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Spicy Sloppy Joes for Super Bowl Sunday

Growing up, this was a favorite messy meal of mine, and still is today!

Sloppy Joes are perfect for a delicious quick meal for your family or a crowd too ~ like for your Super Bowl party that’s coming up Sunday!  It’s a comfort food dish that is cheap also.  I make it just like Mom did, in an electric skillet.  It’s great for Sloppy Joes, but a slow cooker works just as well.

These Sloppy Joe’s are not sweet, like most are, and they’re not runny either ~ making them not so sloppy! Serve these Super Bowl Sunday for raves from your fans!

Spicy Sloppy Joes


1½ pounds ground round
1 large onion, chopped
1 green bell pepper, chopped
3 cups tomato sauce
2 tablespoons tomato paste
¼ cup brown sugar
2 teaspoons McCormick’s Montreal Seasoning
2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
1 tablespoon dry mustard


To a large skillet, over medium-high heat, add ground beef and break it up.
Sauté until no longer pink.
Reduce heat to medium and add onions and bell peppers and sauté for 5 minutes.
Stir in tomato sauce and paste.
Turn heat to low and add remaining 5 ingredients.
Simmer on low for at least 5 minutes.
Serve piled on toasted buns.
4-6 servings
Enjoy with tangy cole slaw and your favorite sides.

Have a great Super Bowl Day and I hope your team wins!  Sadly, mine’s not playing…

Be sure to visit my friend, Linda’s blog @My Kind of Cooking for great tips and recipes.


  1. Pam, The Super Bowl Sloppy Joe's look really good, but I really can't handle bell peppers... This is a good and simple idea for the Big Game. Take Care, Big Daddy Dave

  2. I have never had a Sloppy Joe, I guess this is a very American. Perhaps I should give it a try. Diane

  3. This has been a favorite of mine since college days! My recipe is on the sweet side. I'm going to give your's a try as I think my husband will like it better!

    May the best team win!!


  4. It has been years since I have had a sloppy Joe!! But, that does not mean I don't remember how good they were.

  5. Pam I like your new look here, your blog is gorgeous!

    We take sloppy Joes for granted here...they have always been around...they even serve them for lunch at school here where I work! Yours look very good, perfect for Super Sunday!!

  6. Sloppy Joes. There's something that goes back to the 50's. Looks great.

  7. Next to a hamburger, a sloppy joe is one of my favorite foods. In spite of the fact that I am always looking for the next great gourmet dish, I am basically a hamburger, mac and cheese gal. Shhhh...don't tell on me. Love this recipe Pam.

  8. Ooooo yummy.
    Great idea for the big game.


  9. I love the new look of your blog, Pam! Your recipe sure beats the stuff out of the can. I am sure they taste so much better too!

  10. Havent thought about these in years omg what great memories with these love it thanks PAM!

  11. My favorite go-to sloppy joe recipe is sweet, but I have to admit, this sounds really good! I love spicy food so I would love these!

  12. Pam,

    I haven't made these in years. I will copy and paste and we will give it a try. My team is playing and will probably lose again!!!! Oh, well.


  13. I have not made sloppy Joes since my kids left home; now I am craving for a bite.

  14. This is perfect game day food. Your recipe looks better than the one I have been using and I'm looking forward to trying it. Have a great Super Bowl weekend!

  15. Your Sloppy Joe's look perfect, just right amount of sloppy! Love that they aren't so sweet. Enjoy the weekend!

  16. I love the idea of Sloppy Joes although ive never had one, this one looks delicious. What is Montreal seasoning, it sounds interesting!

  17. David, thanks! It's good and easy!

    Diane, sloppy joes are a favorite here and definitely American all the way.

    Bonnie, bet yours are good too. I like them sweet also. Yes, to the best team---just wish it were Da Bears!

    Susan, it's not something we have often but love it when we do!

    Lyndsey, thanks! How cool! Lucky kids at your school; don't think we ever had them back when.

    Stephen, you got it! An oldie but goodie.

    Larry, thanks! Have a good weekend!

    Penny, lol! I know what you mean. This is great for game day, allowing me to watch the game and commercials too.

    Melinda, thanks! Hope you have a great weekend your way!

    Linda, thanks! I was ready for a change here. Glad you like sloppy joes too.

    Claudia, this is a childhood classic that's pretty good and tasty.

    Becki, sweet is good too. Love it that there are so many versions.

    Carol, thanks! Good luck to your team! It should be a good game.

    Rita, lol. I know what you mean. Funny how our cooking changes over time.

    Cathy, thanks! Yes, it's great for a day like Super Bowl Sunday. Make ahead easy and no bother serving it.

    Carol, you're right! Just a little sloppy.

  18. This is just the kind of burger to die for! Yummy.

  19. I might even sneak a jalapeno in. Very nice!

  20. Hi Pam, I remember our Patriots being pummeled by your Bears in one Super Bowl game . . . man it was awful for us! Maybe next year it will be the Bears & the Pats!!!

    Love your Sloppy Joe sandwich, do you deliver? LOL!!! I'm making pulled pork for the game, it's in the crock now! My home smells soooo good!

    Have a good day, thanks for cheering for us and GO PATRIOTS!!!


  21. What's Baking?? Thanks! Have a good rest of the day!

    Chris, never thought of that. Good idea!

    Mary, yes, 1986, the days of Ditka, Payton, and the rest. Their only Super Bowl win. Bears and Pats would be fantastic for next year.

    Your pulled pork sounds great and I'd to be there to try it. This is the year for your team, GO PATRIOTS!!! Have a fun day!

  22. I asked hubby if he wanted sloppy Joes for dinner or burgers and he chose the burger. I am looking at your sloppy Joes and wishing, he had chosen them.

  23. I hope my team wins, too! This is a favorite of mine.

  24. Great Super Bowl meal! Thanks so much for stopping by today. We are watching the game but sure wish our Miami Dolphins were there. After the first few games this season I just kind of lost interest. If it wasn't for the food and commercials I probably wouldn't be watching this year. Hope all has been well in your world :)

  25. Dear Pam, This is a favorite of mine too!! I just love this type of meal. This sounds great!! Have a great Sunday~Blessings my dear, Catherine xoxo

  26. Hi Pam!

    I have a Liebster Blog Award for you in my blog:

    All the best...


  27. Sloppy Joes are definitely something from my childhood that I still love today. I could eat them daily :)

    (P.s... love the new look!!)

  28. Thanks for stopping by my blog and the comment. Look at all this good food you cook! I'm a new subscriber. I adore Sloppy Joes and haven't made them for awhile. Have to put it on the list.

  29. I haven't made sloppy Joes in years. Yours look great.

    Your recipe is similar to the way that I made them. I may have to resurrect them, using ground turkey,to make them a bit healthier.

    Have a great week!

  30. Chaya, here's hoping you can have sloppy joes soon!

    Buttercup, how about that? Your team won!

    Martha, I understand since I wished Da Bears were there but, the Dolphins and Marino, a great combo! Have a great week!

    Catherine, thanks! Sometimes a meal like this is the best. Blessings your way.

    Jaana, thanks for stopping by and thanks so much for the award!

    Jenn, glad you like them and the new look also. Thanks!

    Lea Ann, thanks for the visit and I will enjoy following you!

    Becky, yes with the turkey. I will be trying that one of these days!

  31. Great sandwich! I don't use my electric skillet very often, but it's a favorite appliance of mine.

  32. I love trying different sloppy joe recipes, these look really good!


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