Sloppy Joe with Homemade Buns

Ever noticed how sometimes the simplest dinner can be all the rave? Take Sloppy Joe as an example. It’s something we’ve enjoyed for generations and come on, what kid doesn’t love them?


The beauty of making your own Sloppy Joe’s is you get to choose what goes in it. Peppers, onions, mushrooms – anything and everything you desire can be added – or omitted. Go all out or keep it simple. See, beautiful! Here is a great recipe for Sloppy Joe’s that seems very customizable.


Pair them with homemade French Fries and homemade hamburger buns and you’re set. Of course you could just buy the buns from the store, but where’s the fun in that? Don’t be intimidated at the thought of homemade hamburger buns – you can do it.


Making your own hamburger buns is a great way to ensure only the best for your family. You control the size and know the ingredients. Not to mention it’s so easy to make them. No – really, super easy!


Homemade French Fries are a longtime favorite of mine. I use redskin potatoes, cutting away the eyes and any imperfections. I leave the skin on for the added nutrients and they are delicious! slop

On a day when I don’t feel like spending hours in the kitchen, this is my go to, healthy and hearty meal; what’s your? 

Sloppy Joe with Homemade Hamburger Rolls

An American favorite made even better with homemade buns & french fries.
Course Dinner
Cuisine Comfort Food
Servings 8


  • 3 cups all-purpose flour plus extra for flouring surface
  • 2 tablespoons active dry yeast
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1/3 cup vegetable oil
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup warm water
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • Sesame Seeds optional


  • In a large bowl, dissolve yeast in warm water.
  • Mix in oil and sugar and let sit for 5 minutes.
  • Add remaining ingredients and mix until dough is soft.
  • Knead until smooth and elastic like.
  • Allow to sit for 90 minutes, covered in a warm place.
  • Divide the dough into 8 pieces and shape into balls.
  • Cover again and let sit for 30 minutes.
  • Brush with melted butter and top with sesame seeds if desired.
  • Place on greased cookie sheets and bake at 425° for 15 minutes or until golden brown.

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