Family-Pleasing Sloppy Joe Sandwiches Recipe
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Family-Pleasing Sloppy Joe Sandwiches Recipe

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My grandchildren love these sandwiches. I like the recipe because it can be made ahead of time and keeps well in a slow cooker. I've found that it freezes well, too. —Patricia Ringle, Edgar, Wisconsin
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Cook: 45 min.
MAKES:8 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Cook: 45 min.
MAKES: 8 servings


  • 2 pounds ground beef
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 1-1/4 cups ketchup
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon white vinegar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground mustard
  • 1/2 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground allspice
  • 8 sandwich buns, split

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 441 calories, 15g fat (7g saturated fat), 56mg cholesterol, 1016mg sodium, 49g carbohydrate (12g sugars, 3g fiber), 28g protein


  1. In a Dutch oven, cook beef and onion over medium heat until meat is no longer pink; drain. Stir in the ketchup, water, brown sugar, vinegar, salt, mustard, chili powder and allspice. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, for 35-40 minutes or until heated through.
  2. Spoon about 1/2 cup meat mixture onto each bun. Yield: 8 servings.
Originally published as Family-Pleasing Sloppy Joes in Taste of Home June/July 2007, p18

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Reviewed Feb. 1, 2016

"Very good. Will definitely make again. Left out the salt. Plenty in the catchup."

Reviewed Jul. 5, 2015

"Not a whole lot of flavor. I probably won't make this again unless I'm in a real pinch."

Reviewed Apr. 20, 2015

"It was nothing special."

Reviewed Apr. 19, 2015

"really good I don't like man-wich canned stuff. This is not even close to it! have to try this recipe."

Reviewed Feb. 17, 2015


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