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Smoked Sloppy Joes

Smoked sloppy joes are everything you'd expect and more from a delicious sandwich that's known far and wide. The smokiness in the beef adds yet another wonderful layer of flavor.
Course Entree
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour


  • 2 lbs lean ground beef (90/10)
  • 1 each medium yellow onion , diced
  • 1 each green bell pepper
  • 4 each garlic cloves , minced
  • Butter
  • 1 TBS Jeff's Texas style rub https://thinbluefoods.com
  • 1 cup Jeff's barbecue sauce https://thinbluefoods.com
  • 1 TBS yellow mustard
  • ½ cup condensed tomato soup
  • 1-½ teaspoons chili powder
  • ½ teaspoon coarse kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon coarse ground black pepper
  • Hamburger buns


  • Place the meat in a large iron skillet and smoke it at 225 degrees until browned and cooked.
  • While the meat is cooking in the smoker, dice the onion and the pepper and mince the garlic.
  • Place the onion, peppers and garlic with 1 TBS of Jeff's Texas style rub and 2 TBS of butter in a large skillet over medium heat. Saute until they are soft and blackened.
  • Once the meat is done cooking, add the vegetables, 1 cup of barbecue sauce, 1/2 cup of condensed tomato soup, 1 TBS of yellow mustard and spices to the skillet with the meat and simmer over low heat.
  • Simmer until the mixture is no longer soupy and has the right consistency. If you need to make it more saucy, you can add more of the tomato soup or a small amount of water.
  • Butter the buns and toast them on a griddle or in an iron skillet until they are browned and crispy on the bread side.
  • Put about 1/3 cup of the smoked sloppy joes on the bottom bun and cap it off with the top bun.
  • Serve immediately.