Bubba’s Sloppy Joes

“Good ol’ boy Sloppy Joes.”


  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 6 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 large sweet onion (such as Vidalia(R)), chopped
  • 1 large green bell pepper, chopped
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro
  • 2 pounds ground beef
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons prepared yellow mustard (such as Colman’s(R))
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 3/4 teaspoon Greek seasoning (such as Cavender’s(R)), or more to taste
  • 1/2 teaspoon hamburger seasoning (such as McCormick(R) Grill Mates(R)), or more to taste
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon smokehouse maple seasoning (such as McCormick(R) Grill Mates(R)), or more to taste
  • 1/4 teaspoon hickory smoked salt (such as McCormick(R)), or more to taste
  • 2 pinches ground nutmeg, or more to taste
  • 2 cups barbeque sauce (such as Sweet Baby Ray’s(R))
  • 1 cup ketchup
  • 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
  • 12 hamburger buns


  1. Melt butter in a skillet over medium heat. Cook and stir garlic in hot butter until fragrant, 1 to 2 minutes. Stir onion, green pepper, and cilantro into garlic; cook and stir until the onion is softened, 5 to 10 minutes.
  2. Cook and stir ground beef in a large skillet over medium heat until browned, 5 to 10 minutes; drain fat. Increase heat to medium-high. Stir brown sugar, mustard, Worcestershire sauce, Italian seasoning, onion powder, Greek seasoning, hamburger seasoning, garlic powder, black pepper, smokehouse maple seasoning, smoked salt, and nutmeg into ground beef mixture; cook until boiling, 4 to 6 minutes.
  3. Stir onion mixture into beef mixture; reduce heat to simmer.
  4. Pour barbeque sauce, ketchup, and apple cider vinegar into beef mixture; stir, cover, and simmer until sauce is thickened, 30 minutes. Scoop beef into hamburger buns and serve.
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source : allrecipes.com

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