Spicy Sloppy Joe Sandwiches

The Foody Bean
by The Foody Bean
8 sandwiches
45 min

This is such a comforting sandwich to eat during cozy season. A Sloppy Joe is just made of a delicious beef sauce which is sandwiched between toasted buns. The sauce is slightly sweet and savory at the same time and is just so epic! It’s filling, saucy and a top tier finger food.

I love adding some grated Parmesan cheese and fries to my Sloppy Joe but it’s entirely optional. It’s a really good way of eating it though.

If you don’t have Worcestershire sauce you can substitute it with soy sauce. I really like this Food 52 article on substitutes for Worcestershire sauce.

Spicy Sloppy Joe Sandwiches
Recipe details
  • 8  sandwiches
  • Prep time: 10 Minutes Cook time: 35 Minutes Total time: 45 min
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  • 500g/1lb ground beef
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1/2 green pepper, seeds removed and diced
  • 1 scotch bonnet pepper, diced
  • 1 small onion, diced
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic or garlic powder
  • 1 tablespoon tomato sauce
  • 3/4 cup ketchup
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar 
  • 1 teaspoon yellow mustard/Dijon mustard
  • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper or red pepper flakes
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce/soy sauce 
  • 1 cup grated cheddar cheese
  • Pack of Hamburger buns

Whisk ketchup, garlic, brown sugar, tomato paste, mustard, cayenne pepper, salt , black pepper and Worcestershire sauce/soy sauce until smooth.
Fry ground beef with butter in a large saucepan on high heat. Break into chunks and let it cook through. Take out of the pan and Drain of any excess oil.
Fry onions, green pepper and scotch bonnet pepper in the same saucepan until golden brown.
Add in mixture from step 1, add water and simmer for 10 minutes uncovered on medium heat.
Toast hamburgers buns. Add sloppy joe on one toasted bun half and top with another toasted bun half.