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Sriracha Sloppy Joe recipe at lynnecurry.com.

Sriracha Sloppy Joe

This warming skillet supper comes together quickly in a single pan for an easy weeknight dinner. Serve it the traditional way on a toasted bun, or spooned over steamed rice, quinoa or a baked sweet potato.

Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword sloppy joe
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 4 people
Author Lynne Curry


  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 1 small onion, finely chopped
  • 1 medium carrot, finely diced
  • 1 rib celery, finely diced
  • 1 pound ground beef grassfed
  • 3/4 teaspoon fine sea salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon black pepper
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 heaping tablespoon tomato paste
  • 2 cups (1 15-ounce can) tomato puree
  • 2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoons sriracha, or more to taste

For serving

  • 4 best-quality toasted sesame seed buns
  • 1/4 cup thinly sliced scallions for serving optional


  1. Heat the oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add the onion, carrot and celery and cook until translucent, about 3 minutes. Add the ground beef with the salt and pepper and cook, braking it up with a wooden spoon, until it is no longer pink, about 4 minutes.

  2. Add the garlic and tomato paste and cook until fragrant, about 1 minute, then add the tomatoes, Worcestershire sauce, sugar and sriracha. Reduce the heat to low and simmer until thickened, about 12 minutes. Taste for seasoning.

  3. Meanwhile, toast the buns. Portion the sloppy joe mixture onto each bun and top with scallions, if desired.