This recipe for homemade sloppy Joes is the greatest there is; it calls for real ingredients and reaches a taste and textural harmony that is incomparable. Prepare the dish using either beef or ground turkey. Just 20 minutes are all you need to prepare this scrumptious, stress-free meal.
It’s tough to beat a tried-and-true favorite like sloppy joes when you’re tired out, hungry, and have a lot of mouths to feed. Always a family-friendly choice. Skip the store-bought bottled sauces and prepare your own. This is a significant improvement while maintaining its simplicity.

Over the years, I’ve made a variety of different versions, but by far, this one is our family’s favorite. It has just the right amount of sweetness, tanginess, richness, and rush; the ideal mix of tastes, and a thick consistency. There’s nothing fancy about it; all you need are some basic ingredients from your cupboard, and it tastes great. This recipe for sloppy Joes is how I like them, but it is quite adaptable and can easily be changed to suit a variety of tastes.


1 Tbsp.Of extra-virgin olive oil.

Lean ground beef; I used 500 grams.

A small onion – diced.

A small green bell pepper – diced.

Minced garlic; I used 2 large cloves.

1 Tbsp.Of tomato paste.

1/2 Cup.Of ketchup.

1/3 Cup.Of water.

1 Tbsp.Of brown sugar.

1 Tbsp.Of Worcestershire sauce.

2 Tsp.Of yellow mustard.

1/2 Tsp.Of kosher salt.

1/4 Tsp.Of black pepper.

1/4 Tsp.Of red pepper flakes.
Toasted buns.


First Step

Warm the oil in a large nonstick skillet that has been preheated to medium-high heat. Mix in the ground beef, onion, and red bell pepper while using a wooden spoon to break up the meat into small pieces.

Second Step

Continue to cook for about 5 minutes, or until the meat is completely done and the veggies are soft. Then add in the minced garlic and simmer for 30 seconds, or until fragrant. Remove excess grease.

Third Step

Mix in the tomato paste until it is completely incorporated. Add in some ketchup, water, brown sugar, Worcestershire sauce, and mustard, as well as some salt, pepper, and crushed red pepper flakes. To incorporate all ingredients together, give the mixture a good stir.

Fourth Step

Continue to cook the mixture for another 10 minutes over medium heat until it has thickened. And after it’s done, take it off the heat, put it on toasted buns, and then dig in!

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