Call me weird, but I’ve about decided that Sloppy Joes are one of my favorite things to eat. I know – it’s just this spoonful of messy meat on a bun. But I love it.
They are just so simple to make and easy to eat, and they have such good flavor. I love making them for lunch. The meat mixture freezes well. It reheats easily. Ah, Sloppy Joes…what’s not to love?
TIP: Make 2-6 pounds of this Sloppy Joes recipe ahead of time and freeze in meal-sized portions. Thaw and reheat as needed.
TIP #2: Take this Sloppy Joe meat on the road with you! Re-heat in a crock pot in your hotel room for an easy, wholesome meal. This saves money on eating out when you travel!
- 2 lbs ground meat (beef, turkey, venison or lamb)
- 2 T. minced onion
- 1 cup ketchup
- 1 teaspoon mustard
- ¼ teaspoon garlic powder
- 1 Tablespoon worchestershire sauce
- sea salt to taste
- Brown meat and onion together.
- Add remaining ingredients, stirring well.
- Allow mixture to simmer in the skillet for a few minutes.
(I’m experimenting with making my own ketchup, but in the meantime I love this brand.)
We love Sloppy Joes served on these homemade buns. Shucks, I like them without a bun. A Sloppy Joe in a bowl with tortilla chips is delicious!
Ways to use Sloppy Joe Meat
Don’t just limit Sloppy Joes to a bun! Try using this Sloppy Joe recipe in these ways too:
- Serve the meat in bowls, add your favorite nacho toppings, and scoop it into your mouth like nachos.
- Make Sloppy Cornbread.
- Make Sloppy Cornbread Muffins.
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