Grandma's Sloppy Joes


My grandma gave me this recipe last year. My co-workers are always asking me to make it for them. The ground cloves add that special flavor

Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
45 mins
Total Time:
55 mins
4 servings


  • 1 pound ground beef

  • 1 cup chopped onion

  • 1 cup chopped green bell pepper

  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar

  • 1 tablespoon vinegar

  • 1 cup ketchup

  • 2 tablespoons prepared mustard

  • ½ teaspoon ground cloves

  • 1 teaspoon salt

  • 4 hamburger buns, split


  1. In a large skillet over medium heat, combine the ground beef, onion, and green pepper. Cook until beef is browned, and drain off excess grease. Stir in the brown sugar, vinegar, ketchup and mustard, and season with cloves and salt. Simmer for 30 minutes on low. Serve on hamburger buns.


If you double the recipe, you do not need to increase the vinegar.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

429 Calories
16g Fat
47g Carbs
25g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 429
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 16g 21%
Saturated Fat 6g 29%
Cholesterol 69mg 23%
Sodium 1648mg 72%
Total Carbohydrate 47g 17%
Dietary Fiber 3g 10%
Total Sugars 20g
Protein 25g
Vitamin C 40mg 201%
Calcium 102mg 8%
Iron 4mg 22%
Potassium 665mg 14%

* 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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