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How to Make Classic Sloppy Joes

Go retro for dinner tonight! In this video, you’ll see how to make classic Sloppy Joes. This is the rare ground beef recipe where you'll hear Chef John call for extra lean meat. You don't need the fat in this recipe! You’ll learn a great technique for breaking the beef down into tiny crumbles, creating the ideal texture for Sloppy Joes. Then you’ll sauté veggies, add the ingredients for the delicious tangy sauce, and reduce the sauce. Follow along with Chef John's recipe for Sloppy Joes. In the video, you’ll also see Chef John’s true test for determining when the meat sauce is ready for heaping onto burger buns.

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  • Jennifer Kovacs Morelli

I love the recipe and the video just supplements what I already knew, but for someone new to cooking I think the video is very helpful.

  • yumm

I always enjoy these videos! I can easily find the ingredient amounts on the allrecipes page and I like being able to pause and start the video as I choose. Nice to get a few good ideas from Chef John and make it my own.

  • Linda Blackwell

I do mine exactly the same, except instead of that last cup of water I substitute Bar-B- Que Sauce, sooo much better!