I remember making sloppy joes a lot when I first had my son. You know how you can get into a rut with making the same dishes every month? Well I made sloppy joes several times a week. I don’t know what was wrong with me. My poor husband never complained.

I never really like sloppy joes as a kid but now there is just something comforting about them. Not to mention, it’s a homemade meal in a flash, cheap, and my toddler loves them.
I really love this recipe for sloppy joes because that BBQ sauce and liquid smoke adds a slightly different flavor to them. They can be seasoned to your liking very easily.
Homemade sloppy joes are so easy to make!

Homemade Sloppy Joes

Want extra seasoning kick? Throw in some dry mustard and chili powder!
DIRECTIONS
Watch me make this easy homemade sloppy joe recipe from start to finish!



The Recipe

Fast & Easy Sloppy Joes

By Divas Can Cook
Serves
6
4.8 from 4 reviews

Ingredients

  • Tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 lb ground turkey or beef
  • ½ onion, diced
  • 2-4 teaspoons liquid smoke
  • 8 oz tomato sauce
  • ¼ cup Smokey barbecue sauce
  • ¼ cup ketchup
  • 2 dashes of Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 Tablespoons celery flakes
  • 1-2 teaspoons Lawry's garlic pepper seasoning blend

Instructions

  1. Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat.
  2. Add in diced onions. (You may also add in some chopped green bell pepper; fresh minced garlic and a diced celery stick to enhance the yumminess.)
  3. Stir in ground turkey.
  4. Add liquid smoke while the meat is cooking.
  5. When done, drain off the fat if needed.
  6. Pour in tomato sauce, bbq sauce, Worcestershire sauce, and celery flakes.
  7. Let simmer uncovered for sauce to thicken.
  8. Stir in Lawry’s garlic pepper seasoning.
  9. Place between two fresh, buttered and toasted potato buns.
  10. Serve.

Notes

Optional- If you have the time, add in ½ diced green bell pepper, 1-2 minced cloves of garlic and 1 diced celery stick in with the meat and onions. I REALLY like it this way. CHOOSE GOOD BREAD!! I don't care how good a sloppy joe mixture is, if it's served on crappy bread then it sucks!!! Use good bakery bread. Potato buns work well. Spread on a little butter and toast them lightly. Then spread on some mayo, mustard and ketchup. HEAVEN I tell ya!!!


Optional- If you have the time, add in 1/2 diced green bell pepper, 1-2 minced cloves of garlic and 1 diced celery stick in with the meat and onions. I REALLY like it this way after trying it.
CHOOSE GOOD BREAD!!
I don’t care how good a sloppy joe mixture is, if it’s served on crappy bread then it sucks!!! Use good bakery bread. Potato buns work well. Spread on a little butter and toast them lightly. Then spread on some mayo, mustard and ketchup. HEAVEN I tell ya!!!
Serve with baked garlic fries, a green salad and a cold ice tea to wash it down!