Savory Sloppy Joe Recipe

When you hear the words Sloppy Joe, it brings back such great childhood memories. What could be better than eating something that is designed to be messy! It’s the perfect kid-friendly meal!

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Let’s make some Sloppy Joe Recipe!

Let’s make some Savory Sloppy Joe Recipe

While the Sloppy Joe recipe has evolved over time, a few ingredients remain the same. My Sloppy Joe version is a  little different because I add rice! Yes, rice!

As I said, there are certain ingredients that make a Sloppy Joe the classic recipe that it is today. And without these ingredients, it wouldn’t be a Sloppy Joe.

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Tasty Sloppy Joe recipe Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 pounds Hamburger meat – browned
  • 2 cans (15 oz) Tomato Sauce
  • 1 stalk Celery, diced
  • 1/2 large Onion, diced
  • 1/4 cup Brown Rice, uncooked
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon Salt
  • 3/4 teaspoon Pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon Chili Powder
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Let’s get cooking!

Directions in making Sloppy Joe Recipe

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Brown about 1 and a half pounds of hamburger meat.

Step 1

Brown about 1 and a half pounds of hamburger meat first. Make sure you use a large skillet so you can fit the rest of the ingredients in the same pan as the meat.

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Add the rest of the ingredients including the celery, onions, tomato sauce, salt, pepper, chili powder, and uncooked rice.

Step 2

Once browned, you will add the rest of the ingredients including the celery, onions, tomato sauce, salt, pepper, chili powder, and uncooked rice.

We add rice to our Sloppy Joes to give it some weight and thickness. The rice also helps bind the rest of the ingredients.

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Mix everything together and cook on low for 30-40 minutes.

Step 3

Once you mix everything together you will cook on low for 30-40 minutes. Since the meat is already cooked, you are essentially waiting for the rice, onions, and celery to cook. Once each is softened, it’s ready!

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Your Sloppy Joe is ready to serve!

How our savory sloppy joe recipe is served

Of course, the only way to eat a Sloppy Joe is to use a hamburger bun or roll. You want to make sure your Sloppy Joe is spilling over the bun! You can always eat it without a bun — but that’s no fun!

Yield: 4 servings

Savory Sloppy Joe Recipe

Savory Sloppy Joe Recipe

What could be better than eating something that is designed to be messy! It’s the perfect kid-friendly meal! Sloppy Joe is the perfect answer! My Sloppy Joe version is a little different because I add rice! Yes, rice!

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 pounds Hamburger meat – browned
  • 2 cans (15 oz) Tomato Sauce
  • 1 stalk Celery, diced
  • 1/2 large Onion, diced
  • 1/4 cup Brown Rice, uncooked
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon Salt
  • 3/4 teaspoon Pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon Chili Powder

Instructions

  1. In a large skillet, brown hamburger meat.
  2. Once browned, add the rest of the ingredients to the skillet.
  3. Mix together and cook on low for 30-40 minutes until the celery, rice, and onions are softened.
  4. Serve on a bun or by itself.

Have you tried this Savory Sloppy Joe recipe? Share your experience in the comments section!