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Grandma's Sloppy Joes Recipe

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
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 5 min. Cook: 45 min. YIELD:8 servings


  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 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


  • 1. 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.

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.