Ingredients. Bacon and Brown Sugar Sloppy Joes. 2 tablespoons olive oil; 1/2 pound thick sliced bacon (medium dice); 1 pound ground beef; 1 small onion ( peeled, finely diced); 1 small jalapeno (seeded, finely diced); 2 cloves garlic ( peeled, minced); 1 green bell pepper (seeded, finely diced); 1 tablespoon sweet paprika. 2 Nov I shared my Slow Cooker Chicken Sloppy Joes awhile back, which feature this same sauce, but sometimes you don't have the forethought (or time) to toss something into the crock pot first thing in the morning. So if you still want an effortless, family-pleasing meal come 5 o'clock, simply brown some ground. 6 Mar 1 pound ground beef; 1 small onion, finely chopped; 1 (8 ounce) can tomato sauce; 1/2 cup ketchup; 1 tablespoon brown sugar; 1 teaspoon ground mustard; 1 tablespoon white vinegar; 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce; Salt and freshly ground black pepper; 8 Sandwich buns, split. US Customary - Metric.