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Family-Pleasing Sloppy Joe Sandwiches

Total Time

Prep: 10 min. Cook: 45 min.


8 servings

Updated: Jul. 11, 2022
My grandchildren love these sandwiches. I like the recipe because it can be made ahead of time and keeps well in a slow cooker. I've found that it freezes well, too. —Patricia Ringle, Edgar, Wisconsin
Family-Pleasing Sloppy Joe Sandwiches Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 2 pounds ground beef
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 1-1/4 cups ketchup
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon white vinegar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground mustard
  • 1/2 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground allspice
  • 8 sandwich buns, split


  1. In a Dutch oven, cook beef and onion over medium heat until meat is no longer pink; drain. Stir in the ketchup, water, brown sugar, vinegar, salt, mustard, chili powder and allspice. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, until heated through, 35-40 minutes.
  2. Spoon about 1/2 cup meat mixture onto each bun.

Nutrition Facts

1 sandwich: 441 calories, 15g fat (7g saturated fat), 56mg cholesterol, 1016mg sodium, 49g carbohydrate (12g sugars, 3g fiber), 28g protein.

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