Sloppy Joes

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

I had made these last Thursday because they are always a hit in our house, I love how easy they are to make. An easy dinner for a busy weeknight or when I need to feed the Hubby and his friends when their watching football. No slaving here!
I have met a few people who detest Sloppy Joes. However I have yet to have a chance to make them try these delicious babies! I have yet to understand what's not to like about ground hamburger with all sorts of goodies smothered with cheese over top on a toasted bun but if I figure it out I'll let you know! This recipe taste nothing like Manwich. Just for the record my kids will picket if I serve the Manwich. 
This recipe could be totally gluten free if using gluten free hambuger buns or large dinner rolls.

Saute onions in olive oil until starting to caramelize over medium-high heat. Add hamburger and garlic and cook until hamburger is cooked through.
Add pepper, tomatoes, quick oats, chili powder, worcestershire sauce, garlic powder, sea salt, smoked paprika, cumin, black pepper and sugar  stir well. Reduce heat to low and cook for about 15 minutes until mixture has thickened and become saucy. Serve over toasted hamburger buns or large crusty dinner rolls with cheese (optional).

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Sloppy Joes

Recipe by Serena Bakes Simply From Scratch
Prep time: PT5M
Cook time: PT25M
Total time: PT30M
  • 1 tablespoon Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 1/2 whole Large Onion, Diced
  • 1 1/2 pounds Hamburger
  • 2 cloves Garlic, Minced
  • 1 whole Bell Pepper, Seeded And Diced
  • 28 ounces Canned Diced Tomatoes With Juice
  • 4 tablespoons Quick Oats
  • 2 teaspoon Chili Powder
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire Sauce
  • 1 teaspoon Garlic Powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon Sea Salt
  • 2 teaspoons Smoke Paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon Ground Cumin
  • 1 teaspoon Black Pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon Sugar
  • 5 whole Hamburger Buns or Large Crusty Dinner Rolls, Toasted (For Gluten Free Use Gluten Free Buns)
  • 2 cups Grated Cheese, Optional
Cooking Directions
  1. Heat olive oil in a large pan over medium-high heat. Add onion and saute until caramelized. Add hamburger and fresh garlic, cook until hamburger is cooked through.
  2. Add bell pepper, tomatoes, quick oats, chili powder, worcestershire sauce, garlic powder, sea salt, smoked paprika, cumin, pepper and sugar. Stir well and reduce heat to low. Cook for about 15 minutes or until mixture has thickened and become saucy.
  3. Serve over toasted buns topped with cheese (optional).


  1. Wow! These look delish, Serena. I love Sloppy Joes, homemade are the best, Your photos make me droool! xoxox

  2. We used to make sloppy joes every time we were camping, but it always came from that spice mix that you get at the store. LOVE the recipe you have with these, and I have a feeling that they will make the entire family happy. And I'm not going to wait till we go camping!

  3. My husband loves sloppy joes but I get so frustrated. His mom didn't really cook when he was growing up so he actually prefers the taste of Manwich which I refuse to serve lol. I'll give these a shot to see if I can finally change his mind!

  4. We made these tonight. Will never go back to the canned version!


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