Homemade Sloppy Joes are not only easy to throw together, the rich zesty flavor is better than Manwich!
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Manwich Sloppy Joe Recipe
To celebrate you, I whipped up a special Homemade Sloppy Joes recipe that, I promise, tastes better than Manwich! The sauce bursts with a deeper, richer, flavor that I absolutely love! Most importantly, you probably have all of the ingredients for it already in your kitchen!
Plus, let’s be honest, we all feel a bit lazy dumping Manwich from a can and calling it dinner. If you make my Homemade Manwich recipe, it not only tastes better, but your family will think you care about them more! You DO care about your family, right?
How to Make Homemade Sloppy Joes
You can customize homemade Sloppy Joes however you would like, however, the basic ingredients consist of ketchup for a base, brown sugar for sweetness, and vinegar and/or mustard for a zesty tang. Personally, I like to deepen the flavor with Worcestershire sauce as well as a bit of paprika. Also, a dash of cayenne really balances out the sweetness without adding noticeable heat.
I find it is best to make this in a deep sided skillet like a saute pan. You can use nonstick or stainless, but if given the choice I would recommend using stainless because you will get more flavorful fond building up on the bottom of the pan that will incorporate into the sauce.
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More Homemade Sloppy Joes
For more homemade sloppy Joes, Check out these creations!
- Philly Cheesesteak Sloppy Joes
- Cheeseburger Sloppy Joes
- Creamy Ranch Sloppy Joes
- Quick & Easy Cheesy Sloppy Joes
- Sausage Pizza Sloppy Joes
Homemade Sloppy Joes – Better than Manwich
- 2 lbs extra lean ground beef
- 1/2 onion diced
- 1 green pepper small diced
- 4 cloves garlic minced
- 1 1/4 cup ketchup
- 1 tbsp cider vinegar
- 2 tsp worcestershire sauce
- 3 tbsp brown sugar
- 1 tsp dijon mustard
- 1/2 tsp paprika
- 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper
- 2 tsp salt
- fresh ground pepper to taste
- 8 hamburger buns for serving
- Add ground beef and onions to a skillet and cook until beef is browned.
- Add all remaining ingredients (except for buns) and cook for 20-25 minutes, or until beef is crumbly and liquid has formed a thick sauce.
- Serve on hamburger buns.
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