sloppy joe bbq sauce

“Sloppy Joe” BBQ Sauce

If you’re a Sloppy Joe fan, this sauce is for you. This recipe features ketchup, vinegar, and a few essential spices.

"Sloppy Joe" BBQ Sauce

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Diet: Dairy Free, Gluten Free
Course: Dips / Sauces


  • 1 c ketchup
  • ½ c white vinegar
  • ½ c water
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 1 Tbsp jarred crushed pickled hot peppers


  • Whisk together all ingredients in a medium sauce pot and bring to a simmer for 5 minutes.
  • Use immediately or store in an air-tight container for up to 1 week.

Chef Tip:

  • Minced pepperoncini can be subsituted for crushed pickled hot peppers.
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