Smokey Joes

If you like Sloppy Joes, try the Smokey Joes have an added touch of bacon.

sloppy joes

Smokey Joes

sloppy joes

Smokey Joes

Smokey Joes are a great take on sloppy joes.
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Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Smokey Joes
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes
Servings: 8
Calories: 805kcal


  • 1 pound bacon
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 24 ounces tomato sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 12 ounces shredded cheddar cheese
  • 8 hamburger buns


  • In a large skillet, cook bacon; drain, reserving fat. Crumble bacon and set aside. Leaving enough bacon grease in the pan to coat the pan, saute the chopped onion until transparent. Add 2 cans tomato sauce and pepper, simmer uncovered. In a separate skillet, brown ground beef, drain before adding onion and tomato mixture. Simmer uncovered for 30 minutes, stir in crumbled bacon and stir for 1 minute. Reduce heat to very low and stir in cheese. A third can of tomato sauce can be added if desired.


Calories: 805kcal | Carbohydrates: 28g | Protein: 36g | Fat: 60g | Saturated Fat: 27g | Cholesterol: 152mg | Sodium: 1477mg | Potassium: 677mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 1135IU | Vitamin C: 7.5mg | Calcium: 512mg | Iron: 4.1mg

About Stephanie Manley

I recreate your favorite restaurant recipes, so you can prepare these dishes at home. I help you cook dinner, and serve up dishes you know your family will love. You can find most of the ingredients for all of the recipes in your local grocery store.

Stephanie is the author of's Dining Out in the Home, and's Dining Out in the Home 2.

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