Jul 6, 2010

Sloppy Joes

A few years ago, I got this easy recipe from Menus4Moms.  This is a family favorite.  I think the Imaginative One loves it because it combines two of his favorite foods - hamburgers and ketchup.  The reason I like the recipe is because of its ease.  Since I work all day and then come home to cook, I need recipes that come together easily.

Without further ado, the recipe:


  • 2 pounds of ground beef - I usually half this recipe and do only one pound of ground beef.

  • 1/2 cup of chopped onion

  • 1/2 cup of chopped green pepper

  • 1 tsp garlic powder

  • 2 tsp prepared yellow mustard - Shh!  I usually put more in.  I am the only one who likes mustard so this is our little secret that I put more in there.

  • 1 and 1/2 cup of ketchup

  • 1 Tbsp. and 2 tsp. of brown sugar - That is 6 tsp. of brown sugar.

  • salt and pepper to taste


  1. In a skillet over medium heat, brown the ground beef, onion, and green pepper; drain off liquids. 

  2. Stir in the next 4 ingredients; mix thoroughly.

  3. Reduce heat, and simmer for 30 minutes.

  4. Season with salt and pepper.

This recipe is linked up to Tempt My Tummy Tuesday.


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