Mr.CBB’s Sloppy Joe~ So Good, So Easy, So Frugal $0.95 each

I was going to BBQ some burgers last night but time out with the boys at the gym brought me back a bit late to turn out my burger recipe. What I do is change it up by turning my lean beef into Mr. CBB’s famous Sloppy Joe’s. The wife and our mates just love these and I also make them when I’m in a pinch just like tonight.

The recipe makes 8 Sloppy Joe’s and trust me they will be gone especially if you have hungry mates like I did last night! The cost to make this recipe is  around $0.95 each Sloppy Joe and I was on the top end with prices. This could even be much more frugal than it seems!

So here we go……

Total Time start to finish under 30 minutes!

Tools

  • Large frying pan
  • Spatula

Ingredients

8 fresh Hamburger Buns or any Round Bun

  • 1 can of Tomato paste 6 ounces
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 2 table spoons white distilled vinegar
  • 1 table spoon Worcestershire Sauce
  • 1 teaspoon of dry mustard
  • 1 teaspoon dry oregano
  • 1 teaspoon of dry basil
  • 1/2 cup of  Tomato Ketchup
  • 3/4 cup of water
  • 2 yellow onions chopped
  • 1 large green pepper chopped ( or any colour you like)
  • 4 cloves of garlic chopped fine
  • 4 tablespoons of brown sugar packed
  • 1lb of Lean Beef ( or whichever you prefer can be chicken or turkey etc)
  • 1 tablespoon of olive oil

How to put it all together!

In the frying pan add a bit of olive oil if you are using a very lean beef just to help it brown for about 5 minutes on medium heat. Then add in the onions, garlic and green peppers you chopped earlier and saute for 5 mins or until the meat is no longer pink.

Add in the water and can of tomato paste and stir until dissolved in the frying pan.

Then add in the vinegar,Worcestershire Sauce and ketchup then stir. Once that is all mixed in add in all the spices including the brown sugar and let it simmer on low for about 10 minutes so the flavours have some time to concentrate and the liquid thickens up.

Once they are done scoop some inside of a fresh bun and enjoy! 

You can pair this with a nice side salad and a BEER!

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Cheers Enjoy Folks,

Mr.CBB

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There’s loads more Frugal Recipes on my blog so go check them out! If you try them let me know what you think!

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Mr. CBB
I’m from the UK and now a recent permanent resident in Canada. I bought my first house at the age of 21 after University then my second at the age of 24. I’ve always been fascinated with personal finance, savings, learning to make money and watch it grow while combating debts along the way. Canadian Budget Binder is a place where I get to share my experiences with personal finance and learn about yours along the way. I hope you stick around and check me out on Twitter, Facebook and Pinterest where I am active on all social media sites. Cheers, Mr.CBB
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Comments

  1. Shelley Chenier says:

    OMG! This is sooo going on the menu for next week!!!

  2. I’ve always wondered what sloppy joes were, I thought they were some kind of meatball in sauce. We don’t have them in Australia but I will be trying them out this week :)

    • They are great and I’m British. Yes we don’t make these back home. Let me know what you think… the Mrs. made it from a canned sauce so I made my own. Love it. Thanks for your comment.Mr.CBB

  3. Hmm Ill have to go spice shopping and give this a go. I <3 me some sloppy joes.

    • Give them a try Melissa they are so good. Some of our fans have made them numerous times. I’m happy with the results, it’s the vinegar that takes them to a whole different level. Cheers Mr.CBB

  4. My family loved Mr. CBB’s Sloppy Joe’s! They were so easy (and cheap) to make and even my 20 month old toddler liked them! I will definitely make these again! (and I’m a picky eater!) lol

    • Thanks Jen for making my Sloppy Joes!!! I’m glad you and the family love them as much as we do. The best part is you know everything you are putting in to them and you don’t have to rely on a packet or a can!! Cheers and thanks for reviewing this recipe. Mr.CBB

  5. Made this last nite, everyone loved it, couldn’t believe it was all from scratch, even the buns.
    Thank you for the great recipe!

  6. Love the sounds of this recipe would love to print it out to take to the kitchen, but don’t need the how to photos how do I do that? Nedra

    • Hi Nedra,
      I just emailed you the recipe so check your junk mail. Unfortunately free wordpress blogs don’t allow me to add a recipe plugin so you can print them. However my blog will be moving shortly and I WILL have a recipe plugin so you can print my recipes. You can print it right from the email I sent you or here it is.. you can copy paste it into word and print it.

      Tools
      Large frying pan
      Spatula
      Ingredients
      8 fresh Hamburger Buns or any Round Bun
      1 can of Tomato paste 6 ounces
      1 teaspoon salt
      1 teaspoon pepper
      1 teaspoon paprika
      2 table spoons white distilled vinegar
      1 table spoon Worcestershire Sauce
      1 teaspoon of dry mustard
      1 teaspoon dry oregano
      1 teaspoon of dry basil
      1/2 cup of Tomato Ketchup
      3/4 cup of water
      2 yellow onions chopped
      1 large green pepper chopped ( or any colour you like)
      4 cloves of garlic chopped fine
      4 tablespoons of brown sugar packed
      1lb of Lean Beef (or whichever you prefer can be chicken or turkey etc)
      1 tablespoon of olive oil

      Preparation
      •In the frying pan add a bit of olive oil if you are using a very lean beef just to help it brown for about 5 minutes on medium heat.
      •Then add in the onions, garlic and green peppers you chopped earlier and saute for 5 mins or until the meat is no longer pink.
      •Add in the water and can of tomato paste and stir until dissolved in the frying pan.
      •Then add in the vinegar, Worcestershire and ketchup then stir. Once that is all mixed in add in all the spices including the brown sugar and let it simmer on low for about 10 minutes so the flavours have some time to concentrate and the liquid thickens up.

      Once they are done scoop some inside of a fresh bun and enjoy!

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