I’ve got a fun and frugal dinner idea – Sloppy Joes. Now, this isn’t what you are thinking… this was not poured from a can. This is a much better version, but just as easy to make. In fact, I’m often asked how to make sloppy joes with ketchup and this is my super easy recipe.
Besides ground beef, you only need three ingredients to make this delicious Sloppy Joes recipe. How to make sloppy joes with ketchup:
- Brown Sugar
Yep! That is it! Seriously… that is all you need to make a fast sloppy joes for your family. Oh my…. these are good. I even have one who doesn’t like traditional sloppy joes but he loves this recipe. 🙂
How to make Sloppy Joes with Ketchup:
- Brown the ground beef in a skillet. You can use ground turkey too!
- Once browned, drain.
- Add in brown sugar, mustard, and ketchup. Stir to combine.
- Allow it to simmer on low for about 5 minutes to combine the flavors.
- Serve on buns and with your favorite sides.
This Sloppy Joes is so easy to make and taste way better than sloppy joes in a can. How to make sloppy joes with ketchup and just two more ingredients.
- 1 pound ground beef
- 1/8 cup brown sugar
- 1/8 cup mustard
- 1/2 cup ketchup
- hamburger buns
Brown the ground beef in a skillet.
Once browned, drain.
Add in brown sugar, mustard, and ketchup. Stir to combine.
Allow it to simmer on low for about 5 minutes to combine the flavors.
Serve on buns and with your favorite sides.
3 ingredients, that is all you need to make a fast sloppy joes for your family. You are going to love this recipe!
Sloppy Joes Freeze great too!
Make a double or triple batch and freeze the left overs. You can freeze them in a freezer bag. Then reheat in a crockpot or in a pan for an even faster dinner idea! We also like to freeze them in silicone cupcake pans, Then pop them out and place in a freezer bag. Now you can have a lunch or dinner for 1 in no time! This is such an easy dinner idea, but when you freeze them it makes it an even faster dinner idea.
Did you know that you can mix ground turkey in with your ground beef? With my big family of 8, this is is a nice money saver. Ground turkey is about half the cost of ground beef, but when you mix it with ground beef the turkey actually takes on the flavor.
Your family won’t even notice and you will have just easily saved your family money. 🙂
Here are some easy and delicious side dish ideas: