Simple and So Good Sloppy Joes


Makes 4 Sandwiches


  • 1 lb. ground beef

  • 1 clove garlic, chopped

  • 1/2 small onion, diced

  • 1 carrot, pealed and finely chopped

  • salt and pepper to taste

  • 1 15 oz. can tomato sauce

  • 1 Tbsp. tomato paste

  • 1 Tbsp. honey

  • 1 tsp. vinegar

  • 1 tsp. mustard

  • 1 tsp. chili powder


  1. Add first four ingredients to a large skillet and cook over medium heat for about 6 minutes. Season with salt and pepper.

  2. Once meat is browned all the way through, reduce heat and add tomato sauce and paste. Stir to incorporate.

  3. Add remaining ingredients and stir. Bring heat to low and allow to simmer for about 20 minutes.

  4. Serve on Grandma Betty’s Homemade Rolls as a special treat or hamburger buns in a time crunch.

Slow Cooker Method:

Brown Meat, garlic, onion, and carrot on stove (this could be done the day before) then transfer to slow cooker. Add remaining ingredients and cook on low for 4 hours.

MainJennifer Brown