Ditch the canned sauce — here's how to make sloppy joes from scratch

a close up of a sandwich: Recipe of the Day: Ground Beef Sloppy Joe © Brent Hofacker/Shutterstock Recipe of the Day: Ground Beef Sloppy Joe

While it may seem like a retro dish, sloppy joes are one of those can't-beat meals that are perfect for kids and adults of all ages. This hearty sandwich is made indoors but the sauce just screams of spring and summertime picnics and parties. If you don't have a grill but you still want to fill your evening with a hearty meal that has that BBQ feel, this is the perfect thing to make. And, really, you can ditch the canned sloppy joe sauce. It's an incredibly easy sauce to make at home, and there are tons of different ways to do it.

Ditch the canned sauce — here's how to make sloppy joes from scratch