Homemade Sloppy Joe's with a Delicious Twist

Megan Todd


This is another recipe I use my Grandma Vinion's Peppers with Red Sauce in! It is absolutely delicious & once you have it this way, you won't want them any other way! My brother Loves my Sloppy Joe's & says no matter how hard he tries he just can't make them the way I do! I can guarantee if he shows up on a day I've made them, I have NO left-overs! He will eat them until they are gone! The best thing is, you can make them sweet or spicy depending on what peppers you add!

I will post the peppers recipe link in the comment section of this post.

Love sharing the ways to use these peppers!

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sloppy-joe's, tomato sauce, peppers, onions, garlic, ketchup


30 Min


30 Min


1 1/2 lb
lean ground beef
1 pt
grandma vinion's peppers in red sauce (mild or hot)
1 medium
green pepper, diced
1 medium
yellow onion, diced
2 clove
garlic, minced
15 oz
can tomato sauce
1 c
3 Tbsp
brown sugar, firmly packed
1 tsp
fresh ground pepper
1 tsp
sea salt
sliced american cheese
fresh hamburger buns

Directions Step-By-Step

In a large bowl, combine tomato sauce, ketchup, brown sugar, & pint of Grandma Vinion's Peppers in Red Sauce. Mix until well blended. Set aside.
In a large skillet crumble lean ground beef, add minced garlic, diced green pepper, diced onion, salt & pepper. Cook until meat is browned through. Drain off any excess fat if there is any.
Add sauce & pepper mixture and stir in. Cook over low-medium heat 20-30 minutes or until heated through. If you want a little kick to your Sloppy Joe's use the hot peppers in Red Sauce.

*******NOTE: If you don't have the peppers on hand. Check out my Sausage Cacciatore Recipe for a quick mock version of these wonderful peppers!!
Serve on fresh hamburger buns with a slice of American Cheese!

I make this recipe in large portions for parties. When I do, I brown meat, transfer to crock pot and add the sauce mixture & allow to cook on low for 4 hours. Then keep warm. Keeps well in a crock pot for those pot lucks or parties!

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Beef
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, For Kids