Quick homemade sloppy Joe sandwich


This sloppy Joe recipe uses ketchup, not tomato sauce, and it is the quickest one to prepare. So quick and easy, once you try this one you will wonder how you ever bought the sauce ready made before.


1 c onion (finely chopped)
1⁄2 c bell pepper (chopped)
1⁄2 c mushroom (optional)
2 T butter
1 1⁄2 lb beef (lean meat, ground or minced)
2 T tomato ketchup (or up to 4 tablespoons)
  salt (to taste)
  pepper (to taste)


  1. Heat butter in a large skillet. Sauteé onion and green pepper until tender. Add the meat and cook until browned.
  2. Drain the excess fat. Add ketchup and seasonings
  3. Cook uncovered for 5 minutes.
  4. Serve on your choice of bun.
6 servings
Preparation time
Cooking time
Total time
15 minutes

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