Vintage Recipe…Homemade Sloppy Joes

Vintage Recipe…Homemade Sloppy Joes

I remember growing up eating Sloppy Joes, and I am sure you did too. Kids love ’em and Grown-ups love ’em. They are so delicious!
You cannot forget how messy they are as you ate every bite. There are not many suppers you can whip up faster than Sloppy Joes.
Some attribute the original Sloppy Joe to a cafe in Sioux City, Iowa, where, many years ago, in 1930 a cook named Joe added tomato sauce to his “loose meat” sandwiches
Classic hamburger buns.
Brioche buns
Kaiser Buns
A little tip you can use…..Toast those buns and get a firmer base for your sloppy joes. That way they won't be quite as sloppy.
Try adding some of these toppings to your families sloppy joes…
sliced cheese
potato chips
Good Sloppy Joe sides are…. fries, corn on the cob, coleslaw, potato salad, or macaroni salad.
Have fun making this Sloppy Joe recipe!
Ready to make some?Just scroll below and get started…..
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Course kid friendly
Cuisine American
Servings 8


  • 2 lbs. ground beef
  • 1 chopped onion
  • 1 chopped green bell pepper
  • 15 oz can  condensed tomato soup
  • 3/4 cup ketchup
  • 1 tbsp yellow mustard
  • 1 tbsp brown sugar
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/8 tsp black pepper
  • 1/8 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 8 hamburger buns


  • Fry ground beef, onion, and green pepper in a large skillet until beef is browned.
  • Add tomato soup, ketchup, mustard, sugar, salt, black pepper, and cayenne.
  • Simmer for at LEAST 30 mintues. Yum your house will smell so good!
  • Spoon mixture onto a buns.
  • Adapted from Fav Family Recipes.
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