THE SLOPPY JOES! “My personal spin on an absolute classic”

Mmmm. I love Sloppy Joes with coleslaw and potato fries, especially when they’re served on brioche buns! That is just a match made in heaven. We had the craving for these for days..and when I made them, man…….they disappeared in no time!
If you’re in a need to feed a crowd, these Sloppy Joes are the crowd pleasers!! Ridiculously good looking, messy, sweet, spicy and super easy to make.

So here is my personal spin on this American Classic!

With a step by step cooking video here.

Serves: 2 people    |||    Prep. time: 10 minutes    |||    Cook time: 30 minutes    |||    Difficulty level: Easy


  • 1 pound lamb mince
  • 1 small green pepper, chopped
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 1/2 tablespoon butter
  • 1/2 tablespoon oil
  • 1 tablespoon flour or corn flour
  • 1 Bay leaf
  • 1 teaspoon paprika powder
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon allspice mix or Garam masala or five spice
  • 1/2 tablespoon garlic, minced
  • 1/2 tablespoon ginger, minced
  • 2 tablespoons BBQ sauce (I used Tesco Texas BBQ sauce)
  • 1 tablespoon tomato paste
  • 1/2 cup tomato sauce (I used Tesco finest Passata)
  • 1/2 tablespoon Sriracha or hot sauce
  • 1 tablespoon honey, more to taste
  • 1 teaspoon apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • Burger cheese slices (I used Tesco Lighter 10 Cheese Singles)
  • 1/2 Red Onion sliced and pickled with salt and lemon juice (optional)
  • Brioche Buns
  • Salad leaves or your choice of greens


  1. In a large saucepan, brown the lamb mince in oil and butter with onion, allspice, paprika, salt, pepper, garlic and ginger on a medium heat.
  2. Drain any extra liquid and sprinkle in flour, stir well until all the meat is coated. The scrap of fat left in the pan after draining will cling to the flour and eliminate any floury taste.
  3. Add green pepper and all the wet ingredients including Worcestershire sauce and tomato sauce, tomato paste, BBQ sauce, honey, vinegar and sriracha. Stir well to mix.
  4. Add 1/2 a cup of water, bring the stew to a simmer, reduce the heat to low, and cook until thickened, about 10-15 minutes. Taste and adjust salt pepper and don’t forget to fish out the bay leaf.
  5. Spoon the mixture on a toasted brioche buns on top of a salad leave and then place a cheese slice and pickled onion slices on top. Serve hot with a side helping of fries and coleslaw.

Just divine. I made it a week ago, and I want it again!😍



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13 thoughts on “THE SLOPPY JOES! “My personal spin on an absolute classic”

  1. Lush receipe.
    Would love to have our hands on next time we are in 🙂

    1. 😊 anytime! Thanks for the visit!!!

    2. Wow great

  2. Hmmm, makes me hungry just looking at it. Will try it on the weekend.

    1. Great!!! That was the idea…🤔😂

  3. Good looking Sloppy Joe! 😍

    1. Thank you! 😊

  4. So heavenly!!! 😍😍

    1. Thank you! Glad that you liked it.😊

  5. Aww that’s a very nice already made me hungry. I shall definitely try your recipe now as its already me hungry on a hungry Sunday.

    1. 😂 thanks for the visit and the feedback.

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