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Spicy Sloppy Joes

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 4
Susanne Susanne Eagan


  • 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
  • Buns


  1. Dice the onion, bell pepper, and garlic cloves then set aside.
  2. In a small bowl mix together dry spices and brown sugar then set aside.
  3. In a large pot or skillet melt butter over medium high heat.
  4. 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.
  5. Drain off fat.
  6. Next add in the ketchup, spice and sugar mixture, and Worcestershire sauce. Simmer two minutes.
  7. dd a cup of water. Stir until well combined and then simmer for 15 minutes stirring occasionally.
  8. Serve on toasted bread or buns of your choice.