Sloppy Joes Recipe

Sloppy Joes is one of my go-to meals.  I’ve used several different recipes, but this is the first time I’ve used NAKANO Seasoned Rice Vinegar.   You can cook them up quickly on the stove-top or throw it all in the slow cooker and enjoy a simple meal with very little effort.  Served with fries or potato chips- sloppy joes are always a hit here.  I never use the canned mix, because it’s too easy to make them myself without it.

Because I had never used seasoned rice vinegar, I was glad they sent along a booklet featuring 30 recipes.  I adapted this Sloppy Joes recipe just a tad by adding some ketchup, but other than that, I followed the book.  It turned out delicious and I used less ingredients than my usually sloppy joe recipe.  Nakano Seasoned Rice Vinegar is a no fat, low calorie condiment but is full of flavor.

Sloppy Joes


5.0 from 7 reviews
Sloppy Joes
Recipe type: main
Serves: 4
  • 1 lb. ground beef
  • 1 Tbsp. chili powder
  • 1 green bell pepper, finely chopped
  • salt & pepper - to taste
  • ⅓ cup NAKANO Seasoned Rice Vinegar - Original or Red Pepper
  • 1 can (14 oz) stewed tomatoes
  • ½ ketchup
  • 4 hamburger buns
  1. In a large skillet, cook beef over medium-high heat. Drain.
  2. Add chili powder, bell pepper, salt, pepper, and tomatoes.
  3. Stir in rice vinegar and ketchup.
  4. Cook until thickened.
  5. Spoon mixture on buns and serve.
This can easily be adapted for slow cooker use. Simply cook ground beef in a skillet and drain. Then toss all ingredients except the buns into the slow cooker and cook on low for 6 hours. Leftovers freeze well.

Sloppy Joes

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  1. I love Sloppy Joes! I love stuffing them full of veggies. I can not convince Brian that sloppy joes are a yummy meal though. Drives me crazy!

  2. You know, I have the pickiest kids in the world…but they LOVE sloppy joes! Great recipe!

  3. yum!! We all love sloppy joes in our house

  4. Yum! Sloppy Joes are always so good, especially with rice vinegar!

  5. Sandy VanHoey says:

    This looks good. I usually make mine using rotel and never tried in the slow cooker but I like this

  6. Janet W. says:

    I haven’t had sloppy joe’s for a long, long time! I’d love to try and make this recipe! Looks delicious!

  7. I’ve totally forgotten about Sloppy Joes! I miss them, and this is a great recipe! I’m excited to make them, and I will use a low-fat beef! This is perfect for early fall nights, especially if you want to eat outside while you still can and have it all be very casual with paper plates1

  8. This is a classic yummy meal

  9. Christina Strapp says:

    This sounds good. I have been looking for a good sloppy joe recipe my family likes. Will have to give this one a try.

  10. Laura Jacobson says:

    Oh this sounds so good! I normally just do the Manwich, but my grandson just does not like the flavor! I will have to give this one a try!

  11. Kimberly Carroll says:

    Thank you for this quick and easy Sloppy Joe Recipe!! Yummy!!

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