Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Mom's Sloppy Joe's


This is my Mom's Sloppy Joe recipe.  It is a favorite at family Birthday parties.  I love that it is a little sweeter than canned sloppy Joe Sauce.  This homemade version is way better than any canned sloppy joe's.

Another plus is it is prepared in 1 pan.  Just brown the hamburger, mix up the sauce in a large mixing cup then pour over the drained hamburger.  Simmer for about 15 minutes and it is ready.

This makes for a fast and easy supper which was great for days like today when I have to work in the office.  I also know what I will be having for lunch tomorrow as this is awesome warmed up as left overs.  I actually think it is better the 2nd and 3rd day.  

Sloppy Joe's

1 to 1 1/2 pounds hamburger, browned and drained

1 C ketchup
1/4 C water
1/2 C brown sugar
1/2 t onion powder
1 t Worcestershire sauce
1 t vinegar

Mix all together in a measuring cup or small mixing bowl.

Brown 1 to 1 1/2 pounds of hamburger in a skillet, drain.  Pour the sloppy joe sauce over the hamburger and return to the stove over med/low heat for about 15 minutes stirring occasional so it does not burn. 


  1. Oh I am so going to try this!! We love sloppy joes, thanks for sharing!!

  2. Homemade sloppy joes are the best! Looks good.

  3. Yum! This sloppy joe recipe looks scrumptious. Will it work with ground turkey?

  4. Hi! Visiting from Whimsy Wednesday. This looks great! I love eating sloppy joes even though they're soo messy!

  5. Thanks for sharing with us Nina at BOTW... I'm featuring your dish tomorrow night!

  6. I'm loving this! I'm always so impressed by your masterpieces. Pinned and tweeted. We appreciate you taking the time to party with us. I hope to see you on Monday at 7. Happy Mother's Day! Lou Lou Girls

  7. I love sloppy joes, this is such a classic. Thanks for posting. Hello from Project Inspired.

  8. How in the the hell can you print this?????????????