Saturday Night Specials "Sloppy Joes"

Teresa Malkemus


Saturday's are always busy at my house. Quick and easy, this sandwich, some chips and a piece of fruit are a quick meal on a busy day. This is a great recipe, the family loves these and I can easily change the flavor from time to time depending on the meat and sauces I use. This recipe gives a nice variety of choices while still following the basic recipe.

★★★★★ 1 vote
5 Min
30 Min
Stove Top


2 lb
ground meat (ground beef, turkey, chicken or pork)
1 medium
onion, finely chopped
1 small
green bell pepper, seeded and finely chopped
2 pkg
mccormick's sloppy joe seasoning
2 c
catsup or barbecue sauce
2 Tbsp
yellow or brown spicy mustard
salt to taste
pepper to taste
1 Tbsp
red pepper flakes (optional)


1Crumble meat into large skillet. Cook on medium-high heat while continuing to crumble.
2When meat is about half done add onions and green peppers, salt and pepper; cook until vegetables are tender.
3Drain well and return to skillet. Add seasoning packets, Cat-sup or favorite sauce and your favorite mustard. Stir in red pepper flakes.
4Mix well and let come to serving temp. over low heat.
5Meanwhile, Butter buns and grill them on a griddle or just pop each side in a wide slot toaster.
6Place a heaping pile of meat onto toasted bun and top with a slice of cheese if desired.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Chicken, Beef, Turkey, Pork
Main Ingredient: Beef
Regional Style: American
Collection: Food in a Flash
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, For Kids, Healthy
Hashtags: #sandwich, #quick-meal