Sloppy Joes – Holiday Recipe Club

For this installment of the Holiday Recipe Club, we celebrate the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee! The Jubilee marks 60 years since the Queen came to the throne. Our ingredient choices were tea, jam or Worcestershire sauce. As soon as I saw Worcestershire sauce, I knew exactly what I wanted to make.

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My favorite Sloppy Joe recipe ever! Now, I know this has nothing to do with the Queen or England but the recipe was too good to pass up! Serve with some fries and you’ve got a comfort meal of epic proportions.

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Sloppy Joes (Serves 4-6)

1 Tbsp olive oil

1 pound lean ground beef

1 medium onion, minced

1/2 green bell pepper, minced

3 garlic cloves

2 tsp prepared yellow mustard

3/4 cup ketchup

1 Tbsp brown sugar

1 tsp Worcestershire sauce

Salt to taste

Ground black pepper to taste

In a medium skillet over medium heat, soften the onions in olive oil. Add the ground beef and garlic, and brown. Drain off liquid. Add bell pepper and cook for a couple of minutes to soften them.

Stir in mustard, ketchup, Worcestershire sauce and brown sugar; mix thoroughly. Reduce heat, and simmer for 30 minutes. Season with salt and pepper.

Printable Recipe

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You can add barbeque sauce, more ketchup or more of the sauce stuff to make it as “sloppy” as you want. This recipe is exactly how I like it. I like to add pickle slices to it! Enjoy!

Thank you again Erin for hosting our Holiday Recipe Club. If you are interested in joining, please contact Erin here.


  1. Sans the onion, I love this recipe! I don't like canned sloppy joe's because its too sweet for me, so I tend to add more hot sauce to my sammie - shocker! :D

  2. @Biz
    I agree on the canned mix. This recipe really rocks. You need to try it!

  3. I just made sloppy joes the other night that were really similar to this. I used ground turkey instead to make it even healthier, you couldn't even tell! I loved it! Thanks for sharing your yummy recipe!

  4. I don't know what this has to do with the Queen's Jubilee either, but who cares? It looks delicious and really versatile. Love me some comfort food like this!

  5. We don't make sloppy joes nearly enough! These look great!

  6. Sounds amazing! I don't think I've ever made sloppy joes for me and the BF but he would love this meal!

  7. @Elvira
    I'll have to try it with ground turkey next time. Thanks!


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