Sloppy Joes is a quick and easy recipes that uses ground beef. The recipe takes less than an hour to complete and the cooking method is simple and straightforward.
Classic Sloppy Joe Recipe
Apart from eating the "slop" with soft buns, the beef mixture can also be served over pasta.
Prep Time: 20 min.
Total Time: 40 min.
Number of servings: 4
- 1 lb., ground beef
- 1/2 green bell pepper, finely chopped
- 1 celery stalk, finely chopped
- 1 medium onion, finely chopped
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 15 ounces, tomato sauce
- 1/4 cup, ketchup
- 1 tablespoon, Worcestershire sauce
- 1 tablespoon, canola oil
- coarse salt and ground pepper
- 4 hamburger buns, toasted and split
- Cook the vegetables
- Cook the beef
- Add the sauces
- Add more seasoning
Heat the oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat and then add the onion, bell pepper and celery. Season with salt and pepper according to taste. Stir frequently for about 5 to 7 minutes or until the vegetables have softened.
Add the ground beef into the vegetable mixture. Break up the beef with a wooden spoon and cook until the meat has lost its pink color, which is about 6 to 8 minutes.
Pour the tomato sauce, Worcestershire sauce and ketchup into the skillet and stir. Reduce the heat to simmer and cook until the sauce has thickened.
Season the beef mixture with salt and ground pepper according to taste. Spoon into the hamburger buns or serve with pasta.