Sloppy Joe Sauce Recipe


My Mom was visiting this month and made Sloppy Joes with a recipe for homemade sauce she found on the Internet.  The hubby and kids devoured them and said they definitely tasted better than the kind I usually make out of a can!  I never stand a chance against Grandma’s cooking!  In a quest to be healthier and avoid preservatives and sodium, I have been trying to avoid canned food, so this is a recipe I will be keeping around.

Here is the recipe and link below.  You can make adjustments to fit your family’s particular tastes.  We didn’t have and Worcestershire sauce on hand so we left that out.  Also, you could try fresh garlic instead of garlic powder.  To really up the health factor, use whole wheat sandwich buns and low-fat ground beef.



Sloppy Joe Sandwiches

4 Servings Prep: 5 min. Cook: 35 min.


  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 cup ketchup
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 teaspoons prepared mustard
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 4 hamburger buns, split


  • In a large saucepan, cook beef over medium heat until no longer pink;
  • drain. Stir in the ketchup, water, brown sugar, Worcestershire
  • sauce, mustard, garlic powder, onion powder and salt. Bring to a
  • boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 30-40 minutes. Serve on
  • buns. Yield: 4 servings.
Nutrition Facts: 1 sandwich equals 439 calories, 16 g fat (6 g saturated fat), 75 mg cholesterol, 1,360 mg sodium, 46 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 27 g protein.
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  1. Sounds good!! Might have to try these tomorrow!!