Sensational Sloppy Joes
Total TimePrep/Total Time: 30 min.
- 1 pound ground beef
- 1/2 cup chopped onion
- 1/2 cup condensed tomato soup, undiluted
- 1/2 cup ketchup
- 3 tablespoons grape jelly
- 1 tablespoon brown sugar
- 1 tablespoon cider vinegar
- 1 tablespoon prepared mustard
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon celery seed
- 5 hamburger buns, split
- In a large cast-iron or other heavy skillet, cook beef and onion over medium heat until meat is no longer pink; drain. Stir in the soup, ketchup, jelly, brown sugar, vinegar, mustard, salt and celery seed. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, until heated through, 10 minutes. Serve on buns.
Nutrition Facts1 sandwich: 330 calories, 10g fat (4g saturated fat), 44mg cholesterol, 955mg sodium, 40g carbohydrate (18g sugars, 2g fiber), 20g protein.
Follow along as we show you how to make these fantastic recipes from our archive.
Mar 22, 2017
The flavor was good but way too sweet! Even the grandkids said " Why is this so sweet? " l couldn't give it to my diabetic sister either. Sorry to say l had to pitch it. I'll stick to my recipe next time.
Oct 16, 2016
My initial attraction to this recipe was the grape jelly. We all know that grape jelly and ketchup make a great BBQ sauce. Then there is the celery flavor which I think makes tomatoes pop. I was a little reserved with the thought of the condensed tomato soup but what respectable kitchen pantry doesn't have a can of that on the shelf. So, since I was searching for something different I made it exactly as the recipe said. It was GREAT! I will have to try it again on some innocent bystanders to get a second opinion.
Mar 1, 2015
I loved the different flavors going on in this recipe! Very unique and of course, much better than the canned stuff with very little prep time.
Nov 30, 2014
This recipe is great and so easy. My husband used to eat the sloppy joe stuff from a can but once I made this he never went back (could be I refuse to buy the stuff). It is so yummy that when I make it I usually double the recipe and freeze half for later.
Oct 16, 2013
This is my go to sloppy joe recipe, very kid friendly since it is on the sweet side. I usually leave out the celery seed and make it with ground turkey instead of beef. I sometimes make a larger batch and freeze it in ziploc bags and reheat in the crockpot for a quick, easy dinner.
Apr 21, 2013
EXCELLENT! I forgot the celery seed. omitted the salt.
Aug 19, 2012
My family loves this recipe. We've been making it for years now. It is a bit sweet, I make a spicy sloppy joe recipe too when I'm feeling bold. However, this is our go-to family recipe 99% of the time because our 4 year old just loves it and he isn't much of a meat eater so this recipe is a keeper for us!
Jun 22, 2012
My son hates sloppy joes. When I saw this recipe it reminded me of the cocktail meatballs he loves. I made them and he loved them! I make them for parties all the time and people quite often ask me for the recipe. I often increase the recipe and portion it out to freeze. A quick and simple meal on hand when you need it!
Feb 16, 2012
very good, thanks for sharing
Jul 19, 2011
Though the concept of a sloppy joe recipe with grape jelly in it is interesting, we found the sauce to have an odd flavor--too sweet and something else we couldn't put our fingers on.