Sloppy Joes

When I was little I came home from school and, as my parents and I were eating dinner at the table, I proudly mentioned that we’d eaten slimey joes for lunch. Every time my mom re-tells that story she always mentions that my dad nearly spit out his drink he was laughing so hard. Now that I know the proper name for this comfort food of mine, here are the ingredients (note: the list of ingredients is for 3-4 hamburger buns so you may want to double it):

  • 1/2 pound lean ground beef
  • 7 oz. ketchup
  • 2 tsp. Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 tsp. vinegar
  • 1 Tbsp. brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup water
  • hamburger buns
  • 1/2 onion, diced (optional)
  • 1/2 green bell pepper, diced (optional)


Brown the ground beef in a large skillet over medium-high heat.

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Add ketchup, brown sugar, Worcestershire sauce, vinegar, and water. It will look as if there’s too much liquid at first, but don’t worry!

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Mix well and let simmer for at least 30 minutes, or until the sauce is thickened, stirring occasionally.

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Scoop the mixture onto a hamburger bun and dig in! This is a super easy meal and doesn’t take long at all. Plus it smells amazing after the sauce starts to thicken which will make your mouth water! Enjoy!

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