SLOPPY O’s – Homemade

Just made these yummy sloppy joe’s (or Sloppy O’s as I decided to call them). A classic diner treat, which never disappoints!

This is a super easy recipe, that can work for brunch or a road trip, and doesn’t really take much time to make.

Start off with adding ground beef with finely chopped onions to a frying pan, with a little olive oil and start cooking on medium heat. As the beef cooks, start breaking & crumbling it so it’s in its smallest form possible and not patty up.

Add the garlic & once all the beef is browned (as in ‘not red anymore’), add some water and let it simmer for a minute as you stir.

Next, add brown sugar & stir into the beef.

Once sugar dissolves (less than a minute) add the ketchup, mustard & Worcester sauce (key ingredients here).

Beef should now start reducing, keep stirring all the ingredients to coat all the beef as it continues cooking.

Keep stirring for a few minutes till the beef thickens and holds up the beef quite well on a spoon.

And you’re done 🙂 slice up some burger buns, stuff them with the cooked & deliciously marinated beef and SERVE!


  • 1/2 kilo ground beef
  • 1 medium onion, diced
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 cup water
  • 2 tbsp ketchup
  • 2 tbsp mustard
  • 2 tbsp Worcester sauce
  • Burger buns (quantity depends on bun size), this recipe made about 18 sliders.
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp pepper


  1. Add ground beef & diced onions to a saucepan with the olive oil & cook on medium-high heat
  2. Keep breaking the beef as you cook to have it as crumbled as possible
  3. Keep stirring and mixing the onions in with the beef, then add minced garlic when it’s halfway cooked through, and salt & pepper to taste
  4. Once beef starts to cook & brown, add in the cup of water and bring down heat to let it simmer
  5. Keep stirring till water reduces the half, then add in ketchup, mustard & Worcester sauce.
  6. Now you should start seeing and smelling your sloppy joe’s at this stage, keep stirring & cooking as the beef starts to thicken and very little water is left (about 5 minutes)
  7. Scoop out some of the beef mixture with a spoon, if it holds well together you’re good to go!
  8. Take off heat & start filling your burger buns & serve!

2 Comments Add yours

  1. Hello,Looks really tasty.

    Liked by 1 person

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