Bubba’s Sloppy Joes

Bubba’s Sloppy Joes

Most moms know that dinner time can be hectic. You want to make something yummy for your family, but you don’t have the time or energy to cook up a delicious meal. This is where Bubba’s Sloppy Joes recipe shines! It’s quick and easy, tastes great, and it’ll leave you with some wiggle room for other things in your day. Give this one a try tonight!

prep: 45 mins cook: 50 mins total: 95 mins Servings: 12 Yield: 12 servings


1 teaspoon Italian seasoning

2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar

1 large green bell pepper, chopped

¼ teaspoon hickory smoked salt (such as McCormick®), or more to taste

½ teaspoon smokehouse maple seasoning (such as McCormick® Grill Mates®), or more to taste

½ teaspoon ground black pepper

6 cloves garlic, minced

3 tablespoons butter

12 hamburger buns

2 cups barbeque sauce (such as Sweet Baby Ray’s®)

2 tablespoons prepared yellow mustard (such as Colman’s®)

1 cup ketchup

2 pinches ground nutmeg, or more to taste

¼ cup chopped fresh cilantro

¾ teaspoon Greek seasoning (such as Cavender’s®), or more to taste

2 pounds ground beef

1 large sweet onion (such as Vidalia®), chopped

½ teaspoon garlic powder

1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce

¼ cup brown sugar

½ teaspoon hamburger seasoning (such as McCormick® Grill Mates®), or more to taste

1 teaspoon onion powder


Melt butter in a skillet over medium heat. Cook and stir garlic in hot butter until fragrant, 1 to 2 minutes. Stir onion, green pepper, and cilantro into garlic; cook and stir until the onion is softened, 5 to 10 minutes.

Cook and stir ground beef in a large skillet over medium heat until browned, 5 to 10 minutes; drain fat. Increase heat to medium-high. Stir brown sugar, mustard, Worcestershire sauce, Italian seasoning, onion powder, Greek seasoning, hamburger seasoning, garlic powder, black pepper, smokehouse maple seasoning, smoked salt, and nutmeg into ground beef mixture; cook until boiling, 4 to 6 minutes.

Stir onion mixture into beef mixture; reduce heat to simmer.

Pour barbeque sauce, ketchup, and apple cider vinegar into beef mixture; stir, cover, and simmer until sauce is thickened, 30 minutes. Scoop beef into hamburger buns and serve.

Nutrition Facts:

Per Serving: 401 calories; protein 17.3g; carbohydrates 49.7g; fat 14.6g; cholesterol 54.9mg; sodium 1141.5mg.

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