Grandma's Sloppy Joes Recipe

4.5 8 8
Publisher Photo

Grandma's Sloppy Joes Recipe

Read Reviews
4.5 8 8
Publisher Photo
My grandma served these sandwiches each time I visited as a child. When I had children of my own, I relied on this recipe as an inexpensive way to feed them. They like it, and now my grandchildren do, too. - Patricia Pidgeon, Sycamore, Illinois
MAKES:
8 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep: 5 min. Cook: 45 min.
MAKES:
8 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep: 5 min. Cook: 45 min.

Ingredients

  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 1-1/2 cups ketchup
  • 3/4 cup sweet pickle relish
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 8 hamburger buns, split

Directions

In a large skillet, cook beef and onion over medium heat until the meat is no longer pink; drain. Stir in the ketchup, relish and brown sugar; mix well. Cover and simmer for 30 minutes or until heated through. Spoon onto buns. Yield: 8 servings.
To prevent brown sugar from hardening, store in a resealable plastic bag in a cool dry place. If it does harden, add an apple wedge to the bag until the sugar softens (about 1 to 2 days); discard the apple.
Originally published as Grandma's Sloppy Joes in Taste of Home Ground Beef Cookbook 1999, p96

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 369 calories, 9g fat (3g saturated fat), 38mg cholesterol, 994mg sodium, 57g carbohydrate (30g sugars, 2g fiber), 16g protein.

  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 1-1/2 cups ketchup
  • 3/4 cup sweet pickle relish
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 8 hamburger buns, split
  1. In a large skillet, cook beef and onion over medium heat until the meat is no longer pink; drain. Stir in the ketchup, relish and brown sugar; mix well. Cover and simmer for 30 minutes or until heated through. Spoon onto buns. Yield: 8 servings.
To prevent brown sugar from hardening, store in a resealable plastic bag in a cool dry place. If it does harden, add an apple wedge to the bag until the sugar softens (about 1 to 2 days); discard the apple.
Originally published as Grandma's Sloppy Joes in Taste of Home Ground Beef Cookbook 1999, p96

Select the Newsletters that interest you to subscribe

By entering my email and clicking the subscribe button below, I am opting to receive the newsletters I have selected.

Please enter a valid email

You Are successfully subscribed

ERROR! Please try Again

Reviews forGrandma's Sloppy Joes

My Review
Click stars to rate
Loading Image
Any changes to your rating or review will appear where you originally posted your review
Sort By :

Average Rating
MY REVIEW
live418 User ID: 6701812 249412
Reviewed Jun. 14, 2016

"Just like one I make but I add mustard"

MY REVIEW
s_pants User ID: 174050 245204
Reviewed Mar. 9, 2016

"I really liked it and so did my kids, but my husband would prefer "regular" sloppy joe. I only used 1/2 cup pickle relish and about 1/3 cup brown sugar."

MY REVIEW
hkarow9713 User ID: 7604678 238768
Reviewed Dec. 5, 2015

"So easy to make and very sweet. I used a hot pepper relish, so it had a bit of a kick to it. The family loved it!"

MY REVIEW
trudypost User ID: 1076954 221290
Reviewed Feb. 24, 2015

"A little on the sweet side but tasty and easy. I used 1/4 cup barbeque sauce in place of part of the catsup and reduced the relish to 1/2 c. I will probably make this again."

MY REVIEW
Hazzel User ID: 6135255 107496
Reviewed Jul. 29, 2014

"I didn't add the brown sugar, I added 2 teaspoons mustard and cut back on the catsup."

MY REVIEW
kitchenhelperKY User ID: 83555 33292
Reviewed Sep. 18, 2011

"It was different and pickle relish gave it a different flavor."

MY REVIEW
bsorum User ID: 4980421 29014
Reviewed Mar. 20, 2010

" "

MY REVIEW
Hersheysmom User ID: 4471318 203922
Reviewed Jan. 28, 2010

"Only 1 lb. of hamburger to all the rest of the ingredients. Could this possibly be a typo error. 1 lb. would be floating in the sauce. please advice. Yes I would make if corrected."

Loading Image