Sloppy Joes


These saucy ground beef sandwiches are a favorite with kids. Chili powder and hot pepper sauce provide a mild kick to this quick and easy recipe.

Sloppy Joes
Total Time:
25 mins


  • 1 pound lean ground beef or ground pork

  • ½ cup chopped onion (1 medium)

  • ½ cup chopped green sweet pepper (1 small)

  • 1 8 ounce can tomato sauce

  • 2 tablespoon water

  • 1 - 1 ½ teaspoon chili powder

  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce

  • ½ teaspoon garlic salt

  • Dash of bottled hot pepper sauce

  • 6 kaiser rolls or hamburger buns, split and toasted


  1. In a large skillet cook beef, onion, and sweet pepper until meat is brown and vegetables are tender, stirring to break up any meat. Drain off fat.

  2. Stir tomato sauce, the water, chili powder, Worcestershire sauce, garlic salt, and hot pepper sauce into beef mixture in skillet. Bring to boiling; reduce heat. Simmer, uncovered, for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally. Serve on rolls.

Pizza Joes:

Prepare as above, except substitute one 14-ounce jar pizza sauce for the tomato sauce, water, chili powder, Worcestershire sauce, garlic salt and hot pepper sauce. Add 1/2 cup chopped pepperoni. Serve on toasted rolls with slices of mozzarella cheese.

Tex-Mex Joes:

Prepare as above, except add 1/2 cup fresh or frozen whole kernel corn and 1 tablespoon chopped chipotle chile in adobo sauce with the tomato sauce. Serve on toasted rolls with slices of cheddar or pepper Jack cheese. (This mixture also makes a great taco filling.)

Veggie Joes:

Prepare as above, except omit ground beef. Cook onion and sweet pepper in 1 tablespoon hot olive oil over medium heat until tender. Add 2 cups cooked brown rice; one 15- to 16-ounce can red kidney beans (rinsed and drained) and 1/2 cup shredded carrot with tomato sauce.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

311 Calories
10g Fat
35g Carbs
20g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 311
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 10g 13%
Saturated Fat 3g 15%
Cholesterol 48mg 16%
Sodium 632mg 27%
Total Carbohydrate 35g 13%
Protein 20g
Calcium 70.7mg 5%
Iron 3.8mg 21%
Potassium 236mg 5%

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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