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Super Sloppy Joes Recipe
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Super Sloppy Joes Recipe

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Mother made these fresh-tasting sloppy joes many times when I was growing up. She passed the recipe on to me when I got married. My brother-in-law says they're the best sandwiches he's ever tasted. And he ought to know—his name is Joe! —Ellen Stringer, Bourbonnais, Illinois
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Cook: 35 min.
MAKES:10 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Cook: 35 min.
MAKES: 10 servings


  • 2 pounds ground turkey or beef
    With Johnsonville Italian Sausage.

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  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 2 celery ribs with leaves, chopped
  • 1/4 cup chopped green pepper
  • 1-2/3 cups canned crushed tomatoes
  • 1/4 cup ketchup
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon white vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tablespoon steak sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground mustard
  • 1/4 teaspoon paprika
  • 8 to 10 hamburger buns, split

Nutritional Facts

1 sandwich equals 306 calories, 13 g fat (5 g saturated fat), 60 mg cholesterol, 473 mg sodium, 25 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 22 g protein.


  1. In a Dutch oven over medium heat, cook the beef, onion, celery and green pepper until meat is no longer pink and the vegetables are tender; drain.
  2. Stir in the next nine ingredients. Simmer, uncovered, for 35-40 minutes or until heated through, stirring occasionally. Spoon about 1/2 cup meat mixture onto each bun. Yield: 10 servings.
Originally published as Super Sloppy Joes in Taste of Home April/May 1999, p27

Nutritional Facts

1 sandwich equals 306 calories, 13 g fat (5 g saturated fat), 60 mg cholesterol, 473 mg sodium, 25 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 22 g protein.

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Reviewed Jun. 7, 2014

I remember a similar recipe that I used to serve my family many years ago with garden produce of peppers, celery, tomatoes, tomato juice, onions and garlic...we used to freeze a lot and even canned all the ingredients except the meat, then added fried hamburg to a jar when we wanted sloppy joes, it was delicious.

Reviewed Apr. 27, 2014

This was SOOO good! Everyone loved it and we will never eat Sloppy Joes any other way!

Reviewed Feb. 20, 2014

This was wonderful! I followed all instructions. I served with Texas Toast and cooked carrots. Will make again! Thank you!

Reviewed Feb. 17, 2014

This is a keeper! Because it makes 10 servings I freeze the remaining portions in 1/2 cup servings. My husband knows they are there waiting in the freezer for when he needs a quick and yummy sandwich.

Reviewed Feb. 11, 2014

I thought this was very bland. I'll definitely need to add some additional seasoning the next time around.. all I could taste was the ketchup. I was a bit disappointed given the high rating of the recipe.

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