This twist on traditional Sloppy Joes gives them a little kick without taking the flavor too far from the original.
Sloppy Joes have been a favorite food of mine since I was a little girl. My mom used to make them when I was a kid. I always love the combination of the bread and tangy tomatoes. Of course it didn’t hurt that they were messy and fun to eat.
In order to kick these Sloppy Joes up a notch I’m adding some heat from the spice cabinet. This recipe features both chili powder and red pepper flakes. See I told you SPICY.
If the chili powder and red pepper flakes don’t bring enough heat for you then you can add hot sauce. It’s all a matter of taste.
Spicy Sloppy Joes
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
- 1 pound ground beef
- 2 tablespoons of butter
- 1 large bell pepper
- 1 small onion or ½ of a large onion
- 2 cloves of garlic or 1 teaspoon of garlic powder
- 1 tablespoon of brown sugar
- 1 teaspoon chili powder you can use less for a milder taste
- 1 teaspoon dry mustard
- ½ teaspoon red pepper flakes again you can use less
- 2 cups ketchup
- 2-3 tablespoons Worcestershire Sauce or to taste
- A splash of Tabasco or Hot Sauce optional
Dice the onion, bell pepper, and garlic cloves then set aside.
In a small bowl mix together dry spices and brown sugar then set aside.
In a large pot or skillet melt butter over medium high heat.
Brown beef adding diced vegetables halfway through. Add salt and pepper to your taste to skillet. Continue cooking until meat is browned and vegetables are tender.
Drain off fat.
Next add in the ketchup, spice and sugar mixture, and Worcestershire sauce. Simmer two minutes.
dd a cup of water. Stir until well combined and then simmer for 15 minutes stirring occasionally.
Serve on toasted bread or buns of your choice.
Happy Cooking Y’all!
They sound delicious! My husband loves anything spicy so I might have to give these a shot=)
Yum, sloppy joes! Yours sound wonderful. Thanks for sharing at What’d You Do This Weekend? I hope you will join us again this Monday morning 🙂
April J Harris
You’ve definitely taken these delicious Sloppy Joes up a notch on the flavour scale, Susanne! Great twist on this classic dish! Thank you for sharing with the Hearth and Soul hop. Pinning and will tweet too 🙂 Hope to see you again this week! The hop is live now 🙂
This looks like a great Sloppy Joe recipe. Hope you are having a great week and thanks so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
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I love the spicy kick!! I would love for you to share your stuff on My 2 Favorite Things on Thursday-Link Party that starts tomorrow!! I would love to have you!! http://www.cookinandcraftin.com/my-2-favorite-things-on-thursday-link-party-6/
I’m definitely going to give this a try. It looks yummy. Thanks for linking up to Funtastic Friday. Hope to see you again this week.
Hello beautiful! This looks so amazing. I can’t wait to try it. Pinned and tweeted. Thank you for being a part of our party and we hope to see you on Monday at 7 pm. We can’t wait to party with you! Happy Valentines’ Day! Lou Lou Girls