Homemade Sloppy Joes Recipe

I asked my husband what he wanted for dinner the other day and he said sloppy joes or meatloaf. I am personally not a huge fan of meatloaf and the one recipe I do like he doesn’t so that narrowed it down quickly. Sloppy joes for dinner! I’m sharing my fail-proof, easy homemade sloppy joe recipe with you today.
Deciding what is for dinner every night is one of my most dreaded tasks. If I don’t plan it out ahead of time I can spend the whole day trying to think about it and still not have anything planned by 5pm. Either I literally can’t think of anything, nothing sounds good or I’m not in the mood to cook. On days like those we end up ordering carryout or I cook something super simple. Bottom line – it is better for my budget to meal plan!
Sloppy Joes are a super simple dinner and they come together in about fifteen minutes so if you need dinner in a hurry these are a good choice. Brown the meat with onions, mix in a few other ingredients and slop it on a bun.
Sloppy Joe Recipe
  • 1.5-2 pounds of ground beef
  • 1 onion – diced
  • 12 ounces chili sauce (I used Heinz)
  • 1 tablespoon mustard
  • salt and pepper


  • In a large skillet add ground beef and diced onion cooking on medium heat until beef is browned.
  • Drain fat from the skillet and return the pan to the stove on medium/low heat.
  • Add salt and pepper to taste and then chili sauce and mustard. Stir and cook for a few minutes until heated through.
  • Serve on buns.


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About Kelsey

Kelsey is a wife and mom of four living in Central Florida. She shares recipes, crafts, DIY tutorials and so much more while keeping everything budget friendly.

One thought on “Homemade Sloppy Joes Recipe

  1. Yum! I much prefer the homemade kind than the packet sauce. I have found I like it on rice with cheese:) Weird but tasty!

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