Sloppy Joes

September 5, 2010

We’ve had fall like weather this weekend.  I love it. 

Summer is great and I love that season, but fall.  Well fall is so beautiful.  The trees.  The cooler weather. 

I decided to make sloppy joes yesterday because of the cooler weather.  I now I can make them anytime, but like chili, I associate sloppy joes with fall.

My husband’s family calls them crumble burgers and he calls them that to annoy me.  He loves to annoy me.

When I was a girl, we used Manwich to make our sloppy joes.  That’s probably why I never really liked them.

This recipe will change your mind if you find that you’re not a fan.

You can add more spice to it if you like it spicy.

You can serve it with additional barbecue sauce if you like sauce.

We like it with some good old Wisconsin sharp cheddar.

Except Meeshie, she likes hers plain.

This recipe makes about 8-10 sandwiches. 

It’s really great for those days of the week when everyone has to be somewhere at a different times but needs a good meal.

Sloppy Joes

  • 1 T Olive Oil
  • 1 Green Pepper, chopped
  • 1 Red Pepper, chopped
  • 3 Garlic Cloves, chopped
  • 2 lbs Ground Sirloin
  • 1-8 oz can Tomato Sauce
  • 1-6 oz can Tomato Paste
  • 1 C Barbecue Sauce
  • 1 T Worcestershire Sauce
  • 1 t Tabasco
  • Salt and Pepper to taste

Heat oil in a large deep skillet.  Add the peppers and garlic.  Saute until tender, about 3 minutes.  Season with salt and pepper.  Add the sirloin to the vegetables.  Stir and cook for about 8 minutes or until the meat is no longer pink.  Drain the meat.  Add the tomato sauce, paste, barbecue sauce, Worcestershire, and hot sauce into the skillet.  Stir and simmer until thickened.  Serve on hamburger buns.

We like cheese on our sloppy joe, but you can serve it however you like.



  1. Karen, Just curious, what kind of BBQ sauce did you use for your Sloppy Joes? We go between KC Masterpiece and Sweet Baby Rays. Carol

    • Carol-
      So do we and I was using KC, ran out and finished with the Sweet Baby Rays.

      You can’t go wrong using whatever barbecue sauce you like.


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