Amazing & Easy Sloppy Joes

SHARE WITH A FRIEND

This easy Sloppy Joes recipe is a go-to meal in my family’s home. Not only do the meat-eaters and lovers enjoy this recipe, but it’s packed with healthy veggies such as carrots and red peppers.

For your cooking and reading convenience, I’ve included the step-by-step guide. If you are wanting the recipe only, go ahead and scroll down to the bottom of the page. Don’t forget, this recipe can be safely frozen for up to 3 months.

Freezer instructions are also included at the bottom of this recipe.

I research, test, recommend, and select only the best products for my readers.
If you click a link on this site and buy something, we may earn an affiliate commission. Thank you for supporting this small family business.

This easy sloppy joes recipe will become your new favorite quick dinner recipe. Loaded with healthy ingredients such as carrots and red peppers, even your pickiest eaters won't complain. This recipe can be safely frozen for up to 3 months. Freezer instructions are included. Click to get your free recipe.

Happy cooking!

The following recipe is from Micah Klug’s cookbook, “50 Freezer Meals: Easy Dinners for the Busy Family.”
To learn more about this recipe (and the other amazing recipes in this book), please click HERE.

Amazing & Easy Sloppy Joes Recipe

Ingredients Needed:

  • 3 teaspoons olive oil
  • 1 pound lean ground beef
  • 2 teaspoons steak seasoning (or sloppy joe seasoning)
  • 2 Tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1/2 onion, finely chopped
  • 1 carrot, grated (or finely diced)
  • 1 red pepper, diced
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 Tablespoon red wine vinegar
  • 1 Tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 – 8-ounce cans tomato sauce
  • 2 Tablespoons tomato paste
  • 1 Tablespoon maple syrup
  • Salt to Taste

Instructions:

Cooked ground beef in a pot.

Place a large skillet on the stove. Add 1 teaspoon of olive oil and ground beef to the skillet. Cook the beef over medium-high heat until no pink remains.

Cooked ground beef with brown sugar and other spices.

Drain the excess fat and add the brown sugar and steak seasoning to the ground beef.

Cooked ground beef.

Mix well.

Diced peppers, carrots, and onions.

In a separate pan add remaining 2 teaspoons of olive oil. Add prepared carrot, onion, red pepper, garlic, red wine vinegar, and Worcestershire sauce. Cook for about 5 minutes, or until the veggies are tender.

Pot of all the ingredients to make sloppy joes.

Add the cooked meat, tomato sauce, tomato paste, and maple syrup to the veggie pan. Stir to combine. Reduce heat to simmer and cook for an additional 5 minutes. Add salt to taste (as needed).

Pot of sloppy joe mix with wooden spoon.

Place this wonderful mixture between two hamburger buns, eat, and enjoy.

Sloppy joes yummy.

If you enjoyed this recipe, download my free breakfast freezer meal recipes!

Amazing and Easy Sloppy Joes Recipe | This easy sloppy joes recipe will become your new favorite quick dinner recipe. Loaded with healthy ingredients such as carrots and red peppers, even your pickiest eaters won't complain. This recipe can be safely frozen for up to 3 months. Freezer instructions are included. Click to get your free recipe.
Yield: 6 people

Amazing & Easy Sloppy Joes

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes

Even your pickiest eaters will love this easy Sloppy Joes recipe. Loaded with healthy veggies such as carrots and red peppers, this recipe will quickly become a family favorite.

Ingredients

  • 3 tsp olive oil, separated (1 + 2)
  • 1 pound lean ground beef
  • 2 tsp steak seasoning, (or Sloppy Joe seasoning)
  • 2 Tbsp brown sugar
  • 1/2 onion, finely chopped
  • 1 carrot, grated (or finely diced)
  • 1 red pepper, diced
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 Tbsp red wine vinegar
  • 1 Tbsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 8-ounce cans tomato sauce
  • 2 Tbsp tomato paste
  • 1 Tbsp maple syrup
  • salt, to taste

Instructions

  1. Place a large skillet on the stove. Add 1 teaspoon of olive oil and ground beef to the skillet. Cook the beef over medium-high heat until no pink remains.
  2. Drain the excess fat and add the brown sugar and steak seasoning to the ground beef.
  3. Mix well.
  4. In a separate pan add remaining 2 teaspoons of olive oil. Add prepared carrot, onion, red pepper, garlic, red wine vinegar, and Worcestershire sauce. Cook for about 5 minutes, or until the veggies are tender.
  5. Add the cooked meat, tomato sauce, tomato paste, and maple syrup to the veggie pan. Stir to combine. Reduce heat to simmer and cook for an additional 5 minutes. Add salt to taste (as needed).
  6. Place this wonderful mixture between two hamburger buns, eat, and enjoy.

Notes

Freezer Instructions:

If you are wanting to make this meal to freeze for a future time, then you're reading the right instructions! Prepare and cook this meal according to the recipe's instructions. Allow the meal to cool to room temperature. On a freezer-safe gallon-sized plastic bag, write the expiration date (3 months from the day the meal is being made), reheating/cooking instructions, and the name of the recipe. Place the mixture in the freezer bag and remove as much air as possible. Place in the freezer to enjoy at a future time. When you're ready to eat this freezer meal, take the freezer-safe bag out of the freezer the night prior to cooking. Allow this bag to thaw in the refrigerator. After the ingredients have thawed, warm the mixture in a saucepan over low-medium heat until warmed through. Serve between two hamburger buns, eat, and enjoy!

SHARE WITH A FRIEND

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Skip to Recipe