This Pioneer Woman sloppy joes recipe includes a saucy mixture of ground beef, ketchup, Worcestershire sauce, onion, green bell pepper, and more, all sandwiched within a kaiser roll. This mixture is slightly sweet and tangy, and savory, making it delicious for whoever you serve it to.
Pioneer Woman Sloppy Joes
These Pioneer Woman sloppy joes include a mixture of ground beef, onion, green pepper, ketchup, Worcestershire sauce, and some seasonings. Sloppy joes are very simple to make. All you have to do is cook the ground beef until it is brown, and then add the vegetables, sauces, and spices to heat through. The entire recipe can be completed in less than 30 minutes, making it a wonderfully easy dinner recipe.
What Do Sloppy Joes Taste Like?
Traditionally, sloppy joes taste spicy and sweet at the same time. In sloppy joes, the sweetness comes from brown sugar and ketchup, and the spicy flavor comes from the combination of seasonings and sauces like Worcestershire sauce and Tabasco sauce.
How Long Can You Keep Sloppy Joes in the Refrigerator?
Properly stored sloppy joes can last in the fridge for 3 to 4 days. After you have cooked the sloppy joe filling, let it cool until it reaches room temperature, and then place it in an airtight container before placing it in the fridge.
If you want to assemble the sloppy joes into sandwiches for storing, they will only keep for 2 days in the refrigerator. Simply, wrap the sandwiches in aluminum foil or plastic wrap and place them in the fridge.
How Long Can You Freeze Sloppy Joes?
You can freeze sloppy joes for 3 months. To freeze the sloppy joes, place them in an airtight container or freezer bag, ensuring that there is 1 inch of space at the top to accommodate for expansion.
Using the same method, you can freeze sloppy joe sandwiches for 3 months, but freezing the whole sandwiches isn't the best idea as the buns can become soggy.
Thawing Frozen Sloppy Joes
If you freeze the sloppy joe sauce or assembled sandwiches, you can thaw them in the fridge and they will be fully defrosted after 24 hours. Alternatively, you can place them in warm water to defrost in 2 to 3 hours. Thawing should not be done in the microwave or in the oven.
How To Reheat Sloppy Joes Sandwiches
Sloppy joe sauce is best reheated in the oven. Simply put the sloppy joe sauce in an oven-safe bowl and bake it for 15 to 20 minutes (the first 10 minutes covered and the remaining time uncovered) at 350 F until it reaches 165 F. Sloppy joe sauce can still be reheated in the microwave or an air fryer, but you should thaw it first if it is frozen.
- In the Oven: Preheat the oven to 350 F. Cover your leftover sloppy joe sauce with aluminum foil and heat it in the oven for 10 minutes. Then, remove the foil and continue heating it for another 5 to 10 minutes until they reach 165 F.
- In the Microwave: Heat the sloppy joe sauce in the microwave uncovered for 2 minutes.
- In the Air Fryer: If you want to reheat sloppy joe sandwiches, heating them in the air fryer is ideal. To do so, spray a little cooking oil spray on the sandwiches and the air fryer basket. Reheat the sloppy joes sandwiches at 350 F for 7 to 10 minutes. For extra crispy sandwiches, add 2 to 3 minutes.
What Side Dishes Goes Well With Sloppy Joes?
Sandwiches with sloppy joe sauce are popular, and these sandwiches can be enjoyed with a variety of sides, including chips, rutabaga fries, chicken nuggets, roasted Brussels sprouts, cheese curds, and many others.
You can also serve the sloppy joe sauce without the bun alongside Cauliflower Rice, pasta alfredo, couscous, and even salads. I like to serve white rice with sloppy joe sauce on top and fresh cucumber and tomato salad on the side. You can also use it as a sauce with cooked pasta if you like.
Here is a list of sides that go well with sloppy joes:
- Pioneer Woman Sausage Balls
- Pioneer Woman Hush Puppies
- Brussel Sprouts
- Pioneer Woman Cheeseburger Pie
- Pioneer Woman Cheeseburger Casserole
- Pioneer Woman Spinach Strawberry Salad
Frequently Asked Questions
For this Pioneer Woman sloppy joe recipe, 1 Ib of ground beef makes 6 sandwiches.
You will need about 9 to 10 Ibs of sloppy joes sauces for 30 people.
To make 50 sandwiches, you would need about 13 Ibs of meat.
3 ounces (85g) of sloppy joe sauce per sandwich.
- 2 tbsp butter
- 2 ½ lb ground beef
- ½ whole large onion, diced
- 1 whole large green bell pepper, diced
- 5 cloves garlic, minced
- 1 ½ cup ketchup
- 1 cup water
- 2 tbsp brown sugar
- 2 tsp chili powder (more to taste)
- 1 tsp dry mustard
- ½ tsp red pepper flakes (more to taste)
- Kosher salt (to taste)
- Freshly ground black pepper, to taste
- Worcestershire sauce (to taste)
- 2 tbsp tomato paste
- Tabasco sauce (to taste)
- Kaiser rolls
- Butter for rolls
- In a large skillet or Dutch oven set over medium-high heat, melt the butter.
- Add the ground beef and cook it, while breaking it apart with a spatula, until browned.
- Drain and discard the excess fat.
- Add the green peppers, onions, and garlic to the skillet and cook until they begin to soften.
- Stir in the ketchup, water, brown sugar, chili pepper, dry mustard, and red pepper flakes.
- Stir to combine and simmer for 15 minutes. Season to taste with salt and pepper.
- Add the Worcestershire sauce, tomato paste, and tabasco sauce.
- Taste and adjust seasoning if necessary.
- Spread butter on the rolls and toast them in a skillet or on a griddle.
- Serve the meat mixture in the rolls and top them with a slice of cheese if desired.
- These sloppy joes are great with kettle-cooked chips!
Nutrition Information:Yield: 4 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 1037Total Fat: 59gSaturated Fat: 24gTrans Fat: 2gUnsaturated Fat: 27gCholesterol: 275mgSodium: 1417mgCarbohydrates: 45gFiber: 3gSugar: 28gProtein: 80g