Prep Time
10 Mins
Cook Time
20 Mins
Makes 6 to 8 servings

Our adult taste-testers described this dish as mildly hot. If your family prefers less kick, adjust the amount of pickled jalapeños (and liquid from the jar) to suit their tastes.

How to Make It

Step 1

Cook ground beef in a large skillet over medium-high heat, stirring until beef crumbles and is no longer pink; drain well. Return cooked beef to skillet.

Step 2

Stir in tomatoes, next 3 ingredients, and, if desired, jalapeños and liquid. Reduce heat to low, and simmer 15 minutes or until thickened. Serve mixture on toasted buns.

Step 3

Note: For testing purposes only, we used KC Masterpiece Original Barbecue Sauce.

Ratings & Reviews

debobran's Review

August 01, 2013
This turned out great ! Will make this again!

teresama's Review

April 26, 2011
My family & I thought this recipe was awesome...won't be looking any further for sloppy joe recipe...this is a keeper!! Only change I made because of prior reviews...I did not add the diced tomatoes...followed the recipe to a 'T', otherwise...loved the kick, but not too spicy.

tnorris's Review

January 11, 2009
This was an easy, tasty recipe. We made it for a large group of people and everyone enjoyed it. Next time we might use slightly less ketchup, as the ketchup flavor was a little overpowering. Overall, would make it again when I need something quick.

hdharding's Review

April 07, 2009
This recipe was very easy and actually the best Sloppy Joe I have ever had. My fiance and I felt like kids again. I used ground buffalo meat and just eyeballed the other ingredients since I used 1/2 the meat than called for. It was perfect for two!

cookingmomof3's Review

September 19, 2013

bstalnaker's Review

May 17, 2011
My family loves this sloppy joe recipe and has been known to use it as a sauce for coney dogs too. I believe it is important to use a good quality barbecue sauce. I always add more jalapenos and sauce. I also cook it a bit longer to allow the flavors to meld.

CindyAult's Review

January 30, 2013
This was good. I didn't use worchester sauce since I was out and it still tasted good. Family liked it. Had a nice kick to it without using the hot peppers.

LJeffery's Review

August 21, 2014
I've rated this a few years ago and still agree with it! We love it, family and friends love it, and I'm still taking it to the Legion whenever I've signed up for making a dish for Sunday football fans. I have not altered it - it is perfect for anyone that can take a little bit of heat. I hope you enjoy it just as much as all of us do, but make it like the recipe says the first time you prepare it! If you don't like the "kick" - then alter it to your taste or use less jalapeno and juice than called for. I think you'll be glad you did.

Provence's Review

November 06, 2011
Sloppy Joes have been a Perinial Favourite since Cafeteria Days in Grammar School.My Hunny has waxed Poetic how Delicious these are as well! Men just do not get as Excited as Ladies do over extra easy Recipes. Fits Us for Certain Any day of the Week. So this recipe is a "keeper".

ckfox23's Review

April 10, 2013