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Simple Sloppy Joes

Discover how easy it can be to make sloppy joes from scratch—with ingredients you probably already have in the kitchen. 
Servings: 6
Total Time: 40m
Prep Time: 10m
Cooking Time: 30m
Simple Sloppy Joes


  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1/4 cup chopped green bell pepper
  • 1/4 cup chopped onion
  • 3/4 cup ketchup
  • 1 teaspoon yellow mustard
  • 3 teaspoons brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Preparation Instructions

Brown the beef—In a skillet over medium heat, cook beef, onion, and green pepper until beef is browned and onions are tender. |
  1. Make the sloppy joes—Stir in ketchup, mustard, garlic, brown sugar, and garlic powder until evenly distributed. Reduce heat and simmer for 30 minutes. Season with salt and pepper to taste and serve on your favorite hamburger buns.


Get Toasty

Whether you choose classic sesame seed or fluffy brioche, toasting buns prevents sloppy joes from becoming soggy joes.

Make it Easier

Our GreenPan Ceramic Nonstick Frypans brown meat beautifully. Plus, the extra nonstick coating makes cleanup incredibly quick and simple.