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Sloppy Josephs

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Sloppy Joseph’s are the grown-up version of sloppy Joe’s! With crispy bacon, sliced avocado and completed with a fried egg (with the delicious runny yolk!) on top!
Course Mains & Entrees
Cuisine American
Keyword party sandwiches, sandwiches, sloppy joes
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 40 mins
Servings 6 servings
Calories 643
Author Laurie McNamara


  • 1 tablespoon bacon fat or olive oil
  • 1 small yellow onion diced
  • pounds ground beef chuck
  • cups ketchup
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1/2 teaspoon white vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 3/4 tablespoon yellow mustard
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/8 teaspoon paprika
  • 6 sturdy buns or crusty rolls
  • 6 slices bacon cooked until crispy
  • 1 large avocado sliced
  • 6 eggs fried


  • Heat bacon fat (reserved from cooking the bacon) or oil in a dutch oven over medium heat.
  • Add the diced onion and saute for 8 minutes or until soft and translucent.
  • Next add in the ground beef, using a spatula to break it into crumbles. Cook until no longer pink. Drain and discard any excess fat.
  • To the onions and beef, add the ketchup, water, sugar, mustard, salt, pepper and paprika. Stir until combined.
  • Bring to a simmer, reduce to low and cover and cook for 20 minutes, stirring ocassionally.
  • Divide sloppy Joseph mixture onto toasted buns or crusty rolls. Top with bacon, avocado and fried egg.


Serving: 1sandwich | Calories: 643kcal | Carbohydrates: 46g | Protein: 31g | Fat: 37g | Saturated Fat: 13g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 17g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 247mg | Sodium: 1121mg | Potassium: 794mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 21g | Vitamin A: 600IU | Vitamin C: 7mg | Calcium: 138mg | Iron: 5mg