Sloppy Joes with Beef & Beans Recipe

Last updated on December 4th, 2023 at 04:48 pm

It’s been a long day, and we are all full of a nasty bug so the last thing I want to do is cook a gourmet meal for the whole family. I want something quick, easy, and hearty to lined all our tummies up happily and be done with it. This recipe did just that. It’s one my mother used to make for us when we were kids although I have added more things to it over the years. There are variations to it to suit anyones needs. If you like beef and you like beans than this is the dish for you!

Sloppy Joes with Beef & Beans

a scrumptious family favorite
Prep Time 2 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 17 minutes
Servings 4
Author Let’s Talk Mommy


  • 500 g minced Beef hamburger in USA
  • 1/2 onion diced
  • 1/2 bell pepper red, yellow or green diced
  • 2 cans Heinz beans pork & beans in USA
  • 1/4 cup Grated mozzarella cheese
  • salt & pepper


  1. Saute onions in frying pan, with a touch of butter or oil if you prefer
  2. When they start to caramelize, add the peppers and minced beef
  3. Cook until complete brown at medium temperature
  4. Add a pinch of salt and pepper to taste
  5. Drain any excess grease
  6. Add your beans to your drained, cooked beef mixture
  7. Continue to heat on medium, until it’s hot and your beans start to crack open

Recipe Notes

I prefer to use Extra Lean Beef and I never have any to drain so it makes it easier and healthier. Also don’t cook it too long or it will become too thick.


There are numerous ways to serve this and the best thing about it is you can serve it a few different ways for your family to fit their likes without makes more work for yourself at the same time. 

For me: I like mine on a hot bun, with grated mozzarella cheese or for lunch in a tortilla wrap with cheese and lettuce.

For Mr P: He likes his on two pieces of toast and red chilli flakes on top. 

For Buba: He likes to have toast strips to dip in his and cheese on the side. 


For Missy Moo: She prefers hers smashed with a fork and toast and cheese on the side. 

As you can see you can eat this many different ways. Don’t like peppers and onions take them out. Prefer it to be more like chilli, add chilli powder to your meat and throw over a bowl of freshly steamed rice. Your options are endless which is my motto for any good, easy family recipe!



22 thoughts on “Sloppy Joes with Beef & Beans Recipe”

  1. I love Sloppy Joe’s, remind me of when I lived in US. And this makes me think about sitting around a campfire, eating chilli and beans from a pan 🙂 Something I always saw in movies but still haven’t achieved in real life! Nice recipe #tastytuesdays

    • Thanks hunny. Yes do, it’s so simple and fast. Plus the whole family will love it. I like it on a baked potato or rice too! Can be put on anything. Or take out the onions and peppers if the kids don’t like them.

  2. Well now, this just looks so scrummy and I can imagine when you’re feeling under the weather it’s perfect comfort food. Plus Heinz beans and mince beef are my kids 2 most favourite things, so it would be a winner over here! Thanks for sharing – I’ll def be trying this!

  3. Ooooh I love Sloppy Joes. Haven’t made any in ages but your post is inspiring me. It is a very versatile dish – I used to make mine with curry powder and serve it with a yoghurt dressing. And now am very hungry!

    • Wow that sounds amazing. I know thats why I love it you can tweak it so many different ways. Thanks for stopping by and commenting. I will have to try your version sometime. Yum.

    • hahaha Glad I brought some good memories back for you. This is the poor man’s version or that’s what we say anyways. lol Beans aren’t really in the traditional one.

    • haha It’s very American! My momma used to make it for us all the time. Glad you like it. It’s fast and easy to make for the whole family. I love that you can do anything with it too, throw it in a wrap, or over a potato or bowl of rice rather than bread or toast. Yummy


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