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Grandma's Sloppy Joes

 Grandma's Sloppy Joes
My grandma served these sandwiches each time I visited as a child. When I had children of my own, I relied on this recipe as an inexpensive way to feed them. They like it, and now my grandchildren do, too. - Patricia Pidgeon, Sycamore, Illinois
8 ServingsPrep: 5 min. Cook: 45 min.


  • 1 pound ground turkey or beef
    With Johnsonville Italian Sausage.

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  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 1-1/2 cups ketchup
  • 3/4 cup sweet pickle relish
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 8 hamburger buns, split


  • In a large skillet, cook beef and onion over medium heat until the
  • meat is no longer pink; drain. Stir in the ketchup, relish and brown
  • sugar; mix well. Cover and simmer for 30 minutes or until heated
  • through. Spoon onto buns. Yield: 8 servings.
To prevent brown sugar from hardening, store in a resealable plastic bag in a cool dry place. If it does harden, add an apple wedge to the bag until the sugar softens (about 1 to 2 days); discard the apple.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (1 each) equals 369 calories, 9 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 38 mg cholesterol, 994 mg sodium, 57 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 16 g protein.