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'Obviously minced beef is the normal filling for a Sloppy Joe, but with all that ketchup and barbecue sauce, I challenge anyone to tell the difference. I have to confess to not really ‘getting’ these loose, wet meat sandwiches; when my son, Harry, went through a Subway meatball and sauce phase, I threatened to disown him. My lack of enthusiasm comes partly from a disastrous experience with a Bunny Chow (Durban chicken curry in a hollowed out loaf of bread).' (Ben Watson)


  • 500g minced pork
  • ½ large green pepper, diced
  • ½ large onion, diced
  • 100ml tomato ketchup
  • 100ml bottled barbecue sauce
  • 1 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 tbsp brown sugar
  • 1 tsp chilli powder
  • ½ tsp mustard powder
  • Tabasco sauce, to taste
  • 4 burger buns, to serve
  • Salted crisps & gherkins, to serve


  1. Brown the mince in a large frying pan and drain off any excess fat.
  2. Add all of the other ingredients up to and including the mustard, then cover and simmer over a low heat for 15-20 minutes to allow the flavours to mix.
  3. Add Tabasco sauce, salt and pepper to taste, then spoon on to the buns.
  4. Apparently you should serve with salted crisps and a dill pickle but either way, tuck in your bib.
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