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Let’s prepare the Sloppy Joe

Sloppy Joes

Similar to the hamburger in terms of ingredients, the Sloppy Joe is much more and you will realize it at the first taste!

When it comes to burgers, Americans are always one step ahead and it is no coincidence that the Sloppy Joe is among the most popular sandwiches . Wanting to describe it in a simplistic way we can say that it is a deconstructed hamburger . In fact, the ingredients are minced meat, ketchup and onions served inside the classic bun , the sandwich with sesame seeds.

This delicious sandwich, usually served with french fries and gherkins , was also included in the American Horror Story: Cult series, making itself known even outside the American borders. Let's see together how to prepare it with the original recipe.

Sloppy Joes
Sloppy Joes

How to prepare the Sloppy Joe recipe

  1. First of all, let's dedicate ourselves to the preparation of the meat. Finely chop the onion and slice the jalapeno pepper. Alternatively you can use 1 finely chopped green pepper.
  2. In a pan, brown the garlic clove with the oil . Add the onion and pepper and, when the onion has become transparent, add the meat and brown it.
  3. Add the ketchup , tomato puree, brown sugar and worchester sauce .
  4. Continue to cook the sauce for about 30 minutes or until it becomes nice and thick, adding salt and pepper at the end.
  5. Serve it in classic hamburger buns cut in half, heated in a pan and enriched with a slice of cheddar.

And here is a video recipe of the American hamburger, similar to our preparation and very tasty:

For every self-respecting Sloppy Joe there is a side of chips and gherkins. If you want to keep it lighter, a green salad would also be fine.


This delicious and irreverent sandwich is good if eaten at the moment , with hot minced meat and stringy cheddar. The cooked minced meat, separated from the sandwich and cheese, can be kept for about 2 days in the refrigerator in a container with an airtight lid. We do not recommend freezing.

History of street food

The origin of the dish is very ancient . It appears in 19th century recipe books as Toasted Deviled Hamburger or Beef Mironton while its current name is most likely due to the chef who brought it back into vogue, Joe .

The origin of its name is much debated, however it seems to indicate the tendency of the filling to drip with every bite. Since the 1930s , in America, the Sloppy Joe has always indicated cheap restaurants and fast food outlets, stalls or street food stands where you could eat a delicious sandwich within everyone's reach .

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