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Summer Sloppy Joe’s

Easy Yummy Sloppy Joe Recipe

Easy Summer Sloppy Joe’s Recipe

Prep time: 10 minutes  Cook time: 5 minutes  
Makes: 4 sandwiches 

Easy and fun recipe to do with your children.


  • 1lb of extra lean ground beef, turkey, or vegetarian substitute 
  • ½ cup onion, finely diced
  • ½ cup red or yellow bell pepper, finely diced 
  • ½ cup ketchup
  • 1 tbsp. mustard
  • 1 tbsp. Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tbsp. brown sugar
  • Whole grain hamburger buns
  • ½ cup grated reduced -fat cheddar cheese
  • ½ cup tomatoes, diced
  • 1 cup shredded lettuce
  • Light sour cream or light ranch dressing optional


  • 1: Brown ground beef or vegetarian crumble in a non-stick-frying pan. Add the diced onion and bell pepper.
  • 2: Add ketchup, mustard, Worcestershire sauce, and brown sugar. Cook on medium heat for about 5 minutes.
  • 3: Spoon your “Sloppy Joe mix” on a hamburger bun or taco shell. Then pile on the fixings!

Another kid friendly recipe: Quick & Easy Shepard’s Pie or Back to School Lunch Ideas, Savory French-Toast BLT

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