Recipe By HBIC
Published Jan 18th
Prep 10m Cook 20m Additional - Ready In 30m
Servings 8 servings Calories 328.3

This is just a good old-fashioned Sloppy Joe recipe. Just slap some on a bun and enjoy!

Recipe Ingredients

  • 1 ½ pounds ground beef
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1 red bell pepper, chopped
  • 1 (6 ounce) can tomato paste
  • 1 cup water
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon distilled white vinegar
  • 3 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 8 roll (blank)s hamburger buns, split

Cooking Directions

  1. 1 In a large skillet over medium-high heat, saute the ground beef for 5 minutes. Add the onion and red bell pepper; saute for 5 more minutes, or until onion is tender. Drain the fat.
  2. 2 Mix in tomato paste and water, stirring until paste is dissolved. Stir in garlic, chili powder, paprika, cumin, vinegar, brown sugar, oregano, salt and pepper. Continue to heat for 5 to 10 minutes, or until mixture is thick and stewy.

Nutrition Facts

  • Calories 328.3
  • Carbohydrate 34.2 g
  • Cholesterol 51.7 mg
  • Fat 12.6 g
  • Fiber 3.2 g
  • Protein 19.4 g
  • Saturated Fat 4.5 g
  • Sodium 616.5 mg
  • Sugar 8.8 g


  1. Ultimate to-die-for sloppy joes on a winter night. I've made this recipe for quite some time. Every time I serve it for guests I'm always asked for the recipe. Ah....if only I could claim it! Thank you for a great recipe. Reading some reviews sounds like there might be some taste differences going on. That - Read more ...
  2. family loves your recipe! i've been making if for a few years now and it just keeps getting better! the only thing i changed was that i used tomato sauce instead of paste and water because i didn't have any on hand. fabulous!
  3. Wonderful! The overall flavor is varied and distinct because of the added spices. To make this more "sloppy" I use 3/4 cup of porter or heinekin and 3/4 cup of water. The brown sugar gives it a light sweet taste. The onions and red peppers give it excellent texture. If you like it hot double - Read more ...
  4. This recipe would have been great if i had wanted chili...i didnt i wanted sloppy joes...This DOES NOT taste like sloppy joes...we ended up eating it like chili
  5. A nice recipe! I made some changes and used ground turkey and 3/4 cup of beer instead of water for the liquid. After simmering for 30 min or so you get a great taste!
  6. This is a really good basic sloppy joe recipe. I made a couple of changes: I halved the chili powder increased the salt to 1 tsp. and added about 1/4 c. ketchup (to give it more of a tomato-base flavor). With the chili powder and the pepper it had enough spice to satisfy without being - Read more ...
  7. Very Good Sloppy Joe Recipe!! We have been looking for a recipe to replace Manwich-I think we have found it. I will add a little more tomatoe paste and water next time-it was a little too dry. I will cut back on the sugar too I thought it was fine but my daughter commented that - Read more ...
  8. This was very good! I did increase the vinegar a bit to balance the sugar and it came out great!
  9. My husband and I really enjoyed this recipe it was easy and quick. The only difference I used tomato sauce instead of paste and left out water.