We're leveling up the traditional sloppy joe with the addition of ranch coleslaw for a symphony of messy deliciousness. Yeah, you're gonna need a bigger napkin.

Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
cook:
35 mins
total:
50 mins
Servings:
4
Yield:
4 servings
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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Ranch Coleslaw:

Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 425 degrees F.

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  • In a large skillet, saute beef on medium heat until brown and cooked through.

  • Add in onions, garlic, carrots and red bell peppers and cook for 8 to 10 minutes until vegetables are tender.

  • While vegetables are cooking, combine tomato sauce, ketchup, Worcestershire sauce, vinegar, brown sugar and cayenne pepper in a large bowl.

  • Add the tomato sauce mixture to saute pan and simmer for 15 to 20 minutes.

  • Add salt and pepper to taste.

  • To make the ranch coleslaw, combine ranch dressing and vinegar in a medium bowl.

  • Fold in slaw mix and set aside.

  • Toast buns in oven until golden brown.

  • Place pickles, if desired, on bottom bun. Add sloppy joe mix and top with ranch coleslaw, if desired.

Nutrition Facts

578 calories; protein 31.2g 62% DV; carbohydrates 61.6g 20% DV; fat 22.5g 35% DV; cholesterol 83.5mg 28% DV; sodium 1657.1mg 66% DV. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (7)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
04/13/2017
4.12.17 Couldn t find the Tailgaters Gourmet Buns in my area so I just used Ball Park hamburger buns. Scaled down to two servings and enjoyed for lunch today. This was good but just a little flat for my taste. Maybe a little more vinegar or some mustard would have given it a bit more tang?? Solid recipe but honestly not my favorite Sloppy Joe. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
04/26/2017
I made this as described. I didn't have it with the coleslaw as I don't like coleslaw. So to me it was missing something. Very blah. My husband had it with coleslaw and said it made it. He tried it both ways and said it def needed the coleslaw. Read More
7 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 3
  • 4 star values: 3
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 4 stars
04/12/2017
4.12.17 Couldn t find the Tailgaters Gourmet Buns in my area so I just used Ball Park hamburger buns. Scaled down to two servings and enjoyed for lunch today. This was good but just a little flat for my taste. Maybe a little more vinegar or some mustard would have given it a bit more tang?? Solid recipe but honestly not my favorite Sloppy Joe. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
04/26/2017
I made this as described. I didn't have it with the coleslaw as I don't like coleslaw. So to me it was missing something. Very blah. My husband had it with coleslaw and said it made it. He tried it both ways and said it def needed the coleslaw. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
07/24/2018
I loved this Sloppy Joe recipe the only thing I changed was to add in about 2 tsp of mustard. I love that you can sneak in veggies in this recipe and the kids won't know! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/20/2018
A good sloppy joe recipe. The slaw really complements it. We prefer to eat it open faced. These Ball Park buns are large and substantial so you can pick up each half and eat it without it falling apart especially if you toast the buns. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
07/17/2018
This was a good sloppy joe recipe. I think the meat mixture would benefit from the addition of a little bit of mustard but other than that it was tasty. Definitely don't skip the coleslaw! Read More
Rating: 4 stars
04/27/2017
I made only two minor changes to this recipe. Used a green pepper instead of red and because we like our cole slaw a little sweet added a little sugar to the ranch dressing. I believe it's best to make the slaw a few hours early to let the flavors meld. The large tailgaters buns held up well to this "sloppy" sandwich. Really very good and we both enjoyed it. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/27/2017
Messy and Marvelous! I could not find the Tailgater buns so I used the regular Ball Park Hamburger Buns. We really liked this recipe and I love that it has all the veggies in it too! Will make again! Read More
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