Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Five Ingredient Sloppy Joe Sandwich - Homemade Sloppy Joe's in 10 minutes

If you see me preparing Sloppy Joe's it means I’m hungry, I want comfort food and I want it fast!

The easiest way to prepare this messy sandwich is to buy Sloppy Joe seasoning mix from the store. Stir it with cooked ground beef, serve it on a bun and you're done. Quick and easy!

A more involved way to is to make the seasoning mix from scratch. It requires extra effort but you're rewarded with that authentic Sloppy Joe flavor!

I like quick and easy! I also like authentic tasting Sloppy Joes!

What's a hungry guy to do?

I believe I've found a remedy...this Five Ingredient Sloppy Joe Sandwich (6 if you include the bun).

To satisfy the need for "quick and easy" you use a small can of green chilies (you'll find them next to the taco shells at the grocery store) to replace traditional spicy ingredients such as chili powder and paprika.

I also find a single can of traditional pizza sauce is a good substitute to replace the tomato sauce, tomato paste, ketchup and garlic often used to make this sandwich.

Use lean ground beef, brown sugar and Worcestershire sauce to keep it tasting authentic and you'll have this "sloppy" good sandwich on your plate in 10 minutes. It's hard to beat that when you're hungry! 

How do you make your Sloppy Joe's? 

Five Ingredient Sloppy Joe Sandwich
Recipe Inspiration: Hunger

Make this recipe with LESS effort!
  • The only way to make this recipe easier is to buy the "Sloppy Joe" seasoning mix from the store.
Time it takes: 10 minutes to prepare
Makes: 4 sandwiches

1 lb lean ground beef
2 tbsp brown sugar
1 can (127 ml) chopped green chiles (about 1/2 cup)
1 can (7.5 oz. / 213ml) traditional pizza sauce
2 tsp Worcestershire sauce
4 buns

In a skillet cook beef over medium-high heat until no longer pink in the middle. Drain any excess fat. Stir in brown sugar, green chilies, pizza sauce and Worcestershire sauce.

Spoon equal amounts of meat mixture on bun bottoms, then place the bun tops on top.

Another quick recipe using ground beef!
Six Ingredient Beef Chili

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  1. Aren't sloppy joes the greatest?! I love this simple version!

  2. Chelsea your comment got me thinking if I would go for a sloppy joe over a good burger with all the toppings. It's close but I'm leaning towards the sloppy joe!

  3. Brent these are amazing. I love a good sloppy joe. And easy is always a good thing.