Sloppy Joes on Soft Pretzel Buns recipe provided by the Certified Angus Beef® brand.

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Sloppy Joes on Soft Pretzel Buns

Serves 8
Fun-shaped homemade buns make sloppy joes extraordinary. Learn how to make soft pretzel buns with this easy, step-by-step recipe.
  • 2 pounds Certified Angus Beef ® ground chuck
  • 2 packages active dry yeast
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1 1/4 cups warm water
  • 4 1/2 cups flour
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 1/4 cup baking soda
  • 2 cups hot water
  • Pretzel salt
  • 1 (1.3-ounce) packet sloppy joe seasoning mix
  • 1 (15-ounce) can tomato sauce
  1. In a small bowl, dissolve yeast and 1 teaspoon sugar in 1 1/4 cups water; let stand 7-8 minutes until creamy.
  2. In a large bowl, combine flour, sugar and salt. Make a well in the center; add oil and yeast mixture. Mix together to form dough. Turn onto a lightly floured surface. Knead dough about 5 minutes until smooth; adding flour as needed, dough will be slightly sticky.
  3. Lightly oil large bowl. Add dough turning to coat with oil. Cover with plastic wrap and let rise in a warm place about an hour, or until doubled in size.
  4. Preheat oven to 450ºF. Divide dough into 8 pieces. Roll each piece into a rope and form into fun shapes.
  5. Combine baking soda and hot water. Dip each pretzel into water mixture and place on a greased baking sheet. Sprinkle with pretzel salt. Bake for 10-12 minutes.
  6. Brown ground chuck over medium-high heat until no pink remains; drain. Mix in sloppy joe seasoning and tomato sauce. Bring to a boil, reduce heat and simmer 10 minutes. Serve on pretzel bun.

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