Bubba's Sloppy Joes


Good ol' boy Sloppy Joes.

Prep Time:
45 mins
Cook Time:
50 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs 35 mins
12 servings


  • 3 tablespoons butter

  • 6 cloves garlic, minced

  • 1 large sweet onion (such as Vidalia®), chopped

  • 1 large green bell pepper, chopped

  • ¼ cup chopped fresh cilantro

  • 2 pounds ground beef

  • ¼ cup brown sugar

  • 2 tablespoons prepared yellow mustard (such as Colman's®)

  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce

  • 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning

  • 1 teaspoon onion powder

  • ¾ teaspoon Greek seasoning (such as Cavender's®), or more to taste

  • ½ teaspoon hamburger seasoning (such as McCormick® Grill Mates®), or more to taste

  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder

  • ½ teaspoon ground black pepper

  • ½ teaspoon smokehouse maple seasoning (such as McCormick® Grill Mates®), or more to taste

  • ¼ teaspoon hickory smoked salt (such as McCormick®), or more to taste

  • 2 pinches ground nutmeg, or more to taste

  • 2 cups barbeque sauce (such as Sweet Baby Ray's®)

  • 1 cup ketchup

  • 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar

  • 12 hamburger buns


  1. Melt butter in a skillet over medium heat. Cook and stir garlic in hot butter until fragrant, 1 to 2 minutes. Stir onion, green pepper, and cilantro into garlic; cook and stir until the onion is softened, 5 to 10 minutes.

  2. Cook and stir ground beef in a large skillet over medium heat until browned, 5 to 10 minutes; drain fat. Increase heat to medium-high. Stir brown sugar, mustard, Worcestershire sauce, Italian seasoning, onion powder, Greek seasoning, hamburger seasoning, garlic powder, black pepper, smokehouse maple seasoning, smoked salt, and nutmeg into ground beef mixture; cook until boiling, 4 to 6 minutes.

  3. Stir onion mixture into beef mixture; reduce heat to simmer.

  4. Pour barbeque sauce, ketchup, and apple cider vinegar into beef mixture; stir, cover, and simmer until sauce is thickened, 30 minutes. Scoop beef into hamburger buns and serve.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

401 Calories
15g Fat
50g Carbs
17g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 12
Calories 401
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 15g 19%
Saturated Fat 6g 30%
Cholesterol 55mg 18%
Sodium 1142mg 50%
Total Carbohydrate 50g 18%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Total Sugars 21g
Protein 17g
Vitamin C 16mg 82%
Calcium 93mg 7%
Iron 3mg 18%
Potassium 462mg 10%

* 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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