Baby-ques Recipe
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A hearty sloppy joe sandwich always goes over well with our bunch, so my saucy, slightly sweet version was a hit at the shower.—Betty Otten, Tea, South Dakota
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES:54-66 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES: 54-66 servings


  • 14 pounds ground beef
  • 1 can (50 ounces) condensed tomato soup, undiluted
  • 2 cans (14-1/2 ounces each) diced tomatoes, drained
  • 2-1/2 cups barbecue sauce
  • 3/4 cup grape jelly
  • 2 tablespoons each garlic powder, onion powder and chili powder
  • 2 teaspoons pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground mustard
  • 4-1/2 to 5-1/2 dozen sandwich buns, split

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 236 calories, 12g fat (5g saturated fat), 64mg cholesterol, 283mg sodium, 10g carbohydrate (6g sugars, 1g fiber), 20g protein.


  1. In two Dutch ovens or stockpots, cook beef over medium heat until no longer pink; drain. Combine the tomato soup, tomatoes, barbecue sauce, jelly, garlic powder, onion powder, chili powder, pepper and mustard; stir half into each pan.
  2. Cook over medium heat for 15 minutes or until thickened and heated through. Serve on buns. Yield: 54-66 servings.
Originally published as Baby-Ques in Taste of Home April/May 2004, p16

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skywaitress User ID: 5434571 145698
Reviewed Feb. 5, 2012

"Remember this serves 54-66 people. Cut recipe in half, then half it again for a more family friendly amount! This sounds so good!"

Rx4fire User ID: 4471097 53657
Reviewed Jan. 28, 2011

"14 pounds of ground beef...really?"

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