A beloved American comfort food, Sloppy Joes are deliciously messy and satisfying. These sandwiches consist of ground beef cooked in a sweet and tangy tomato-based sauce, served on hamburger buns. They are easy to make and perfect for a quick, hearty meal.


  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 medium onion, finely chopped
  • 1 green bell pepper, finely chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 500g ground beef
  • 1 cup ketchup
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 teaspoons mustard (Dijon or yellow)
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon chili powder (optional for extra spice)
  • 4 to 6 hamburger buns


  1. Cook Vegetables and Beef: Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add onion and green bell pepper, cooking until they are softened, about 5 minutes. Add garlic and cook for another minute. Add the ground beef and cook until browned, breaking it up with a spoon, about 5-7 minutes.
  2. Make the Sauce: Drain excess fat from the skillet. Stir in ketchup, water, brown sugar, Worcestershire sauce, mustard, salt, pepper, and chili powder (if using). Simmer the mixture, stirring frequently, for about 10-15 minutes, or until it thickens to your liking.
  3. Assemble the Sandwiches: Toast the hamburger buns lightly if desired. Spoon a generous amount of the beef mixture onto the bottom half of each bun. Cover with the top half of the bun.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

  • Calories: 420
  • Fat: 20g
  • Carbohydrates: 34g
  • Protein: 25g

Prep and Cooking Time

  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cooking Time: 20 minutes


  • Serves: 4-6 people

Classic Sloppy Joe Sandwiches are a crowd-pleaser, perfect for a family dinner or a casual gathering. They are easy to prepare and can be customized to suit different tastes. Enjoy the heartiness and flavor-packed goodness of this timeless American dish!

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