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Delicious and Incredibly Easy Sloppy Joe Sandwiches

These Sloppy Joe sandwiches are a quick and easy recipe perfect for a busy night. They are a great way to use up leftover vegetables too!
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword ground meat, sandwich
Prep Time 8 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 5
Calories 331 kcal


  • 1 lb. of ground beef or use ground chicken or turkey instead
  • 1/3 of a large onion chopped
  • 1/2 cup diced yellow pepper
  • 1/2 cup of diced carrots
  • About 9 oz. of BBQ sauce 1/2 the 18 oz. size bottle – adjust to your preferences


  1. Simply sauté the vegetables in a bit of olive oil until softened (skip this step if using already cooked leftovers and add them in later with the KC Masterpiece Barbecue Sauce).
  2. Add in your ground meat - I'm using extra lean ground beef but ground turkey or bison are also excellent selections.
  3. Pro tip: use a potato masher to break up the ground beef in the pan. So much easier than any other method I've ever tried!
  4. Once the meat is browned, be sure to drain off any excess fat! Then, stir in some of the KC Masterpiece Barbecue Sauce (try all the different flavors to find your favorite!) and let that simmer for about 10 minutes.

Recipe Notes

Not only do the veggies add some added nutrients to this recipe, but they also help extend the beef and make the recipe go further. If those visible veggies won't work for your picky eater, try pureeing some and adding it to your Sloppy Joe mixture. Carrots, squash, and sweet potato work really well for this.

Nutrition Facts
Delicious and Incredibly Easy Sloppy Joe Sandwiches
Amount Per Serving
Calories 331 Calories from Fat 171
% Daily Value*
Fat 19g29%
Saturated Fat 7g44%
Trans Fat 1g
Cholesterol 64mg21%
Sodium 594mg26%
Potassium 450mg13%
Carbohydrates 24g8%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 18g20%
Protein 16g32%
Vitamin A 2283IU46%
Vitamin C 29mg35%
Calcium 41mg4%
Iron 2mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.