I'll admit, I was more of a Sloppy Joe person when I was a child than I am now. However, every so often I really like to make this Classic Sloppy Joe recipe and take a trip down memory lane. Amazingly, they are very easy to make and everyone loves them. You could also grab some gluten-free buns for a fun and complete gluten-free meal. I highly recommend these for a quick weeknight dinner or for entertaining young kids.
classic sloppy joe recipe
Make this classic sloppy joe recipe and take a trip down memory lane.
- ground beef: 1 pound
- yellow onion, finely chopped: 1
- garlic, finely chopped: 2 cloves
- tomato sauce: 8 ounces
- tomato paste: 1 tablespoon
- ketchup: ¼ cup
- dark brown sugar: ¼ cup
- red pepper flakes, crushed: 1 pinch
- buns (optional, may be gluten-free variety): 6
<strong>Step 1: </strong> In a large skillet add the beef, onion, and garlic and cook over medium heat until the meat is cooked through.
<strong>Step 2:</strong> Stir in the tomato sauce, paste, ketchup, sugar, and red pepper flakes. Bring the mixture to a summer and cover, stirring occasionally. The mixture should reduce by almost half in about 20 minutes.<br />
<img alt="Classic Sloppy Joe recipe step 2" class="alignnone size-full wp-image-369933" height="428" src="https://www.momtastic.com/assets/uploads/2013/11/Sauce.jpg" width="640" /><br />
<img alt="Classic Sloppy Joe recipe step 2a" class="alignnone size-full wp-image-369931" height="428" src="https://www.momtastic.com/assets/uploads/2013/11/Pour_in_Sauce.jpg" width="640" /><br />
<img alt="Classic Sloppy Joe recipe step 2b" class="alignnone size-full wp-image-369935" height="428" src="https://www.momtastic.com/assets/uploads/2013/11/Sloppy_Joe.jpg" width="640" /><strong>Step 3:</strong><span style="font-size: 13px; line-height: 1.6em;"> Spoon the meat mixture onto each bun and serve!</span>