Sloppy Joes

My Man has been working the past several weekends, on top of his full-time job. The weekend job make for long days. They are full of hard, physical labor. Not that his full-time job isn’t hard, but these weekend jobs are harder. After working so hard, MM deserves a good meal when he gets home. 

Normally, on weekends we will grill hamburgers. I’m not good at grilling, so MM does the burgers. With him working weekends, I’m not going to ask him to grill, but his favorite meal is hamburgers. I do the next best thing. Sloppy Joe’s. Not the kind out of the can, but homemade. 

Sloppy Joe's

Whatcha Need

  • 2 pounds ground beef
  • 1/2 cup chopped onions
  • 2 celery ribs, chopped 
  • 1/4 cup chopped green peppers
  • 1-2/3 cups canned crushed tomatoes
  • 1/4 cup ketchup
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tablespoon steak sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic salt or plain salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground mustard
  • 1/4 teaspoon paprika
  • Hamburger buns

Putting It All Together

I have to let you know, I was out of some of the ingredients I listed, but it was still good. MM loves these. I also had to substitute a couple of ingredients. I’ll let you know about them as well. 

IMG_0312In a skillet, place the onion, 

IMG_0314the celery (which I was out of), the green pepper, and

IMG_0316the ground beef. Cook until meat is brown and the vegetables are tender, then drain. 

IMG_0318Add the tomatoes (which we don’t really like, so I don’t use), the ketchup,

IMG_0320the brown sugar,

IMG_0323the Worcestershire sauce,

IMG_0325the steak sauce,

IMG_0328the garlic salt (or just plain salt, which I almost added too much of),

IMG_0329the ground mustard (I didn’t have ground mustard so I squirted in about a teaspoon of prepared mustard),

IMG_0331and finally the paprika. 

IMG_0334Stir all together and let simmer on low heat for about 20 minutes, stirring occasionally. 

IMG_0339 Spoon some onto a bun and enjoy with some french fries! 

These are even better the next day! That is if you have any left over.



Sloppy Joe's
Serves 8
Homemade Sloppy Joe's, much better than the canned.
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Prep Time
20 min
Cook Time
20 min
Prep Time
20 min
Cook Time
20 min
  1. 2 pounds ground beef
  2. 1/2 cup chopped onions
  3. 2 celery ribs, chopped
  4. 1/4 cup chopped green peppers
  5. 1-2/3 cups canned crushed tomatoes
  6. 1/4 cup ketchup
  7. 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  8. 1 tablespoon vinegar
  9. 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  10. 1 tablespoon steak sauce
  11. 1/2 teaspoon garlic salt or plain salt
  12. 1/4 teaspoon ground mustard
  13. 1/4 teaspoon paprika
  14. Hamburger buns
  1. In a skillet, place the onion, the celery, the green pepper, and the ground beef. Cook until meat is brown and the vegetables are tender, then drain. Add the tomatoes, ketchup, brown sugar, vinegar, Worcestershire sauce, steak sauce, garlic salt, ground mustard and paprika. Stir all together and let simmer on low heat for about 20 minutes, stirring occasionally. Spoon some onto a bun.
  1. Easily made the night before and leftovers can be frozen for later.


About Jayne

I am a housewife desperate to give my heart and home to the Lord. I like to share with others what the Lord has taught to me. Taking care of my family and home are my passion. I like to craft and decorate and to share the ideas I come across with others. I try to find ways to incorporate crafting and decorating with sharing my faith in Jesus.
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8 Responses to Sloppy Joes

  1. karen says:

    Dang girl! I just brown the ground beef, strain, and pour in the sloppy joe mix!! Greg has a good gal!! Hope he is enjoying his UGA job!!

    • Jayne says:

      haha, I still do that on occasion too! But if I have the time, these are so much better. He is loving his job at UGA. You know you could double or triple and make a huge pot of this and just freeze it for later use. I just may do that because I really hate to cook in the summer. I would rather be outside. That’s why we grill alot! haha.

  2. I love Sloppy Joe’s…we were raised on them!!!…great recipe!

  3. Looks yummy, Jayne. :)

    Re your comment on my post “The Lie that’ll Ruin Your Sex Life,” Hi Jayne, communication is so vital — in all areas, and especially in our sex lives, huh?

    Nice to talk with you again.

    Jennifer Dougan

  4. Hi Jayne. The sloppy joe’s sounds delicious! Haven’t had it in a while. Blessings to you…