Sloppy Joes for 100 Recipe

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I use this recipe at a church dinner every year, and we always sell out. It's a delicious main dish for any gathering.—Linda Cailteux, Clifton, Illinois
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 1 hour Cook: 3 hours
MAKES:100 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 1 hour Cook: 3 hours
MAKES: 100 servings


  • 20 pounds ground beef
  • 4 large onions, chopped
  • 4 large green peppers, chopped
  • 4 cups chopped celery
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 cup spicy brown mustard
  • 4 cups ketchup
  • 2 cans (12 ounces each) tomato paste
  • 4 cans (15 ounces each) tomato sauce
  • 6 to 8 cups water
  • 1 cup vinegar
  • 2/3 cup Worcestershire sauce
  • 100 hamburger buns

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 295 calories, 10g fat (4g saturated fat), 44mg cholesterol, 491mg sodium, 29g carbohydrate (8g sugars, 2g fiber), 20g protein.


  1. In a large Dutch oven, brown the beef, onions, peppers and celery in batches until meat is browned. Remove with a slotted spoon to a large roaster; add the next 8 ingredients. Cover and simmer for 3-4 hours. Serve on buns. Yield: 100 servings (12 quarts).
Originally published as Sloppy Joes for 100 in Taste of Home June/July 1995, p54

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Rekamemoh User ID: 7416018 2065
Reviewed Sep. 21, 2013

"I know this serves 100--but how much is a serving?"

Menocook User ID: 6286626 4676
Reviewed Oct. 19, 2011

"I have made this recipe twice for my church only I have to cut the recipe in half. Everyone loves it and has even asked for the Recipe."

hdr User ID: 4654351 3129
Reviewed Dec. 8, 2009

"EXCELLENT!! I used this recipe at work and now I use it at home, too."

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