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Homemade Sloppy Joes - Better than Manwich

Homemade Sloppy Joes are not only easy to throw together, the rich zesty flavor is better than Manwich!
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Entree
Cuisine: American
Servings: 8
Calories: 339kcal


  • Large skillet


  • 2 pounds extra lean ground beef
  • ½ onion (diced)
  • 1 green pepper (small diced)
  • 4 cloves garlic (minced)
  • 1 ¼ cup ketchup
  • 1 tablespoon cider vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons worcestershire sauce
  • 3 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoons dijon mustard
  • ½ teaspoon paprika
  • ¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • fresh ground black pepper to taste
  • 8 hamburger buns for serving


  • Add ground beef and onions to a large skillet set over medium high heat 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.


Note: The longer the mixture cooks, the thicker it will get. You want the sloppy joes to be thick enough to stand up on a wooden spoon so they don't ooze out of the hamburger bun.
IF YOU LIKED THIS RECIPE you will love these Philly Cheesesteak Sloppy Joes! It is a family favorite!


Calories: 339kcal | Carbohydrates: 38g | Protein: 29g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 70mg | Sodium: 1235mg | Potassium: 616mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 16g | Vitamin A: 337IU | Vitamin C: 15mg | Calcium: 89mg | Iron: 5mg