Simple Sloppy Joes recipe
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Simple Sloppy Joes

This simple Sloppy Joes recipe is great for when you need to rustle up something for the family in a hurry. It’s also a really good recipe to batch cook and freeze in family-sized portions.

To go along side, you can slice some potatoes into chips, drizzle with oil and pop in the oven for 20 – 25 minutes. Now that’s a winner of a dinner!


Serves 4

  • ½ tbsp vegetable oil
  • 450g beef mince
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 1 green pepper, deseeded and chopped
  • 2 tbsp tomato purée
  • 150ml ketchup
  • 1 tbsp sugar
  • 1 tbsp Dijon mustard
  • 1 tbsp red wine vinegar
  • Salt and black pepper

To serve:

  • 4 wholemeal burger buns or soft baps


1. Heat the oil in a large pan over a mediumhigh heat and cook the beef, onion and green pepper for 5-6 minutes, stirring and breaking down the beef with a spoon, until the vegetables are soft and the beef has browned.

2. Stir in the tomato purée and cook for a further 1-2 minutes.

3. Add the remaining ingredients and simmer for 20 minutes.

4. Serve on burger buns or soft baps.

Per Serving: 441kcals, 11.1g fat (3.5g saturated), 44.7g carbs, 18.4g sugars, 42g protein, 5.9g fibre, 0.823g sodium

First published by Easy Food Magazine

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