The main ingredient – after the ground beef – in these Easy Sloppy Joes is one that can be found in almost every household. Ketchup, along with an onion and some salt and pepper, is all you need to have supper on the table in less than 20 minutes.
Ever stare at a pound of ground beef and realize you have no time or none of the right ingredients to make any of your favorite dishes?
Well, this Easy Sloppy Joes recipe will save the day! Not only does it take ingredients you almost ALWAYS have on hand, but it also can be on the table in 20 minutes!
Easy Sloppy Joes
The sloppy joe sauce in this “recipe” is only ketchup with onions, salt and pepper. Do you count the salt and pepper as ingredients? We think not. And the onions could technically be optional.
One of Barbara’s co-workers made this recently for a pitch-in. Barbara overheard her coworker bragging that it was the easiest sloppy joe recipe ever with only one ingredient….ketchup.
So, Barbara hit her coworker up and got the ingredient list and how she made it. Then she went right home to make it for her family.
And you know what, it is just as good as our other version that is much more effort. It was kid-approved, husband-approved AND Barbara-approved!
Serve it in a bun, as an open sandwich on bread or eat it with tortilla chips. Then use the leftovers (if there are any) to make our Sloppy Joe Cups.
- 1 lb. ground beef
- 1 small onion, diced (optional)
- 1½ cups ketchup
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- ⅛ teaspoon black pepper
- Brown ground beef and onions together in a skillet; drain excess grease if needed.
- Add ketchup, salt and pepper.
- Heat over medium low heat until warm and bubbly, approximately 10 minutes.
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Check out this and other great recipes at Weekend Potluck #307.