Spicy Beef Sloppy Joes

    30 minutes

    Sloppy Joes are an American recipe which is kind of a cross between chilli con carne and hamburgers. It's great, and especially popular with kids!

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    Serves: 8 

    • 750g beef mince
    • 1 onion, chopped
    • 1 red capsicum, chopped
    • 185g tomato paste
    • 1 cup (250ml) water
    • 3 cloves garlic, minced
    • 1 tablespoon chilli powder
    • 1 teaspoon paprika
    • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
    • 1 teaspoon distilled white vinegar
    • 3 tablespoons brown sugar
    • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
    • 1/2 teaspoon salt
    • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
    • 8 hamburger buns, split

    Preparation:10min  ›  Cook:20min  ›  Ready in:30min 

    1. In a large frypan over medium-high heat,saute the beef mince for 5 minutes. Add the onion and red capsicum; saute for 5 more minutes, or until onion is tender. Drain the fat.
    2. Mix in tomato paste and water, stirring until paste is dissolved. Stir in garlic, chilli powder, paprika, cumin, vinegar, brown sugar, oregano, salt and pepper. Continue to heat for 5 to 10 minutes or until mixture is thick and stewy. Serve over hamburger buns.

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    Wonderful! The overall flavor is varied and distinct because of the added spices. To make this more "sloppy" I use 3/4 cup of porter or heinekin and 3/4 cup of water. The brown sugar gives it a light sweet taste. The onions and red peppers give it excellent texture. If you like it hot, double the chili pepper or add some Aleppo pepper. I serve it over sliced Tillamook cheddar cheese on large toasted hamburger buns. I've made this numerous times and each time I love it more and more.  -  31 Jul 2003  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    This is a really good basic sloppy joe recipe. I made a couple of changes: I halved the chili powder, increased the salt to 1 tsp., and added about 1/4 c. ketchup (to give it more of a tomato-base flavor). With the chili powder and the pepper it had enough spice to satisfy without being too much! A good recipe! Thanks!  -  12 Nov 2002  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    A nice recipe! I made some changes and used ground turkey and 3/4 cup of beer instead of water for the liquid. After simmering for 30 min or so you get a great taste!  -  07 Jul 2001  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)