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Catering MA: We’re Celebrating Sloppy Joe Day!

If you have yet to try a Sloppy Joe sandwich, you’re missing out. But for those who love this dish or are eager to try it, this is the article for you. National Sloppy Joe Day is approaching on March 18th, so naturally, we have to celebrate this delicious, messy, and enduring piece of American food history. This month, we’re giving a little background on how this sandwich got it’s name. And stick around for a delicious Sloppy Joe recipe to try! And in the meantime, when you’re looking for catering in MA, choose Main Course Market for your next event!

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So, what’s with the name?

In the early 1900s, a cook named Joseph “Sloppy Joe” Hayden worked at a bar in Havana, Cuba. He created a sandwich made with a ground beef filling simmered in a sweet and tangy sauce, served on a bun. The sandwich became so popular that it quickly spread to the United States, where it became a staple of diners and lunch counters across the country.

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There’s many ways to enjoy this beloved sandwich.

Over the years, the Sloppy Joe has evolved and taken on many different forms. And various recipes call for different seasonings and ingredients. Some versions even include Worcestershire sauce, ketchup, mustard, or other condiments. Despite its many variations, the Sloppy Joe remains a beloved American classic. It’s enjoyed by generations of families and loved for its hearty, flavorful filling and messy, irresistible appeal.

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Sloppy Joe Recipe

In the meantime, when you’re craving a homemade Sloppy Joe, here’s a recipe you can enjoy!


  • 1 pound of ground beef
  • One chopped red onion
  • 1/4 teaspoon of paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon of cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon of chili powder
  • Three cloves of minced garlic
  • 1/4 teaspoon of dried oregano
  • 1 red bell pepper, chopped
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 cup tomato sauce
  • 1/2 cup ketchup
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 4 hamburger buns


  • In a large skillet over medium heat, brown the ground beef until it’s no longer pink. Drain any excess grease.
  • Add the onion, red pepper, and garlic to the skillet and cook until the vegetables are tender, about 5 minutes.
  • Stir in the cumin, chili powder, paprika, oregano, salt, and black pepper and cook for 1-2 minutes.
  • In a separate bowl, whisk together the tomato sauce, ketchup, brown sugar, vinegar, and Worcestershire sauce.
  • Pour the sauce over the beef and vegetables and stir to combine.
  • Reduce heat to low and let the mixture simmer for 10-15 minutes, until it’s thick and heated through.
  • Serve the Sloppy Joe mixture on hamburger buns and enjoy!

Catering MA: Choose Main Course Market to Cater Your Next Event!

You can find more than quality cuts of meat and seafood at Main Course. We also offer catering in MA, prepared foods, takeout, and much more! If you’re interested in stopping by, we’re open Monday through Saturday from 9 am to 7 pm, and Sunday from 9 am to 6 pm! We look forward to seeing you!

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