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Sloppy Joes (a.k.a BBQ Beef Baps)

Sloppy Joes, also known as BBQ Beef Baps is the best ever ! Ready in 20 – 25 minutes and perfect for lunch, a light dinner or on game day

Sloppy Joes

This Sloppy Joes recipe is my go-to recipe which I make when I am in a hurry or just don’t feel like spending a lot of time in the kitchen.

It also helps that the whole family just loves them !

Sloppy Joes

What goes into a homemade Sloppy Joes mix ?  (Scroll down for the printable recipe card as well as the nutritional values)

INGREDIENTS for the Sloppy Joes:

  • 2 TB Vegetable Oil
  • 675 g Lean Ground Beef, ( 1 1/2 pounds )
  • 2 Onions finely, chopped
  • 2 Green Bell Peppers, sliced thinly
  • 2 t Fresh Garlic, crushed
  • 1/3 cup Dark Brown Sugar
  • 2 TB Worcestershire Sauce
  • 2 TB Mustard
  • 3/4 cup Tomato Sauce, ( thick ketch-up )
  • 1/4 cup Apple Cider Vinegar
  • Salt and Pepper, to taste
  • 8 Hamburger Buns, ( Baps )

HOW TO MAKE Sloppy Joes:

  1. Heat the Oil in a large skillet – cook the ground Beef until done – drain if necessary – remove from skillet and keep aside
  2. Add a little more Oil (if needed) and saute the Onion, Green Bell Peppers and Garlic until soft but not brown
  3. Combine the Dark Brown Sugar, Worcestershire Sauce, Mustard, Tomato Sauce and Cider Vinegar – add to the vegetables in the skillet – Cook over low heat for 3 – 5 minutes
  4. Add the cooked Ground Beef to the mixture in the skillet – stir through – season to taste with Salt and Pepper
  5. Heat through gently (not too long – only until heated through)
  6. Spoon the BBQ Beef onto the Hamburger buns and serve

Sloppy Joes

Now and then I will make this in the morning if I have a busy afternoon and just leave it till dinner time. A quick re-heat and all is fine, the Meat does not dry out – as long as it is kept covered.

Sloppy Joes

I really love this recipe because it is not too saucy, but definitely not dry.

And of course, dinner (or lunch) is on the table in 20 – 25 minutes. Now that is a winner, right ?

Sloppy Joes

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Sloppy Joes

Yield: 8 Servings

Sloppy Joes

Sloppy Joes a.k.a. BBQ Beef Baps

Sloppy Joes, also known as BBQ Beef Baps is the best ever ! Ready in 20 – 25 minutes and perfect for lunch, a light dinner or on game day

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes

Ingredients

  • 2 TB Vegetable Oil
  • 675 g Lean Ground Beef, ( 1 1/2 pounds )
  • 2 Onions, finely chopped
  • 2 Green Bell Peppers, sliced thinly
  • 2 t Fresh Garlic, crushed
  • 1/3 cup Dark Brown Sugar
  • 2 TB Worcestershire Sauce
  • 2 TB Mustard
  • 3/4 cup Tomato Sauce, ( thick ketch-up )
  • 1/4 cup Apple Cider Vinegar
  • Salt and Pepper, to taste
  • 8 Hamburger Buns, ( Baps )

Instructions

  1. Heat the Oil in a large skillet – cook the ground Beef until done – drain if necessary – remove from skillet and keep aside
  2. Add a little more Oil (if needed) and saute the Onion, Green Bell Peppers and Garlic until soft but not brown
  3. Combine the Dark Brown Sugar, Worcestershire Sauce, Mustard, Tomato Sauce and Cider Vinegar – add to the vegetables in the skillet – Cook over low heat for 3 – 5 minutes
  4. Add the cooked Ground Beef to the mixture in the skillet – stir through – season to taste with Salt and Pepper
  5. Heat through gently (not too long – only until heated through)
  6. Spoon the BBQ Beef onto the Hamburger buns and serve

Notes

  • This recipe can easily be doubled, tripled or it will even work for a huge batch i.e. 10 times the quantity (prepping and cooking time might be a little longer)

Nutrition Information

Yield

8 Servings

Serving Size

1 Sloppy Joe

Amount Per Serving Calories 413Total Fat 16gSaturated Fat 5gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 9gCholesterol 75mgSodium 534mgCarbohydrates 37gFiber 2gSugar 14gProtein 30g

Nutrition value is not always accurate

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Spoon the Sloppy Joes mix onto the Hamburger buns and serve on it’s own, with oven roasted Potato wedges or a crunchy salad on the side.

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