Easy Sloppy Joes don’t have to come from a can anymore! Make them right in your kitchen with healthy ingredients for a flavor that really hits the spot!
Growing up, my mother was very fond of Manwich. I mean we ate Manwich at least once a week. Mom was not much of a cook and was chronically sick so she often chose what was easiest when it came to feeding us and Manwich was easy.
But now that I’m grown, I’ve come to realize that what comes in that can leaves something to be desired.
It’s not that it isn’t good. It’s that I want more out of a meal than that and that’s where this easy sloppy joes recipe comes into the picture.
How to Make Sloppy Joes for a Crowd
The great thing about this easy sloppy joe recipe is that it is incredibly cheap to make. Frugal meals don’t get much more frugal than this. Not only is that great for your grocery budget, but it also means this is an easy recipe to make for a crowd.
If you need to make sloppy joes for a crowd, simply double, triple or even quadruple the ingredients. This one is versatile enough to do that with without losing any flavor or changing the final outcome.
Can You Freeze this Sloppy Joes Recipe?
Yes! This freezes incredibly well! Simply make as directed and allow it to cool completely. Add the mixture to a freezer bag and freeze flat for best results.
When you’re ready to heat it back up, you can either thaw completely and reheat or just toss it in the microwave for a few minutes using a microwave safe bowl.
Keep in mind that if you do freeze it, you may end up with a small amount of water in the mixture. This is due to ice crystals that form during the freezing process and should evaporate if you heat the mixture on the stove.
Can I use ground turkey or another meat?
If you want old school, go with ground beef. Try to get as lean as you can so you don’t have to worry too much about grease. But if you’re looking to change the flavor slightly, use something else.
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Easy Sloppy Joe Recipe
- In a large skillet, brown the ground beef breaking it up as it cooks. Drain well.1 lb. Ground Beef
- Add the drained tomatoes and all seasonings except the water.8 oz. Diced Tomatoes, 1/2 c. Ketchup, 1 tsp. Dijon mustard, 1/2 tsp. Minced garlic, 1/2 tsp. Worcestershire Sauce
- Add the water 1/4 cup at a time mixing well until you get a consistency you are happy with.1/2 c. Water
- Serve on warm buns while still hot.
- Nutrition facts are estimated by a database and may not be correct.
- If you prefer a thicker mixture, use 1/4 c. water and add extra catchup.