Take A Trip Back To Your Childhood With These Sloppy Joes

September 21, 2018

Lunch Lady Sloppy Joes

Be honest with yourself, even if most of the food you ate in your childhood cafeteria was lousy, you had a few die-hard favorites. I sure remember one of mine: sloppy joes. Drippy, beefy, and juicy. As it turns out, it's not that hard to make 'em! And you don't even need a hair net.
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 6


  • 2 pounds ground beef
  • 1 onion finely chopped
  • 2 15-ounce cans tomato sauce
  • 2 tablespoons sweet relish
  • 2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 6 sandwich rolls or hamburger buns split, buttered, and toasted


  1. In a large skillet over medium-high heat, brown your beef and onion around 8 minutes. You'll know you're good when when there's no pink left in the beef. Drain out the excess juice afterwards.

  2. Add everything else (except the rolls, obviously) to your skillet and mix it well. Put the heat on low and simmer it for 8 to 10 minutes while giving it an occasional stir. When you're ready, spoon that goodness evenly onto your rolls.

Recipe Notes

Know what goes great with a sloppy joe? A nice, big side of coleslaw, extra chunky. If you're feeling adventurous, put it all on one bun!


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