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sloppy joe with pickle spilling out of a bun

Perfect Sloppy Joe\’s


  • 11/2 lbs. ground beef
  • 3 TBS olive oil
  • 1/2 onion – diced
  • 3/4 cup ketchup
  • 4 TBS brown sugar
  • 3 dashes Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 teaspoon each salt and pepper


  1. Place olive oil and onions in a stove top skillet.
  2. Cook on high for 2 minutes and reduce to medium; cook for another 4 minutes.
  3. Add ground beef and brown meat.
  4. Pour off any excess oil.
  5. Add ketchup, brown sugar, Worcestershire and salt and pepper.
  6. Mix until fully incorporated.
  7. Heat on high until it begins to boil.
  8. Reduce heat to a simmer and cook for 15 minutes.