Homemade Sloppy Joes
This Homemade Sloppy Joe recipe has a perfect tomato sauce filled with tangy, sweet, and savory flavors that combine perfectly together. You'll never use a can again!
Add the oil to a large nonstick skillet over high heat.
Add the beef but don’t break it apart yet. Allow a dark brown crust to develop on the bottom of the meat, about 4 minutes. This gives it a hamburger-like texture.
Flip the beef and allow a crust to develop on the reverse side.
Once browned, reduce heat to medium-high.
Add the onions and break the beef apart. Allow the beef to finish cooking through. Drain any excess grease if necessary.
Add the garlic and cook for 1 minute.
Add all remaining ingredients. And stir until heated through and thickened slightly. Don't let the sauce reduce too much, especially if you're going to reheat leftovers.
Serving suggestion: Spread butter over the top and bottom of your burger buns and toast them on a griddle or large skillet prior to serving. This adds nice flavor/texture and prevents the buns from becoming soggy.
For the Crock Pot: Prepare the ground beef/onions/garlic on the stove top as instructed above. Transfer to the Crock Pot and stir in remaining ingredients. heat on low for 2-3 hours, stirring occasionally if possible. Serve with toasted hamburger buns.
*I use Texas Pete Hot Sauce but any variety will work!
Feel free to top each with a slice of American cheese, or work some Velveeta cheese into the meat mixture itself!
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Calories: 465kcal, Carbohydrates: 33g, Protein: 25g, Fat: 25g, Saturated Fat: 9g, Cholesterol: 81mg, Sodium: 1103mg, Potassium: 676mg, Fiber: 2g, Sugar: 11g, Vitamin A: 345IU, Vitamin C: 9mg, Calcium: 114mg, Iron: 5mg