Heinz Sloppy Joe Recipe

American burgers are my all-time favorite. I have tried different types of burgers, and today I want to share one of my favorite burger recipes with you. It’s a super delicious and nutritious Heinz sloppy joe recipe. 

It is one of America’s most iconic comfort foods that every American love. And for a good reason. It tastes delicious, is easy to prepare, convenient to store, and can be healthy as well. And simply, you can modify this burger to suit your individual taste preferences. For example, adding or removing any ingredients. But make sure the ingredients shouldn’t imbalance the taste. 

So, If you’re looking to recreate this classic burger at home, here’s my version of the Heinz sloppy joe recipe that you can use as a starting point.

Why Should You Try Heinz Sloppy joe

You might be surprised at just how good it tastes! 

Heinz Sloppy joes are one of America’s favorite comfort foods. It is a tasty way to satisfy your cravings any time of the day. Usually, I make this at midnight when I can’t stop my cravings. And satisfaction is this American burger is healthy as well. So you can eat it without thinking about the health consequence. 

And surprisingly, making Heinz sloppy joe is not only easy but also quick. You can prepare it in less than 30 minutes.  So, Heinz sloppy is the solution, whether you want something quick to satisfy yourself or serve your no-timing guest. 

With its unique blend of savory and sweet flavors, it’s practically a childhood favorite. But you can be assured it will win anyone’s heart, especially adult kids like me. This hearty and filling meal is perfect for anyone who wants to enjoy a delicious and hearty meal without having to spend too much time in the kitchen. 

Plus, this Heinz sloppy joe is a versatile burger. You can make it as classic or ultra-classic as you like. You can also enjoy this burger with your favorite condiments, such as ketchup, mustard, relish, or pickles. 

Health Benefits Of Heinz Sloppy Joe

Heinz Sloppy Joe may just be the perfect meal for anyone who is looking for a quick and easy way to get their daily dose of essential nutrients. It’s full of proteins and colorful veggies. So it contains lots of essential vitamins and minerals that can help improve your overall health. 

  • Heinz Sloppy Joes are a great source of protein. It can help to keep you full throughout the day and provides essential nutrients that support muscle growth and recovery.
  • It contains healthy fats such as Omega 3s and monounsaturated fat. These fatty acids help to satiate hunger pangs, so you don’t feel tempted by unhealthy foods later in the day.
  • Sloppy Joe is low in calories, making it an ideal option for people who want to maintain a weight loss diet or manage diabetes.
  • Heinz sloppy joe is an excellent source of vitamins A, and C. Vitamin A is important for maintaining healthy skin, respiratory system, and immune system. In contrast, vitamin C helps to support the absorption of other nutrients. When taken together, they can work synergistically to help improve overall health and well-being.
  • Heinz sloppy joe is rich in potassium and fiber. Potassium helps to maintain fluid balance in the body by helping to regulate blood pressure and heart rate, while fiber provides lasting energy throughout the day.  These two work together to support healthy body composition. 
  • This burger includes lots of colorful veggies that can improve cognitive function by providing essential vitamins and minerals needed for nerve growth and development. 
Heinz Sloppy Joe Recipe

Heinz Sloppy Joe Recipe

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Recipe by Lindsay G. Cabral Cuisine: AmericanDifficulty: Simple


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Heinz Sloppy Joes are a staple in any kitchen, and for a good reason. They are delicious, nutritious, and easy to make. You will need less than half an hour to get this burger on the table.

You just need to grab the ingredients and be ready to cook up a batch of sloppy joes in no time! My recipe is easy enough to follow, so don’t get worried. 
Let’s explore more.


  • 4 hamburgers

  • 2-pound ground meat

  • ¼ cup of celery,

  • ¼ cup of bell pepper,

  • ¼ cup of onion

  • 1 cup of chili sauce,

  • 1 tablespoon of garlic

  • 1 teaspoon of mustard paste,

  • ½ teaspoon of Worcestershire sauce,

  • 2 tablespoons of olive oil

  • Tomato slices

  • Cucumber slices 

  • Onion slices

  • Lettuce leaves

  • ½  teaspoon salt

  • ½ teaspoon of black pepper

  • Tools
  • Nonstick pan

  • Spatula

  • Spoon

  • Serving Plate

how to make Heinz Sloppy Joe

  • Saute The Garlic: Turn on the stove and put a nonstick pan on it. Pour 1 tablespoon of olive oil into the pan, and heat it on medium-high heat. Now add the vegetables one by one. Add finely chopped garlic, stir and fry it for a minute.
    Saute The Garlic
  • Add Vegetables: Add ¼ cup of chopped celery, ¼ cup of chopped bell pepper, and ¼ cup of chopped onion. Stir and saute it until it turns soft. If you want to use garlic powder instead of fresh garlic, add the powder at this point when the vegetables have sauteed. It’s time to season with ½ teaspoon of salt and ½ teaspoon of black pepper. Stir and fry for a minute. 
    Add Vegetables
  • Add Meat: Next, add the grounded meat, stir occasionally, and cook it until the pink meat turns brown and leaves the water. Drain the water and put it on the stove again. Stir and cook for another minute.
    Add Meat
  • Add other ingredients: Meat is almost cooked; it’s time to add the rest of the ingredients. Add 1 cup of chili sauce, ½ cup of shredded cheddar cheese, ½ teaspoon Worcestershire sauce, and 1 teaspoon yellow mustard paste. Give it a stir to mix well and cook until cheese melts and everything is cooked well.
    Add other ingredients
  • Fry The Hamburger: Take your Humbarger, cut them in half, and fry both portions with butter. This is optional; if you want it to be crispy, you can follow this step, or skip it, no problems.
    Fry The Hamburger
  • Assemble the Heinz sloppy joe: With a large spoon, take some of your beef and place it into the hamburger. If you want, you can place a slice of tomato, cucumber, one lettuce leaf, and onions as a topping (optional). Press it with your hand, and serve on a serving plate.
    Assemble the Heinz sloppy joe

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How To Store Heinz Sloppy Joe

Well it’s not good news if you want to store Heinz sloppy joe, because it’s not good to eat this or any burger after four hours pass. But if you put it in the refrigerator keeping it in an airtight container within two hours of making it, the good news, is you can eat it for up to 4 days. But the problem is reheating. You know in Heinz’s sloppy joe, everything is messy, so disassembling, reheating, and then again putting together is not possible. You can just put some fresh veggies and a little freshly made sauce, and enjoy it. But if you have an oven, you can be happy. Just put the Heinz sloppy joe in the oven and reheat it for 3-5 minutes. Enjoy it without any mess. But keep in mind, it won’t taste like before, so avoid storing this type of messy or sauce-contained food.

Tips And Tricks

  • To make the Heinz sloppy joe healthier you can add more veggies. No restriction, add as much as you want. Sometimes I add avocado, so you can try adding healthy fruits as well.
  • You can use chicken or pork anything you have.
  • If you don’t want it to become too spicy reduce the amount of chili sauce. 
  • If you have hot and spicy Heinz sloppy joe, add cayenne pepper. Cayenne pepper has a super hot and spicey flavor.
  • Heinz sloppy joe is a messy burger, so no need of paying too much attention to assembling it. Just put some of the fillings inside, and serve it. 

Frequently Asked Question

Do you drain meat before adding Sloppy Joe sauce?
Yes, I drain meat before adding sloppy joe sauce. Because the sauce is enough to cook the meat, and it will make the meat more delicious. Meat-leaved water will give you a watery taste, not the sauce taste, so you have to drain it.

How do you make sloppy joes thicker?
Making sloppy joe sauce thicker is very simple. Add one tablespoon of cornstarch or cornflour to a bowl, add one tablespoon of water, and mix well. Now pour this mixture into the sloppy joe and continue stirring. Sloppy joe will get thicker in just a minute.  

What can I use instead of tomato paste in Sloppy Joes?
Well, you can’t use anything other than tomato in sloppy joe. But you can add another version of tomato, like tomato sauce or tomato puree instead of tomato paste. Or fresh diced tomatoes will also work, but tomatoes should be there, not anything else. 

Nutrition Facts

Fat 60%
Cholesterol 38%
Sodium 53%
Carbohydrate 11%
Protein 77%


This classic American dish is a simple and easy way to enjoy hearty sloppy joes without all the fuss. It is perfect for any outdoor gathering and will surely be a hit with everyone’s attendance. We have shared a delicious and easy-to-follow guide above. By following this recipe, even beginners can make this dish at home!  

So, just follow along, and you’ll have a delicious sloppy joe feast on your hands in no time!

Last Updated on January 8, 2023 by Eleanor

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Lindsay G. Cabral is a recipe blogger who specializes in vegan and gluten-free recipes. Lindsay has been blogging since 2012, and her recipes have been featured on popular websites such as Huffington Post, Mind Body Green, and The Kitchn. In addition to her blog, Lindsay is also the author of two cookbooks, Vegan Yum Yum and Vegan Yum Yum for All Occasions. When she's not in the kitchen, Lindsay enjoys spending time with her husband and two young daughters.

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