Homemade Sloppy Joes Recipe




For the Toppings:

  • 2 thickly sliced yellow onions
  • ½ cup of balsamic vinegar
  • 4 pepper jack cheese slices
  • 4 Colby Jack cheese slices
  • 1 cup of sliced dill pickles
  • 12 strips of crisp cooked bacon

For the Sloppy Joes:

  • 1 tablespoon of olive oil
  • 1 seeded and small diced red bell pepper
  • 1 seeded and small diced green bell pepper
  • 4 cloves of finely minced garlic
  • 2 pounds of ground beef
  • 1 cup of ketchup
  • 1 tablespoon of yellow mustard
  • 1 tablespoon of brown sugar
  • 1 ½ teaspoons of chili powder
  • 2 tablespoons of Worcestershire sauce
  • Toasted pretzel and/or brioche buns
  1. Preheat the oven to 400°.
  2. Place the sliced onions on a sheet tray lined with parchment paper and roast the onions in the oven for a total of 30 minutes.
  3. Every 5 to 7 minutes brush the onions with the balsamic vinegar. Set aside once tender and browned.
  4. In a large sauce pan over medium-high heat with olive oil add in the peppers and garlic and sauté for 4 to 5 minutes.
  5. Next, add in the ground beef and cook until it is completely cooked through. All of the pink should be gone.
  6. Add in the ketchup, mustard, brown sugar, chili powder and Worcestershire sauce and mix until it is completely combined. You may need to add a little water if it is too thick. Keep warm.
  7. Serve the sloppy joe’s on your desired toasted pretzel or brioche bun and top off with different toppings.