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
- 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
Saute onions in frying pan, with a touch of butter or oil if you prefer
When they start to caramelize, add the peppers and minced beef
Cook until complete brown at medium temperature
Add a pinch of salt and pepper to taste
Drain any excess grease
Add your beans to your drained, cooked beef mixture
Continue to heat on medium, until it's hot and your beans start to crack open
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.
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!
Kim Carberry says
I love Sloppy Joes….Never tried them with beans before though…..It looks delicious!!
I prefer it with Beans, it’s my momma’s way. So I have always done it that way for my kids. Try it, you won’t go back. lol
Now this would work well with our left over roast beef I think. Look lovely
Thanks Alison, yes it would. It’s versatile so you can mold it to how you like.
That looks so yummy! I bet the kids love it 🙂 xx
They do, but I have to admit it’s one of my favorites. I even like it on a baked potato.
Uju @Babesabouttown says
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
Haha yup completely american which is me! lol I grew up with it. My kids loved it.
Well this looks amazing! Never tried it before but I will now. I hope you all feel better soon x
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.
Yummy!! I am now hungry for dinner and its not even 7am LOL
Haha You are too funny. Me too though, I wrote it while I was starving for dinner and I was drooling by the end of it. lol
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!
That’s great Karen, I hope they like it. Yes it’s one of my favorite comfort recipes for sure. Thanks for stopping by and commenting.
Lucy @SupergoldenBakes says
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.
Morgana @ butwhymummywhy says
Sloppy Joes remind me of dinner at my American friend’s house as a teen! Yum! xx
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.
Ooooh I’ve always wanted to know how to make this and I think I’ll attempt it. It looks so nice!! 🙂
It’s not your traditional plain Sloppy Joes but I like to add the beans! It’s the poor man’s version we say. It’s yummy though try it.
Honest Mum says
Ooh never heard of this before (where have I been?)-looks delicious and packed with protein too! Thanks for linking up to #tastytuesdays
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