Memphis BBQ Sloppy Joes

by | Jan 4, 2019

sloppy joe recipe vegetarian

Memphis BBQ Sloppy Joes

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A weeknight sloppy joe recipe that uses Pinch Spice Market’s Memphis Rib Rub as the base flavor. I often use veggie crumbles or TVP instead of ground beef with great results.


  • Author: Thomas McGee


  • 2 tbsp Memphis Rib Rub
  • 1 large onion (diced)
  • 1 bell pepper (diced)
  • 1/4 cup tomato paste
  • 1 can tomato sauce or puree
  • 2 tbsp brown sugar
  • 1 tbsp cooking oil
  • 1 pound ground beef or veggie crumbles
  • 3 cloves garlic (fine chopped)
  • 1 tbsp salt (optional)


  1. Heat oil over medium high heat and sautee peppers, garlic and onion until soft
  2. Add ground beef or veggie crumbles and cook until browned
  3. Add tomato paste and stir to combine
  4. Add brown sugar, salt, and Memphis Rib Rub. stir to combine
  5. Add can of tomato puree or sauce
  6. Reduce heat to simmer
  7. Let simmer for about 30 minutes until thickened.  this can cook longer and will get better the longer it goes

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