southern sloppy joes


Southern sloppy joes are so easy to make and your family is gonna love them. This is one of those recipes that you can double up on, and make extra for leftovers. These are so easy after you brown your meat you just throw it in the crock pot. Then when you come home dinner is ready to eat with no fuss at all. The best thing about making sloppy joes is that you can freeze the leftovers. Then when you get ready you can just throw them in the crock pot frozen right out of the freezer and dinner will be all done when you get home.

If your like me you are short on two things most of the time one of those things is money and the other is time. I like to take advantage of recipes like this one or chili, or beans or even pasta, and double them up and freeze them. It not only saves you a ton of time but they are great to reach for on nights when you know cooking is out of the question. It also saves you a lot of money because there is no need for eating out when you can have leftovers done in no time.

Now I know some of you are saying that you can’t get your kids or husband to eat left overs the next day. Just so you know I had that very same problem. Here’s the trick you don’t eat them the next day you change it up and grab some other leftovers out of the freezer and they are none the wiser. Sometimes if my Sunday is a slow day I will cook several meals to put in the freezer for the week ahead. Just another way to save some cook time during your work week. Give it a try y’all!


  • 1 pound lean ground beef
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 1 green bell pepper, chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 – 1 teaspoon dry mustard
  • 3/4 cup ketchup
  • 3 teaspoons brown sugar
  • salt and ground black pepper to taste
  • Dash Worcestershire sauce


  1. In a medium skillet over medium heat, brown the ground beef, onion, and green pepper, drain off liquids.
  2. Stir in the garlic powder, mustard, ketchup, Worcestershire sauce and brown sugar, mix thoroughly. Reduce heat, and simmer for 30 minutes. Season with salt and pepper.
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  1. These look yummy! I will give them a try for sure. Thank you!

  2. Joel says:

    I’m sure others do this, but if you have left over sloppy joe mix, a good way to have something a little different is to crack open a tube of crescent roll dough and add some shredded cheese, mayo, and joe. Wrap it and bake in the oven. It’s good, a little different, and easy to carry around or take for lunch without worrying so much about the mess.

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