Homemade Sloppy Joes

Need an easy meal this week? We tried out these Homemade Sloppy Joes earlier this week, and all absolutely loved them. Thanks to coupons, we had everything I needed right in the pantry, so I was able to take the week off from grocery shopping {as the Christmas crazies are quickly starting up at our house!) It felt so good to use up a few items from the pantry, and hopefully I’ve cleared some space for a few more deals. 🙂


The sauce is a little sweeter than any other Sloppy Joe sauce I’ve tried before, and we loved it. To spiff up those regular-week-night sloppy joes, serve over an open-faced slice of Italian Bread, and pinch those pennies while enjoying dinner at home!


Homemade Sloppy Joes

Homemade Sloppy Joes


  • 1 1/2 pounds ground beef
  • 1/2 cup onion, chopped
  • 1 tbsp mustard
  • 1 tbsp sugar
  • 1/4 cup barbecue sauce
  • 3/4 cups ketchup
  • hamburger buns, french bread, or sliced bread
  • shredded cheddar cheese optional


  1. Saute onions and ground beef in pan until cooked through and onions are transparent (about ten minutes.)
  2. Meanwhile, mix together remaining ingredients.
  3. Add barbecue sauce mixture to skillet, bring heat to simmering and simmer for about 15 minutes.
  4. Remove from heat and serve over bread or hamburger buns. Add cheese if desired.

Here are the sale items you’ll want to watch for this week:

  • Pepperidge Farm Bread BOGO $3.99 at Publix, use $0.50/1, $0.75/2 Pepperidge Farm Bread or Rolls, exp. 1/3/13 (SS 11/04/12 R)
  • Ground Chuck, 3.49/lb at Publix, $2.99/lb. at Kroger

Thanks to I Heart Publix for the coupon matchups, and check out $5 Dinner Mom for more bargain meal deals!  If you need a little more menu inspiration, go HERE

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