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Sloppy Joes for a Crowd


  • 2 pounds lean ground beef (90% lean)
  • 1 large green pepper, chopped
  • 2 cans (14-1/2 ounces each) diced tomatoes, undrained
  • 2 cans (8 ounces each) tomato sauce
  • 1 can (6 ounces) tomato paste
  • 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 2 teaspoons celery salt or celery seed
  • 2 teaspoons onion salt or onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 3 bay leaves
  • 16 hamburger buns, split


  • 1. In a Dutch oven, cook beef and green pepper over medium heat until meat is no longer pink; drain. Stir in the tomatoes, tomato sauce, tomato paste and seasonings. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and cook over low heat for 30 minutes.
  • 2. Cook, uncovered, 30-40 minutes longer or until thickened. Discard bay leaves. Serve 1/2 cup of meat mixture on each bun.

Nutrition Facts

1 each: 249 calories, 6g fat (2g saturated fat), 28mg cholesterol, 547mg sodium, 31g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 4g fiber), 16g protein.


Average Rating: 4.5
  • justmbeth
    Feb 20, 2008

    With all of the good ratings, I was very surprised to find I did not care for these. With the tomatoes and spices, it had more of an Italian sauce feel than I prefer for my sloppy joes.

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