Sloppy Joes
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5 from 4 votes

Sloppy Joes

Easy and casual weeknight Sloppy Joes: saucy, ultra tangy from the peppers and vinegar, and kick-you-in-the-face, "Hotter than Hades" spicy!
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Servings: 8
Calories: 602kcal
Author: Sommer Collier


  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 red onion peeled and chopped
  • 1 yellow bell pepper seeded and chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • 2 pounds ground beef
  • 2 cans fire roasted diced tomatoes in their juices 15-ounce cans
  • 1/4 - 1/2 cup packed brown sugar depending on how sweet you like Sloppy Joes
  • 1/4 cup Worcestershire sauce
  • 3 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
  • 2-4 tablespoons Sriracha hot sauce
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 8 soft rolls toasted


  • Place the butter in a large deep skillet over medium heat. (If using a Swiss Diamond Skillet you don't need the butter!) Then add the chopped onions, peppers, and garlic. Saute for 2-3 minutes to soften, then push the veggies to the edges of the skillet and add the ground beef in the center.
  • Salt the beef and break into small pieces as you stir. Cook until brown, about 5 minutes.
  • Then add the next 7 ingredients. Stir the mixture and bring to a simmer. Simmer for 10-12 minutes to thicken, stirring occasionally.
  • Scoop the Sloppy Joe mixture onto toasted buns and serve warm. Eat as is, or top with pickles and/or cheese.


Serving: 1Sloppy Joe | Calories: 602kcal | Carbohydrates: 63g | Protein: 27g | Fat: 27g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Cholesterol: 84mg | Sodium: 1097mg | Potassium: 529mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 29g | Vitamin A: 585IU | Vitamin C: 35.4mg | Calcium: 95mg | Iron: 14.3mg