Based on a Recipe by Guy Fieri 

Servings: 4-6

I like sloppy joes served over potatoes. They hold up better to the moisture than buns do. Serve the sloppy joe mixture on anything you prefer. Rice is also a great option.


  • 1/4 cup canola oil
  • 1 red bell pepper, seeded and diced
  • 1 green bell pepper, seeded and diced
  • 1 jalapeno pepper, seeded, deveined and diced
  • 1 red onion, diced
  • Either:
  •     1 pound ground beef
  •     1 pound ground pork
  • OR
  •     1/2 package of extra firm tofu, cut into 1/2 in cubes
  •     1/4 cup sliced mushrooms
  • 2 tablespoons minced garlic
  • 1/4 cup red wine
  • 1/4 cup red wine vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon paprika
  • 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon dry mustard
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 6-ounce can tomato paste
  • 1 1/2 cups tomato sauce
  • 2 tablespoons packed brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup Worcestershire sauce
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground pepper
  • 3 large or 6 small russet potatoes
  • 1Tbsp butter
  • 4Tbsp sour cream


  • In a large saute pan over medium-high heat, combine the canola oil, bell peppers, jalapeno and onion; cook for 5 minutes.
  • Add the beef and pork; cook thoroughly, breaking up the meat as it browns.
  • OR
  • Add the Tofu and sliced mushrooms
  • Add the garlic.
  • Depending on the amount of residual grease, you may need to drain some of the fat from the pan (if you used meat).
  • Deglaze with the red wine, then stir in the remaining sloppy joe ingredients
  • Reduce the heat and simmer for 20 to 30 minutes.
  • If the sauce gets too thick as it simmers, add up to 1 cup water to adjust the consistency.
  • While sloppy joe mixture is simmering, cut potatoes into 1" pieces, boil for 20 minutes, and until a fork easily penetrates the potato
  • Drain water from pot, or pour into a colander and return potatoes to pot
  • Add butter and sour cream to potatoes, and mix with a potato masher
  • You can also just serve over sliced or baked potatoes, or mashed without the dairy, rice, or the more traditional buns or bread as well