Wednesday, March 18, 2020

One Skillet Sloppy Joe Pasta #NationalSloppyJoeDay

This simple and easy one pot pasta is perfect for the Sloppy Joe lovers in your household.  Two of our favorite dishes in one delicious meal.

It is National Sloppy Joe Day.......
Yep, Ashley of Cheese Curd in Paradise invited all of the Festive Foodies to join her in sharing Sloppy Joe recipes.   I had considered making Corned Beef Sloppy Joes as this event falls on the  day following St. Pat's when I served up my  BBQ Corned Beef with Whiskey Glaze.  I decided to use the leftovers in hash instead.  Stay tuned for those recipes.

So back to Sloppy Joes.  Let's see what the other Festive Foodies are sharing.......

Celebrating National Sloppy Joe Day!

  • Philly Cheesesteak Sloppy Joes from Cheese Curd In Paradise
  • Sloppy Joe Bites from Eat Move Make
  • Thanksgiving Sloppy Joes on Mashed Potato Waffles from A Kitchen Hoor's Adventures
  • Delicious Sloppy Joes from Palatable Pastime
  • Instant Pot Simple Sloppy Joes from Shockingly Delicious
  • Asian-Style Sloppy Joes from Karen's Kitchen Stories
  • Baked Sloppy Joe Cups from Our Crafty Mom
  • Sloppy Joe Casserole from Making Miracles
  • Healthy Homemade Sloppy Joes from Our Good Life
  • One Skillet Sloppy Joe Pasta from A Day in the Life on the Farm
  • Ground Turkey Sloppy Joes with Hoisin and Cilantro from The Spiffy Cookie

  • We love Sloppy Joes and we love pasta so this dish was a win/win for the family.  It was a win/win/win for me because it is all made in one skillet so cleanup is easy peasy.

    I have shared a lot of Sloppy Joe recipes over the years.  There is my go to recipe that I make whenever I am serving a crowd.  I have turned them into tacos, and I have made them with duck.  I have tossed it with macaroni before but that was using leftover Sloppy Joe meat. It was delicious too but this recipe doesn't require leftovers.  It is an intentional pairing of Sloppy Joes and Pasta.

    #sloppyjoes, #pasta, #oneskilletmeals, #beef,
    Entrees, Pasta, Beef, One Skillet Meals
    Yield: 4 servings

    One Skillet Sloppy Joe Pasta

    One Skillet Sloppy Joe Pasta

    This simple and easy one pot pasta is perfect for the Sloppy Joe lovers in your household. Two of our favorite dishes in one delicious meal.
    Prep time: 5 MCook time: 40 MTotal time: 45 M


    • 1/2 T. olive oil
    • 1/2 vidalia onion, diced
    • 1 lb. lean ground beef
    • 3 cloves garlic, minced
    • salt and pepper, to taste
    • 1/4 c. apple cider vinegar
    • 2 T. tomato paste
    • 2 c. beef broth
    • 8 oz. small, sturdy pasta
    • 1 (15 oz) can tomato sauce
    • 2 T. brown sugar
    • 1 T. Worcestershire sauce
    • Grated Colby Jack Cheese 


    How to cook One Skillet Sloppy Joe Pasta

    1. Heat the oil in a large skillet over med high heat.  Add the onions and cook for a few minutes until they start to soften.  Add the garlic and ground beef.  Season with salt and pepper.  Cook, breaking up the ground beef with a wooden spoon, until browned.  
    2. Deglaze the pan with the vinegar, scraping up any browned bits stuck to the bottom.  Stir in the tomato paste.
    3. Add the beef broth and bring to a boil.  Add the pasta, cover and cook for 10 minutes, until most of the broth is absorbed.
    4. Stir in the tomato sauce, brown sugar, and Worcestershire sauce.  Reduce heat and simmer, stirring often, until pasta is cooked to your liking.  This took about 5 minutes for the pasta I chose to use.  
    5. Pour into a serving bowl and sprinkle with the cheese.


    Adapted from a recipe found at Amanda's Cookin'.
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    1. Totally love this idea. Reminds me of Cincinnati chili but better

      1. I don't think I've had Cincinnati Chili. Is it just chili mac?

    2. I love the idea of SJs over pasta. The best of both worlds!

    3. OK...Total comfort food here (which we all need a lot of right now). I have a "loose meat" recipe that feeds a TON and when I make it I always use the leftovers in chili. Thanks for making me aware of Sloppy Joe Day!

    4. This is really making me hungry for pasta! Corned beef sloppy joes sound interesting too. You'll have to come back to that one soon.

      1. Yes, I need to make another corned beef as soon as I am able to get my brother over for his birthday dinner and I think that is what I will do with any leftovers.

    5. This sounds like a super comfy dish. We love Sloppy Joes so this should be fun to try!

    6. That does sound delicious. I'm going to have to visit the rest of your sloppy joe recipes. Can you believe this is the first time I've made them?

      1. That's surprising Karen. Are sloppy joes a regional thing?

    7. There's a National Sloppy Joe Day? Who knew?

      stay safe!

      best...mae at

      1. There are food holidays nearly every day of the year and I"m always happy to celebrate LOL.

    8. A great way to make a fun dinner!

    9. Yumm! You are right - sloppy joe meat and pasta really are a wonderful pairing, sort of a variation on ghoulash (which I LOVE)! Yours looks cozy tucked in with that blanket of cheese! Yumm!!

    10. This just sounds delicious! I love pasta for a weeknight meal, and I know my boys would love this.


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