It doesn’t take much to kick up a normal ole Sloppy Joe dish and make it something special. Add some bold Bayou-inspired flavors, take a bite, and you’ll be asking yourself why you didn’t make this a lot sooner. And there’s no reason to be shy with the hot sauce, either. I usually make a double batch of these Bayou Sloppy Joes and freeze some for later. It’s perfect for a quick lunch.
If you aren’t a big fan of hot sauce, just substitute a few splashes of Worcestershire sauce. No harm, no foul!
Also try my Philly cheesesteak Sloppy Joes and my crazy-easy slow cooker Sloppy Joes!
Bayou Sloppy Joes
I usually make a double batch of these Bayou Sloppy Joes and freeze some for later. It’s perfect for a quick lunch.
Servings 4 servings
- 1 pound ground beef
- 1 cup sweet onion diced
- 1 cup green bell pepper diced
- 1 cup celery diced
- 1 tablespoon brown sugar
- 1 tablespoon white vinegar
- ½ teaspoon dry mustard
- 1 cup ketchup
- 1 tablespoon hot sauce I used Louisiana hot sauce, plus more, to taste
- kosher salt to taste
- ground black pepper
- 4 hamburger buns toasted if desired
- Brown the ground beef in a large skillet over high heat.
- Drain any excess fat.
- Add all of the remaining ingredients except for the buns. Stir.
- Reduce heat to a simmer, cover, and let simmer for 30 minutes, stirring occasionally.
- Stir in more hot sauce as desired.
- Serve on buns.
Calories: 513kcal | Carbohydrates: 46g | Protein: 25g | Fat: 25g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 81mg | Sodium: 947mg | Potassium: 739mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 22g | Vitamin A: 565IU | Vitamin C: 38mg | Calcium: 130mg | Iron: 4mg
Nutritional values are approximate.