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Triple-Decker Ground Beef Sloppy Joes

A triple twist to a classic sandwich.

Sloppy Joe Sandwich

This old time favorite sloppy joe sandwich makes a quick and easy comfort food meal for any day of the week.

It actually smells so good in the kitchen when making this recipe too.

Shredded cabbage, bell pepper, and onion toppings give this traditional sloppy joe a fun and delicious crunch.

A soft bun really works well with this sandwich; especially when it’s a triple-decker.

A triple-decker sandwich seems like a good idea for those hungry times when one sandwich may not be quite enough, but two sandwiches would be too much.

So maybe it’s safe to say that this triple-decker sloppy joe sandwich is “cutting back” when compared to having a second sloppy joe sandwich.  Yep..I’m going with that.

Here are more sloppy joe recipes you may like “Slow Cooker Spicy Ground Turkey Sloppy Joes“, “Sloppy Joe Macaroni and Cheese” and “Ground Turkey Sloppy Joe Sliders“.

Let’s check out the ingredients.

Sloppy Joe Ingredients

For the Sloppy Joe – Green bell pepper, onion, ground beef, ketchup, water, hot sauce, olive oil, water, salt and pepper

Sliced Red Onion on Cutting Board

For the Sandwich – Whole wheat buns, sloppy joe, shredded cabbage, sliced red bell pepper and sliced onion

printable recipe with the measurements and instructions is located at the bottom of this post.

Here’s how to make it.

Chopped Onion and Bell Pepper

For the Sloppy Joe – Chop the green bell pepper and onion.

Olive Oil in Pan

Heat a large skillet on medium heat and add olive oil.

Onion and Bell Peppers in Pan

To the pan, add bell pepper and onion.

Stir together.

Ground Beef in Skillet

To the pan add ground beef…

Pepper in Ground Beef

…and pepper.

With a heat resistant spatula, break up the ground beef so that the pieces are all about the same size.

Cooking Ground Beef in Pan

Continue to cook until the ground beef starts to brown and is cooked through.

Ground Beef on Paper Towel

Once the ground beef is done, transfer it onto a paper towel-lined plate to drain off any excess grease.

Ketchup in Ground Beef

Add the ground beef mixture back into the hot skillet.

Sloppy Joes in Pan

To the pan, add ketchup, hot sauce and water. Stir.

Turn the heat down to low and let simmer while stirring occasionally until the sloppy joe mixture thickens (about 20 minutes).

Sloppy Joe in Pan

Do a taste test and add more salt and, or hot sauce if needed.

Triple Decker Sloppy Joe Sandwich

For the Sandwich:  To serve, place the bottom of the buns cut side-up on 3 serving dishes and top with the warm sloppy joe mixture.

Top with shredded cabbage, sliced red bell peppers and sliced onions.

Top each sandwich with another bottom piece of the bun and add more of the sloppy joe mixture on top.

Lastly, add more cabbage, red bell pepper and onion before adding the top piece of the bun.

Serve while warm.

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More Sandwich Recipes You May Like:

Seasoned Ground Turkey Pitas

Chipotle Chicken Nugget and Honey Dijon Sliders

Nacho, Jalapeno and Salsa Grilled Cheese

Chicken Caesar Salad Wrap

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Sloppy Joe Sandwich

Triple-Decker Ground Beef Sloppy Joes

A triple twist to a classic sandwich.
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Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes
Course: Lunch, Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Sloppy Joe, Sloppy Joes
Servings: 3

Ingredients

For the Sloppy Joe:

  • 1/2 cup chopped green bell pepper
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion white or yellow
  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 cup ketchup
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 teaspoon hot sauce
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 dashes salt or to taste

For the Sandwich:

  • 3 whole wheat buns plus 3 bottom pieces of the buns
  • Sloppy Joe
  • 2 cups shredded cabbage
  • 6 slices of red bell pepper
  • 6 slices of red onion

Instructions

For the Sloppy Joe:

  • Heat a large skillet on medium heat and add olive oil.   
  • To the pan, add bell pepper and onion.  Stir together. 
  • To the pan, add the ground beef and stir.  With a heat resistant spatula, break up the ground beef so that the pieces are all about the same size.
  • Continue to cook until the ground beef starts to brown and is cooked through.  
  • Once the ground beef is done, remove it from the skillet onto a paper towel-lined plate to drain off any excess grease.  
  • Add the ground beef mixture back into the hot skillet.
  • To the pan, add ketchup, hot sauce and water.  Stir.  Turn the heat down to low and let simmer while stirring occasionally until the sloppy joe mixture thickens (about 20 minutes)
  • Do a taste test and add more salt and, or hot sauce if needed.

For the Sandwich:

  • To serve, place the bottom of the buns cut side-up on 3 serving dishes and top with the warm sloppy Joe mixture.  
  • Then top with shredded cabbage, sliced red bell pepper, and sliced onions. 
  • Top each sandwich with another bottom piece of the bun and add more of the sloppy joe mixture on top. 
  • Lastly, add more cabbage, red bell pepper and sliced onion before adding the top piece of the bun.
  • Serve while warm.
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5 Comments

  1. i am new to food blogging (working on launching my own soon) and stumbled across yours today…i wanted to compliment you on your photography, especially these step-by-step photos…i want to incorporate that into some of my own posts in the future. Nice work (and yummy looking sandwich!) 🙂

  2. These look incredible!

  3. That is just ridiculous! By which I mean ridiculously awesome! I’m sure there’s no way to eat that sandwich and maintain your dignity, but why would you want to. 🙂 Thanks for sharing!

    • Hi Susan, you’re right…it is ridiculous! It’s one of those times when maybe eating the sandwich where no one can see you is the best way!