Ditch the Mix DIY Main Dish Seasoning Spices

Sloppy Joe Spice Mix

Sloppy Joe


My kids have a thing for Sloppy Joes.  I have a thing for super easy mixes that are all ready to go in my pantry!  I ran out of my Wildtree Sloppy Joe Mix and tried to make my own.  This is pretty close.

I try to keep my pantry pretty simple, and we always have the basics to make homemade sloppy joe mix.  Or, make a large amount for a jar to give to friends and family!  Spice mixes like taco seasoning and sloppy joe mix are great to have on hand for a quick 20 minute dinner.

Add this mixture to chili dogs, mustard, in a pie crust, in a flattened biscuit like a hand pie, or of course as sloppy joes!

Sloppy Joe Spice Mix
  • 2 Tb. brown sugar
  • 1 Tb. onion powder ** (or cook a diced onion with the meat)
  • 1 Tb. paprika ** (I prefer smoked paprika)
  • 1 tsp. cumin
  • 1 tsp. garlic powder
  • 1 tsp. kosher salt
  • ½ tsp. ground black pepper
  • Needed to make the Sloppy Joes:
  • 1 lb. ground beef, cooked
  • 8 oz. tomato sauce
  • 6 oz. tomato paste (or omit, but we really like it)
  • 1 Tb. mustard
  • 2 Tb. apple cider or white vinegar
  1. Mix and enjoy!
  2. When ready to make sloppy joes, brown 1 pound of ground beef.
  3. Add the spice mix, 8 ounce can of tomato sauce, 2 Tb. tomato paste, ½ cup water, 1 Tb. mustard and 2 Tbs. cider vinegar (plain white vinegar works, too).
  4. Simmer over medium-low heat for 5-10 minutes.
  5. Serve on buns with mac and cheese, green beans, cole slaw, etc.
  6. *One alternative is to add ground dry mustard to the mix and omit from adding the 1 Tb. mustard later.


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