Homemade Spicy Sloppy Joes

Hello everyone! It’s a holiday weekend and I’m going to be preparing food for the festivities. That being said, I wanted to spend most of my time getting food ready the party versus cooking a large meal.

So I decided to make some spicy sloppy joes.
Sloppy Joes Recipe

I was inspired to make this after having great success creating more traditional sloppy joes. Wanting to live life more on the edge I spiced things up and it floored some people. Can you take the heat?


sloppy joes

Sloppy Joes
  • 2½ to 3-pounds ground sirloin
  • ½-green bell pepper, diced
  • ½-red bell pepper, diced
  • 1-small yellow onion, diced
  • 3-cloves garlic, minced
  • 1-cup ketchup
  • ¼-cup sirrachi
  • 1¼-cups water
  • 2-tablespoons light brown sugar
  • 1-teaspoon dry mustard
  • ¼-teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • 2-teaspoons chili powder
  • ¼-teaspoon kosher salt
  • ⅛-teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1-tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 4-tablespoons tomato paste
  1. ) Brown ground sirloin in a large saucepan over medium-high heat
  2. ) Drain excess fat and add green and red bell peppers, onion and garlic, stirring to combine
  3. ) Stir in ketchup, sirrachi, and water
  4. ) Mix brown sugar, dry mustard, pepper flakes, chili powder, salt, and pepper together
  5. ) Sprinkle evenly over meat mixture
  6. ) Add Worcestershire sauce and tomato paste, stirring to combine thoroughly
  7. ) Reduce heat to medium-low, cover and simmer for 20 minutes
COOK’S NOTE: These are very spicy with complex flavors. If a less spicy version is desired, decrease sirrachi to ⅛-cup, red pepper flakes to ⅛-teaspoon and chili powder to 1 teaspoon.