Brown Sugar Bacon Sloppy Joes

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Brown Sugar and Bacon Sloppy Joes- the classic American sandwich tastes even more amazing when bacon and brown sugar are thrown into the mix. These sloppy joes have a sweet, tangy flavor and are  finger licking good.

Brown Sugar Bacon Sloppy Joes on a plate with fries.

This under 30 minute meal is sure to be a family favorite. Perfect for lunch or dinner.

The bacon adds a wonderful salty/smokey flavor and the brown sugar adds a rich sweetness.

Sloppy Joes are one of my favorite easy dinner recipes. They are simple to make from pantry staples and are a great way to turn a pound of ground beef into an economical meal for 4. Scroll down to see more of my favorite Sloppy Joe Recipes.

Sloppy Joe on a plate with fries.

 

How To Make Brown Sugar and Bacon Sloppy Joes:

  1.  Cook the bacon.
  2.  Saute the onion and bell pepper.
  3.  Cook the ground beef and drain off any excess grease.
  4.  Add the remaining ingredients and simmer just long enough for all the flavors to come together.

Recipe Tips: 

For even more flavor, you can add a slice of American cheese to each sandwich.

To make these Sloppy Joes spicy, add 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon of cayenne pepper.

I like to use ground beef that is 85% lean, but you can use a leaner ground beef if you want or even turkey.

Leftovers will keep in an airtight container in the refrigerator for 4 to 5 days.

This recipe can easily be doubled and leftovers can be frozen in freezer bags for up to 2 months. Thaw in the refrigerator overnight.

Brown Sugar Bacon Sloppy Joes on a bun.

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Brown Sugar Bacon Sloppy Joes on a plate with fries.

Brown Sugar Bacon Sloppy Joes

Course: Dinner, Lunch, Main Dish, Sandwich
Cuisine: American
Keyword: ground beef, sandwich
Prep Time: 8 minutes
Cook Time: 18 minutes
Servings: 6
Calories: 347kcal
Brown Sugar and Bacon Sloppy Joes- the classic American sandwich tastes even more amazing when bacon and brown sugar are thrown into the mix. These sloppy joes have a sweet, tangy flavor and are  finger licking good.
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Ingredients

  • 8 slices bacon, chopped
  • 1 cup diced onion
  • 1/2 red bell pepper, diced
  • 1 1/4 pounds ground beef (85% lean)
  • 2 teaspoons paprika
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon dry mustard
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 1/3 cups tomato sauce
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 2 teaspoons soy sauce
  • 3 tablespoons packed light brown sugar
  • toasted buns for serving

Instructions

  • Cook bacon in a large nonstick skillet until crispy. Remove with a slotted spoon and set aside.
  • Pour off all but 1 tablespoon of bacon grease.
    Add onion and red bell pepper and cook for 2 to 3 minutes.
  • Add the ground beef. Break it apart into pieces and cook until browned.
  • Add paprika, chili powder, garlic powder, dry mustard, and pepper. Stir into the meat.
  • Add tomato sauce, tomato paste, soy sauce, and brown sugar.
    Simmer for about 5 minutes to thicken. If it gets too thick, you can add a little water.
  • Stir in bacon and serve on toasted buns.

Notes

To make these sloppy joes spicy, add 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon of cayenne pepper.

Nutrition

Calories: 347kcal

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