Sloppy Joes or Hamburger Helper


Recipe: Sloppy Joes or Hamburger Helper

Summary: Soft buns work best with these classic kid-friendly sandwiches. Serve them with pickles or potato chips. The beef mixture can also be served over Mac & Cheese.. BAM Hamburger Helper!


  • 1 tablespoon canola oil
  • 1 medium onion, finely chopped
  • 1/2 green bell pepper, finely chopped
  • 1 celery stalk, finely chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • Coarse salt and ground pepper
  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 can (15 ounces) tomato sauce
  • 1/4 cup ketchup
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 4 hamburger buns, split and toasted


  1. In a large skillet, heat oil over medium-high heat. Add onion, bell pepper, celery, and garlic; season with salt and pepper. Cook, stirring frequently, until vegetables are softened, 5 to 7 minutes.
  2. Add ground beef to skillet. Cook, breaking up meat with a wooden spoon, until it is no longer pink, 6 to 8 minutes.
  3. Stir tomato sauce, ketchup, and Worcestershire sauce into beef mixture in skillet. Simmer until thickened, stirring occasionally, 6 to 8 minutes.
  4. Season the mixture with more salt and pepper, as desired. Spoon onto buns, and serve immediately.

Preparation time: 20 minute(s)

Cooking time: 40 minute(s)

Number of servings (yield): 4

PS: I put this recipe in because one day I thought I had a can of Manwich and I didn’t so if your in a pinch this will work just fine and seriously you’ll never need to buy Hamburger Helper again!!  Now if you make extra and serve with Mac & Cheese combine to make your own Hamburger Helper Dinner add a can of chili beans for leftovers that will get rave reviews!
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