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Freezable Sloppy Joe Sandwich on white parchment paper.

Freezable Sloppy Joes

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  • Author: Bailey Sissom
  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Cook Time: 15 mins
  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: 6 sandwiches 1x
  • Category: Easy Dinner
  • Method: Stovetop
  • Cuisine: American


Freezable Sloppy Joes are straight from your make-ahead meal dreams. 8-ingredients, 1 skillet and less than 30 minutes to prepare. Make a double batch, serve dinner and freeze the rest for later!


  • 1 TBS olive oil
  • 1 large red pepper, diced
  • 1 lb of ground beef
  • 1 TBS McCormick Montreal Steak Seasoning
  • 2 TBS honey
  • 1 TBS red wine vinegar
  • 1 15 oz can of tomato sauce
  • 2 TBS of tomato paste
  • 6 Hamburger Buns
  • OPTIONAL: Pickles, coleslaw and/or red onions for serving


  1. Heat a large skillet over medium heat. Add oil and red peppers to the pan. Cook until softened, about 5 minutes. Stir frequently.
  2. Add ground beef, steak seasoning and honey to the pan. Use a wooden spoon to break up the meat and combine all ingredients.
  3. When the meat has browned, add vinegar, tomato sauce, and tomato paste.
  4. Reduce heat to medium and cook mixture 10-15 minutes, or until desired consistency is achieved.
  5. Serve on toasted whole wheat buns. Optional toppings: pickles, onions and/or coleslaw.


How To Freeze: Allow Sloppy Joes: Cool completely. Transfer to an air tight freezer-safe bag. Lay bag flat on a sheet pan and ensure that the mixture is spread out evenly. Freeze overnight. Remove sheet pan and store the sloppy joe for up to 3 months.

How To Reheat Frozen  Sloppy Joes: Remove the bag from the freezer and place into the refrigerator overnight (or allow to thaw on counter for 1-2 hours). Pour thawed Sloppy Joe into a large skillet over medium heat and stir frequently until warmed through.