The BEST Homemade Sloppy Joes

Step away from the canned sauce and give these homemade sloppy joes a try! They’re truly the best version of a childhood favorite!

Perfect for quick dinner, these family-favorite homemade sloppy joes are ready in 30 minutes or less!  The silky rich sauce is ultra flavorful with a zesty kick! #sloppyjoes #weeknight

As we head into the upcoming holiday season, I’ve been thinking about family-friendly meals.  You know, those meals that your kids always want to eat.  In our house, this Creamy Baked Mac and Cheese is number one on our list… with these sloppy joes being number 2!  With two little ones myself, I know ALL too well how frustrating it is to cook a meal and have them promptly turn up their noses and say it’s “gross”. *facepalm*

I’ve always been a fan of classic sloppy joes.  There’s something so innately satisfying about the sweet and savory combination and messiness of it all!  And I know you all love them too, since I’ve been getting a lot of requests for sloppy joe recipes.

Sloppy joe recipe in skillet

I’ve made a LOT of sloppy joe recipes lately, trying to come up with the perfect one.  Some were too sweet, others too spicy.  Well guys, I finally got it.  The perfect balance.  This sloppy joe recipe is sweet, tangy, zesty and savory, with the perfect texture and consistency.

HOW TO MAKE HOMEMADE SLOPPY JOES

Homemade sloppy joes are incredibly easy to make, and come together in one skillet in about 20 minutes or so.  Browned beef is mixed with onion and green pepper and simmered in a sweetened tomato/ketchup sauce.  The secret is in finding the right seasoning for the sauce!

WHAT’S THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN MANWICH AND SLOPPY JOES?

Technically Manwich is a pre-made sauce that’s used to make sloppy joes.  I’m not sure exactly what’s in it, and have never tried it myself, so I can’t say that my recipe tastes similar or not.  Manwich is marketed as a easy way to make sloppy joes… but in reality, homemade sloppy joes are JUST as easy to make!

The best sloppy joe recipe on bun with potato chips

HOW DID SLOPPY JOES GET THEIR NAME?

From what I can glean from the good ol’ internet, a cook named Joe in a cafe in Sioux City, Iowa added a tomato sauce to a loose meat sandwich.  It must have been a favorite and took off!

WHAT CAN I DO WITH SLOPPY JOE MEAT?

Number one, slap some on a toasted bun!!  After that, here are some of my favorite things to do:

  • Spoon some over some crispy waffle fries.  Bonus points if you also melt some cheese over the fries before adding the sloppy joe meat!
  • Add some to a grilled cheese.
  • Roll up in crescent roll dough and bake at 375 F degrees for about 12-15 minutes.  Cheese makes a great addition to these as well!
  • Add some on top of a burger.

Sloppy joe sandwich on wooden plate

CAN YOU MAKE SLOPPY JOES IN A CROCKPOT?

You can!  Just brown the beef and add all the remaining ingredients (no buns though), and cook on LOW for about 4-6 hours, or HIGH for 2-3 hours.  This will have a softer texture than skillet sloppy joes though.

PRO TIPS FOR MAKING HOMEMADE SLOPPY JOES:

  • Before you get started, toast your buns.  Toasting the bun makes ALL the difference, and only takes a few minutes.  Crank up the heat under the skillet to high, and add a drizzle of vegetable oil.  When the oil is hot, add the buns, then place the buns cut side up on a cooling rack after they’re toasted.
  • Watch the sauce so that it doesn’t reduce too much.  When too much of the sauce reduces, it gives you a dry sloppy joe mixture.  Everyone likes theirs a little differently, but for me, I cook it down so that I can see the bits of meat, and when I drag my spoon through the sauce, it leaves a trail where the sauce is parted.  If the sauce immediately flows back into that trail, it’s too liquid-y.  I want a few seconds before the sauce covers the trail, which gives me a saucy consistency that’s not too liquid.
  • Choose your favorite type of bun.  I usually go for either a pretzel bun (like I did in these Beer and Chorizo Sloppy Joes!), or a brioche bun.

Grabbing a sloppy joe sandwich

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Perfect for quick dinner, these family-favorite homemade sloppy joes are ready in 30 minutes or less!  The silky rich sauce is ultra flavorful with a zesty kick! #sloppyjoes #weeknight

The Best Homemade Sloppy Joes

Step away from the canned sauce and give these homemade sloppy joes a try! They're truly the best version of a childhood favorite!
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Prep Time: 5 mins
Cook Time: 20 mins
Total Time: 25 mins
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 266

Ingredients

  • 1 Tbsp butter
  • 1 tsp olive oil
  • 1 lb. ground beef
  • 1/3 green bell pepper, minced
  • 1/2 large yellow onion, minced
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 Tbsp tomato paste
  • 2/3 cup ketchup
  • 1/3 cup water
  • 1 Tbsp brown sugar
  • 1 tsp yellow mustard
  • 3/4 tsp chili powder
  • 1/2 tsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/2 tsp kosher salt
  • 1/4 tsp red pepper flakes (optional)
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper
  • dash of hot sauce (optional)

Instructions

  • Heat butter and oil in large skillet over MED/MED-HIGH heat.  Add beef and brown, breaking apart into crumbles as it cooks, about 5 minutes.  Drain.
  • Add onion and bell pepper to same skillet and cook 2-3 minutes, until soft.  Add garlic and cook 30 seconds or so, until fragrant.  Add beef back to the skillet and add tomato paste.  Stir well.
  • Add ketchup, water, brown sugar, mustard, chili powder, Worcestershire sauce, salt, red pepper flakes (if using), and black pepper.  Stir well to combine.
  • Cook over MED heat for 10-15 minutes, until mixture has thickened to your liking.  Remove from heat and serve over toasted buns.

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142 comments on “The BEST Homemade Sloppy Joes”

  1. These are so good. I could put it in a bowl and just eat it with a spoon. I will never eat Manwich again. I find myself craving these.

  2. Great recipe. I used ground turkey and it came out delicious!

  3. Made for daughter who likes Manwich and said these were the best she has ever had. Doubled recipe for cresent rolls tonight. Delish, thank you

  4. Any adverse effects if I crockpot these longer than 6 hours? I’d like to start them before work so it would be at least 8.

  5. I made this for my family last night and they loved it. My husband said it was a lot better than out of a can. I think the sugar could be cut some but it was still wonderful and very quick and easy to make. It only took about 30 minutes. I will definitely make this again. 

  6. Really tasty! Will make again

  7. Instead of Bell Peppers, Mustard, and Chili Powder

    I made due with Relish, Mustard BBQ, and Franks Red Hot 🙂

  8. The best. First time I have made them in years. They were a big hit with everyone.

  9. Super nummy! Have never made sloppy Joe’s from scratch, have always used Manwhich. This will definitely be my go to from now on! Thanks!

  10. Wow. Easy and delicious. It’s going into the ‘family favourites.’

  11. Excellent. Really good. Mixed the leftover with cooked elbows and cheddar cheese. Yummy. Thank you. 

  12. Of the many sloppy joes I’ve tried, these are by far the best! The flavors run deep and wide. Quite refined. In fact they’ve insisted I refer to them as “Unkempt Josephs” in the future.

  13. Yum …Yum…Yum

  14. I’m glad that I stumbled upon your recipe. IT WAS DE-LIC-IOUS!!! I chose not to use the red pepper flakes, because I didn’t want the kids to complain about it being too spicy. I also seasoned the meat with the salt and pepper while it cooked.
    My only complaint is that I did not double the recipe. The kids and my son’s friend’s mom helped “kill” all of it. There were NO left-overs! We were hoping for left-overs for dinner the next night.

    Thanks for publishing this recipe. I may not look for another recipe for sloppy joes, because this one was great.

  15. I have to agree!s the best sloppy Joe I’ve ever had.

  16. This is the only recipe I’ve ever made that my S/O has loved. Enough said.

  17. This was delicious!

  18. Great easy recipe! We used Beyond Beef and homemade ketchup from our garden and it came out delicious and we all had second servings.

  19. i tripled the recipe, wow, turned out super good! Dinner in one form or another all week. Whatever is left over gets mixed with rice for stuffed green peppers.

  20. Absolutely wonderful receipt! Loved by all the family! Highly recommend this for sure!

  21. Home run at our house!  Substituted hamburger for Beyond Meat.  Thx for sharing the recipe!

  22. I make these all of the time as written. Delicious!

  23. Do you have nutritional values for this recipe? I cook for a diabetic and need a carbohydrate and fiber values in particular.

    • As I’m not a nutritionist, I don’t provide full nutritional information for my recipes (don’t want to inadvertently pass along incorrect information). Your best bet would be to copy the ingredients into your favorite online nutritional calculator.

  24. There aren’t even words for how amazing this is! I’m SO glad I stumbled upon this recipe!!

  25. Great recipe!! Beats the heck out of manwich. Did not brown beef in butter…never have,never will! Will make again! Thanks!

  26. Husband wanted sloppy Joes. I have only used manwich. We loved this receipe! No more cans for us!! Perfect

  27. Big taste! I will never settle for a doctored up can again….excellent!

  28. This is now my go-to sloppy joe recipe!  So easy and so good!  

  29. Made thid sloppy joe receipe. Family loves it! Easy and quick. No more canned or dry package mix anymore!

  30. Excellent! Thank you.

  31. Just wanted to say we think your recipe is truly “the best” homemade we’ve ever had–I’ve made it twice in less than a month. Thank you!

  32. Was great! I left out the brown sugar and substituted cayenne. Thanks for the recipe!

  33. Made as written. Thank you!!
    We all loved it! 

  34. Really good I didn’t have Worcestershire sauce but balsamic vinegar worked well. I didn’t add the sugar because the balsamic was sweet enough. Very Very good.

  35. Thank you for sharing this amazing recipe! My family loved it, it will be my go to for sloppy joe night. 😉

  36. Awesome recipe! I am very picky and typically go for recipes with dozens of reviews rather than one with few…. but this seemed promising

  37. EXCELLENT, wish I found this recipe sooner. Used venison and have sent it to several people.
    Actually measured the ingredients. I don’t use green peppers so I used Irish whiskey instead…seems reasonable to an Irish gal. Have made it twice in 1 month now. Plan on trying a few of your other recipes now. Thanks

  38. I made this last night and it was DELISH! My mom used to make sloppy Joes from scratch when I was growing up and this recipe tastes like how she used to make them!

  39. Yum yummy yum yum!!
    I used fresh seeded jalapeños instead of Bell Pepper
    Found Brioche bun at Walmart…toasted definitely!
    Delicious!!!!!!

  40. Delicious 🙂 At the suggestion of my mom, I added cream of mushroom soup instead of water. I really liked how it turned out!

  41. This was fabulous! I doubled the recipe and there was enough for lunch the next day for the whole family, it’s even better today! I’ve made homemade sloppy joes a few times, but this has to be the best I’ve made. The flavors are awesome (I don’t skimp on the green bell pepper), and it smells wonderful while it’s cooking! 

  42. My family loved this recipe for Sloppy Joe’s! I’m planning to add it to our regular meal rotation! I added a few extra vegetables (carrots and celery) the recipe easily accommodated the additions.

  43. I’m not a big fan of Sloppy Joe’s, I became one after trying this one. I was short on ketchup, as I had less than 2/3 cup for the recipe. It didn’t take away from the delicious flavor. As I type this message, I am making Sloppy Joe’s again, in less than a month. This time I have enough ketchup!

  44. I didn’t have any green peppers or chili powder (sub’d With paprika), but this recipe did not disappoint! Family approved ✅ recipe tinted for my recipe book ✅ putting this one repeat as soon as possible! 

  45. excellent recipe, i made a triple batch today, thanks for sharing

  46. I usually try& keep a can of Manwich under the cupboard for a quick fix. I’d already said I’d make them for my son for his lunch for work, &no cans stashed. With little time to spare, I dashed to the internet. Yay!! I didn’t have a gr pepper on hand, but followed the rest of the recipe. They loved them! I always toast the buns, &I like to put mustard& onion on my sandwich for a little extra zing. My new go to for Sloppy Joes! Thanks for the recipe

  47. These hit the spot – THANK YOU! We are looking for things to cook in this HOT weather that do not require us to turn on the oven, so these were perfect! We will definitely put these into our rotation!

  48. I doubled the ingredients but used 1 pound of ground beef and 1 pound of ground Italian sausage. Then served over toasted buns and avocado slices with sweet potato fries on the side. It was all gone within a day! Sooo delicious! Thanks for the recipe! 

  49. Putting a roof over our deck at the campground and need to make lunch for the guys who helped. First time in my life making sloppy joes and they turned out pretty darn good ! 

  50. Made this last night… so good!  The flavors are wonderful!  You get a touch of sweet and a touch of spicy in each bite!

  51. you nailed it, perfect combination, best i’ve made yet, thank you

  52. Very good! I used a finely diced Jalapeño. No pepper flakes. I also used more Worcestershire sauce and a bit more mustard! 

  53. these were easy and very tasty! you can makr then as spicy as you like. 

  54. I used homemade sugar free ketchup,  and Lankanto golden sugar substitute to make this keto. Used 1/2 chuck and 1/2 bison. I LOVE sloppy joes, and these were seriously exactly the perfect recipe. 

  55. I made this for the first time tonight. D-E-L-I-C-I-O-U-S!
    I love the taste, but equally, I love using ingredients I can control – my ketchup without high fructose corn syrup, and I added a little bit extra garlic and pepper (just a tad extra!).
    Thank you so much for sharing!

  56. I didn’t grow up eating sloppy Joe’s nor know what they’re “supposed to taste like” however I’ve made a few different recipes over the years, could not find my old one for some reason so tried this. I was a bit hesitant at first, but this is hands down the best recipe I’ve used yet! I did add some BBQ sauce and extra Worcestershire sauce – hands down tasty!

  57. This is a excellent combination of flavors for this sloppy Joe lover. One thing I would change is reducing brown sugar to 1/2 tab . It was to sweet had to add hot sauce and maybe melt cheese to cut the sweetness.

  58. I doubled the recipe and used an entire yellow bell pepper and a serrano (minced) pepper. These are the best sloppy joes I’ve ever had. My family absolutely LOVED them!!

  59. Best tasting sloppy joes I ever made and seem to be even better the next day

  60. Great recipe! I had to leave out the hot pepper flakes as one person doesn’t like spice. Also, I only drained out part of the fat from the olive oil/butter/beef fat left after browning the meat, and after sauteing the onions, peppers and garlic, I pushed them to the side, so there was a little puddle of oil in the centre, and added a tablespoon or so of Robin Hood’s “easy blend” flour, which formed a nice roux. Then I added back the beef and tomato paste, and continued on as written.

    The roux thickens the sauce quickly and easily, and without any “raw flour” taste. Not a speck of sauce was left when we were done.

  61. So delicious!  I browned the green pepper, onion, and a spoonful of diced red pepper with the ground beef. Then, I added fresh-pressed garlic. I halved the brown sugar and mustard (I detest mustard, but Mom used to sneak it in her sloppy joes).  I added 1/2 tablespoon of butter at the end like one reviewer suggested. I used crushed red pepper flakes and Kagome Japanese Worcestershire sauce. Lots of ingredients, but well worth it. Thank you!

    • Hey Pastorette…I know the post is old, however if you see this, may I ask where you obtained your Japanese Worcestershire… 
      regards…

  62. I just got finished making this. We used ground Bison. This recipe is Amazing, Amanda!!
    We love it….won’t be going back to store made.

  63. Best recipe for Sloppy Joes yet! Love it!! Even the kids loved it!! I added everything except the hot sauce. SO GOOD!!! Yummy!!

  64. Great recipe, although I modified slightly. Instead of butter and olive oil with the meat, I just browned the meat in its own fat. l used ilive oil in the skillet after removing ground mixture, for sauting peppers/onion. I then put the tblsp butter in the finished mixture to thicken and deepen flavors. For serving I did on leaf lettuce as a wrap with roasted red pepper strips. The mixture holds well without the buns. Makes meal so much lighter.

  65. Awesome! Never buying canned again.

  66. Very happy with this recipe, added to my favorites!

  67. As a longtime Manwich lover, I will be making these again next time I have a craving for Sloppy Joes. So. Much. Better. DELICIOUS!  Thank you for sharing. 

  68. Didn’t have manwich sauce in the cabinet. Don’t need it ever again now! Everybody gobbled it up with not a single spoonful left. I’m surprised it was so easy and yet so good. Definitely a keeper!

  69. For me it was a good base for Sloppy Joes.  I quadrupled the recipe since we have bottomless pits aka kids. So I added a whole 28 oz. box (yes box) of tomato sauce and cranked the heat so that I could evaporate the water. I played with the same ingredients called for and came out with a pan of sj’s we liked. That’s why the 4 star rating from me. I like the ideas on what else to do with the meat too. We’ll see if there’s anything left to try them. 

  70. I just made this! ( I USED 8 POUNDS of beef. I used all the ingredients ×8 )Wow! Great recipe. I did however add two more table spoons of brown sugar Now I’m taking this awesome sloppy joes to feed 26 kids-after their school play practice.
    Thank you for sharing.

  71. This was a pretty legit grown-up take on the SJ! My wife declared it a keeper, my two year old devoured his small portion and even I, a sloppy joe non-believer, was won over. To be fair, a few modifications were made: 50/50 blend fresh ground chuck and ground pork, a skosh less sugar and a skosh more Worcestershire, and a dash of oregano. Everything else as written and will remain so. Served alongside, and, eventually mixed with, some tots and slaw.

  72. I love this sloppy joe recipe! I first found it about over a month ago and I’ve made it at least 5 times. It’s the best sloppy joe I’ve ever tried and my partner loves them too. He says it tastes just like Manwich.. (only better!!). Thank you for sharing!

  73. Great.  Easy to make.    Will make fir the next group get together.  

  74. Fantastic

  75. Great recipe! Best sloppy Joe I’ve ever had. Love the idea of buttering and grilling the rolls! It was a little too sweet, but I kinda eyed the sugar. I didn’t use hot sauce, because I’m a big baby when it comes to hot food. The pepper flakes gave it enough spice for me. Will definitely make again! Thank you!

  76. I made this for dinner last night. It was very good. I personally don’t like ketchup in my recipes but when in Rome… for me it could have used a little more spice, such as minced hot peppers, hot sauce, chili or cayenne pepper powder, but my wife and daughter don’t like anything spicier than black pepper. It must have been good because they each wen back for seconds.

    I served this on homemade sesame pretzel buns which were absolutely wonderful and made the meal. Will be making this again, albeit probably with some tweaks.

  77. Can I just say…FABULOUS!  The only thing I omitted was the red pepper flakes and my family almost licked the pan! 

  78. Excellent! Way better than the canned stuff! I used ground turkey… my husband raved!!!! 

  79. Best ever sloppy Joe’s! So balanced. If you have a trued and tested meatloaf recipe, I would love to have it!

  80. Rcipe looks amazing.  But the ads and amount of scrolling I have to do to find anything is unbelievable

  81. Granddaughter asked me to make sloppy joes for her birthday and some friends. The BEST ever. We didn’t want to share so will be making it again for us this weekend. Who knew you could get excited about sloppy joes. I will be checking other recipes on your sight. Thank you for making me a super Gram 

  82. Seriously the best sloppy joe recipe. I’m taking care of my daughter just out of the hospital and she asked for sloppy joes. I found this recipe and tried it and it turned out perfect! Her fiancé was like Sloppy Joes? Who asks for sloppy joes? Like I remember having to eat those in high school at lunch but… well he ate two piled high and declared he got the leftovers too!! Thanks!

  83. I wonder how this would be with chicken instead of burger.

  84. I tripled this recipe for 4 hungry teenagers and 2 adults, there was barely any left for lunch the next day! People were coming up and just scooping it onto the plate and eating it without buns. I mixed the ingredients from the ketchup to the salt in a separate bowl and blended it together before pouring it into the skillet and it was just so good. Thank you!!

  85. I heard of a sloppy joe recipe using taco seasoning. Do you have that recipe?

  86. Tasty recipe. I made a double batch of the sauce by itself because I used died leftover brisket instead of hamburger. The only things I did differently were leaving out the tomato paste because I didn’t have any and used stone ground mustard. There may have been a few extra shakes of westchester sauce because I like the stuff.

  87. In a pinch I found this recipe. I did not have enough onions or cstup so I substuted the catcup for tomato sauce and onions I used a tablespoon of dehydrated onions and used 1 teaspoon of garlic powder instead of fresh. This actually turned out pretty good.

  88. Great alternative to the canned version, way better actually! I will definitely make it again, maybe with a smidge less sugar. For five servings using drained 80/20 ground beef, I calculated 233/calories per serving not counting bread. Not bad for “comfort food”!. Thanks for the recipe! 

  89. Great recipe! I doubled it and served them on homemade hamburger buns. Family of 5 all enjoyed, my 8 yr old put cheese on hers, the rest of us prefer more kick.

    The only modifications I made were that I took another reviewers suggestion and added a splash of apple cider vinegar, and I subbed carrots for the green peppers (my husband can’t eat nightshades).

  90. Made this recipe last night measured precisely. Best yet Sloppy Joes! The red pepper flakes and chili powder add just enough zest to make your mouth happy. Next time, instead of using salt, I will use a squeeze of lemon. Make this!!!😀

  91. Was delicious on a fresh grilled brioche bun. Added 4 wickles pickles to each bun. Perfect!!!

  92. These were just what I was looking for! These had a great depth of flavor that is impossible with a can. This will be a keeper! Thank you!

  93. Have to tell the truth…I didn’t measure the ingredients but made it to taste. I did use your ingredients for the base. Added a bit of apple cider vinegar for extra tang and a sprinkle of paprika for a bit of extra kick. They were pretty dang good if I say so myself!!
    Thanks so much for sharing this recipe!!

  94. Awesome. Thank you!!

  95. I need nutrition facts

  96. It was good. Not exactly like the one from my childhood but still really good. Added another tbsp sugar, 4 tbsps of Worcestershire sauce and 1/3 of BBQ sauce. The BBQ also darkens it a lot more. I substituted hamburger buns with hotdogs buns. It’s less messier that way. 

  97. Some very discerning sloppy joe lovers declared this the best they’d ever had.

  98. Excited to make these for an upcoming ski trip! Can I make ahead and freeze or would you not recommend?

  99. Can I substitute green bell peppers for canned green chillies

  100. I make internet recipes alllll the time and have never left a review. This my friends warrants a review. AMAZING! Just make it. At least double it because it’ll go fast! 

  101. Delicious! It will be a new favorite. 

  102. Simply D-lish!  Made it “as is”, Absolutely wonderful, you get full control of your ingredients (i.e. no high fructose corn syrup like Manwich).  For the hot sauce I used my favorite local favorite.  Went light on the onions to suit family.  Even better the next night (or I was anticipating it more, not sure which).  Thanks for this great recipe!

  103. What could be a substitute for Ketchup?? I’m out 🙁 
    Thanks in advance!

  104. Used some of my husband’s homemade red sauce (we use organic products) instead of paste and ketchup and water. doubled everything. I used red pepper instead of green. I also used powdered mustard rather than prepared.
    Other than that, I left the recipe alone 😉
    This will be the way to go for my house from now on! So much better than processed sloppy Joe sauce filled with preservatives

  105. These were great, made them for super bowl, used red pepper in place of green, and followed the recipe exactly as written—-Thank you for a great recipe

  106. Yep this recipe is delish, I’ll make it anytime!!!

  107. I will be trying this for the superbowl
    . Will serve on a pretzel roll. Looking forward to it.

  108. Kinda wondering why you’d need butter & olive oil to brown fatty hamburger when you drain it off. Butter and olive oil cost too much to be pouring it out. I understand using it for flavor maybe after the meat has been browned and drained. 

  109. The only change I made was to add beef broth in place for water for a richer flavor yummo!!!

  110. Fabulous! Served ours in fry bread and I think we have a new favorite meal. 

  111. This turned out great! I was a bit short on the ketchup and used BBQ sauce and it still come out AWESOME—hubby was super impressed! Great recipe:)

  112. My husband said “best sloppy Joe’s ever”. Not too sweet and not too tangy. Perfect consistency, not too watery …it didn’t ruin the bun with juice.

    I added 1 additional Tbsp of tomato paste and used the whole onion since my family likes onion. We browned the onion, garlic, and beef together and it was great. Thanks for this! It’s going in my fav recipes!

  113. Very nice. Needed a recipe for some veggie crumbled we had in the house and this worked great! Quick, easy, and tasty.

  114. I liked it quite a bit. I found it a bit sweeter than I prefer and the chili flavor wasn’t as strong as I like (and I’d already increased from 3/4 teaspoon to a full teaspoon.  I will make again but debating on either omitting the brown sugar or finding a less sweet substitute for the catsup (The hint of brown sugar adds a great flavor note) . I’ll also increase the amount of chili powder to at least 1 1/2 teaspoons. 

  115. I tried this recipe today only using red pepper instead of green . Also doubled the recipe and it came delicious. Thank you, everyone loved it . Definitely be making it again soon!

  116. I just made this. Like now. Everyone LOVED it!

  117. Not gonna lie, these look really special. I just got super hungry!

  118. Better than Manwich!  I didn’t have Worcester so subbed soy sauce.  Delicious!

  119. Such a great weeknight dinner! So delicious!

  120. Yum! I grew up on sloppy joes…can’t wait to try your recipe!

  121. Looks incredible! Love how easy to make this tasty and flavorful recipe, it’s just perfect!

  122. Homemade versions are always so much better! So much more flavor!

  123. Homemade sloppy joes are the best! I can’t wait to try your version!

  124. My boys will love this!

  125. I love the other ideas for using sloppy joe meat – I bet it makes for epic loaded fries!