Kids love sloppy joes.  This recipe is easy and beats any jar sauce hands down.

Not So Sloppy Joes


  • 1 pound ground beef can subsititue with any ground meat of your choice
  • 1 medium yellow onion
  • 1 Tablespoon dried oregano
  • 1 Tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 Tablespoon red wine vinegar
  • 1 6 ounce can tomato paste
  • 1 1/2 cups tomato sauce
  • salt
  • 4 whole grain hamburger buns


  • Brown hamburger in a large skillet over medium heat.
  • Add onion and stir into beef. Cook until onion starts to soften-about 10 minutes.
  • Add oregano, Worcestershire sauce, vinegar, and tomato paste. Stir into beef/onion mixture and cook for 5 minutes-stirring constantly. Add tomato sauce and add salt to taste. Stir.
  • Turn burner to low. Cover pan and simmer for about 15 minutes. Toast the buns in a toaster or split and put under the broiler until golden. Scoop the beef mixture onto the buns and serve.

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