Saucy Sloppy Joes

Sloppy Joes

This could be your dinner tonight!

Just 20 minutes of prep time, forget about it for the rest of the day and tonight you will be rewarded with a delicious, satisfying meal that the whole family will love.

I know what you are thinking…sloppy joes…boring…nothing new here…

But they don’t have to be. The secret is in the sauce.

Just a few extra ingredients really boost the flavour here and turn your “average Joe” into a meal your family will ask for again and again.

Give it a try, and go bold with the bbq sauce.

Serve it up with a simple side salad and you are done! Enjoy😄

*This recipe is terrific as a gluten free and dairy free meal, which has become a necessity for some of my family members. It makes the most of ho-hum gluten free bread and dairy free cheese, because the meat mixture is so tasty! Just be certain you are using a gluten free soya sauce and bbq sauce (read the ingredients, they are not all created equally)

Sloppy Joes


*recipe created by Mary Grace
*serves 8


1 carrot
1 onion
1 clove garlic
1 tbsp olive oil
1 1/2 lbs ground beef
Salt and pepper to taste
Pinch of dried thyme
1 tbsp soya sauce
1/2 cup ketchup
1/2 cup bold flavoured bbq sauce (chipotle, mesquite or rib work are excellent)
1/2 cup tomato sauce
1 tbsp Worchestershire sauce
1 tbsp packed brown sugar
8 fresh buns or rolls (gluten free bread if needed)
Shredded cheddar (dairy free if needed) and mayonnaise for garnishes


Add carrot, onion and garlic to a small food processor bowl and process until finely chopped.

Heat oil in pan, on med-high, add chopped vegetables and cook 3 minutes, until softened.

Add ground beef, season with salt, pepper and thyme, and cook for about 5 minutes until no longer pink.

Add soya sauce, stir and cook 2 minutes longer. Remove from heat and set aside.

Add remaining ingredients, except rolls, to the crockpot and stir to combine.

Add cooked beef mixture and stir together well.

Cover and cook on high for 1 hour, the on low for 5 hours, stirring occasionally. (Or cook on low 8 hours)

Serve hot on rolls, with grated cheddar and mayonnaise for garnishes.

Sloppy Joes
Sloppy Joes


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