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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