Sloppy Joe

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A sloppy joe is an American dish of ground beef, onions, sweetened tomato sauce or ketchup and other seasonings, served on a hamburger bun.

  • 1 tbsp Olive oil
  • 2 Garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 Shallots, chopped
  • 1/2 Green bell pepper, diced
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 450 g Ground beef
  • 180 g Tomato sauce
  • 100 g American barbecue sauce
  • 2/3 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tsp Hot sauce
  • 4 Homemade burger buns, split, toasted, and buttered
  1. Heat the olive oil in a large skillet. Add in minced garlic, shallots, and green bell pepper. Stir until fragrant and tender, about 3 minutes. Season it with salt and black pepper.
  2. Add the ground beef to the vegetables. Stir and cook about 5 minutes, until the meat is no longer pink and fully cooked. Add tomato sauce, barbecue sauce, Worcestershire, and hot sauce into the skillet. Stir to combine. Simmer until thickened.
  3. To serve, spoon and pile sloppy meat onto the toasted, buttered bun bottoms and cover with bun tops with your favourite side dish or pickles.
Sloppy Joe 番茄酱牛肉碎汉堡


Happy Cook 31/5/10 15:39

I have heard so much about this but nnever had tasted them, seeing your pic i want to have them right now, delicous looking.

zurin 31/5/10 15:42

That sure is sloppy! :)) n so good. The buns are amazing as well. gorgeous- gorgeous.

Pei-Lin@Dodol and Mochi 31/5/10 15:49

Oh, sloppy joe! Reminds me so much of my days in the U.S.! My American friends heart them so, so much! Yours looks so comforting ... =)

My Little Space 31/5/10 16:00

How wonderful! You made all these in one day! I mean both the bread & the meat. I guess you going to have this for your breakfast, lunch & dinner as well huh! hehe....^_^ Enjoy & have a nice day, darling!
Regards, Kristy

Velva 31/5/10 16:02

You are absolutely right, sloppy joe's are a great fun American sandwich. As a kid, I ate so many sloppy joe sandwiches for dinner. It's a economical and fun dish for families.

Claudia 31/5/10 16:02

Your bread continues to knock me out! Every once in a while the family has craving for Sloppy Joes - especially homemade. Sometimes you just want to be sloppy! Fun post.

Belinda @zomppa 31/5/10 16:17

What beautiful Sloppy Joes! And your homemade bread - goodness.

dinnersanddreams 31/5/10 16:52

The buns for this sloppy joe look wonderful. I didn't grow up eating sloppy joe but looks like a fun, comforting meal.

Anonymous 31/5/10 16:53

Sloppy Joes! I've been wanting to do these for my hubby and kids forever and somehow just haven't got around to it. I know they'll love them - thanks for the recipe!

Biren 31/5/10 16:54

The sloppy joes look really good on those poppy seeds and sesame buns.

tasteofbeirut 31/5/10 17:00

This is a very fancy sloppy Joe with the homemade buns glistening! What a treat!

Ivy 31/5/10 17:33

Love your buns. Did you make them with the tangzhong starter? Never heard of sloppy Joe before but although I am not a big fan of beef I am sure they tasted great.

wendyywy @ Table for 2 or more..... 31/5/10 17:39

I love sloppy joes. Only made them once and I loved them.

Jagruti જાગૃતિ 31/5/10 17:49

sloppy joe, totally new dish to looks great..Buns looks oerfcect...-)

denise @ quickies on the dinner table 31/5/10 18:00

Wow!!! Angie - it's almost midnight here and I am hungry. The sight of your sloppy joes almost made me keel over *drooooool*

Cherine 31/5/10 19:33

The sloppy joe looks absolutely mouthwatering!!

Trendsetters 31/5/10 19:37

lovely pic. the burger looks tempting

Bo 31/5/10 21:03

Angie this was absolutely one of my favorite foods growing up! Actually I still love them! I usually cook them about once a month. The more messier they are the better.

girlichef 31/5/10 23:57

Love me a good sloppy joe...but it's your buns, baby! Whoa, they're gorgeous :D

The Housewife 1/6/10 02:39

Those homemade burger buns look so amazing and perfect! Great recipe.. bookmarked!

Magic of Spice 1/6/10 02:52

These buns look fantastic!

Katie@Cozydelicious 1/6/10 04:05

These look so tasty! And they really take me back to my childhood. I haven't had a sloppy joe in forever - I am going to hav eto mak ethem1 I've never made my own hamburger buns, but they look so amazing that I'll have to try it!

Lazaro Cooks! 1/6/10 04:08

This takes me way back to my childhood. I haven't had one in many years. Now I just might. Great job and great photos.


TasteHongKong 1/6/10 06:37

Nice to meet you, Sloppy Joe! It looks as if you are calling me : ).

Priya 1/6/10 09:28

Sloppy joe looks very cute and yumm!

3 hungry tummies 1/6/10 10:00

OMG I can see myself going back for 2nd and 3rd :) Good work Angie!

Pete 1/6/10 10:58

Quite simple to prepare. My kids would love these! thks

Rosa's Yummy Yums 1/6/10 12:01

OMG, they look soooo good! That is a speciality I have not yet trioed... Your buins look so perfect and delicious.



pigpigscorner 1/6/10 12:02

I've always wanted to make this! Looks amazing!

Joanne 1/6/10 12:55

Classically delicious! Are those buns homemade?!?!? What recipe did you use? They look amazing!

Trissa 1/6/10 13:42

I've never had sloppy joes - what have I been missing?! Looks like ultimate comfort food.

Vrinda 1/6/10 14:38

WOW delicious looking dish and lovely clicks

Stella 1/6/10 14:59

Hey Angie, these look a absolutely perfect. The photo of the rolls make me want to bake!

Sarah Naveen 1/6/10 15:37

i love sloppy joe..looks fabulously yummy!!!

Anncoo 1/6/10 15:52

Aiyo Angie! I should have come here earlier. Your Sloppy Joe look so good with lots of beef in it..yummmy!

Mary 1/6/10 15:59

I know of no better way to feed a gang of kids than Sloppy Joe's. Your beautiful buns are an added bonus. I hope you are having a great day. Blessings...Mary

Anonymous 1/6/10 16:18

These sloppy joes look awesome especially good with the homemade buns!

shriya 1/6/10 18:45

I just feel like eating some, I am big fan of sloppy joe. Love them. Your pics rocks!!! I am sooo cravin for it now.

A Canadian Foodie 1/6/10 18:57

It's all about the bun, Angie. You nailed it. I used to go nuts about these as a youth, but find them far too sweet as an adult. However, this is a great dish for a crowd of young people. Especially in the wintertime. And, my students love them, and love making them. I wish my classes were long enough to make the buns.

MaryMoh 1/6/10 20:26

Whah...looks like a party's going on many lovely buns. I love the bun with such an overflowing of meat sauce...mmm.

Sook 1/6/10 20:31

I LOVE sloppy joe! I haven't had it in so long though! I want to make this next week!

Dishesdone 1/6/10 22:05

You're sloppy joes look amazing! I make mine a little sweeter, with a touch of molasses, but I love your recipe with the hot sauce, have to try it!

Cinnamon-Girl 1/6/10 22:20

Sloppy joes are such a comfort food for me! These are mouth-watering on those lovely buns Angie.

Linda 2/6/10 01:36

I love Sloppy Joe's! Thank for posting this delicious recipe!

Kait 2/6/10 01:45

This looks delicious especially with homemade buns.

Devaki 2/6/10 05:40

Dear Angie - Those burger buns are totally drool worthy and the sloppy joes is just what the summer ordered!

Yummilicious :)

Devaki @ weavethousandflavors

Sonia (Nasi Lemak Lover) 2/6/10 05:48

Angie, this look so delicious, I'm going to make this, by the way, where I can find the recipe for that homemade buns.

tigerfish 2/6/10 06:08

I have never had any Sloppy Joes as yet in the seems not hard to make them....maybe I can try making them at home and have my 1st Sloppy Joes at home...:p

Cheah 2/6/10 12:23

Your buns look so yummy, not sloppy! Good work, Angie!

Amy @ cookbookmaniac 2/6/10 15:21

My partner would fall head over heel sfor this. I love mince with tomatoes

Heavenly Housewife 2/6/10 16:21

I LOVE sloppy joes, your pictures are totally making my mouth water!!! I want one!!!
*kisses* HH

Angie's Recipes 2/6/10 19:37

Ivy,Sonia: These buns are baked with sourdough. Here is the recipe:
Sourdough Burger Buns

arthi 2/6/10 22:11

nice clicks!!looks so tempting..

Sinful Southern Sweets 2/6/10 22:47

Ahh, its been so long since I've had a sloppy joe. They really are so simple, but good. Nice childhood memories of sloppy joes!

Charles G Thompson 3/6/10 00:35

Sloppy Joes are such GREAT comfort food. Those rolls you used look really great.

sweetlife 3/6/10 01:58

we love sloppy joes, and your buns are so beautiful...(does that sound weird?) are those poppy seeds? great pics


Jo 3/6/10 02:57

The first time I had a somewhat equivalent to sloppy joe was the sauce on top on an A&W hotdog. That was like 30+ years ago. Now I'm thoroughly hooked. It is absolutely delicious on top of hotdogs, burgers, toasted bread, you name it, I'll put it on if I can.

My Asian Kitchen 3/6/10 03:09

your bun look really good!! yea..sloppy joe is an American classic snack.My hubby love it dearly!

Chef E 3/6/10 07:13

Ha! This may have to be my meat choice for the weekend! or soon, I think we are doing a wine tasting Saturday with barbecue- This looks perfect, so perfect for a meat lover like me! Your bread rolls look fabulous too!

Angie 3/6/10 14:08

Your buns make these very special!

Sophie 3/6/10 17:29

Waw!! Your sploppy Joe's look so tasty & just perfect to me!! I also love your lovely buns!!

I even made your zucchini buckwheat pancakes, aka patties & they were superb, dear Angie!

Shamrocks and Shenanigans 3/6/10 19:30

I do a similar recipe. I love sloppy joes but can not stand the can sauce. We like to make ours a little spicy and put coleslaw on it. sounds strange but it is so addicting!
Shamrocks and Shenanigans

Bridgett 4/6/10 01:19

Sloppy Joes reminds me of being a kid as my mom made them often. Yours look much better though! Just dont tell my Mother!

noobcook 5/6/10 09:32

The meat fillings look incredible :D~ drooling here hehe

thella 8/7/10 06:54

looks yummy! will try this out and hope they turn out to be as good as yours :)


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