Sloppy Joes

This dish was created for the subreddit, /r/52weeksofcooking, where the theme was “Cafeteria Food”. As soon as I read this theme, I immediately thought of those really terrible sloppy joes from primary school which I am sure was just some sort of meat and ketchup. Well I decided to make it better and was very successful. Maybe it had a slight nostalgic effect but either way my SO and I devoured this.

I used Bison here but most ground meats could easily be substituted.

For the mustard in this, I ended up using sweet hot mustard because I hate regular yellow mustard but if you like it, then it could definitely be used.


  • Servings: 4
  • Difficulty: easy
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  • Cuisine: American
  • Preparation Time: 10 minutes
  • Cooking Time: 35 minutes


1/2 Onion
1 Green Bell Pepper
1 lb Ground Bison
1/2 teaspoon Garlic Powder
1 teaspoon Mustard
3/4 Cup Ketchup
1 Tablespoon Brown Sugar
Salt to taste
Freshly Ground Black Pepper to taste

4 Buns


  1. Heat a large skillet over medium heat.
  2. Peel and chop the Onion, seed and chop the Green Bell Pepper.
  3. When the skillet is hot, add the chopped Onion, Green Bell Pepper, and Ground Bison. Cook until the meat is browned (about 5 minutes).
  4. Drain off the fat.
  5. Stir in the Garlic Powder, Mustard, Ketchup, and Brown Sugar.
  6. Reduce the heat to low and simmer for 30 minutes.
  7. Season with Salt and Pepper. Serve on Buns.

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