How to Turn Spaghetti Sauce Into Sloppy Joes

Turning spaghetti sauce into sloppy joes is a quick and easy short cut! I have 2 ways to help you turn pasta sauce into scrumptious sloppy joe sandwich's your family will love!

Sloppy Joe Recipe
First up, will be turning leftover spaghetti and meat sauce into sloppy joes, then I'll share how to grab a jar of pasta sauce off the shelf and make it from scratch as a quick short cut with fresh hamburger. No need to buy a can of sloppy joe sauce! This will be delish!
Sloppy Joe Recipe

Recipe 1: Leftover Spaghetti and Meat Sauce Sloppy Joe's


  • 2 cups prepared spaghetti meat sauce
  • 2 Tablespoons Apple Cider Vinegar
  • 1 1/4 Tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 Tablespoon packed brown sugar
  • Pepper to taste
  • 4 hamburger buns split open (toast under broiler optional)


  1. In saucepan over medium heat, reheat spaghetti sauce. If sauce is too "liquidy" let sauce reduce to desired thickness, stirring frequently, for a few minutes. 
  2. Stir in vinegar, Worcestershire sauce, brown sugar, and pepper.
  3. Spoon mixture onto hamburger buns and serve.
Sloppy Joe Recipe

Recipe 2:  jar of pasta sauce and fresh ground hamburger Sloppy Joe's

  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1 bell pepper, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • 1 1/4 pound  ground beef
  • 2 cups prepared pasta sauce
  • 2 tablespoons cider vinegar
  • 1 1/2 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tablespoon firmly packed brown sugar
  •  pepper to taste
  • 4 hamburger buns,split open ( toast under broiler optional)

  1. In large skillet over medium heat, add oil, onion and bell pepper. 
  2. Cook stirring occasionally 5 minutes till they begin to soften. Add garlic, stirring additional minute.
  3. Add ground beef and cook, crumbling till cooked though.  drain any drippings
  4. Add pasta sauce, vinegar, Worcestershire sauce, brown sugar and pepper. stir to combine
  5. Bring to a simmer, then lower temperature to low and cook till thickened, about 5 minutes. 
  6. Spoon onto hamburger buns.
Sloppy Jeoe

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