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Sloppy Joes

A yellow plate with a Sloppy Joe sandwich, and a stack of buns in the background.

Nothing says simple comfort food like Sloppy Joes; make sure you always have some on hand with this easy freezer recipe! All you need are two one gallon freezer bags and a handful of basic ingredients like ground beef, ketchup, brown sugar, salad mustard, and an onion. We like prepping this meal on a Saturday, so that our 30 minutes of simmering can translate into a delicious and fuss-free weeknight meal. After you divide the ingredients between the two bags, let it sit in the freezer for up to three months. When you’re feeling like a delicious, savory home cooked meal but don’t want to put it any effort, simply take out the freezer bag, dump the contents into a slow cooker, and let the appliance work its magic! Feel free to serve your Sloppy Joes with barbecue sauce, ketchup, or any of your favorite condiments.

2 lbs. ground beef, browned, drained
1 c. ketchup
1/2 c. water
1 1/2 t. (heaping) brown sugar
1 t. salad mustard
1/4 t. salt
1 large onion, grated

  1. Mix all ingredients and simmer, covered for 30 minutes. Allow to cool, divide between 2 one gallon freezer bags. Freeze for up to 3 months.
  2. Allow bag to thaw enough to pour into stovetop safe pot.  Warm through and serve.

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Published on May 15 2016

Last Updated on Nov 01 2018

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