Best Ever Sloppy Joes

These are THE BEST Sloppy Joes your lips will ever meet. Great for year-round parties and loved by kids and adults alike!


Ahhh, Friday night on the couch. The boys are in bed for the night. Elijah (our super duper early bird) is still struggling with the Daylight Savings adjustment, so I am anticipating another 3:30am wake-up time. Cue fast typing so I can squeeze in a few winks before then!

It is a shame that I haven't posted a Sloppy Joe recipe until now. Sloppy Joes were never a staple growing up. I have always loved them, but they've never been a meal I think to make in my own kitchen. Wellllll they are now officially in my rotation! These are TO DIE FOR! I had one and wanted another and another. I could have eaten six sandwiches in one sitting. They are on the menu again for next week. And the week after that.


And I'm not sure what I was thinking, but I somehow thought Sloppy Joes were complicated. I don't have time for complicated and complicated they are NOT! They are done in less than 30 minutes and for 20 of those minutes you can paint your nails or sort through the mail.


Oh phew, I have time for a quick episode of American Horror Story. Have a great weekend, friends! 

Hold onto your Halloween candy (don't throw it away yet!). I have a yummy recipe coming next week that will help you out (Candy Bar Brownies!!). :)


Best Ever Sloppy Joes

You need not look ANY further for the best sloppy joe recipe. These sandwiches are to die for!

Contributed by Megan Porta from

Published Nov 6, 2015

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Serves: 8

Total time: 30 min



  • 2 pounds ground beef
  • 1 yellow onion, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 cup ketchup
  • 2 tablespoons mustard
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons worcestershire sauce
  • 1/2 cup water
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 8 hamburger buns
  • Sliced pickles, for topping (optional)
  1. In a large skillet, cook the beef over medium heat until no longer pink. Drain excess grease. Add onions and garlic to skillet and cook for 3-4 additional minutes.
  2. Add ketchup, mustard, brown sugar, worcestershire sauce, water, salt, pepper and cayenne pepper. Mix well. Cook over medium heat for 20 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  3. Spoon into buns and top with pickles, if desired.