3 Recipes for Sloppy Joes that Your Kids Will BEG You to Make

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Love Sloppy Joes but hate the stuff in the can? Try these super-easy and delicious Sloppy Joe recipes the next time you want to surprise your kids!

Happy National Sloppy Joe Day! Haha…I didn’t even know there was a special day set aside for Sloppy Joe’s, but I was perusing through the National Day Calendar and came across it by surprise.

They don’t know the exact origin of the day, but it is suggested that Sloppy Joe’s came to the US around 1927 from Havana, Cuba. And they were served much differently back then!

In fact, they were said to be made of cow tongue and ham! And they didn’t even have the red sauce on them (a true travesty!).

Thankfully, things changed and most of us know Sloppy Joe’s as the ground beef in a sweet and spicy red sauce.

Manwich Original Sloppy Joe Sauce

My kiddos love Sloppy Joe’s and have begged for them at least once a week since they were little!

But, after eating our standard meal of Sloppy Joe sauce over Kaiser rolls with a side of french fries, about 10,000 times, I started to play around and add the sauce to different recipes. And not surprisingly, Sloppy Joe’s are pretty well good with everything!

So, since it’s a day to celebrate Sloppy Joe’s, I thought it’d be fun to throw together a little round-up of our favorite Sloppy Joe recipes for you. 

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The Best Sloppy Joe’s You’ll Ever Eat!

Here’s my standard Sloppy Joe recipe. It’s really easy to throw together and only requires 3 ingredients that you probably already have. Use this Sloppy Joe sauce on anything you like! Pour it over a Kaiser bun, a baked potato, french fries, pasta or even just eat it with your favorite crackers for a snack!


Sloppy Joe Casserole

Sloppy Joe Casserole

My Sloppy Joe Casserole recipe is the perfect dinner for a chilly night. It’s packed full of creamy mashed potatoes, covered in Sloppy Joe sauce and topped with lots of cheese. Even the kiddos that swear they hate casserole always love this dish. What more could you ask for? Oh and it’s ready in just 30 minutes!


Sloppy Joe Goulash

Sloppy Joe Goulash

Does your family prefer pasta over potatoes? You’ll love this Sloppy Joe Goulash and your kids will, too! Plus, it requires just 4 ingredients and it’s ready in 25 minutes!

That’s it for today! I hope you enjoy trying out these yummy recipes for Sloppy Joes!

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Love Sloppy Joes but hate the stuff in the can? Try these super-easy and delicious Sloppy Joe recipes the next time you want to surprise your kids!

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