National Sloppy Joe Day – March 18

National Sloppy Joe Day


March 18

Food Facts on Sloppy Joes  

  • A Sloppy Joe is a sandwich, originating in the United States, consisting of ground beef, onions, tomato sauce or ketchup and other seasonings, served on a hamburger bun.
  • It was said that a cook named Joe at Floyd Angell’s café in Sioux City, Iowa, added tomato sauce to his “loose meat” sandwiches and the “Sloppy Joe” sandwich was born.
  • One restaurant that has become synonymous Joe’s Bar in Key West, Florida, which opened on December 5, 1933—the day Prohibition, was repealed.
  • Some ideas for fun spins on a traditional classic is to add chopped or sautéed vegetables and spices to liven up the dish.
  • Sloppy Joes can be made vegetarian by taking out the ground beef and adding a veggie protein.