Fun and filling, Sloppy Joes are the perfect solution for a speedy supper before driving the kids to practice or rehearsal. Moist, meaty and satisfying these tasty sandwiches will appeal to the kid in all of us.

Heinz

Recipe Summary

prep:
10 mins
cook:
15 mins
total:
25 mins
Servings:
8
Yield:
8 servings
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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Heat oil in a large frying pan set over medium-high heat. Saute onions and green pepper for 5 minutes.

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  • Add beef to the pan. Cook, stirring until browned, about 5 to 10 minutes. Drain off fat.

  • Stir in ketchup, Worcestershire sauce, sugar, salt and pepper. Simmer over medium-low heat, stirring occasionally, for 10 minutes or until slightly thickened. Serve on sandwich buns.

Twists:

Twist 1: For burger-appeal, jazz-up Sloppy Joes with additional toppings such as shredded lettuce, chopped tomato, grated cheese, sour cream or ranch dressing.

Twist 2: For a meat variation, use lean ground chicken or pork instead of beef.

Twist 3: For a Veggie boosted Joe, stir in 1 cup each shredded carrot and chopped mushrooms.

Twist 4: For a high fibre alternative, try whole-wheat pitas or rolls instead of sandwich buns.

Twist 5: For a chunkier Joe, use Heinz Chili Sauce, Chunky with Sweet Peppers instead of ketchup.

Twist 6: For a smokey-flavoured Joe, use one of the Heinz BBQ Sauces instead of ketchup.

Nutrition Facts

336 calories; protein 15.7g 32% DV; carbohydrates 46.4g 15% DV; fat 10.8g 17% DV; cholesterol 39.5mg 13% DV; sodium 1087.5mg 44% DV. Full Nutrition
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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
05/25/2011
This was a good basic recipe. Very tomatoey and ketchupy though. As it is it is alright but not one of my favorites. I thought it was way too oniony so I ended up picking about half of them back out. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
02/12/2012
Way too ketchupy and sweet for me. Will try a new recipe next time Read More
(5)
37 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 23
  • 4 star values: 10
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 4 stars
05/25/2011
This was a good basic recipe. Very tomatoey and ketchupy though. As it is it is alright but not one of my favorites. I thought it was way too oniony so I ended up picking about half of them back out. Read More
(24)
Rating: 5 stars
08/29/2011
My mom and I loved this recipe. I didn't have onions or green pepper but flavored the meat with onion powder and garlic powder. It was easy and yummy!! Thank you!! Read More
(14)
Rating: 5 stars
01/11/2012
This is my FAVORITE sloppy joe recipe. My sister made them for me once and I loved them! She directed me to the recipe so I could make them for my hungry roommates. These satisfied the most hard working sailors! I made a big batch expecting leftovers but I swear they ate 5 each. If you're cooking for men be sure to double or triple the recipe;) Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
02/12/2012
Way too ketchupy and sweet for me. Will try a new recipe next time Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
06/28/2014
I have made this recipe twice once with the green peppers and once without. It's better with the peppers. They cook very nicely with ground beef so you don't get an overpowering pepper taste. I add the salt and pepper to the ground beef while it's cooking to enhance the flavor of the meat. Some reviewers said it tasted too ketchupy. The longer you let it simmer the more the ketchup will cook. I added about 20 minutes cooking time. I think it will be a good base recipe to customize but I do like it just the way it is and so do my teenage boys one of whom is a very picky eater. Read More
(3)
Rating: 5 stars
01/07/2013
I added a tablespoon of regular ol' yellow mustard fir a bit more zing-- this is a family favorite! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/08/2013
It's super simple to make. I am learning how to cook and started with this recipe. Now boyfriend wants it weekly. It seems to be his favorite thing. I tend to put more green peppers in it than asked but I really like green peppers. So it works for me.:) Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/17/2015
BEST BEST BEST EVER!!!!!!!!! These are the best sloppy joes I have ever had plus supper easy and great leftovers?? MAKE THIS!! Read More
(2)
Rating: 4 stars
08/06/2014
Simple and delicious. I might never buy sloppy joe packet mix again. Read More
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