Sloppy Joes with Eggs

By ohioeggs  ,

August 24, 2022

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Take your family-favorite sloppy joes to the next level with this recipe! Recipe courtesy of the American Egg Board.

  • Prep: 5 mins
  • Cook: 30 mins
  • 5 mins

    30 mins

    35 mins

  • Yields: 8 Servings


8 large eggs, fried

1 Tbsp. olive oil

1 cup onion, chopped

2 lbs. extra lean beef (96% lean)

1 cup ketchup, low sodium

1/4 cup water

1 Tbsp. white vinegar

2 Tbsp. sugar

1 tsp. salt

1/4 tsp. black pepper

1/4 tsp. paprika

8 hamburger buns


HEAT olive oil over medium heat in a large fry pan. FRY the eggs according to preference. REMOVE from pan, PLACE on a sheet pan and SET in warm oven.

ADD onions to fry pan and SAUTÉ until transparent, about 5 minutes. ADD ground beef and break up with a large spoon. COOK for 7 minutes or until fully cooked. DRAIN fat from beef and return to pan.

WHISK together ketchup, water, vinegar, sugar, salt, pepper and paprika in a large bowl. ADD ketchup mixture to cooked beef and COVER. SIMMER over low heat for about 20 minutes, STIRRING occasionally. REMOVE from heat.

ADD 1/4 cup of sloppy joe mixture to each bun. REMOVE eggs from oven and PLACE on top of each one. COVER with top of bun. SERVE immediately.

This recipe is an excellent source of protein, folate and choline, and a good source of vitamin A.

For a deluxe version, add slices of cheese and cooked bacon on top of the fried eggs.