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Sloppy Joes

  • Yield: 4 1x


Easy Mid-week Family Pleaser


  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 Organic green bell pepper (diced)
  • 1 Organic red bell pepper (diced)
  • 1 stalk Organic celery (diced)
  • 1 small yellow Organic onion (diced finely)
  • 2 garlic cloves (diced finely)
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 pounds lean Organic ground beef
  • 1 8- ounce can tomato sauce
  • 3 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 cup barbecue sauce (bottled or homemade)
  • 1 teaspoon hot sauce (original Tabasco(optional))
  • 4 warmed burger buns


  1. Heat oil in a large iron skillet or heavy skillet with straight sides.
  2. Add the bell peppers, celery, onion and garlic. Saute until tender, about 3 minutes. Season with salt and pepper.
  3. Add the ground beef to the vegetables.
  4. Stir and cook about 8 minutes, until the meat is no longer pink and fully cooked.
  5. Add tomato sauce, tomato paste, barbecue sauce, Worcestershire, and hot sauce into the skillet.
  6. Stir until mixed well.
  7. Simmer until thickened, about 10 minutes.
  8. Serve on hamburger bun with extra sauce.


Dicing the peppers, onions and celery will ‘hide’ the veggies from picky eaters. If you prefer, chop them to your own preferred size and add some crunch to your sandwich. I choose organic meats and veggies. Its a personal choice, I recommend these ingredients highly. This recipe is easily doubled or tripled depending on your needs. Little kids love little sandwiches. Use slider buns for the little ones.