Sloppy Josephs

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Sloppy Josephs
  • Prep 5 min
  • Total 35 min
  • Servings 6

The classic sloppy Joe sandwich grows up – with bacon, avocado and a fried egg. Inspired by damndelicious MORE+ LESS-

Updated April 24, 2017


tablespoon bacon fat or olive oil
small yellow onion, diced
1 1/2
lb ground beef chuck
1 1/2
cups organic ketchup
cup water
tablespoon white vinegar
tablespoons sugar
tablespoon yellow mustard
teaspoon kosher salt
teaspoon coarse ground black pepper
teaspoon paprika
sturdy hamburger buns or rolls
slices applewood bacon, cooked
avocado, sliced
fried eggs


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  • 1
    Heat a Dutch oven over medium heat with a tablespoon of bacon fat or olive oil.
  • 2
    Saute the diced onion for 5 to 8 minutes until soft and translucent.
  • 3
    Add in the ground beef, use a wooden spoon to break up the meat and cook for another 5-8 minutes or until browned and fully cooked.
  • 4
    Meanwhile in a bowl, combine the ketchup, water, vinegar, sugar, mustard, salt, pepper and paprika. Whisk until blended and smooth.
  • 5
    Once the ground beef is fully cooked, drain off the fat with a spoon and then pour in the ketchup mixture. Stir and bring the sauce to a simmer, reduce to low, cover and cook for 20 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  • 6
    Build the sandwich by scooping out about a 1/2 cup of sloppy joe filling and place it onto the toasted bun. Top with a slice of bacon that has been cut in half, a few slices of avocado and a fried egg.

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More About This Recipe

  • This beefed-up sloppy Joe sandwich – with bacon, avocado and a beautiful fried egg on top – puts the regular version on the back burner. Who doesn't love a messy sloppy Joe? It's an all-American sandwich that you can whip up in 30 minutes flat. But today we're stepping it up a notch by topping it with crispy bacon, slices of creamy avocado and finishing it off with a fried egg on top. Grown up sloppy Joe sandwiches ... Sloppy Josephs! My sloppy Joe filling is a recipe I grew up on. It calls for the most basic of pantry ingredients and takes little to no time at all. I always have frozen ground beef in the freezer and the rest of the ingredients in the pantry for those nights when I don't feel like cooking. While the filling is doing its thing, it's a good time to fry up your eggs, slice up an avocado and cook your bacon. Build this iconic sandwich by toasting up the sandwich buns. (Be sure to buy a sturdy roll so the filling won't make the bottom bun soggy!) Top the sloppy Joe filling with two slices of applewood smoked bacon, slices of fresh avocado and a fried egg.

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