My mom’s Sloppy Joes (or wimpies as we call them) are the BEST homemade Sloppy Joes I have ever had!
Growing up, we always called Wimpies. In fact, it wasn’t until I went to school that I even heard the word Sloppy Joes.
But, whether you call them Wimpies or Sloppy Joes, these sandwiches are one of the things that can instantly take me back to my childhood.
My mother has always made the BEST Sloppy Joes ever! These are no sauce-from-a-can Sloppy Joes. They are the real McCoy. Made with love…from scratch.
When I asked her about the recipe, she told me it was actually my grandmother’s recipe. And, that she used to make them all the time when my mother was growing up. So this recipe goes waaay back.
I love how easy these homemade Sloppy Joes are to make. With a recipe this simple, there’s no reason to use canned sauce. These Sloppy Joes are ready in under 30 minutes but the longer they simmer, the better they are.
Plus, they freeze really well. You could easily make a double batch and they would be a great freezer meal.
This is also a great crock pot Sloppy Joes recipe. Just brown the beef, with the onions and peppers, and add it to your slow cooker with all of the other ingredients! Then set it and forget it. When dinner time rolls around, you’ll have delicious slow cooker Sloppy Joes!
I love to serve them with my homemade Bread and Butter Pickles. It’s just one of those classic combinations — like peanut butter and jelly. I can’t have one without the other. I also like to serve my homemade Oven Fries alongside.
The Best Homemade Sloppy Joes
The Best Sloppy Joes Ever!
- 1 pound ground beef
- 1 green bell pepper - chopped
- 1 onion - chopped
- 3/4 cup ketchup
- 1 teaspoon celery seed
- 2 teaspoon dry mustard
- 1 teaspoon vinegar
- 2 teaspoon sugar
- Salt and pepper to taste
- Brown beef with onions and peppers in a large skillet.
- Drain well and return to skillet.
- Add remaining ingredients and simmer for 15 minutes.
- Serve on your favorite sandwich roll.
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