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! These Bayou Sloppy Joes are great either way.
I like to use my good ole trusty Dutch oven to make these Sloppy Joes and pretty much darned near anything like it on my stovetop. It’s nice and big and sturdy. That extra weight helps it maintain and distribute heat perfectly. As an added bonus, it’s actually pretty easy to clean up too!
Bayou Sloppy Joes
- 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.
Nutritional values are approximate.