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Sloppy Joes make a simple and delicious meal. It is also a kid friendly meal that you can make without much preparation. This page contains sloppy joe recipes.
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March 27, 2011

Quick, easy, and good.

Ingredients:

Directions:

Put a small amount of water in bottom of frying pan. Add hamburger and cook until brown. Drain grease.

Add minced onions, 1/4 cup of brown sugar, 1/3 cup water, and enough ketchup to make a really sloppy sauce. Simmer for about 10 minutes

Serve on a hamburger bun or on top of a baked potato.

By dorothy from New Creek, WV

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May 28, 20120 found this helpful

I use just chili sauce in my sloppy joes. A couple of bottles of chili sauce (Note: make sure it is chili sauce NOT cocktail sauce). It is sweet and cheaper than ketchup and makes the sloppy joes better than Manwich. My aunt taught me this when I was a child.

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May 1, 2010

This is one of the fastest and best-tasting lunch specials you can make. Most children love any kind of SloppyJoe Sandwich, but this one has some added flavor and nutrition.

Ingredients:

Directions:

Heat skillet and add 2 tsp olive oil to it. Allow it to get hot. Crumble up beef and add to skillet, stirring until meat is browning and slightly caramelized. Stir to further break up meat, and add the can of undiluted cream of chicken soup. Cook for 2 minutes. while stirring to heat thoroughly. Spoon over open hamburger buns.

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Add a pre-made tossed salad with dressing of choice and you have a nice quick and filling lunch. My children loved our homemade baked beans with these sloppy joes.

Servings: 4

Time: 5 Minutes Preparation Time, 15 Minutes Cooking Time

Source: My oldest daughter. The three daughters were always playing "Restaurant" when they were learning to cook. This recipe was named "Grub Gravy" on their "menu", probably from watching "Bonanza" and the introduction of Hop Sing's "chuck wagon" on the trail.

By Julia (pookarina) from Boca Raton, FL

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May 4, 20100 found this helpful

This is one of those times when putting 2 heads together is really working. We enjoy eating outside in the summer time as much as possible. This is simple enough to prepare ahead of time (the gravy and pasta) then take it outside and eat around the pool. I always feel that I need to be making something a little healthier than just sandwiches, and I just have to try this. At least, I know the kids will eat it. They like everything that is in the recipe.

Thanks to the original poster and the one who suggested using macaroni with it.

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February 22, 2012
Being single and needing to watch what I make and save money, I make my own sloppy joes (slushburgers). I like this recipe for it freezes well. Leftovers can be made into several quick and easy meals for a later date.

Ingredients:

  • 1 lb. ground meat, (beef, chicken, turkey and pork)
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • salt and pepper, to taste
  • 1/2 cup ketchup
  • 1 Tbsp. mustard (may need to be adjusted to your taste)
  • 1 Tbsp. chili powder (again, adjust to your taste)

Directions:

Brown meat and onion. Add remaining ingredients. Once you have this made, you can either make sloppy joes for one night and then freeze the rest in small amounts for 1 sandwich.

When you are pressed for time, thaw meat mixture and add it to leftover mac and cheese for quick hotdish and 1/4 cup mixed vegetables. Heat on high for 2 minutes.

You can also put this mixture on baked potatoes, fries, or for fast nachos, add grated cheese and place in oven till cheese is melted.

Servings: 6 sandwiches
Prep Time: 30 Minutes
Cooking Time: 30 Minutes

By cj from Minot, ND

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February 22, 20120 found this helpful

I haven't had sloppy joes since I was a kid. This recipe sounds fabulous! Thank you for sharing =)

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February 24, 2011

I usually double the recipe. Brown and drain ground beef. Add pepper, onion, and garlic and saute for approximately 5 minutes. Add other ingredients and simmer for 10-15 minutes.

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June 22, 2010

Brown meat. Chop onion and add to meat; cook. Add remaining ingredients. Simmer about 1 hour, stirring occasionally. Toast buns. Spoon meat into buns.

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August 13, 2010

Cook meat and onion. Drain well. In a large pot combine all ingredients. Stir and simmer for 1 hour.

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May 23, 2012

These go over big at our house! Very kid-friendly as well.

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September 5, 2011

A family favorite and a great stand-by when you need a quick meal!

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February 22, 2007

In a large skillet, cook the beef, celery, onion and green pepper over medium heat until meat is no longer pink and vegetables are tender; drain.

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August 25, 2011

This is a fun, kid-friendly recipe.

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August 4, 2011

Very easy and different Sloppy Joe recipe.

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May 26, 2009

Brown hamburger and onion. Add the rest of the ingredients and simmer for 15-30 minutes.

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August 13, 2007

In a Dutch oven or large kettle, cook the ground beef and green pepper over medium heat until the meat is no longer pink; drain. Stir in the tomatoes, tomato sauce, tomato paste and seasonings. Bring meat mixture to a boil.

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June 7, 2006

Heat oven to 400 degrees F in small bowl, stir together bisquick mix, 1/2 of shredded cheese, water and egg white. Set aside. Cook ground beef, drain. Add tomato sauce, ketchup and salt. Heat over med heat, stirring occasionally.

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December 11, 20040 found this helpful

These are GREAT!

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February 24, 20110 found this helpful

These 2 recipes are from my husband's Aunt Norma and her friend, Jo. Norma's recipe is #2 and for a crowd, which is what you have at our family gatherings! Both are GREAT cooks and these are yummy recipes!

Sloppy Joes #1

Ingredients:

  • 1 lb. hamburger, browned and drained
  • 1/4 cup minced onion
  • 1/2 cup tomato soup
  • 1/2 cup ketchup
  • 1/2 tsp. sugar
  • 1/2 tsp. vinegar
  • 3/4 tsp. Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/4 cup oatmeal
  • add to taste: salt, pepper, chili powder, paprika, tenderizer, and a little mustard

Directions:

Mix all together and simmer for a while or can put in crock pot and warm slowly.


Sloppy Joes #2

Ingredients:

  • 6 lbs. ground beef
  • 2 onions, diced
  • 1/4 cup vinegar
  • 1/4 cup Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 Tbsp. salt
  • 1 tsp. paprika
  • 1/4 tsp. pepper
  • 1 tsp. chili powder
  • 3 cups ketchup
  • 3 cups water
  • 1/2 cup Minute Tapioca
  • 2 Tbsp. brown sugar
  • 2 Tbsp. mustard
  • 2 cups shredded American cheese

Directions:

Brown hamburger and onions. Pour off grease. Mix all other ingredients together and add to brown hamburger. Heat and serve. Add cheese just before serving. Serves 50.

By Robin from Washington, IA

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December 1, 20100 found this helpful

Ingredients:

  • 2 lb. ground beef
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 3/4 cup chili sauce
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/4 cup mustard
  • 2 tsp. chili powder
  • 12 hamburger buns, split
  • 12 slices cheddar cheese

Directions:

In a skillet, cook beef and onion until beef is browned; drain. Add chili sauce, water, mustard and chili powder. Simmer, uncovered, for 20 minutes, stirring occasionally. Spoon 1/2 cup onto each bun; top with cheese slice. Yield: 12 servings.

By Robin from Washington, IA

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November 30, 20100 found this helpful

I'm looking for an easy homemade Sloppy Joe sauce recipe. Does any one have a secret to making delicious Sloppy Joes? I thought this would help cut back on my grocery shop bill if I make more homemade and then I could freeze for later use.

Thank you for any help.

By Rachelle from Denver, CO

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Sloppy Joe Recipe

Ingredients

Directions

Place ground beef in a large skillet over medium heat. Cook until evenly browned, stirring to crumble. I like to use a potato masher to even out the lumps. Add onion and celery, cover the pan, and cook until tender and transparent, about 5 minutes. Drain off any grease.

Stir the tomato soup (undiluted), ketchup, vinegar, and Worcestershire sauce into the beef mixture. Season with salt and garlic powder. Heat to a simmer over low heat, and cook until thoroughly heated, stirring frequently to prevent it from burning on the bottom.

Spoon the hot beef mixture onto buns, which may be toasted first, and serve. I serve it as open face sandwich,(just 1 slice on bread or 1/2 bun). Good luck. (12/08/2009)

By kffrmw88

Sloppy Joe Recipe

Brown the hamburger and onion. Salt and Pepper to taste. Add the other ingredients and simmer for a while. (12/09/2009)

By jasonwilsonokc

Sloppy Joe Recipe

I just brown a pound of ground beef with an onion chopped up in it, then use a packet of the Walmart brand dried sloppy joe mix. The mix is very cheap, something like 49 cents. I think it directs you to also add a can of tomato paste. I actually like it better than the pricy canned Manwich stuff.

The other day I was looking for a quick lunch. I browned a little bit of ground beef with some dried onion mixed in, drained the grease, and added some ketchup and a little bit of brown sugar. It tasted pretty much like sloppy joes, too. (12/09/2009)

By ChloeA

Sloppy Joe Recipe

This one is called Taco Joes, and it couldn't be simpler! Brown 1 lb ground beef, add 1 can of condensed tomato soup (like Campbell's, straight from the can), and 1 cup of your favorite salsa. Simmer to blend the flavors. We use it as an open-face sandwich, because our salsa is rather juicy. A slice of cheese on the bun before adding the Taco Joe is delicious, also. Bon appetite! (12/09/2009)

By SunshineGal

Sloppy Joe Recipe

Sloppy Joes

Brown meat, add flour and then rest of ingredients. Simmer 15-20 min until
thickened. Serve on hamburger buns or over bread.

Crock Pot Sloppy Joe

Heat shortening in skillet and brown meat, discard fat. Combine all ingredients in removable liner, stirring well. Place liner in base. Cover and cook on low 6-8 hours; or high 3-4 hours; or auto 5 hours. Serve over warmed burger buns or noodles.

(12/09/2009)

By micksgirl

Sloppy Joe Recipe

I posted two recipes but I tell you what I do. I buy two cans of manwich or the store brand whichever is cheaper that month. I use about 2 to 3 lbs of hamburger. I brown the hamburger with some garlic, oregano, cumin and chili powder, drain it well then dump into my crockpot. I pour in the cans of manwich, a whole diced onion and a whole diced green onion and let her go for a couple of hours. Then I put what we don't eat into freezer containers and the guys take out what they want when they want it. Oh yeah and I also add about half to 2/3 of a bar of pepper jack cheese to ours, but you may not like it cheesy. We love it. I don't like mine on buns but it's fantastic over fritos. (12/09/2009)

By micksgirl

Sloppy Joe Recipe

Rachelle I thought you might like to know, almost any recipe for Sloppy Joe's or Spaghetti sauce can be stretched almost double by adding grated carrots and or cabbage! Cook til the vegetables you've added are totally soft usually about 20 minutes or so depending on how finely shredded or grated they are. I was a home childcare provider for 20 years and I always used to do this for the kids and they loved it! I even had a couple of their moms ask me for my recipe cause their kids wouldn't eat sloppy joes for them! Of course we never told the kids what my secret ingredient was! I can identify with the people on those TV commercials where the mom keeps interrupting dad when he tries to read the label that says the ravioli has a full serving of vegetables! It really does work though! (12/09/2009)

By jomomma1955

Sloppy Joe Recipe

My daughter found this one on allrecipes.com and it's delish!

Cook medium heat beef, onion, and green pepper until meat is browned; drain liquids. Add remaining ingredients, mix together. Reduce heat and simmer for 20/30 minutes. (12/09/2009)

By kghsave

Sloppy Joe Recipe

Someone told me the other day to use the orangish colored Western Salad Dressing for sauce. I fried some hamburger the other day for something and tried it and it was very good and that was without your onion and green pepper. (12/12/2009)

By murphthejo

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June 9, 20100 found this helpful

This is a kid friendly recipe

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July 9, 20090 found this helpful

Steam ground beef, onion, salt and pepper with cold water for 40 minutes. Pour off liquid. Add 1 can of chicken gumbo soup. Simmer 1/2 hour.

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July 9, 20090 found this helpful

This Sloppy Joe mix I made when my kids were little and I made it a lot! It makes a lot and is great for family get togethers or large families. The nice thing is that it is really simple quick and easy on the stomach!

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July 9, 20090 found this helpful

When we were little, my mom would make sloppy joes by browning ground beef and onions. Drain off grease and add 2 cans vegetable soups and heat thoroughly.

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July 9, 20090 found this helpful

Brown ground beef and onion. Stir in remaining ingredients. Continue browning and stirring until well blended and the meat is cooked through.

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July 9, 20090 found this helpful

This was my mother's old stand-by recipe for Sloppy Joes. The recipe is probably well over 50 years old.

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July 9, 20090 found this helpful

There aren't many recipes this good that call for only five ingredients! With just a couple of short cuts and a little effort, you can enjoy your own Sloppy Joes whenever you want to!

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July 9, 20090 found this helpful

I am looking for a recipe for sloppy joes. I had one and lost it in when we moved.

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June 17, 20090 found this helpful

Brown meat and onion in skillet; drain fat. Combine remaining ingredients and pour over meat. Simmer 30 minutes. Serve on toasted buns.

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June 17, 20090 found this helpful

In a large skillet, brown the ground beef, onion and green pepper over medium high heat for 7 - 9 minutes; drain off the excess liquid. Add remaining ingredients except the buns; mix well.

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June 17, 20090 found this helpful

Brown ground beef and onion; drain. Add remaining ingredients and simmer 10 minutes. Serve on hamburger buns.

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June 17, 20090 found this helpful

Place ground beef in a large nonstick skillet over medium heat. Add onion and celery, cover the pan and cook over medium heat until beef is thawed and onions and celery are tender, about 5 minutes.

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