Need a new jacked up version of classic sloppy joes? Try this Sloppy Joe with Fried Onions!

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Some times you just need to go big or not show up at all. I’m talking times when you need a roll that can’t possibly hang on to it’s contents and napkins are just crumpling up on the sidelines. A serious kicked up version of a childhood classic that will leave you scooping up overflow off your plate and have you in a serious personal debate over seconds.

This is the kind of sandwich you don’t want to order on date night but keep as a ace up your sleeve for when it’s time to makes some serious judgement calls about that special someone. If they are afraid to tackle this beast hands on and try to poke at it with a knife and fork, you know it’s time to pack those bags and move on to the next contestant. Or at least that’s how I roll.

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Sloppy Joes with Onion Straws

5 from 1 vote
Prep: 15 mins
Cook: 20 mins
Total: 35 mins
Servings: 4 servings
Need a new jacked up version of a classic sloppy joe? Try this Sloppy Joe with Fried Onions!
Adapted from: Guy Fieri Food


  • 2 tbs canola oil
  • 1/2 red bell pepper diced
  • 1/2 green bell pepper diced
  • 1/2 red onion diced
  • 1 lbs ground beef
  • 1 lbs ground pork
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 teas cayenne pepper
  • 1 tbs paprika
  • 1 teas ground cumin
  • 1 teas dry mustard
  • 1 12 oz jar chili sauce
  • 3 tbs packed brown sugar
  • 2 tbs Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 tbs jarred jalapenos diced
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground pepper
  • Rolls

For the Onion Straws

  • 2 cups canola oil
  • 1 Large Egg
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 pinch salt and pepper
  • 1 sweet vidalia


Recipe for Sloppy Joes

  • Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium high heat. Add the onions and peppers and saute for 4 minutes, or until tender. Add the pork and beef. Cook until browned. Stir in the garlic, cayenne, paprika, cumin, dry mustard and cool for 1 minute longer.
  • Stir in the chili sauce, brown sugar, Worcestershire sauce, and jalapenos. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat to a low simmer and cook for 20 minutes, until sauce has thickened. Season with salt and pepper as needed.

Recipe for Onion Straws

  • Heat the canola oil in a large pot with deep sides. Whisk the egg and milk together in a bowl. In a shallow bowl, whisk together the flour, cayenne, paprika, and garlic powder. Sprinkle a little salt and pepper in there and whisk again. Soak the onion slices in the egg milk mixture for 10 minutes. 
  • A few at a time, drain the egg mixture from the onions and toss in the flour mixture. Fry, a few pieces at a time, until golden brown. Using a heatproof slotted spoon, remove and drain on a paper towel lined plate. Repeat until all onion slices are fried.


Calories: 1205kcal | Carbohydrates: 90g | Protein: 51g | Fat: 68g | Saturated Fat: 20g | Cholesterol: 211mg | Sodium: 1511mg | Potassium: 1441mg | Fiber: 9g | Sugar: 27g | Vitamin A: 2755IU | Vitamin C: 62.3mg | Calcium: 148mg | Iron: 8.6mg
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Author: Kita Roberts
Keyword: onion, onion rings, sandwich, sloppy joe

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  1. Absolutely amazing. I call these kinds of things Frito Scoop meals. We keep a bag around for the messy ones, so we have a yummy vehicle with which to gather up the delicious mess left on our plates. I’m making this one.

  2. Well done. We didn’t have ground pork, so it was beef and chicken, used smoked paprika instead of regular, and sriracha instead of jalapenos. Delicious! Can’t wait to make again.

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