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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