Recipe By Me Recipies
Published Mar 5th
Prep 15m Cook 2h 15m Additional - Ready In 2h 30m
Servings 6 servings Calories 374.4

I grew up a Manwich® kid, thinking they were the same as sloppy joes. I was dead wrong. This is the real deal. Messy, yummy, kid-friendly perfection especially on a cold night.

Recipe Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil, or more if needed
  • ½ onion, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 2 pounds lean ground beef
  • ½ cup Mexican-style hot tomato sauce (such as El Pato Salsa de Chile Fresco®)
  • ½ cup ketchup
  • 3 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 3 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 tablespoons mustard
  • 2 tablespoons cider vinegar
  • ½ teaspoon chili powder

Cooking Directions

  1. 1 Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Saute onion and garlic in hot oil until browned, 5 to 7 minutes. Add ground beef; cook and stir until the beef is completely browned, 7 to 10 minutes. Drain and discard grease from the skillet. Transfer beef mixture to a slow cooker.
  2. 2 Stir Mexican-style hot tomato sauce, ketchup, brown sugar, Worcestershire sauce, mustard, cider vinegar, and chili powder into the beef mixture.
  3. 3 Cook on Low for 2 hours (or on High for 1 hour).

Nutrition Facts

  • Calories 374.4
  • Carbohydrate 15.6 g
  • Cholesterol 99.1 mg
  • Fat 21 g
  • Fiber 0.5 g
  • Protein 29.5 g
  • Saturated Fat 7.6 g
  • Sodium 550.2 mg
  • Sugar 13.1 g

Chef's Notes

Cook's Notes:; Butter your sandwich rolls and sprinkle garlic salt onto the butter; toast under broiler until just crispy. Assemble sandwiches and be thankful you're alive for this moment.


  1. Delicious! I’ll make it again! Used Herdez salsa, otherwise followed the recipe.
  2. Best sloppy joes I've ever had. Just the right combination of ingredients and a slight kick.
  3. Needed a little more spice for us...but was very good.
  4. Easy to make and everybody at home loved it. I need it exactly the way the recipe said but added diced red bell pepper. toasted the buns with butter and garlic salt. this was definitely the best sloppy joe/manwich I've ever had the pleasure of eating.
  5. This was awesome! It tasted soooo much better than the canned stuff. I added a half a chopped bell pepper to get more veggies in the boys but it will be on our rotation from now on
  6. Good recipe but I made some modifications that I liked. Instead of the Mexican style tomato sauce I used tomato paste (140 g) and instead of the ketchup (sugar!) I used 330 g of plain canned tomato sauce.
  7. Made this and loved it. I didn't have cider vinegar so used red wine vinegar instead. And used Kroger brand fire roasted tomatoes -- DELICIOUS. The next day I added elbow macaroni and ate it on a plate instead of a bun --- might do that from now on with the leftovers. Looking forward to - Read more ...
  8. After tasting the original recipe I found that it needed more of a tomato flavor and tweaked it to our liking. I did not have the Mexican tomato sauce so I substituted it with 8 ounces of canned tomato sauce and 8 slices of pickled jalapeno slices (chopped). I added 4 tablespoons of tomato paste - Read more ...
  9. I give this recipe a 5 because it was simple and delicious. I didn't have all the ingredients on hand so i improvised. I only used ketchup, mustard, sugar in the raw, vinegar and chili powder and it still turned out delicous. A lot healthier plus it does not disappoint on flavor. Just double or - Read more ...
  10. I think this may be one of those recipes that needs to be tweaked to your own personal tastes. When I saw El Pato I thought Y-E-S this is going to be a different sloppy joe and it was. El Pato is available in my area in the spicy Salsa de Jalapeno (green can) and - Read more ...