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Homemade Sloppy Joes served with Fritos and cheese

Homemade Sloppy Joes

This delicious Homemade Sloppy Joes Recipe is so simple to make and better than store-bought! You'll only need a handful of ingredients to make this recipe from scratch.
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 3 hrs
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 8 people


  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 2 stalks celery chopped finely
  • cup yellow or white onion chopped finely
  • cup green pepper chopped finely, optional
  • ¼ cup ketchup
  • ¼ cup barbecue sauce
  • 1 8 oz can tomato sauce
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon dry mustard
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire Sauce
  • 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Hamburger Buns


  • In a large skillet, cook ground beef with celery, onions and green pepper until beef is no longer pink and vegetables are soft and translucent
  • Drain if necessary
  • Add to Crockpot
  • Add all other ingredients and stir to combine
  • Cook for 2-3 hours or until heated through
  • Serve immediately
  • Store leftovers in the refrigerator
Keyword sloppy joes recipe