Sloppy Joes.

Sloppy Joes

Course Beef, Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword sloppy joes; bbq, sloppy joe
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 8
Author Recipe Idea Shop/Lois Carter Crawford


  • 2 pounds hamburger
  • 1/2 onion (medium, chopped fine)
  • 1/2 green pepper (optional, chopped)
  • 1 carrot (peeled and chopped fine)
  • 1 stalk celery (chopped fine)
  • 2 cloves garlic (minced)
  • 1 cup ketchup
  • 2 tablespoons yellow mustard
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon Cayenne pepper
  • salt and pepper to taste


  1. In a large skillet, brown the hamburger and onions.
  2. Add the carrots, celery and green pepper, if using, and sauté for about 5 minutes until vegetables soften.
  3. Add the garlic and continue to sauté the mixture.
  4. Drain the fat off the mixture.
  5. Return the hamburger mixture to the stove and sprinkle with salt, pepper, chili powder and cayenne.
  6. Mix to combine.
  7. Add the ketchup and mustard. If you like a "wetter" sandwich, add more ketchup and mustard. Mix and heat until hot.