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Simple Sloppy Joes

I melded bits and pieces, from three recipes, to make this simple sloppy joe recipe,  It is now a family favorite.

Simple Sloppy Joes


  • 1 pound ground meat of choice (burger, venison, turkey)
  • 1 cup ketchup
  • 1 tsp white vinegar
  • 1 tsp mustard
  • 1 tsp lemon juice
  • 2 tsp Worshetershire sauce
  • 2 TBSP Brown Sugar Blend Splenda
  • 1/4 cup chopped bell pepper*
  • 1/4 cup chopped onion*
  • *optional


  • In bowl, combine ketchup, vinegar, mustard, lemon juice, Worshetershire sauce, and Brown Sugar Blend Splenda. Mix throughougly and set aside.
  • In skillet, saute bell pepper and onion, then add 1 pound ground meat. Brown together, then drain any grease. Add sloppy joe mix, reduce heat and simmer for 10 minutes.

I’ve also sneaked other veggies in, or smothered in cheese, but I have to be careful that they are ground pretty fine as Mister has an eagle eye for green.  I promise to get a picture next time I make it!

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About Virginia

Hi there! My name is Virginia, and I am the author/owner of That Bald Chick. I am a Christian, wife, mother of three, full time homemaker, homeschooler, and ministry volunteer in addition to being a blogger. In my free time *cough* I enjoy reading, writing, taking walks with my family, and listening to music.


  1. Sloppy Joes remind me of my childhood! I’ll be checking out this recipe for sure!! Thanks

  2. Yum, it sounds delicious.

  3. I sneak some lentils in with our sloppy joes – so far, no one has caught on 🙂

  4. It sounds good. I’ve been known to hide the veggies in food for the kids.

  5. Don’t let them catch you, but I sneak grated carrots in mine.

  6. As long as it tastes good, I find you can slip in veggies ;). Looks delicious.

  7. Yummy!!! I love Sloppy Joes, but refuse to use that canned stuff!

  8. Mmmm…sloppy joes……I miss them!

  9. I haven’t had sloppy Joes in forever!

  10. Yummy! We love sloppy joes, but I never thought of making our own.

  11. Thanks for sharing!

  12. We love sloppy joes and I could use one right now yum!

  13. Sloppy joes have always been a go-to meal around here.. Your recipe sounds good!

  14. YUM! I love Sloppy Joes!!

  15. love when you can find just the right combination to make it taste oh so good

  16. I love sloppy joes, but my husband and daughter both hate them. Maybe this recipe will be so different than the ones I’ve tried that I can convince them to eat it too! 🙂

  17. I’ve never made Sloppy Joes before. I don’t know why…I’m sure my boys would go bananas over them!

  18. I’ve never made homemade sloppy joes before. Thanks for sharing!

  19. I love sloppy joes!

  20. My husband and I absolutely LOVE sloppy joes!

  21. I haven’t had Sloppy Joes since I was a KID. I don’t think I even made them for our family. I’m gonna change all that, because this recipe is simple and I realized that I MISS eating them.

  22. that does sound really simple. I’ll have to try it

  23. I love sloppy joes! Thanks for the recipe.

  24. I don’t eat meat, but the rest of my family loves sloppy joes!!

  25. I’m having to ground veggies in meals for the little lady… whew! hardwork!

  26. I love Sloppy Joes!