Sloppy Joes

Sloppy Joes

There's a joy in eating messily with your hands that only certain meals can elicit. Case in point: Sloppy Joes. Ground beef is simmered in ketchup, tomato puree, Worcestershire sauce, and spices for a sweet, tangy, saucy meal that's barely contained by the hamburger buns. Have a napkin ready, because this one's worth the mess.

All of Anyday’s recipes are tested (and retested!) in many different microwaves and home kitchens to make sure they work — and work well.


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When in doubt, start with less time — you can always add more.


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Product Size

  • Small Dish
  • Medium Shallow
  • Large Shallow
  • Medium Deep
  • Large Deep

Prep Time

5 min

Cook Time

6 min


  • ¼ small yellow onion (30g), finely chopped
  • ¼ (30g) medium bell pepper (any color), finely chopped
  • oz (225g) lean ground beef
  • 1 teaspoon vegetable oil
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt 
  • ½ teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons ketchup
  • 2 tablespoons tomato purée
  • 2 teaspoons worcestershire sauce
  • 1 ½ teaspoons cornstarch
  • 2 burger buns


  1. Add onion, bell pepper, ground beef, and oil to the Anyday dish and stir to combine. Cover with the lid (knob lifted).
  2. Cook for 2 minutes in the microwave, or until meat is cooked through and vegetables have softened.
  3. Add the garlic powder, salt, pepper, ketchup, tomato purée, worcestershire sauce, and the cornstarch and stir well, making sure to break up the ground beef into small pieces.
  4. Cover and continue cooking in the microwave for 4 minutes, stirring halfway through. Serve in burger buns and enjoy.

Serving suggestions & tips

  • Top the sloppy joes with coleslaw for some crunch and freshness.
  • Add taco seasoning for a quick taco salad topping.
  • Add hot sauce at the end for a spicy sloppy joe filling.
  • Microwave ovens vary, even with the same wattages. Adjust cooking times as needed.