Easy Sloppy Joes

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 6

Dinner doesn’t get much easier than this, thanks to our sloppy Joe starter. Bonus: make a double batch of this kid-pleasing food for reheat-and-eat midweek suppers.


  • 2 Tbs. vegetable oil 
  • 1 1/2 lb. ground beef 
  • 1 jar sloppy Joe starter 
  • 6 hamburger buns, split and toasted 


In a sauté pan over medium-high heat, warm the oil. Add the ground beef and cook until browned, 10 to 12 minutes, using a wooden spoon to break up any large chunks. Add the sloppy Joe starter and bring to a boil. Reduce the heat to medium and simmer, uncovered, for 10 minutes.

Divide the sloppy Joe mixture among the hamburger buns and serve immediately. Serves 6.

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