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Dad's Famous Sloppy Joe's


This is a recipe that my Daddy just put together with what he had.

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  • 1lb - ground beef
  • 1- whole green pepper (diced)
  • 1/2 - yellow onion (diced)
  • 1 - 16oz bottle ketchup (whatever brand you like)
  • salt and pepper to taste


Servings 4
Level of difficulty Easy
Preparation time 5mins
Cooking time 30mins
Cost Budget Friendly


Step 1

Brown the beef in a skillet and add onion, green pepper, salt and pepper

Step 2

When the onions are translucent, add the ENTIRE bottle of ketchup into the pan

Step 3

Stir together, cook for about 5min, wait 2min, and serve on whatever type of bread you wish...enjoy!

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  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 cup olive oil
  • 2 tbsp sugar
  • 2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • Water


  • 1 onion, diced
  • 1 lb ground beef
  • A pinch of salt
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 cup tomato sauce


  1. Mix flour, sugar, salt, milk, and water in a pan, and mix until you form a dough.
  2. In a saucepan, heat a splash of olive oil and add the onion. Cook on medium-high until onion has softened.  
  3. Add the ground beef, and add the salt, water, and tomato sauce. When the meat has browned, remove from heat. 
  4. Dust a flat surface with flour, and roll out the dough into a flat sheet. 
  5. Use a ramekin or cup to cut out circles. 
  6. Add a dollop of beef-tomato mixture to the center of each circle. 
  7. Pinch the dough into a little pocket.
  8. Bake in the oven at 350° F for 15 minutes.
  9. Enjoy!

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