Sloppy Joes

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// Sloppy Joes

Prep Time

5 min

Cook Time

6-7 mins

Free Time

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Some meals offer a unique joy, inviting you to savor the delicious messiness of eating with your hands. Take, for instance, Sloppy Joe's. Ground beef is gently simmered in a flavorful blend of ketchup, tomato puree, Worcestershire sauce, and a medley of spices. The result? A sweet, tangy, saucy sensation that almost overflows from its hamburger bun confines. Prepare to embrace the delightful chaos and make sure to keep a napkin at the ready, because this culinary experience is well worth the enjoyable mess.

All of Anyday’s recipes are tested (and retested!) in many different microwaves and home kitchens to make sure they work — and work well.

American, Bell Pepper, Meat, football, Ground beef, Deep Dish, Shallow Dish Meat

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Microwave oven by power - 700w



The Medium Shallow Dish


  • ¼ small yellow onion (30g), finely chopped
  • ¼ (30g) medium bell pepper (any color), finely chopped
  • oz (225g) lean ground beef
  • 1 teaspoon vegetable oil
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt 
  • ½ teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons ketchup
  • 2 tablespoons tomato purée
  • 2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
  • teaspoons cornstarch
  • 2 burger buns


  1. Add onion, bell pepper, ground beef, and oil to the Anyday dish and stir to combine. Cover with the lid (knob lifted).
  2. Cook for 2-3 minutes, or until meat is cooked through and vegetables have softened.
  3. Add the garlic powder, salt, pepper, ketchup, tomato purée, Worcestershire sauce, and the cornstarch and stir well, making sure to break up the ground beef into small pieces.
  4. Cover and continue cooking in the microwave for 4-5 minutes, stirring halfway through.
  5. Serve in burger buns and enjoy.

Serving suggestions & tips

  • Top the sloppy joes with coleslaw for some crunch and freshness.
  • Add taco seasoning for a quick taco salad topping.
  • Add hot sauce at the end for a spicy sloppy joe filling.

Recipe notes

  • This recipe will work well, with other ground meats such as turkey, lamb, or chicken.
  • Microwave ovens vary, even with the same wattages. Adjust cooking times as needed.

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