Super Sloppy Joes

Serve with your favorite sides or sliced tomatoes seasoned with salt and pepper and dill pickles.
Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time15 minutes
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Servings: 4 people


  • 1 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil (1 turn of the pan)
  • 1 1/4 pounds ground beef sirloin
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 2 tsp steak seasoning blend (such as McCormick brand Montreal Seasoning)
  • 1 medium onion (chopped)
  • 1 small red bell pepper (chopped)
  • 1 tbsp red wine vinegar
  • 1 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 cups tomato sauce
  • 2 tbsp tomato paste
  • 4 crusty rolls (split, toasted, and lightly buttered)
  • Garnish: sliced ripe tomatoes, pickles


  • Heat a large skillet over medium high heat. Add oil and meat to the pan. Spread the meat around the pan and begin to break it up.
  • Combine brown sugar and steak seasoning. Add sugar and spice mixture to the skillet and combine. When the meat has browned, add onion and red peppers to the skillet. Reduce heat to medium and cook onions, peppers, red wine vinegar and Worcestershire sauce with meat for 5 minutes.
  • Add tomato sauce and paste to pan. Stir to combine. Reduce heat to simmer and cook Sloppy Joe mixture 5 minutes longer.
  • Using a large spoon or ice cream scoop, pile sloppy meat onto toasted, buttered bun bottoms and cover with bun tops.