Karen’s Killer Fixin’s: Homemade Sloppy Joes


It’s time for Karen’s Killer Fixin’s! Over the years, I’ve filled two 4-inch, 3-ring binders with my own creations as well as recipes my family and friends were willing to share with me. I simply love to cook and want to share that love with my readers. So every Friday, I share one recipe I think you and your family might enjoy. It might be a main course recipe. A cookie or baked item. Candy. Salads. Whatever strikes my eye and fancy…which today is HOMEMADE SLOPPY JOES!

I know there are packaged spices that can help you to make Sloppy Joes, but it’s handy to have the homemade version available. It’s a tasty alternative to package, I know exactly what is in it, and I usually have the ingredients in my kitchen…and I don’t have to make a special trip to the store. Bonus!

I hope you enjoy today’s Killer Fixin’s. Happy eating!


P.S. We’re at 211 recipes and counting with this posting. Hope you find some recipes you like. If this is your first visit, please check out past blogs for more Killer Fixin’s. In the right hand column menu, you can even look up past recipes by type. i.e. Desserts, Breads, Beef, Chicken, Soups, Author Specials, etc.

[Serves 4-6]

1 lb. ground beef
½ cup chopped bell pepper
½ cup chopped onion
1 cup ketchup
¼ cup water
2 beef bouillon cubes
2 tsp. sugar
1 tsp. prepared mustard
4 hamburger buns, split and toasted

In skillet, brown meat with pepper and onion; pour off fat. Add remaining ingredients except buns; bring to boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer 15-20 minutes. Serve on buns.


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