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Church Supper Sloppy Joes Recipe

Church Supper Sloppy Joes Recipe

My family loves these sloppy joes. I would make them back when I worked in a school lunchroom and heard nothing but compliments.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Cook: 30 min. YIELD:50 servings


  • 7 pounds lean ground beef (90% lean)
  • 1-1/2 cups chopped onion
  • 1-1/2 cups chopped celery
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons prepared mustard
  • 6 cups tomato sauce
  • 1/2 cup white vinegar
  • 2 to 3 teaspoons minced garlic
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1-1/2 cups (6 ounces) shredded sharp cheddar cheese
  • Hamburger buns


  • 1. In a several large skillets, cook the beef, onion and celery until beef is no longer pink; drain. Add the brown sugar, tomato sauce, vinegar, garlic, salt and pepper. Stir in cheese; cook until cheese is melted. Serve on buns. Yield: 50 servings.

Recipe Note

Editor's Note: Recipe can be made ahead of time and frozen in batches when serving a crowd.

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 125 calories, 6g fat (3g saturated fat), 35mg cholesterol, 207mg sodium, 4g carbohydrate (3g sugars, 0 fiber), 13g protein.

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2124arizona User ID: 845443 268863
Reviewed Jul. 2, 2017

"These sloppy joes make enough for everyone!! These are sooo good!!"

Jenna092 User ID: 7825623 256761
Reviewed Nov. 13, 2016

"My husband and I love this recipe! Classic & delicious sloppy joes!"

Tsaxman User ID: 6429426 256314
Reviewed Nov. 2, 2016

"THIS IS GREAT !!! I have made this recipe several times now and get rave reviews each time. I have it as it, increased the recipe and also halved it. Never an issue."

peanutsnona76 User ID: 8027573 239134
Reviewed Dec. 10, 2015

"Great recipe. The solution to finding a 4-serving recipe is to look elsewhere if you you don't want to do the the math. There are tons at many sites."

KittieCatt User ID: 6154720 235737
Reviewed Oct. 27, 2015

"This sounds delicious, but I'll have to 'eye-ball' all of the ingredients in order to make less. The only thing which I'll do differently is to add in some finely diced green bell pepper. YUM!"

JumpRiverGem User ID: 1462419 17142
Reviewed Aug. 22, 2011

"I have made this recipe more than once. It's delicious and a large crowd pleaser."

Allspice_Mo User ID: 760690 37739
Reviewed Aug. 24, 2009

"This sounds good but I can only use a serving for 4 at most. Seems a lot of trouble to figure out 4 servings instead of 50. Any solution???"

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