0 Barbecue Sloppy Joes - Fast & Easy

I found a homemade barbecue sauce in a church cookbook that was used to glaze the top of meatloaf. It uses simple, easy to find ingredients that you can find in your pantry. Sweet, tangy, with a hint of chili powder, it is a fast and easy dinner to make for your family.

Growing up, when my mom would make sloppy joes, she would ask, "Do you want them Italian or Mexican style?"

That's when I got the idea to use this meatloaf barbecue sauce to make Barbecue Sloppy Joes and we've been making them ever since. It's so fast and easy, and tastes great on your favorite hamburger bun or dinner roll.

I love this Chop/Stir kitchen tool for breaking up ground beef while cooking.  Normally, I'd use a flat, wooden spatula, but this seems to chop up the meat much more quickly.

After the meat has cooked and the liquid fat has been drained, it only takes a minute or two to dump the ingredients into the pan. Give it a quick stir and it's ready to enjoy!

I'm thinking it's a paper plate night for dinner, don't you think?


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BBQ Sloppy Joes
A very quick and easy hot sandwich that uses a homemade barbecue sauce with simple ingredients from your pantry. You can use 1/2 cup chopped onion, cooked with your meat and also use yellow deli mustard instead of powdered.
  • 1 pound lean ground beef, cooked & drained
  • 1 (8 ounce) can tomato sauce
  • 3 Tablespoons apple cider vinegar (or white vinegar)
  • 1/4 cup light brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon dark chili powder (add more if you like it spicy)
  • 1/8 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon dry mustard powder (or yellow mustard)
1. Combine all ingredients in a large saucepan. Heat until bubbly. 2. Serve hot, with your choice of bread buns.
Prep time: Cook time: Total time: Yield: 6 servings


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