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Zesty Sloppy Joes Recipe

Zesty Sloppy Joes Recipe

For a big family gathering, these sandwiches are a hit. I have never served them without getting recipe requests. A fantastic blend of seasonings in a hearty sandwich means no one can eat just one. —Sandy Abrams, Greenville, New York
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Cook: 65 min. YIELD:20-25 servings


  • 4 pounds ground beef
  • 1 cup chopped onion
  • 1 cup finely chopped green pepper
  • 2 cans (10-3/4 ounces each) condensed tomato soup, undiluted
  • 1 can (15 ounces) thick and zesty tomato sauce
  • 1 can (8 ounces) tomato sauce
  • 3/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup ketchup
  • 3 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tablespoon prepared mustard
  • 1 tablespoon ground mustard
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon garlic salt
  • 20 to 25 hamburger buns


  • 1. In a Dutch oven, cook beef and onion over medium heat until meat is no longer pink. Add green pepper. Cook and stir for 5 minutes; drain. Add the next 10 ingredients; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 1 hour, stirring occasionally. Serve on buns. Yield: 20-25 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 263 calories, 8g fat (3g saturated fat), 36mg cholesterol, 579mg sodium, 29g carbohydrate (11g sugars, 2g fiber), 17g protein.

Reviews for Zesty Sloppy Joes

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mrssarge User ID: 2654969 4501
Reviewed Jul. 8, 2014

"Best sloppy joe recipe ever. This is the only recipe I use. I add an extra pound of ground beef and only use 1 can of soup because I don't like my sloppy joes soupy. All other ingredient measurements I keep the same. I put in crock pot and let simmer all day. Sloppy joes are best when they are simmered all day so flavors can mesh together with the beef."

abenedict1964 User ID: 3101343 199082
Reviewed Sep. 4, 2013

"Made this and canned in quart jars; this way hubby and I can have sloppy joes anytime we want, just heat & serve."

Sue Zappa User ID: 1094741 3795
Reviewed Aug. 18, 2013

"I made these for the first timeme for supper last night. I'm not much of a sloppy joes eater, but even I thought they were fantastic! They were a big hit with my whole family, including picky teen daughter. Loved the zesty tomato sauce; actually ended up using the Hunt's version made for chili & it was terrific. I'm going to use the leftovers tonight by topping Fritos with the sloppy joe mixture & sprinkling with cheddar cheese, heat, & sprinkle with lettuce & black olives. Thanks for the recipe."

magkel User ID: 1536752 199081
Reviewed Jul. 30, 2013

"This has been my go to Sloppy Joe recipe for years. I make it for parties quite often and receive huge compliments. The only change I make is sometimes I swap out ground beef for ground turkey."

Wildflour User ID: 630742 4473
Reviewed Jul. 30, 2013

"This worked perfectly for a large backyard function and would definitely make again and again!"

alecat User ID: 1579159 7765
Reviewed Mar. 26, 2013

"I make it every year for a halloween party... puts canned joe sauce to shame. It's very good."

nivo User ID: 3740773 7141
Reviewed Jan. 15, 2009

"it is wonderful."

blue mint User ID: 2511149 7111
Reviewed Apr. 6, 2008

"Great flavor"

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