Tuesday, July 4, 2017

Lazy Day Sloppy Joe's


Lazy Day Sloppy Joe's are miles away from ordinary with a special ingredient added to really kick this simple recipe up a notch. This hearty meal is ready in just 15 minutes these can be on your table any night of the week!

Chad and I have really caught this travel bug. It is actually funny, because we are the type of people that enjoy 'home life' so much. We generally prefer eating at home over eating out. Entertaining at home is our favorite way to get together with friends.

But, for the last few months we can't seem to get enough of traveling and touring the best food each city has to offer. It has been amazing. And the bug has bitten us again so we are working extra hard so we can take a few days off to head to Sedona. Have you ever been?

It is so amazing! I can't wait to share our trip with you. I am sure we will have some fabulous food photos and red rock mountain photos to share with you. We are going to catch a glimpse of what fall really looks like. We only have 2 seasons in Phoenix: hibernating season and tourist season, and neither of them offers pretty colored trees.

Of course in the hub bub of getting ready for the trip Lazy Day cooking is king! I had a hankering for Sloppy Joe's and not a lot of time to prepare dinner so I put a quick and easy spin on my regular recipe and came up with these sensational Joe's.


My favorite meatloaf has a sweet ketchup topping that is out of this world! I add balsamic vinegar for a little zip and I tell you it adds just the right touch of sweet/tangy and a hint of smokiness. Combining those flavors with my sloppy Joe's really kicked them up a notch.

Chad and I devoured these Lazy Day Sloppy Joe's every time I made them and I know you are going to love them too.


With love from our simple kitchen to yours. 


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Lazy Day Sloppy Joe's

1 pound lean ground beef
1 1/4 cups ketchup
1 tablespoon tomato paste
1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
1 teaspoon coarse ground black pepper
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1 teaspoon onion powder
6 hamburger buns

Cook ground beef, in a 10" skillet over medium-high heat. Drain any excess liquid. Add remaining ingredients. Add 1/4 cup water. Stir until combined. Cover and reduce temperature to simmer, for 5 minutes. Remove cover and stir.

Serve sloppy Joe mixture on hamburger buns and enjoy!

DONNA'S NOTES: I like to butter the buns and toast them in the oven. It adds great texture and flavor to the sandwich.
Recipe developed by Donna Elick - The Slow Roasted Italian
Copyright ©2015 The Slow Roasted Italian – All rights reserved.


Originally published 10/18/15


  1. These are delicious! Never been a fan of regular sloppy Joes so what a great change. Buttering and toasting the buns makes all the difference!

    1. Holli@TheSlowRoastedItalianOctober 28, 2017 at 7:50 AM

      Thanks so much, Ginger! We are so happy you enjoyed it!


  3. Hi! I make my sloppy joes almost like yours except I do add a little minced onion and green pepper as well as Worcestershire sauce instead of balsamic vinegar. I'll have to try the vinegar next time and see if that's something I want to change to!
    Thank you for all the delicious recipes, I really enjoy them!

    1. Holli@TheSlowRoastedItalianOctober 28, 2017 at 7:51 AM

      Thanks so much! We are so happy you enjoy them!


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