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Recipes For Sloppy Joe

I am looking for a recipe for sloppy joes. I had one and lost it in when we moved. I know there are so many recipes on the web but I am looking for one that people already like, as the last batch we made was not a winner. Thanks!


Mindy from Oregon


Recipes For Sloppy Joe

This is my Sister's recipe, which I always loved, as I did her. She died five years ago at 66.

  • 1# hamburger
  • 1 can chicken gumbo soup
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 2 Tbsp. catsup
  • 2 tsp. mustard
Cook hamburger and onion together until brown. Drain fat. Add other ingredients and simmer for five minutes. Serve on bread and season to taste.

Delicious, even if a tad messy! (08/06/2008)

By tomatohanger

Recipes For Sloppy Joe

My recipe for sloppy joes is really easy, 1 pound lean ground beef, 1/2 cup finely chopped sweet onion, 1/4 teaspoon celery seed, 3 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce, ground pepper to taste and 1 cup regular ketchup. Brown ground beef and drain, cook meat and onion together until onion is soft, add celery seed, pepper and cook 2 min. add sauce and ketchup heat through and serve on toasted sesame buns with lettuce and cheese (optional) enjoy! (08/06/2008)

Recipes For Sloppy Joe

Rachel Ray has a great recipe for sloppy joe....,1977,FOOD_9936_23182_,00.html (08/07/2008)

By Tracy In NH

Recipes For Sloppy Joe

Charlotte's Sloppy Joes


  • 1 lb lean ground beef
  • 2 cups ketchup
  • 2 Tbsp. mustard
  • 1/2 - 1 Tbsp. sugar (I use generic splenda)
  • 1 tsp. garlic salt or garlic powder (more or less to taste)

Cook and drain ground beef (I use regular ground beef, drain and rinse very well, this will make it as lean as the 93% lean beef), stir in ketchup, sugar (or splenda), mustard, and garlic salt/powder. Simmer on low for 10 - 15 minutes.

This can be made ahead and froze. It can also be kept warm on low in a crockpot.

Source: This is my mother in law Charlotte's recipe. I NEVER buy store bought sauce anymore. This is easy and tasty!



By mrsbutler2000

Recipes For Sloppy Joe

I am a big proponent of easy cooking. So, I love Womans' Day"3 ingredient meals". The one I love the most is this one for Sloppy Joes, but I love it most for goulash.

  • 2 lbs ground beef (I use turkey burger)
  • 1 26 oz. can of spaghetti sauce
  • 1 16 oz. can cranberry jelled juice or berries
That's it. Just brown and drain the meat, add the other ingredients and simmer for about 20 minutes. I never liked sloppy joes because it was too spicy. This is just enough sweet to be really good. You may want to try it at home to make sure you like it before serving it to others. It's a hit with me and mine, and like I said, I add mac and make it even more interesting. If you plan to add mac, however, and you don't want to eat it all now, I would freeze the sauce and make just enough mac to cover the sauce you save out. Some pasta's freeze great but others don't. Enjoy! (08/08/2008)

By Poor But Proud

Recipes For Sloppy Joe

A very easy quick tasty recipe is
Sloppy Joes

  • Hamburger
  • Catsup
  • squirt of mustard - optional
Brown and drain meat. Add catsup until moist. Simmer a while.

That is it! It was always my kids favorite. When I would make another one, they were quick to tell me it didn't taste right. Who was I to argue with success?

You can always use BBQ sauce to replace the catsup for another very good taste.


By lavonneann

Recipes For Sloppy Joe

This is how we do it:

Cook together the Hamburger and Onion until done. Add a about a half cup or so of cracker crumbs to absorb the grease. Add a small can of tomato sauce and small amount of Liquid Smoke and serve. (08/08/2008)

By Kreatvmuzk1111

Recipes For Sloppy Joe

Here is one I got from Thriftyfun some time ago. We love this.



  • 1 lb. ground beef
  • 1/2 cup chopped celery
  • 1/3 cup chopped onion
  • 2 Tbsp. chopped green pepper
  • 1 cup ketchup
  • 1/2 cup chili sauce
  • 1 Tbsp. sugar
  • 1 Tbsp. brown sugar
  • 1 Tbsp. cider vinegar
  • 2 tsp. ground mustard
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 1/8 tsp. pepper
  • 6 hamburger buns, split

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. Stir in the ketchup, chili sauce, sugars, vinegar, mustard, salt and pepper. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, for 15 minutes. serve on buns. Yield: 6 servings

Tip: Try the sloppy joes filling on baked potatoes or over pasta for a change of pace.

Recipe from Eat Well

By Connie from Oden, AK

By WIsgal

Recipes For Sloppy Joe

Let's make it easy!

Brown 1 lb. hamburger and 1 finely chopped onion, tilt pan and take out extra grease with a turkey baster. Then add 1/3 cup bbq sauce, 2/3 cup catsup (I use whatever is on sale) and 1 or 2 tsp. of brown sugar, to your taste.

Turn way down low and let simmer at least a 1/2 hour, stirring every 10 min.

Thats it! We like ours thick not soupy (add a little v8 or shake up the last of catsup bottle with water to thin if necessary.)

I have also been known to sneakily grate in zucchini or carrot for extra veggie boost.

I usually double or triple the recipe then freeze. (08/08/2008)

By katklaw777

Recipes For Sloppy Joe

We have 4 granddaughters living with us so our recipe is really easy to accommodate the various tastebuds. To 1 1/2 lb browned and drained ground beef, I add 8 oz can tomato sauce, 1 tsp onion powder or less, dash of salt and pepper and a little water. Let it simmer to incorporate the seasonings and evaporate the water and then serve. The girls like to add a slice of cheese to their sandwiches to keep the meat juices from soaking through the buns. (08/09/2008)

By unigrad

Recipes For Sloppy Joe

I cook for about 100 people on our monthly church sings. We serve food after the singing is over ,and they have always said it was good. I use 6 pounds of hamburger, any kind, also deer burger. I brown it with an onion, then after its done, I add 2 pkgs. of mild taco seasoning, stir, then add 4 cans of cheap tomato soup just as is. Don't add water.


After it cooks enough to thicken just add ketchup to taste and a little bit of brown sugar to taste. Then simmer till you like the taste, also if still too thick, you can add water. All that's left over, freeze into containers that can be used to reheat in microwave. It lasts for quite awhile. (08/30/2008)

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