sloppy joeOh, the iconic Sloppy Joe…WAIT, don’t click out of here yet. Please keep reading, because this is not your school lunch cafeteria recipe; nor your Manwich from a can. This is an honest-to-goodness best homemade sloppy joe sauce ever. As you well know, I have three hungry guys in this family, and this is a true man-pleasing sandwich. A good old-fashioned sandwich for football season (or any season)! This recipe makes a lot but I love leftovers. The flavors have a chance to mingle and taste even better the next day or freeze the leftovers for another meal to have later.

Sloppy Joes
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  1. 2 ½ pounds ground beef or lean ground turkey (I use half of each)
  2. 1 onion, roughly chopped
  3. 2 tablespoons tomato paste
  4. 2/3 cup BBQ sauce
  5. ½ cup ketchup
  6. ¼ cup Worcestershire sauce
  7. 2 Tablespoons brown sugar
  8. Freshly ground black pepper
  9. Hot Sauce, to taste
  10. 4 tablespoons butter
  11. 8 to 12 rolls or buns
  1. Add the beef to a large skillet and cook over medium heat, stirring and breaking up the meat, After 5 minutes add the onion and continue cooking until meat is brown. Drain the grease. Stir in the tomato paste, and until the meat is coated. Add the BBQ sauce, ketchup, Worcestershire, brown sugar, pepper, and hot sauce; bring to a boil. Cook until the sauce is slightly thickened, 4 to 5 minutes.
  2. While sauce is thickening, butter rolls or buns and toast lightly in skillet.Serve sauce on toasted rolls.
  1. For leftovers heat on low or in the microwave. Leftovers may also be frozen.
Adapted from
Adapted from
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