Sloppy Joes


Date Published: July 31st, 2020 | Last Updated: July 31st, 2020
Author: Abby |Category: mains, healthy/low cal, kid-friendly
Serves: 4 | Prep time: 15 mins | Cook time: 40 mins

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Sloppy Joes – a classic American dish made of beef (or pork) mince, onions, green peppers/capsicums and a buttload of ketchup. This recipe is super easy, doesn’t need any fancy ingredients, and only requires one pot. The best part about this recipe is that it’s also surprisingly low in calories (roughly 200 calories per serving without the bun) yet still filling.

If you’ve never had a sloppy joe before, it’s kind of like a sweeter spaghetti bolognese but without the spaghetti, sandwiched between a hamburger bun. You can’t eat it without making a mess – hence the “sloppy” in the name. It’s a popular dish in North American and is commonly served to kids and picky eaters due to its simple flavours. It’s not the dish for date night nor a dish to impress foodies, but it’s easy, filling and satisfying. It would actually be really good to bring to a BBQ lunch and you can cook up a big batch in no time.

It’s a pretty straight forward recipe but you can watch the video below to guide you through if you need any help.

Anyways, without further ado, here’s the recipe! If you have any comments or suggestions, I’d love to hear from you in the comment section! You can follow me on instagram, youtube and facebook to see all the recipes I post!

Happy cooking!

Ingredients you’ll need:

I doubled the recipe in the photo so it’ll look much more than what you need
  • 500g lean ground beef
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 1 green bell pepper/capsicum, chopped
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 2 tsp yellow mustard
  • 1.5 cups ketchup
  • 1 Tbsp brown sugar (optional)
  • 1/2 tsp Worcestershire sauce
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 4 hamburger buns

Directions:

Brown the ground beef in a pan over medium heat. Drain off any excess liquids.

Add in the onion, garlic, and bell pepper/capsicum. Cook until soft.

Drain out as much liquid and oils as you can. I only had regular mince meat in my freezer rather than lean so I had quite a lot of fat to strain!

Drain off any excess liquids and oil.

Mix in garlic powder, mustard, ketchup, Worcestershire sauce and brown sugar. Reduce heat and simmer for 20 mins.

Season with salt and pepper, add more sugar or ketchup if you prefer it “sloppier”.

Serve over hamburger buns. Done!

Watch the Video Tutorial!

Summarized Recipe:

Sloppy Joes

Date Published: July 31st, 2020 | Last Updated: July 31st, 2020
Author: Abby |Category: mains, healthy/low cal, kid-friendly
Serves: 4 | Prep time: 15 mins | Cook time: 40 mins

Ingredients:

  • 500g lean ground beef
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 1 green bell pepper/capsicum, chopped
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 2 tsp yellow mustard
  • 1.5 cups ketchup
  • 1 Tbsp brown sugar (optional)
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • hamburger buns

Directions:

  1. Brown the ground beef in a pan over medium heat. Drain off excess liquids if any.
  2. Add in the onion, garlic, and green pepper/capsicum. Cook until soft. Drain off excess liquids and oil.
  3. Mix in garlic powder, mustard, ketchup and brown sugar. Reduce heat and simmer for 20 mins.
  4. Season with salt and pepper, add more sugar if needed or more ketchup if you prefer it “sloppier”.
  5. Serve over hamburger buns. Done!

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