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Simple Sloppy Joes | Recipe

“The only real stumbling block is fear of failure. In cooking you’ve got to have a what-the-hell attitude.”  ~ Julia Child

I love food & I love cooking. I guess that’s good they both go so well together.   Today is another beautiful winter day here in Wisconsin!  I really love winter on days like today.  With the snow blowing and coming down heavily outside, I thought it would be a great day to do some cooking and share one of my recipes with you, all while watching the beautiful snow fall out my windows!

I have always used The Pioneer Womans Sloppy Joe recipe, but since I don’t own a ranch with lots of men to feed 😉 I simplified her recipe a little bit.  I cut it down in size and also cut out some ingredients, making the recipe my own.   This is they beauty of any thing DIY is that you can be inspired by someone else, but then take it and make it yours.

Below you will find step by step directions on how to make Simple Sloppy Joes, enjoy!

Sloppy Joes Recipe


As with all ingredients, taste as you go along, if you feel you like it a little spicier, add more chili powder, if you like less crunch, add less pepper and onion.  The joy in cooking is all about tasting and changing up the recipe as you go!  Have fun with it!

– 1 pound of ground beef

-1 green pepper

-1 small onion

To taste;
-Worcestershire sauce

-Chili powder

-Garlic salt with parsley

-Salt & Pepper

-Dash of Lawry’s seasoned salt

-1 tablespoon of brown sugar

-3/4 cup of ketchup

-1/2 cup of water

-Sour dough Kaiser buns



1.) Brown the ground beef in a large pan over medium heat.

2.)  Slice pepper and onion .

Sloppy Joes Recipe

Sloppy Joes Recipe

3.) Drain off fat from ground beef.

4.)  Add green pepper and onion to ground beef.

Sloppy Joes Recipe

I do not recommend throwing your peppers onto your stove however.  They must go INTO the ground beef.  haha

Sloppy Joes Recipe

5.) Stir together, add garlic salt (or minced garlic) & Ketchup.

Sloppy Joes Recipe

6.) Add 1/2 cup of water & stir.

7.)  Add brown sugar, chili powder, Worcestershire sauce, salt, pepper all to taste, and a dash of Lawry’s Seasoned Salt & stir.

Sloppy Joes Recipe

8.) Cover and let simmer for 15 minutes.

Sloppy Joes Recipe

9.)  While your sloppy joe mixture is simmering, take the kaiser buns, butter all sides, and brown them in a pan over low heat.

Sloppy Joes Recipe

10.)  Dish up and serve to your happy & hungry family!

Sloppy Joes Recipe

Sloppy Joes Recipe

Bonus Recipe;
Cooked Broccoli

Take a nice head of broccoli &  cut it up

Broccoli recipe

Place the broccoli  into a ziploc bag.  sprinkle in 2-3 tablespoons of olive oil, a dash of salt, pepper and Lawrys Seasoned salt.  Place on a cookie sheet and bake in the oven for 30 minutes at 350 degrees  & enjoy!

broccoli recipe

Thanks so much for reading todays recipe!   I hope you take time to cook for your friends and family , and can enjoy it as much as I do!

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