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Easy Sloppy Joe Recipe
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Homemade Sloppy Joes

Once you try this easy sloppy joe recipe, you'll never go back to store bought sauce again. Packed with flavor, ground beef is sautéed with diced bell peppers, celery, and onions and seasoned with a yummy homemade sauce.
Course Main Courses
Cuisine American
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 4 people


  • 1 pound ground beef
  • ½ cup onions diced
  • ¼ cup celery diced
  • 1 small green bell pepper diced
  • 1 cup ketchup
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 teaspoon yellow mustard
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 4 hamburger buns


  • In a large skillet over medium heat, brown the ground beef until no longer pink, about 8 minutes.
  • Using a slotted spoon, remove the ground beef to a paper towel lined plate to drain. Set aside. Reserve at least two tablespoons of the grease in the skillet.
  • Add the onions, celery and bell peppers to the skillet. Sautee the vegetables for an additional 8-10 minutes until they are tender.
  • Return the ground beef to the skillet.
  • In a small bowl, combine the ketchup, Worcestershire and mustard. Pour the sauce over the ground beef. Stir until combined and heated through. Season with salt and pepper.
  • Serve on hamburger buns.