Sloppy Giuseppe

Are you searching for a self-serve, commercial-break type of tailgating recipe? This Sloppy Giuseppe puts an Italian spin on the classic sloppy joe that will bring back childhood memories, and it's perfect for quick buffet-line type hosting events. Simply prepare the ground beef, toast the buns, and you're good to go! 

February 3, 2022
Sloppy Giuseppe

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 35-40 minutes

Total Time: 45-50 minutes

Servings: 4-6



  • 1 pound Grass Run Farms® grass-fed ground beef
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1/3 cup bacon
  • 1 sprig of sage
  • 1 cup of mixed vegetables, chopped (carrots, onions, and celery)
  • 1 tablespoon freshly ground clove
  • 1 pinch of freshly ground pepper
  • 1/2 cup dry red wine
  • 1-2 cups of tomato puree
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 6 sesame buns
  • 1 bunch broccolini (optional)



  1. Add olive oil and bacon to a pre-heated medium-high heat skillet.
  2. Sauté for approximately 4 minutes.
  3. Add grass-fed ground beef, break it apart, and cook for 5-10 minutes.
  4. Add 1 sprig of sage and the mixture of carrots, onion, and celery.
  5. Sprinkle in the freshly ground clove and pepper. Stir and sauté for 5 more minutes or until vegetables are tender.
  6. Deglaze the pan with red wine.
  7. Add the salt and tomato puree, and then cover and simmer for 30 minutes.
  8. Once the flavors have joined together, grab a toasted sesame bun and top the beef with some sautéed broccolini (optional).

Recipe courtesy of Chef Cory Bahr for Grass Run Farms®.

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