Sloppy Joes in 30 Minutes!

A dinner made in only 30 minutes is a miracle around our household. These delicious Sloppy Joes are extremely easy, yet flavorful!

This kid-friendly sandwich will make your life a lot easier being cooked in one pan, minimal ingredients, yet still packed with flavor!

sloppy joes in 30 minutes

When I think of sloppy joes, I think of a burger with all the ingredients cooked into it already. You have the ketchup, mustard, tomato, onion, and garlic infused into the meat created into a delicious, messy sandwich.

Sloppy Joes are best paired with:

I love serving my sloppy joes with oven-baked french fries, hash browns, and a garden salad.

Sloppy Joes in 30 minutes

These Sloppy Joes in just 30 minutes are your go-to recipe for both ease and deliciousness. 
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: american, classiccountrycooking, comfortfood, ground beef, sloppy joes, southernfood
Servings: 4 people


  • 1 1/2 lbs ground beef 80% lean 20% fat
  • 15 oz canned diced tomatos
  • 1 white onion diced
  • 1 clove garlic minced
  • 1/2 cup ketchup
  • 2 tbsp mustard
  • 1 tbsp worcesteshire
  • 2 tbsp white vinegar
  • salt and pepper
  • 1 tbsp chili powder
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 4 hamburger buns
  • dill or bread and butter pickles for garnish
  • slice of cheddar cheese optional


  • Saute onion and garlic in pan on medium head until onions are translucent. 
  • Add ground beef and break up in pan. Cook until browned and drain any grease.
  • Add diced tomatoes. Cover and let simmer for about 5 minutes. 
  • Add the rest of the ingredients into the pan and mix thoroughly until mixture becomes "sloppy". 
  • Toast buns and spoon mixture over top. If desired, place slice of cheddar cheese onto mixture and broil in oven until melted. Add pickles for garnish.


  • Make sure you drain the excess grease after sauteing the ground beef. If you don't, the meat will be very oily and the bun very soggy.
  • Make sure you have the ingredients ready ahead of time so you do not burn the bottom of the pan while cooking.
  • If you do not have canned tomatoes, add tomato sauce! The taste will be the same without the tomato chunks.


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