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One-Pot Sloppy Joe Noodle Skillet

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There are meals we ate as kids that will always be near and dear to our hearts, even as our standards and focus on health change. That doesn’t mean we can’t splurge and enjoy them every now and again.

(I heart SpaghettiOs!)

However, if it’s possible to recreate the same concept with fresh ingredients, even better. Right?

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If you have a secret childhood love for Hamburger Helper, but are ashamed to admit it, today’s recipe is for you.

This is no boxed meal.

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In fact, our One-Pot Sloppy Joe Noodle Skillet is entirely homemade with fresh produce, lean ground beef, and canned tomatoes. Yet it’s bold, saucy, and packed with noodles like that quickie meal of the 80’s most of us adored.

Plus, this cozy kid-friendly is fast and easy to make, and even easier to clean up!

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I started my One-Pot Sloppy Joe Noodle Skillet recipe by sautéing veggies in a large saute pan. Then I added the ground beef and broke it into tiny pieces with a wooden spoon.

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Now it’s time to build the Sloppy Joe style sauce. Add canned tomatoes, water, a little brown sugar, worcestershire sauce, vinegar, and hot sauce and stir to combine.

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Stir in the noodles and cover the pan so the noodles will fully cook.

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Finally top with shredded cheese and serve. That’s it!

See? This One-Pot Sloppy Joe Noodle Skillet is almost as easy to make as the boxed variety, yet with a lot more flavor and personalization.

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In fact, you can healthify it even more by substituting lean ground turkey instead of beef, and coconut palm sugar instead of brown sugar. You could even use low fat cheese.

If you are a gluten free cook, you can make One-Pot Sloppy Joe Noodle Skillet using gluten free noodles as well. Please note, most varieties of worcestershire sauce and hot sauce are gluten free, but check the bottles to be sure.

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Nostalgic dinners don’t have to be gut-busters. My family adores this quick and comforting meal, and I get the sensation of being naughty and nice all at the same time!

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One-Pot Sloppy Joe Noodle Skillet

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Easy One-Pot Sloppy Joe Noodle Skillet - A nostalgic nod to Hamburger Helper, yet with fresh ingredients and a whole lot more flavor and appeal!
Servings: 8

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Place a large saute pan over medium heat. Add the butter, onion, bell pepper, and garlic. Saute for 3-4 minutes to soften. Then push the veggies to the edges of the pan and add the ground beef. Break the ground beef into small pieces with a wooden spoon. Brown the meat, moving it around the pan, for 4-5 minutes.
  • Add two cans diced tomatoes and one can tomato sauce to the pan. Use an empty can to add 15 ounces of water to the pan. Then stir in the brown sugar, Worcestershire sauce, vinegar, and hot sauce.
  • Stir in the noodles and make sure they are well submerged. Then cover the pan and simmer for 5-8 minutes until the pasta is cooked through. Taste, then salt and pepper as needed. Sprinkle cheese over the top and serve warm!

Nutrition

Serving: 1.5cup, Calories: 424kcal, Carbohydrates: 50g, Protein: 30g, Fat: 12g, Saturated Fat: 6g, Cholesterol: 106mg, Sodium: 771mg, Potassium: 1016mg, Fiber: 5g, Sugar: 13g, Vitamin A: 1086IU, Vitamin C: 37mg, Calcium: 171mg, Iron: 5mg
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Author: Sommer Collier

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28 comments on “One-Pot Sloppy Joe Noodle Skillet”

  1. Sommer, just a note of encouragement – this is just how I like my sloppy joes. Sweet! I broke my own rule in that I don’t like seeing ‘reviews’ when someone hasn’t even made the recipe. However I keep seeing comments like “too sweet.” Everyone needs to realize we all have different tastes and experiences so why don’t you (they) say something like, “It’s too sweet for MY taste.” Thank you for this recipe, exactly what I’ve been looking for! Reminds me of the Johnny Marzetti I had growing up in school cafeteria, rural central Ohio. True comfort food!

  2. Oh my gosh, this was so good!  I’ve been craving Sloppy Joe’s lately, and I had everything to make them except the buns.  I got the idea to use pasta, went online to find a recipe, and came across this one.  It’s the perfect combination of sweet-tangy-heat.  I agree with your suggest to leave the salt out until you taste it at the end.  It didn’t need any additional salt. I think there’s enough salt in the Wors-ta-shire-sheer-shaush and hot sauce to satisfy.  I’m the only one here, so guess what I’m excited to eat for the next couple days?  LOL!  (Quarantine is getting to me!)

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  6. I made this tonight and used deer meat and no brown sugar and it turned out great!  My husband loved it!  

  7. WOW! That is seriously way too many ingredients for this woman! I’ve been making virtually the same dish for nearly 58 years, and I only use four ingredients for the sloppy joe meat/sauce, and then cook egg noodles to use as a base. My dish has always been well received, and I used to serve it to as many as 22 coworkers at once, all of whom had different tastes, and they just loved it.

  8. I think they’re is way too much brown sugar in this recipe. I made it for dinner and everybody liked it except it was too sweet. If I make it again I will definitely tweak the amount of brown sugar and add a little more hot sauce to kick it up

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  11. All in all it tasted very good! It definitely hit the spot, although I’m not sure it is much healthier than an actual sloppy joe. It shouldn’t say “Healthy One-Pot” because it is not very healthy. For a healthier alternative, I would omit the brown sugar (it doesn’t need it anyways) and use olive oil for the butter.  Even with those alternatives, it still is very carb-loaded with the pasta. 

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  19. Love that it only takes 20 mins to cook! I’ve been trying to prep meals during the weekend so these go even faster (in this case, cut up the onion & pepper and put in baggie until day of cooking).

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  21. I made this for dinner tonight and we really liked it! One note in case anyone’s like me and only had a pound of ground beef: I used one less can of the tomatoes but everything else was the same. It came out a little soupy so I think when I make it again I’ll try it with a half can of the water and see how that goes. Thank you for the recipe!

    • There is no water listed in the recipe. And to thicken it up you could use a tbsp cornstarch to a tbsp water and add while you simmer with a lid after you add the noodles.

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  23. I keep being redirected to a free download app!! Had to take pictures of recipe so I could make this dish. Already so so frustrated. Not looking good for this experience!

  24. This looks like everything I could ever dream of and more, PLUS in one pot? Count me in!

  25. This pasta dish seems way better than any Sloppy Joe sandwich I ever had as a kid.