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These easy sloppy joes have a fun twist - they're made with chili instead of traditional sloppy joe sauce!

Chili Sloppy Joes

 This easy sloppy joe recipe is a bit different than your traditional sweet homemade sloppy joes! I’ve turned them into chili sloppy joes and they couldn’t be tastier!
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword easy dinner recipes, kid-friendly recipes, weeknight dinner recipes
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 6 servings
Calories 402kcal


  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 diced sweet onion divided
  • 2 tablespoons chili seasoning mix
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 12 ounces tomato sauce
  • 6 hamburger buns
  • 1/2 cup shredded cheddar for topping


  • Add the ground beef to a large skillet and cook over medium heat, crumbling as it cooks. 
  • Add half of the diced onion when the meat is nearly cooked through and continue cooking until meat is no longer pink and onions are soft.
  • Drain grease from the skillet and add the chili seasoning and brown sugar. Stir to coat the meat.
  • Stir in the tomato sauce. Continue cooking, stirring often, for 5 minutes.
  • Spoon the meat onto the hamburger buns and top with the shredded cheese and remaining diced onions, as desired. 


Calories: 402kcal | Carbohydrates: 34g | Protein: 21g | Fat: 20g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Cholesterol: 63mg | Sodium: 628mg | Potassium: 574mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 12g | Vitamin A: 1490IU | Vitamin C: 7.2mg | Calcium: 183mg | Iron: 4.2mg