Sloppy Joes!

You might wonder why you need a recipe for something like a "Sloppy Joe", because they do make that canned Sloppy Joe sauce and it's actually pretty good, but every time I use it, I end up doctoring it some, because it just needs a little something!   Also, there are times you want Sloppy Joes and you don't have that can of stuff to use!   Once you use this recipe, you might not want the canned Sloppy Joe sauce anymore, because  this just tastes so much better!    Here is what you will need for these yummy sandwiches:

2 lbs. of ground chuck
1/2 cup sweet onion, diced
1/2 medium green bell pepper, diced
1 cup ketchup
1 cup tomato sauce
1/3 cup brown sugar
1 Tbs. Worcestershire sauce
1/2 tsp. yellow mustard
1 tsp. seasoned salt
1/4 tsp. garlic powder
1/4 tsp. celery salt
1/2 tsp. black pepper
dash of hot sauce (optional)

Brown the ground chuck along with the onion and bell pepper.  Drain any excess grease.  Add all of the other ingredients and bring to a boil.  As soon as it bubbles, turn it down and cover and simmer for about 20 minutes.   Be sure to stir it a couple of times while it cooks.  It will be sort of thick.  If it's too watery, it won't stay on the bun well.   It it's still a little loose or has too much liquid, remove the lid and simmer it uncovered for about 10 minutes and then serve!

Serve on buns! 


  1. The photo of the hamburger, onions and peppers frying in the pan sure brings back memories of my childhood. My mom was always frying hamburger for chili, sloppy Joes, Hamburger Helper, etc. :-)

    1. First meal I Learned to make.
      Beside cinnamon

  2. I have made these very good. I used half ground beef and half sausage.



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