Diner sloppy joes

Diner sloppy joes

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(23 ratings)

Prep: 5 mins Cook: 30 mins


Serves 6

A simple, American staple the whole family can get stuck into. Add a dash of spicy chipotle or smoky barbecue sauce to bring some zing

Nutrition and extra info

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal499
  • fat20g
  • saturates8g
  • carbs51g
  • sugars12g
  • fibre5g
  • protein26g
  • salt1.7g
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  • 1 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 1 onion, finely chopped



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  • 2 small red peppers or yellow peppers, finely chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 400g minced beef
  • 2 x 400ml cans chopped tomatoes
  • 2 tbsp chipotle or smoky barbecue sauce
  • 4 cheese slices
  • 6 burger buns
  • crispy onions, to serve
  • iceberg lettuce, to serve


  1. Heat the oil in a deep frying pan, then fry the onion, pepper and garlic for 8-10 mins until softened. Add the mince, breaking it up with a wooden spoon as you go, and stir until it browns all over. Tip in the tomatoes and chipotle, or barbecue sauce, and add a little seasoning. Simmer for 10-15 mins until the sauce has thickened.

  2. Put the cheese slices on top of the mince and cover with a lid for 2 mins to let it melt into the sauce. Pile into the buns with the crispy onions, and lettuce on the side for scooping up the extra sauce.

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19th Jun, 2020
made this as a home made "take away" . Everyone loved it ,will definitely be making it again .Quick, easy and filling... perfect for a busy mum of 5 . ;)
18th Jun, 2017
Made this the other night and it was super-fast and delicious! My very picky husband decided just from the recipe name that he would hate it - but he loved it too. I did make a couple of changes. I added some cracked red pepper to give it a bit more "bite", then I used mature cheddar cheese slices instead of the tasteless processed cheese, and for the second can of tomatoes i used just the juice not the actual tomato (this for picky husband who is not a tomato lover). Also I used spinach not iceberg because I had it already, and I added alittle mayo to the bun. Will be making again.
mark stirton
26th Mar, 2017
Made this for the family and got a thumbs up all round. Tasty and easy to make.
16th Aug, 2016
Made this to the T - tasted real fun. Took a while longer to reduce the mix to firm up. We had sides of pickles and mustard and stuff like that, easy feel good food. I did burn the shit out of the onions initially, but after they were such a nice addition to the mountain and a great side snack. Yum
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