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Homemade Sloppy Joe Sandwich

Homemade Sloppy Joes

Sloppy Joes are a classic recipe that is made of ground beef mixed with a sweet, tangy, and savory sauce. Pile the Sloppy Joe filling high on a bun, add some pickles and dinner is ready! 
Course Dinner
Cuisine American
Keyword Classic Sloppy Joe recipe, ground beef sandwich, maid rite sandwich
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 6 people


  • lb ground beef
  • 1 tbsp oil
  • 1 cup yellow onion finely diced
  • 3 garlic cloves minced
  • 2 tbsp worcestershire sauce
  • 3 tbsp brown sugar
  • ½ heaping cup ketchup
  • 1 tbsp + 1 teaspoon mustard
  • 1 tsp kosher salt
  • pepper to taste


  • Add the oil to a large skillet over medium high heat. Cook the ground beef, crumbling, until cooked thru, about 7 minutes.
  • Drain the fat off of the cooked beef and set aside.
  • In the same skillet, over medium heat, add the onions and garlic and saute, until the onions are translucent, about 3-4 minutes.
  • Add the beef back to the onions and stir to combine.
  • Over low heat add the worcestershire sauce, brown sugar, ketchup, mustard, salt and pepper. Stir to distribute the sauce evenly.
  • Pile high onto buns and serve. (we like brioche buns the best)


If you are making this ahead and reheating you will need to add a few tablespoon of water. It will help loosen up the mixture and redistribute the sauce.