Terri's Sloppy Joes


This sloppy Joe recipe without brown sugar is an excellent version of the popular sandwich. We used to fix this at the concessions at the ballpark, and it was the first to go every time. Everyone always asks for the recipe. Serve on hamburger buns or sandwich rolls.

Prep Time:
5 mins
Cook Time:
25 mins
Total Time:
30 mins


  • 1 ½ pounds ground beef

  • 1 small onion, chopped

  • ¾ cup ketchup

  • ¼ cup barbecue sauce

  • 1 tablespoon vinegar

  • 1 tablespoon prepared mustard

  • 1 tablespoon white sugar


  1. Heat a large skillet over medium heat. Cook and stir ground beef and onion in the hot skillet until beef is completely browned and onion is softened, about 10 minutes.

  2. Stir in ketchup, barbecue sauce, vinegar, mustard, and sugar until incorporated; simmer mixture for 15 minutes.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

260 Calories
14g Fat
15g Carbs
20g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 260
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 14g 17%
Saturated Fat 5g 26%
Cholesterol 69mg 23%
Sodium 546mg 24%
Total Carbohydrate 15g 5%
Dietary Fiber 0g 1%
Total Sugars 12g
Protein 20g
Vitamin C 6mg 28%
Calcium 20mg 2%
Iron 2mg 12%
Potassium 390mg 8%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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