Memphis Sloppy Joes

A weeknight sloppy joe recipe that uses Pinch Spice Market's Memphis Rib Rub as the base flavor.  

Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 6 people


  • 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

Cooking Instructions

  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