Sriracha BBQ Sloppy Joes

I heart Sloppy Joes. I have ever since I was a little kid. How can you not? Meat simmered in a delectable sauce and piled on a toasty bun. They are saucy, messy and scrumptious. And these Sriracha BBQ Slopppy Joes are no exception.

While going through all of my recipes for the redesign of the blog, I discovered that I only have one recipe for Sloppy Joes on here. ONE. Upon realizing that, I decided that I needed to remedy that ASAP and made these Sloppy Joes using the Sriracha BBQ sauce from this meatloaf. They were amazing friends and made me realize one thing, I do not make sloppy joes nearly enough.

You may have noticed that in that last paragraph I mentioned the redesign. That’s right, we’re still working on it. And by we I mean Ryan. He’s been putting in hours upon hours for the last few months working on it. Sweetheart right? I think so.

And now, on Sunday, after 4 years, Life’s Ambrosia will have a whole new look so be sure to come check it out.  I’ve been watching Ryan (and giving my 2 cents) for the last few months and I am so excited for the new look. I have wanted to share it with you for so long and now we finally can. I hope you all will love it as much as I do!

In the meantime, make these sloppy joes because, well, they are yummy. That is all.

Sriracha BBQ Sloppy Joes Recipe

Serves 4 Prep Time: Cook Time:


  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 green bell pepper, seeded, diced
  • 1/2 medium onion, diced
  • 1 cup ketchup
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons sriracha
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 2 teaspoons teriyaki sauce
  • 3/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 tablespoon vinegar
  • 4 kaiser rolls, cut in half lengthwise



Cook the ground beef in a skillet over medium heat. Drain. Reserve 1 tablespoon pan drippings.


Cook the bell pepper and onion in the reserve pan drippings until softened, about 5 minutes. Return ground beef to the pan.


Add in remaining ingredients, except rolls, and mix well. Reduce heat to low and simmer for 30 minutes.


Turn on your oven broiler and broil the rolls just until browned. Spoon sloppy joe mixture on top and serve.



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  • Reply
    March 15, 2015 at 3:10 pm

    Def will try this with cooked lentils instead of a cow, sauce sounds yummy!

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    Heather @FrenchPress
    March 10, 2015 at 7:25 am

    I need to make sloppy joes ASAP – and there will be sriracha

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    Brian Dobbs
    December 4, 2014 at 8:18 pm

    very good, but I added a lot more siracha after, as was a little more sweet then I was looking for..very good though

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    Julie @ Table for Two
    October 28, 2013 at 6:55 pm

    we’ve totally got sloppy joes on the mind! love your sriracha version!!

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    Brenna Graham
    October 28, 2013 at 5:01 pm

    So I made these tonight and I will NEVER go back to plain sloppy joes again! Your recipes always make me look forward to trying them. After the success with the Sriracha meatloaf I knew these were going to be good and they did not disappoint!

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    Chung-Ah | Damn Delicious
    October 28, 2013 at 10:46 am

    Sriracha in sloppy joes?! GENIUS!

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    Sheila Johnson
    October 27, 2013 at 11:04 am

    Always looking for new twist on old favorites! this looks droolicious! xoxo Sheila

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    Jodie Ross
    October 26, 2013 at 3:02 pm

    since we are diabetics in this house, our untidy samuels are open face to cut down on carbs. I also mix in finely diced celery, finely diced carrots & I use real garlic about 4 very large cloves chopped. I had never thought to add sriracha or teriyaki sauce. I will try this, but with all that salt I won’t add any extra. I use equal amounts of brown sugar & vinegar to balance it. Since I just made untidy samuels last night for dinner, I will have to wait a couple weeks to try this recipe, but I sure will. Looks good. I also use 1/2 of organic bison & replace the other half with soy crumbles, as we don’t need all that meat.. A batch like this will feed my husband & myself for dinner & lunch the next day with very generous portions open faced, Tysm for the new ideas,

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    Ashley - Baker by Nature
    October 25, 2013 at 10:59 am

    I wanna get REAL sloppy with these babies!!!