Family-Pleasing Sloppy Joe Sandwiches Recipe
- 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, for 35-40 minutes or until heated through.
- 2. Spoon about 1/2 cup meat mixture onto each bun. Yield: 8 servings.
1 each: 441 calories, 15g fat (7g saturated fat), 56mg cholesterol, 1016mg sodium, 49g carbohydrate (12g sugars, 3g fiber), 28g protein.
Reviews for Family-Pleasing Sloppy Joe Sandwiches
"Doubled this recipe for my sons birthday party; fantastic... Per reviews used yellow/orange peppers instead of brown sugar & Apple cider vinegar in place of white vinegar. Also added a splash of Worcestershire sauce; it was so good!!! You know it's a hit when there is no left overs!!! Thanks for sharing!!!"
"Delicious and easy. In order to avoid using sugar, I did use about 1/2 cup sweet yellow/orange pepper and sauteed those with the onions just a few minutes before adding the beef. Then, instead of white vinegar, I used apple cider vinegar. Doing both of those added enough natural sweetness that I didn't need to use any sugar. And per other reviews, I did add 2 teaspoons of Worcestershire. I've also made this recipe with 1/4 teas marjoram and 1/4 teas smoked paprika for a bit more flavor. Great either way!"
"wanted to make sloppy joes but didn't have any canned stuff. Found this recipe and had everything on hand. Only thing I did different was add some worschesiter 2 teaspoon. I was Leary of the all spice but it just added a different layer of flavor. No more canned for me. My family loved it"
"My family loved this recipe! I made it in my slow cooker! Browned the ground beef and onion on stove top setting in my cooker, then added the other ingredients and cooked on low for about four hours. I omitted the allspice and did add a few dashes of worcestershire sauce. Made it for Halloween and it was a hit! Doubt I will ever used canned sloppy joe sauce again. This one's a keeper!"
"My family really enjoyed this! It's a little sweet but both kids and adults enjoyed this at my house. This would be a crowd pleaser for sure! I'm making it Halloween night so when everyone comes in from the cold NH weather we all have something warm!"
"My family really likes this recipe. We've made sloppy joes other ways, but this is the recipe I've come back to several times now. I'll keep making my sloppy joes this way -- good recipe!"
"Very good. Will definitely make again. Left out the salt. Plenty in the catchup."
"Not a whole lot of flavor. I probably won't make this again unless I'm in a real pinch."
"It was nothing special."
"really good I don't like man-wich canned stuff. This is not even close to it! have to try this recipe."
"VERY sweet- family liked it but all mentioned it was a little too sweet- I think next time I might try it without the brown sugar."
"Very tasty, and easy. My 3 kids, 5 and under, loved it!"
"These are the best sloppy joes ever!! My go to recipe from here on out!"
"My very picky husband said they were very good! My stepson took the rest with him. I followed the recipe exactly. Was worried about the allspice but don't be. They were easy to put together and had most ingredients already at the house except the buns. This is the kind of recipe I enjoy! Thanks!"
"These were really good."
"The whole family loved these. Definitely making again."
"Very good. We really enjoyed these. My new "go to" recipe."
"Very good! Even my picky 4 year old ate almost an entire sandwich!"
"The entire family enjoyed this recipe...which is huge in my house!! Will be making again."
"Made this recipe a while back and it became one of my favorite, delicious, fast family meals to make. I have made it 20 plus times and it seems more delicious everytime i make it."
"Hubby and I liked but the kids didn't."
"This was so delicious!!! I doubled the amt of brown sugar. Everyone loved it!!"
"We all really liked this recipe. I will be making this again!"
"I made this for a large gathering and it was a hit! Very tasty and easy to make. This will be my go-to recipe from now on."
"Loved this recipe! My family does not care for green peppers, so this recipe was perfect! Even my daughter, who rarely eats red meat, loved it!"
"easy to prepare, delicious to eat!"
"We love sloppy joes. they are deliciuos and easy on the budget."
"This is our favorite sloppy joe recipe and is now then only way I make them. We love it!"
"This will replace our other Sloppy Joe recipe. It really has a great taste. I added a dash of nutmeg and a green pepper, along with a tad bit more chili powder."
"I've been making sloppy joes for years using the recipe I received from my mother-in-law. I've been reluctant to use it since it calls for a can of tomato soup, and I've been trying to avoid corn syrup. I used ketchup that does not contain corn syrup, so I wondered if that would matter. It didn't matter. This recipe turned out excellent, and it will be the recipe I use from now on. Don't hesitate to try it. It's great."
"easy and very tasty. I too added a few green peppers - I made enough to freeze, which is a nice time saver."
"Really good! Not too sweet, made ahead and kept warm for a few hours in crock pot. Added diced celery and green pepper."
"Excellent sloppy joe recipe. Family keeper. We served this on homemade hamburger buns and they were a real treat."
"Wonderful and very easy. I had lots of ketchup left over from a party, so I thought I'd give this recipe a try. I'm very glad I did, it's a keeper. My old recipe called for green peppers, which I don't always have on hand. Thanks for submitting it!"
"Added two small green peppers (chopped) fresh from the garden. Delicious!"
"I didn't think this would turn out but in the end it was yummy and I loved it!"
"I used red peppers instead of onion and didn't have any allspice so I left it out. I thought the flavor was good but added a little paprika, chipotle chili powder, and just a little cayenne."
"Very tasty recipe. I halved it for my family of 4. The sauce tastes great!"
"These were great! I halved the recipe for our family of 5 (with younger kids) and it was the perfect amount."
"My family absolutely loves this recipe. I make it at least once a month. It is great on hot dogs too!"
"I have made this recipe several times. I use to make Manwich, and my grown kids prefer this recipe and ask for it often."
"I made this last night and it was great. I had to substitute regular yellow mustard instead of ground mustard because I was out. We had sweet potato fries with it. Even my 3 year old loved it!"
"Super yummy! Incredible - whole family loved it. easy also. Much better than canned sauce mix. A little sweet and not too tomato-y."
"I made this last night and my whole family loved it. It was excellent. The only change I made was leaving out the allspice because I do not care for that flavor. It was very good and I am having leftovers today! YUM!"
"This was the worst recipe I ever made. We thru it all alway, what a waste of money."
"Best I ever had !"
"Would like this recipe, but way too muchsodium"
"This recipe makes an EXCELLENT sloppy joe sauce! It's easy and tastes great!"
"This is so much better than pre-packaged sloppy joe mix. I like knowing exactly what's in my sloppy joes. My kids love this, too!"
"I never like sloppy joes before I tried this recipe. Now I actually crave them."
"I'm not a fan of beans, so I loved this beanless sloppy joe recipe"