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sloppy joes from scratch

Sloppy joes from scratch

No more canned sauce. Try these sloppy joes from scratch!
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 4


  • 1 lb ground beef
  • 1/3 cup onion diced
  • 1/3 cup bell pepper diced
  • 2 cloves garlic pressed or minced
  • 2/3 cup tomato puree more if you like it "extra sloppy
  • 1/2 to 1 tsp. sea salt to taste
  • 3 T. honey decrease if you like a less sweet joe
  • 1 tsp chili powder
  • 2 T. apple cider vinegar
  • pepper to taste
  • 1 tsp. mustard optional My husband doesn't like mustard so I sometimes leave it out.


  1. Brown ground beef in a skillet.
  2. Add onion and peppers. Saute a few minutes until soft.
  3. Add remainder of ingredients and simmer for about five minutes.
  4. Taste and adjust seasonings if desired.