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Homemade Sloppy Joes

Best homemade sloppy joes recipe with brown sugar, tomato sauce, ketchup, Worcestershire sauce, and white vinegar. This is a simple recipe to make and a dinner everyone will enjoy.

Course Dinner
Cuisine American
Keyword homemade sloppy joes
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 393 kcal


  • 1 lb ground beef or ground turkey
  • 1 medium yellow onion, finely minced
  • 1 8 oz can tomato sauce
  • ½ cup ketchup
  • 1 tbsp brown sugar
  • 1 tsp ground mustard
  • 1 tbsp white vinegar
  • 1 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
  • ¼ tsp sea salt
  • ¼ tsp freshly ground pepper
  • 8 hamburger or brioche buns


  1. In a dutch oven, brown the ground meat and minced onions for about 5 minutes. Drain the meat.

  2. In the meantime, in a medium bowl, whisk together the tomato sauce, ketchup, brown sugar, ground mustard, white vinegar, Worcestershire sauce and salt and pepper.

  3. Pour the sauce over the meat in the dutch oven. Bring to a simmer and cover. Simmer for 20 minutes.

Recipe Notes

Adapted from Culinary Hill

Nutrition Facts
Homemade Sloppy Joes
Amount Per Serving
Calories 393 Calories from Fat 153
% Daily Value*
Fat 17g26%
Saturated Fat 6g38%
Cholesterol 54mg18%
Sodium 549mg24%
Potassium 389mg11%
Carbohydrates 38g13%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 11g12%
Protein 19g38%
Calcium 123mg12%
Vitamin C 3mg4%
Vitamin A 103IU2%
Iron 4mg22%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.