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Sloppy Joes

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


  • 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


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

Sloppy Joes #2


  • 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


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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