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Sloppy Joes Recipe

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Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time25 mins
Servings: 4 -6
Author: Robyn Stone | Add a Pinch


  • 2 pounds lean 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.