Classic Sloppy Joe Recipe

A Beginner-Friendly Recipe for a Comforting Classic

Dive into the world of home cooking with this easy and delicious Sloppy Joe recipe. Perfect for beginners, this dish brings a balance of sweet, tangy, and savory flavors, wrapped in a comforting, hearty sandwich. It’s a nostalgic meal that’s sure to become a favorite in your cooking repertoire.


  • 1 lb ground beef
  • 1 medium onion, finely chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 cup ketchup
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 teaspoon mustard
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Hamburger buns


  1. In a large skillet over medium heat, cook the onions until translucent. Add the garlic and cook for another minute.
  2. Increase the heat to medium-high and add the ground beef. Cook until browned, breaking it up with a spoon.
  3. Drain excess fat and return the skillet to the heat.
  4. Add ketchup, brown sugar, Worcestershire sauce, and mustard to the beef. Stir well to combine.
  5. Reduce heat and simmer the mixture for about 10-15 minutes, until it thickens slightly. Season with salt and pepper.
  6. Toast the hamburger buns lightly.
  7. Spoon the beef mixture onto the buns and serve hot.

Enjoy your cooking journey, and remember, Sloppy Joes are all about having fun in the kitchen and enjoying a hearty meal!

Carina De Villiers

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