30 Minute Hawaiian Sloppy Joes smothered in the most delicious sweet and tangy Hawaiian BBQ Sauce your whole family will love! Incredibly easy, make ahead and great for crowds!
This Hawaiian Sloppy Joe recipe is not only delicious but one of the easiest and least expensive recipes you can make for a crowd! You can also prep the meat filling ahead of time and either keep warm in the crockpot or simply warm up on the stove when ready to serve. Eazy peazy!
Are you a Sloppy Joe fan? My husband wasn’t a fan until he tried my homemade Sloppy Joes, or more accurately, my mom’s homemade Sloppy Joe recipe. I don’t think homemade is always better, but in the case of Sloppy Joes, homemade is 1000x better than any canned variety. Growing up I always looked forward to my mom’s Sloppy Joes when the cousins came over, or last minute company dropped in or for casual get togethers around the pool. No matter the occasion, the tray boasting the Sloppy Joes was always licked clean. Nothing sloppy every remained with zero leftovers Sloppy Joes.
As I mused about my mom’s Sloppy Joes, it dawned on me that they would make the perfect Game Day food – and even more perfect if they were fancied up a bit with homemade (to live for) Hawaiian BBQ Sauce to make Hawaiian Sloppy Joes! So while there are tons of Game Day recipes to choose from (see Favs HERE), these Hawaiian Sloppy Joes are not only some of the most delicious but some of the easiest and least expensive – not to mention you can easily make the meat filling ahead of time and either keep warm in the crockpot or simply warm up on the stove when ready to serve.
So what makes these Hawaiian Sloppy Joes so unbelievably delectable? I’ve merged my favorite worlds of my mom’s homemade Sloppy Joes’ Sauce, my favorite homemade BBQ Sauce, and crushed pineapple to create otherwordly sweet and tangy Hawiian BBQ Sauce to smother your tender sloppy beef. I guarantee you will be shoveling this filling into your mouth long before it has time to adorn a bun.
To make this easy saucy filling, simply brown you beef, onions and garlic, then stir in your pantry friendly Hawaiian BBQ Sauce ingredients of crushed pineapple, ketchup, molasses, brown sugar, soy sauce, mustard, cider vinegar and spices of chili powder, ginger, smoked paprika etc. and let simmer together for 15 minutes to let the flavors meld as the the aroma tempts you for the longest 15 minutes of your life.
Once cooked, you can make up and devour the Hawaiian Sloppy Joes immediately or you can add the meat mixture to your slow cooker so the meat can be prepped and waiting for Game time/party time/crowd time or simply ready for dinner/family time with just the lifting of the lid. That is my type of Hawaiian paradise.
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