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Simple Sloppy Joes Recipe

My mom and I had fun creating this recipe together. My daughter Jennifer, could eat these sandwiches every day. It's a good thing the recipe makes a big batch! - Ona Allen, Huber Heights, Ohio
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 5 min. Cook: 35 min. YIELD:12 servings


  • 2 pounds ground beef
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 can (8 ounces) tomato sauce
  • 1 can (6 ounces) tomato paste
  • 1/2 cup ketchup
  • 1/3 cup packed brown sugar
  • 3 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 12 hamburger buns, split and toasted


  • 1. In a large skillet, cook the beef, onion and garlic over medium heat until meat is no longer pink; drain. Stir in the tomato sauce and paste, ketchup, brown sugar and soy sauce.
  • 2. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 15-20 minutes, stirring occasionally. Spoon about 1/2 cup meat mixture onto each bun. Yield: 12 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 300 calories, 9g fat (4g saturated fat), 37mg cholesterol, 740mg sodium, 35g carbohydrate (13g sugars, 3g fiber), 19g protein .

Reviews for Simple Sloppy Joes

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spew2 33327
Reviewed Jun. 9, 2013

"Our favorite sloppy joe recipe."

TheDix 203923
Reviewed Jan. 30, 2012

"I've made this several times. It goes together quickly and always gets rave reviews from my family. I like it served over homemade corn bread."

lurky27 46581
Reviewed Nov. 29, 2011

"Easy & yummy!

~ Theresa"

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