Sloppy Joes - Ground Beef


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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 4
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 355.5
  • Total Fat: 23.5 g
  • Cholesterol: 85.1 mg
  • Sodium: 654.3 mg
  • Total Carbs: 13.8 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 0.5 g
  • Protein: 20.4 g

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Number of Servings: 4


    1 pound lean ground beef
    1 medium onion, chopped
    2/3 cup ketchup
    1/4 cup water
    1 Tbsp vinegar (I use wine vinegar)
    1 tsp Worcestershire sauce
    1 tsp Dijon mustard
    1/2 tsp garlic powder
    1 tsp Sriracha (or other hot sauce)


Brown meat in frying pan over medium-high heat. Drain any excess fat. Once drained, add onion to brown.

Add ketchup, water, vinegar, Worcestershire sauce, mustard, garlic powder, and hot sauce and cook, uncovered, over medium-low heat for 10 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add up to 1/4 cup more water if mixture seems too dry.

Serve on hamburger buns. (Bun not included in nutrition calculation.)

Number of Servings: 4

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user ALTERIDEM.


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  • I made these tonight and they were fantastic. My family loved them. 4 stars because it had a little too much onion for my taste. - 3/16/16

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  • I've tried many sloppy joes recipes which were OK, I LOVED this one!! I used buffalo burger. I also added a mixture of chili sauce, Cookies Bque, and ketchup in the 2/3 cup. I usually like adding Busch's Baked Beans but didn't have any at the time. Will try adding next but this is Great as is. - 10/3/12

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  • My family really liked this. I didn't add the vinegar was the only thing..they actually said "better than the can" thanks!! - 7/18/12

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  • Thoroughly enjoyed! - 3/31/12

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  • :D - 1/6/12

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  • Very good - 1/1/12

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  • I browned some chopped carrots with the onions then added some finely chopped broccoli and the ground meat. Cooked until browned. I then removed the mixture from the pan so I could drain the pan and then put everything in after that. Delicious - thanks for the recipe! - 10/5/11

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  • I cook the ground beef ahead and that way I can cook the onions till they are nicely carmelized and add the beef back in. I also leave out the hot sause (not a fan). This is much better than the packaged stuff. - 7/10/11

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  • Very good!!! I will repeat this recipe over and over again! - 2/13/11

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  • Good! Even my husband liked it. I would use a little less onion next time. - 1/27/11

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  • Super easy and good! Thanks!! - 11/22/10

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  • Yummy... made this tonight with a combination of lean beef and turkey two year old even ate it. Will definitely be making this over and over again...almost as good as manwich. - 10/21/10

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  • making this tonight! - 8/4/10

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  • Tried this it was wonderful. Will make again. - 7/3/10

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  • Very Good
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    This had great flavor, but I made a few changes:
    1/2 ground beef, 1/2 ground turkey flavored with cumin, onion powder and meat seasoning. Added diced bell pepper and garlic with the onion. 1 TBS BBQ sauce into mix, no garlic powder. 1 small, diced tomato with 5 min cook time left. - 5/11/10

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  • So yummy!! - 5/2/10

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  • Love it! Made more than 4 servings for us, actually more like 6. thanks! - 3/23/10

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  • My family loves it :-) We had it on oat buns, with yellow mustard - 3/6/10

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  • We loved this! Perfect balance of tangy / sweet. My substitutes: 1/2 of onion, 1 tsp minced garlic, 1 tsp dry mustard instead of dijon, and dashes of black pepper, paprika and cumin to meat while cooking. EXCELLENT RECIPE! Thanks! - 2/11/10

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  • very good, had to double it to feed my family and used yellow mustard instead of dijon and also added green pepper and celery - 1/18/10

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  • I tried this with ground buffalo as it is 97% fat free. Also added red and green bell peppers. Served on a 4" hamburger bun. It was delicious! - 12/5/09

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  • Mmmmmmm....these are good! I added a half of a cheese slice on my bun. - 11/15/09

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