Sloppy Joes with cheese

Sloppy Joes Recipe

How to make Sloppy Joe’s?

There’s no doubt about it! Sloppy Joe’s are a crowd favorite. Also called a bar-b-que, we add cola to give this recipe a little kick.

My thoughts:

This male-friendly recipe works well for a baby shower for fathers. Any guy will swoon over a BBQ!

Sloppy Joes Recipe


  • 1 pound lean ground beef
  • 1 medium onion
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons flour
  • 2/3 cup ketchup
  • 3/4 cup Coke or Pepsi (not diet)
  • 2 tablespoons vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon mustard
  • Salt and pepper, to taste


  1. Dice the onion.
  2. In a heavy saucepan, brown beef and onion.
  3. Drain excess fat.
  4. Add rest of ingredients and allow to simmer for at least 30 minutes.
  5. Serve with hamburger buns and pickles.