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Favorite Sloppy Joes Recipe

Favorite Sloppy Joes Recipe

I've prepared these sandwiches for years. I've tried many sloppy joe recipes, but this one is the best by far. It also travels well for picnics or potlucks. —Eleanor Mielke, Snohomish, Washington
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min. YIELD:12 servings


  • 2 pounds ground beef
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 3/4 cup chili sauce
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/4 cup prepared mustard
  • 2 teaspoons chili powder
  • 12 hamburger buns, split
  • 12 slices cheddar cheese


  • 1. In a large skillet, cook beef and onion until beef is browned; drain. Add chili sauce, water, mustard and chili powder. Simmer, uncovered, for 20 minutes, stirring occasionally. Spoon 1/2 cup onto each bun; top with a cheese slice. Yield: 12 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1/2 cup: 0 calories, 0g fat (0g saturated fat), 0mg cholesterol, 0mg sodium, 0g carbohydrate (0g sugars, 0g fiber), 0g protein

Reviews for Favorite Sloppy Joes

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Reviewed Jan. 20, 2015

"So easy, yet very tasty!"

Reviewed Mar. 12, 2014 Edited Mar. 19, 2014

"This was good. My husband, 6 and 8 year olds ate it up with no complaints which never happens! They all said how good it was-Would definitely make this again. Did add a diced onion amd minced garlic for added flavor."

Reviewed Jan. 21, 2014

"Made this for my grandson. He loved it and wanted me to give his mom this recipe."

Reviewed Oct. 27, 2013

"Made these today for two families to share. I cut the amount of mustard to 1 tablespoon, added a bit of ketchup and some horseradish for an extra kick. Dee-lish."

Reviewed Sep. 22, 2013

"Very Good!!"

Reviewed May. 16, 2013

"Since there is just the two of us. I cut the recipe in half. I make my own buns and this recipe fit them just right. I have been looking for a recipe like this so I don't have to use can stuff. Thanks for sharing."

Reviewed Apr. 29, 2013

"Not my favorite Sloppy Joe Recipe. Mustard taste is too strong. If I were to make it again, I'd half the mustard. I do like the kick from the chili powder."

Reviewed Nov. 20, 2011

"great recipe added a ketchup to add a little more flavor awesome!!!"

Reviewed Jul. 20, 2010

"Awesome!! I have never had Sloppy Joes b/c of what was in them. This is the best recipe, my kids loved the cheese on it. I would totatlly reccomend it, very kid friendly!"

Reviewed Sep. 9, 2009

"great quick meal... cheap, and pretty tasty too! I halved the recipe and left out the water. the only thing I wish s that it was a big saucier. I might just half the meat next time and keep the same sauce measurements"

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