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  • 1 1/2 to 2 pounds 80/20 ground beef
  • kosher salt, for seasoning
  • black pepper, for seasoning
  • 1/4 white onion, minced
  • 1 1/4 cups Heinz ketchup
  • 1/3 cup water
  • 1 Tablespoon yellow mustard
  • 2 Tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
  • sesame seed buns
  • cheese (optional)

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Taking it back old school with this recipe for Sloppy Joes. Actually, it is a take on the ones my Momma made for us as kids. Oh, how I still remember that flavor and taste. It’s the best mess! Want dinner is just about 20 minutes? Here ya go. Who can resist a great tasting Sloppy Joe? With just a few simple ingredients and one pan, dinner is served! This recipe will generously serve a family of four.

sloppy joes on a sesame seed bun with a side of homemade baked Parmesan Tater tots

Yearning for more meals from your childhood? Check out my “That 70’s Food” blog! This blog was written with a ton of love and great memories. Learn how to make your very own TV dinners, homemade Spaghettio’s, Tuna Noodle Casserole, and even homemade Cheeseburger Hamburger Helper.

Per usual, I created a short TikTok video of the making of these fabulous Sloppy Joes! Click here to view. If you have not yet signed up for this social media platform, use my code 5SSIS800K0H06 to create an account.

Typically I would serve up these incredible Sloppy Joes with potato chips or french fries. Last night, a side of Baked Parmesan Tater Tots from Half Baked Harvest stole the show. Tieghan is super creative when it comes to food and recipes. Every single dish she prepares is out of this world. Click here to view a short tutorial. Honestly, I forgot to add the flour and they still came out perfect!


Start browning the ground beef on medium heat. Season with kosher salt and black pepper. When the ground beef is about halfway cooked through, add in the onions. Allow the onions to sweat down as you finish browning the meat.

Add the Heinz Ketchup and water. Next, add in the mustard and Worcestershire sauce.

Mix well. Allow to simmer for about ten minutes, or so. Taste. For me, this recipe is more about taste than amounts of this, or that. If the sauce is too thick, add a touch more ketchup/water. If you want the sauce a bit more tangy, add a touch more Worcestershire sauce. Do YOU! Remember, you want them SLOPPY!

Serve on soft, sesame seed buns. If you desire, add a generous slice of white cheddar cheese on the bottom bun! Serve with a side of crinkle fries, chips or the homemade tater tots mentioned above. ENJOY! Hopefully these Sloppy Joes will be a little bit nostalgic for you!

Leftovers can be stored in the fridge up to four days, or freeze to enjoy later. You can also use leftovers to make tacos, or delicious nachos the next day!


Make Sloppy Joe Sliders for your next big gathering. They will make a great offering for a Super Bowl party. Follow the recipe above to create the sloppy joe mixture.

Grab your favorite King’s Hawaiian Rolls (I went for the savory butter). Cut the entire package of rolls in half (as if they were one big bun with a top and bottom).

Place the bottom layer on a parchment lined baking sheet. Add a layer of shredded cheese (I used two different types of cheddar). Build a thick layer of the sloppy joe mixture on top of the cheese. Sprinkle the top with more cheese.

Place the top. Brush with melted butter. Optionally, sprinkle on sesame seeds. Bake at 350° for 8 to 10 minutes. SERVE and ENJOY!


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