- 1 lb lean ground beef
- 1 cup ketchup
- 1/4 cup dried minced onion
- 3 Tbsp brown sugar, or to taste
- 2 Tbsp spicy brown mustard
- 1 Tbsp Worcestershire sauce, or more to taste
- 1 Tbsp liquid smoke flavoring (optional)
- 1 tsp minced garlic
- 1 cup beef broth
- salt and ground black pepper to taste
- Cook and stir ground beef in a skillet over medium heat until meat is browned and crumbly, about 10 minutes; drain excess grease.
- Mix ketchup, dried onion, brown sugar, mustard, Worcestershire sauce, smoke flavoring and garlic into beef, stirring until brown sugar has dissolved.
- Stir beef broth into beef mixture and bring to a boil; reduce heat to low and simmer until thick, about 30 minutes.
- Season with salt and pepper.
Katie: Sad to say, this was the first time I've made homemade sloppy joes on my own - and it was so easy! And delicious! The sandwiches were great. This was a close second for the best sloppy joe I've had. First goes to Mom. :)
Potter: These turned out really good. I'm usually more of a manwich guy rather than making my own sloppy joes at home but this was an easy recipe that turned out delicious. Don't get me wrong, nothing beats manwich when you only have 10 minutes to cook for 40 people, but if you have half an hour give this recipe a try, I'm sure you'll like it.