Who doesn’t like a good sloppy joe? They’re simple to make and are typically a big hit with everybody at the table. If you eat sloppy joe’s out of a can, please don’t eat that ever, ever again. This recipe is so incredibly easy to make and 10x’s better than the can. Trust me, these sloppy joe’s won’t leave you disappointed.
This weekend was our 4th annual float trip with friends. I never thought I’d be so excited about sleeping in a tent for 2 nights with no cell service. We went on our first float trip 5 years ago and it’s been on the calendar each year since. As busy as everybody’s lives are, we always make time for this trip. I’d post a picture of us on the river but I didn’t take any and I’m pretty happy about it. It truly was an electronics-free weekend.
After a weekend camping neither of us wanted to cook but we were too tired to go out which presents a problem. Awhile back this sloppy joe recipe caught my eye. I like sloppy joe’s but I’d never found a recipe that was more than just-ok. We’ve been talking about how good this was since I made it so it sounded like a perfect easy dinner for a lazy Sunday night. Because of what I had (or didn’t have) in the pantry, I had to tweak her recipe a little but it turned out perfectly. I also halfed her recipe which resulted in enough for 2 sloppy joe’s for each of us. If you’re feeding a bigger group, you should probably double my recipe.
- 1 lb. ground beef
- ½ diced onion
- 1 diced bell pepper (red or yellow)
- ½ cup ketchup
- 1 tablespoon mustard
- ¾ tablespoon apple cider vinegar
- 2 tablespoons brown sugar
- 1 tablespoon Worchestershire Sauce
- Brown and drain your hamburger. Make sure you break it up in the pan while it's browning.
- Return the hamburger to the pan and stir all other ingredients in.
- Cook on medium-high heat for about 5 minutes.
- Cover and simmer for about 15 minutes.