American
Keyword sloppy joes
Prep Time 15分钟
Cook Time 30分钟
Total Time 45分钟
Servings 4-6邋joes
Calories 301kcal.
成本 $7.21


  • 1tablespoonolive oil
  • 1tablespoonunsalted butter
  • 1/2cup磨碎的黄色洋葱(〜1个小洋葱)
  • 2茶匙sminced garlic(2-3丁香)
  • 1/2cupfinely chopped carrot(~1 medium carrot)
  • 1cup切碎的红甜椒(~1 bell pepper)
  • 1poundlean (90/10) ground beef
  • 1tablespoontomato paste
  • 1can (14.5 ounces)粉碎的西红柿
  • 1/2cupketchup(Heinz recommended)
  • 2茶匙sWorcestershire sauce
  • 1tablespoonlight brown sugar,(See Note 1)
  • 1茶匙dry mustard powder
  • 2茶匙sbeef bouillon powder
  • 1/4茶匙pepper
  • 1茶匙red wine vinegar,optional
  • Brioche buns(or your favorite hamburger buns, for serving)
  • Optional: butter for toasting buns


  • PREP VEGGIES: Peel an onion and grate it on the large holes of a cheese grater. Mince the garlic, finely chop (or grate on the large holes) a carrot, and finely chop the red pepper. ALTERNATIVELY, add a coarsely chopped carrot, coarsely chopped red pepper, and garlic to a food processor and pulse into diced pieces.
  • 厨师蔬菜: Add 1 tablespoon olive oil and 1 tablespoon butter to a large cast iron skillet and place over medium-high heat. Add in the onion, garlic, carrot, and bell pepper. Sauté for 6-8 minutes or until liquid from the veggies has evaporated and veggies are mostly tender. Using a wooden spoon, press the veggies to the edges of the skillet and add 1 pound ground beef in the center of the pan. Let stand for 45 seconds in the heat and then stir and crumble the meat into small pieces. Cook until no longer pink and cooked through, about 5-8 minutes. As you crumble and cook the meat, incorporate the veggies into the meat.
  • SAUCE: Add the 1 tablespoon tomato paste and 1 can crushed tomatoes. Stir for 2-3 minutes to bring out the sweetness of the tomatoes. Add the 1/2 cup ketchup, 2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce, 1 tablespoon brown sugar(见注释1),1 teaspoon ground mustard/mustard powder, 2 teaspoons beef bouillon powder, and 1/4 teaspoon pepper. Stir well and then reduce the heat to low. Simmer the mixture until sauce has thickened, about 15 minutes, stirring every few minutes. Prepare the buns while the sauce is cooking. Once thickened, stir in the 1 teaspoon red wine vinegar if desired. Season sauce if needed.
  • FINISH:从热量中取出煎锅。将混合物舀在烤面包顶部(See Note 2)并立即享受。


Note 1:根据您使用的西红柿和番茄酱(有些人比其他人更甜蜜),您可能需要更多或更少的红糖;添加到个人偏好。
Note 2:I like to toast the buns; it adds flavor and keeps the buns from getting soggy too quickly. Spread some softened butter over the inside of the top and bottom buns. Either grill the buns on a hot grill for 20-30 seconds, gently toast in a 350 degree F oven until buns are warmed through and barely crispy (about 5 minutes), or brown in a sauté pan for 2-3 minutes over medium high heat.


服务:6sloppy joes | Calories:301kcal. | Carbohydrates:35g | 蛋白质:22.4g | Fat:8.3g | 胆固醇:50.3 | Sodium:588. | 纤维:2.9g | 糖:12.2g



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  1. 5 stars

  2. 卡路里计数的问题:是否有301卡路里有或没有面包?


    1. Thanks for asking! It’s without the bun, since buns vary so much depending on type, brand, etc. I hope you love this recipe if you give it a try

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