I have several homemade sloppy joe recipes on Mommacooks, but this is the best one by far. Our youngest was telling me the other day how much he loves sloppy joes and we were reminiscing about how when he was toddler he could down a whole entire sloppy joe and how cute it was…yada, yada, yada. Fast forward to last night when I actually made the sloppy joes. Turns out he doesn’t like them. Why didn’t I see that coming?
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
2 onions, roughly chopped
2 Â½ pounds ground beef
2 tablespoons tomato paste
2/3 cup BBQ sauce
Â½ cup ketchup
Â¼ cup Worcestershire sauce
Â¼ cup soy sauce
8 to 12 potato rolls (These are my absolute favorite kind of roll/bun.)
Cheddar cheese slices, optional
Heat the oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add the onions and cook, stirring, until they start to turn translucent, about 4 minutes. Add the beef and cook, stirring and breaking up the meat, until it is finely crumbled, the liquid boils off and the meat begins to brown, about 10 minutes.
Drain the grease off the meat and onions.
Stir in the tomato paste, and keep stirring until the meat is coated. Add the BBQ sauce, ketchup, Worcestershire, soy sauce, and pepper, and bring to a boil. Cook until the sauce is slightly thickened, 4 to 5 minutes.
Did I change anything? I only made 1/2 the recipe which was a mistake. We wanted seconds and there weren’t any. I also added cheddar cheese onto the recipe. I like cheese on my sloppy joe.
What did the family think? Everyone (but the person who was telling me how much they loved sloppy joes last weekend) loved this recipe and was ready for seconds.