With lots of lean ground beef, chopped bell pepper, ketchup, brown sugar, and loads of flavor, this classic Sloppy Joe served on fresh dinner rolls feeds a crowd.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
20 mins
cook:
45 mins
total:
1 hr 5 mins
Servings:
12
Yield:
12 servings
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Ingredients

12
Original recipe yields 12 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Heat a deep skillet or Dutch oven over medium heat and add ground meat. Brown meat until it is cooked thoroughly. Carefully drain and discard fat. Transfer meat to a bowl.

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  • To same pan, heat oil on medium heat; and add onions and peppers and cook 4 to 5 minutes, stirring frequently. When vegetables are tender, return meat to pan and add remaining ingredients. Stir frequently to cover meat with sauce. Reduce heat to low and cook for 20 to 30 minutes or until mixture thickens slightly.

  • Split Sister Schubert Dinner Yeast Rolls and spoon meat into rolls. Serve.

Nutrition Facts

483 calories; protein 31g; carbohydrates 58.3g; fat 14.2g; cholesterol 86.8mg; sodium 1295mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (64)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
08/23/2010
I had never made Sloppy Joe other than the can before I tried this recipe and I can honestly say I will never use the can sauce again! This was delicious and a huge hit with my kids! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
06/23/2011
I did not care for this recipe. Read More
(5)
79 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 57
  • 4 star values: 14
  • 3 star values: 4
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 2
Rating: 5 stars
08/23/2010
I had never made Sloppy Joe other than the can before I tried this recipe and I can honestly say I will never use the can sauce again! This was delicious and a huge hit with my kids! Read More
(31)
Rating: 5 stars
09/29/2010
Excellent recipe. Tasted much better than the canned version. Cut the recipe in half for a smaller family and it worked just fine. Just spicy and sweet enough for our family. Read More
(14)
Rating: 4 stars
02/04/2011
This was a quick and good recipe for yummy Sloppy Joe's. I found it to be a little on the sweet side so next time I would cut the ketchup and add more tomato paste and cut the brown sugar. I used ground turkey and added zucchini summer squash and some raw pumpkin. It was a huge hit! We even had my daughter's friend over he loved it and told his mom to get my "secret" recipe for her to make at his house. So generally a winner. I used whole wheat onion rolls too. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
08/23/2010
we really liked this recipe... i added pureed carrots for added nutrition. Read More
(10)
Rating: 5 stars
09/27/2010
I was pleasantly surprised with this recipe. I was afraid that it would be bland but made it anyway based off of reviews. I'm glad I did. It was slightly sweet but tangy as well. I added about five or six drops of hot sauce to give it a little kick. Everyone loved it at my house. Read More
(10)
Rating: 5 stars
05/10/2011
LOVE this recipe. I used 2 lbs beef and added a little extra onion and peppers (I also added celery). there was plenty of sauce to spare so next time I will load it up even more with veggies. very tasty! One tip to make this recipe more lean is to rinse the beef off with water in a colander (after browning). Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/04/2011
My fiance and my mom wanted some sloppy joes today so I made this recipe because of the reviews. They loved it! I personally hate all sloppy joes so my opinion doesn't count. I reduced the sugar omitted the oil and only made 1/3 of the recipe. Read More
(7)
Rating: 5 stars
06/27/2011
This was delicious! I actually hate sloppy joes but my hubby loves them so I wanted to do something special for him. I switched the recipe to 6 servings since I didn't need that much of it. I followed the recipe exactly except I didn't use peppers since I didn't have them and I only used 1/4 cup of ketchup (that's all I had left) and the other 1 cup came from a can of tomato sauce I had in the pantry. It was so good that even I liked it! Read More
(6)
Rating: 4 stars
02/07/2011
This is delicious and we especially like it served in bread bowls. A little sweeter than usual but that can easily be remedied with less or no brown sugar. Read More
(6)
Rating: 1 stars
06/23/2011
I did not care for this recipe. Read More
(5)
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