Sloppy Joes

Some meals are just meant to be messy. Sloppy Joes is definitely one of those, so get out a napkin (or two) and tuck it under your chin. There is nothing like a huge heaping of meat piled generously on a crisp, toasted bun. This messy meal will continue to expand its flavors as it sits. I have to say that there are some things that I really look forward to having as leftovers.

Sloppy Joes

Prep Time: 10 mins
Cook Time: 45 mins
Servings: 10


  • 1 tablespoon Olive Oil
  • 1 Large Onion, Diced
  • 5 cloves Garlic, Minced
  • 3 pounds - Lean Ground Beef or Ground Turkey
  • 2 teaspoons Dry Mustard
  • 3 tablespoons Sante Fe Seasoning
  • 2 teaspoons Red Chili Pepper
  • 2 teaspoons Paprika
  • 2 12oz bottles Heinz Chili Sauce
  • Salt and Pepper to Taste
  • 8 to 10 hamburger buns, split and toasted


  1. Heat a large skillet over medium high heat. Add olive oil, onions and garlic. Sauté until onions start to become soft.
  2. Stir in ground beef. Break up meat with a wooden spoon and brown, until it is no longer pink, 6 to 8 minutes. Drain out the fat.
  3. Add dry mustard, Sante Fe seasoning, chili pepper and paprika. Stir to coat the meat and cook until fragrant, about 1 minute.
  4. Add Heinz Chili Sauce. Stir to combine and bring to a boil.
  5. Salt and pepper to taste.
  6. Reduce heat to low and simmer. Stir occasionally until the flavors meld, about 30 minutes. Serve immediately.

Additional Info

The flavors continue to develop as the Sloppy Joe mixture sits, so you can make this recipe up to 2 days in advance. Be sure to refrigerate it in an airtight container. You can also freeze it up to three months.

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1 Comment

  • comment-avatar
    AMIE WISHART October 12, 2015 (1:33 pm)

    These are soooo yummy!