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Sloppy Joes have always been one of my favorite fast-fix foods. Throughout college, they were a staple that my roommates and I turned to time and again. Truth be told, we probably had Sloppy Joes a little bit too often. But goodness, how can you not love them? And if we’d even thought to make them as these Sloppy Joes Waffles, we’d probably have thought we were geniuses or something. Our lives could’ve been forever on a different path. Who knows!

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Thankfully, we always made our Sloppy Joes with just a few basic ingredients that were inline with our college student budgets. And, if you are wondering, that means very, very budget friendly. We used what we had on hand and that we could stretch our dollars to feed as many as possible. And they are perfect way to stretch a few ingredients to feed a family or friends. And who doesn’t love them?!

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And now, Sloppy Joes have become one of those dishes that I’m not sure which member of my family is more excited when I make them.

Truth be told, I act like I’m making them because they are one of Little Buddy’s favorites, but they are a dish that I look forward to enjoying myself probably just as much as he does!

They are perfect on a hamburger bun, sandwich bread, but my favorite way has to be smothering a cornbread waffle. Now that is a Sloppy Joe after my heart!

Gosh, I’m making myself hungry just thinking about them!

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Here’s my Sloppy Joes Recipe. Make them soon, but do promise me you’ll try them on those cornbread waffles. You’ll fall in love!

Sloppy Joes Recipe

Dinner 25 mins

Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Servings 6
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Author Robyn Stone | Add a Pinch
Sloppy Joes make a favorite fast-fix recipe that everyone loves. Get this family favorite Sloppy Joes recipe. Ready in minutes.


  • 2 pounds ground beef
  • 1/2 medium onion diced
  • 1 clove garlic minced
  • 1 green bell pepper diced
  • 2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/2 cup ketchup
  • 1 teaspoon apple cider vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup water
  • salt and pepper to taste


  • Brown ground beef in a medium skillet over medium heat. Add in onion, garlic, and bell pepper and cook until tender, about 3-5 minutes.
  • Reduce heat to low and stir in Worcestershire sauce, ketchup, vinegar, brown sugar, and water. Simmer about 15 minutes.
  • Serve warm.


If you prefer your Sloppy Joes a bit sweeter, add 1-2 tablespoons brown sugar as you add the ketchup.

Nutritional Information

Calories: 419kcal | Carbohydrates: 8g | Protein: 27g | Fat: 30g | Saturated Fat: 12g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 13g | Trans Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 107mg | Sodium: 304mg | Potassium: 539mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 178IU | Vitamin C: 18mg | Calcium: 38mg | Iron: 3mg

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Robyn Stone is a wife, mom, blogger, recipe developer, and cookbook author. Welcome to Add a Pinch where I share thousands of delicious, tested and perfected easy recipes that the whole family will love.

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Recipe Review


  1. I use up the leftovers by adding either a can of mixed veg or leftover veggies. Mix together. Top with either leftover mashed potatos (mixed to package directions) then pop in oven or microwave for a new meal. Everything is already cooked so it just needs to be warmed up. If you only have a bit of leftover sloppy joe, freeze it and add to it next time. When you have enough you have a 15 minute supper that’s so easy. So i look forward to sloppy Joe nights for 2 reaskns! LOL

  2. having sloppy joes tonight, made it before, loved it & had leftovers. Did the cornbread waffles, husband wasn’t to kine on them so I’ll use buns tonight instead. Having waffles for breakfast so will swipe a few for myself. A great recipe & quick dinner. JZ

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