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Sloppy Joe Recipes – Homemade sloppy joe recipes for a quick family meal. Simple, easy, delicious sloppy joes that stand up to the test of dinnertime with your kids!
Just like when I was a kid, sloppy joes have become a favorite of my own kids. I mean, what’s not to love about a juicy burger made with homemade sloppy joe sauce, then slapped on a slightly crispy bun toasted in bacon grease?
Yes, a sloppy joe recipe can stand the test of time with your kids. And it makes an easy dinner you can put together in a very short amount of time.
So on those busy nights when you’re not sure where the time went, don’t go for the keys and head to the nearest drive-thru. Instead keep a backup pack of hamburger or ground turkey and make up a quick batch of homemade sloppy joes.
Your kids will thank you. And so will your family budget.
WHAT IS A SLOPPY JOE?
Sloppy joes are a loose meat sandwich, or a juicy burger as my mom still calls it and my grandma did too.
Usually, you use ground beef to make them, but you can also use ground turkey, chicken, and even lentils. You cook the meat, and then you mix it together with a delicious sloppy joe sauce, depending on the kind of sloppy joes you’re making.
Sloppy joe sauce is usually tomato based, but not always. It usually has things like ketchup or tomato sauce, Worcestershire sauce, sometimes a little mustard, and other ingredients.
Sloppy Joes are also called by these names: Manwich, dynamite, slush burger, tavern sandwich, Maid-Rite, etc.
KITCHEN TOOLS YOU MAY NEED TO MAKE A SLOPPY JOE RECIPE
Hamburger Chopper – This handy tool makes it easier to chop up the meat into a much looser mixture.
WHAT GOES WITH SLOPPY JOES
You can pair just about any side dish with homemade sloppy joes, but a few of our favorite include:
- Carrot sticks, celery, and Ranch dressing
- Instant Pot corn on the cob
- Side salad
25+ SLOPPY JOE RECIPES FOR YOUR FAMILY DINNER MENU
Here is a delicious selection of sloppy joes from scratch, including healthy recipes your family will love.
You’ll find regular sloppy joes, as well as outside the box sloppy joe recipes that may just become family favorite recipes for years to come.
Easy Homemade Sloppy Joes – Adventures of Mel
Healthy Instant Pot Sloppy Joes – Mason Woodruff
Smoky Lentil Sloppy Joes – Delightful Adventures
Best Tangy Sloppy Joes – Mommy Hates Cooking
Taco Sloppy Joes – Adventures of Mel
Sloppy Black-Eyed Peas – Healthy Slow Cooking
Turkey Sloppy Joes – Soup Addict
Asian Sloppy Joes with Pickled Carrots and Onions – Taste and See
Pulled Chicken and Chickpea Sloppy Joes – Fuss Free Flavours
Pepperoni Pizza Sloppy Joes – Adventures of Mel
Cheeseburger Sloppy Joes – Celebrating Sweets
Sloppy Joe Shepherd’s Pie – My Organized Chaos
Open Faced Sloppy Joes Wahlburger Copycat – Tornadough Alli
Sloppy Joe Grilled Cheese Casserole – This is Not Diet Food
Sloppy Joe Stuffed Peppers – Adventures of Mel
Paleo Sloppy Joe Casserole – What Great Grandma Ate
Sloppy Joe Mac and Cheese – Platter Talk
Healthier Sloppy Joes – Celebrating Sweets
Veggie-Packed Sloppy Joes – Prepare and Nourish
Philly Cheesesteak Sloppy Joes – Adventures of Mel
Slow Cooker Italian Sloppy Joes – The Seasoned Mom
Spicy Sloppy Joes with Smoked Gouda – Chili Pepper Madness
Paleo Sloppy Joes – One Clever Chef
Sloppy Indian Joe Sandwich Recipe – That Susan Williams
Grilled Cheese Sloppy Joes – Adventures of Mel
Gluten-Free Sloppy Buffalo Joes – MomAdvice
Here’s to a simple and delicious mealtime with your family! Happy cooking and eating together!