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sloppy joe from scratch

(1 rating)
Recipe by
Millie Johnson
Valley Head, AL

My husband loves this homemade Sloppy Joes recipe ! It takes a little longer than the canned stuff but is so much tastier and made with wholesome ingredients you can actually pronounce. This is unless you have trouble with Worcestershire sauce. LOL

(1 rating)
yield 4 -6
prep time 5 Min
cook time 45 Min
method Stove Top

Ingredients For sloppy joe from scratch

  • 2 lb
    lean ground beef
  • 1 sm
    onion, diced
  • 1/2
    bell pepper, diced
  • 2 tsp
  • 1 can
    crushed tomatoes (14.5 oz)
  • 1 tsp
    chili powder
  • 1 pinch
    crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1 tsp
    minced roasted garlic
  • 6-7
    splashes worcestershire sauce
  • 3-4
    splashes liquid aminos
  • 1/2 c
    tomato paste
  • 1/4 c
  • 1 c
  • salt & pepper to taste

How To Make sloppy joe from scratch

  • 1
    Season ground beef with salt and pepper to your taste, brown and set aside.
  • 2
    In medium to large skillet melt butter and sauté onion and bell pepper till onion is translucent.
  • 3
    Add in all the rest of ingredients EXCEPT the ground beef. Bring to a boil, reduce heat, add salt and pepper to taste then simmer 15 minutes. Add ground beef and simmer till thickened, usually around 20-30 minutes. Let cool slightly then serve on buns.

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