Date: 13 Oct 2015 Author: Jacqui Categories: Food, International Cuisine, Main Dishes, Savory Snacks & Nibbles Comments


Sloppy Joes are basically an American sandwich/bun which consists of minced beef, onions, chilli, smoked Paprika, Ketchup and Worcestershire Sauce.  It actually is really delicious but very messy to eat, hence the name Sloppy I guess! It is a great favorite with kids and adults alike! Makes a lovely change from the usual burgers!


  • Olive Oil
  • 1 onion, finely diced
  • 1 Red Pepper/Capsicum, diced
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 450g minced beef
  • 2 tbsp brown sugar
  • 2 tbsp Dijon Mustard
  • 2 tbsp Worcestershire Sauce*
  • 2 tsps smoked paprika
  • 1/2 tsp chilli flakes (optional)
  • 1 tsp Sriracha or Chilli Sauce
  • 3/4 cup Ketchup
  • 1 1/2 cups gluten free beef stock
  • Salt and Pepper
  • Gluten Free Buns for serving


Saute the onion in a little oil until translucent.  Add the red pepper and garlic and stir occasionally for 1 minute.  Add the minced beef, breaking it up with a wooden spoon, stirring everything all together. Leave to cook for a few minutes, stirring occasionally.

Add the brown sugar, mustard, Worcestershire Sauce, Sriracha or Chili Sauce, Chili powder or flakes, and smoked paprika.  Stir to combine and then add the ketchup and stock.  Season with salt and pepper and leave to cook on very low heat for about an hour. The longer it cooks the better the flavor.

Before serving, brush the buns with a little butter and scoop the mince onto the buns.