Sloppy Joe Sandwich

Total Time:
15 min
5 min
10 min

14 sandwiches

  • 2 pounds ground beef
  • 1 (12-ounce) can tomato paste
  • 1 3/4 cups catsup
  • 1/4 cup minced onion
  • 3 tablespoons sweet relish
  • 2 tablespoons chopped celery
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 3/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/4 green bell pepper, chopped
  • 14 (4-inch round) buns, split

Brown the beef in a large pot and drain. Return the beef to the pot with all the remaining ingredients except the buns and cook, stirring, until hot. Divide the beef mixture among the buns and serve immediately.

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    This is the recipe I remember from my childhood. I've been looking for a Sloppy Joe this good all my life!
    I've wanted this recipe for more than forty years.

    We didn't have a school cafeteria at Crosby and bagged or went home for lunch.

    About four times a year we had a Sloppy Joe Sale at Crosby to raise money for the school. We loved them. The smell emerging from the basement would have us all salivating. They were that good.

    The Crosby Sloppy Joe Sale recipe of the fifties wasn't so sweet as this one.

    This recipe is too sweet and was probably a recipe that changed over the years as the Sloppy Joes were always made by volunter mothers. Ingredients probably effect the taste as well.

    Still, it beats anything I have ever had out of a can. I found this recipe here recently and tried it. As I said good, but too sweet.

    I'm going to try it again with a generic catsup that I hope makes it less sweet.
    This was pretty, a good kids pleaser. It is very sweet, I'll cut back on the ketchup and tomato paste next time.
    crowd pleaser
    This is such a wonderful, EASY sloppy joe sandwich to make. So much more flavor than from a can!!
    My 9 year old fixed this dish herself. Saves a trip to the store for a can of sloppy joe mix. The kids thought they were back in school for a moment.
    Love this reciepe, the flavors are just great together and I make it frequently.
    My boyfriend and I used this recipe to make sloppy joes for dinner tonight. The taste of the sauce was good until we added the listed amount brown sugar. I would suggest if you are planning to use this recipe to add the brown sugar in a teaspoon at a time to taste. The 2 tablespoons the recipe calls for was way too sweet for our tastes, and I'm from the south! Take in consideration that the ketchup is already somewhat sweet to begin with. The overpowering sweetness is the only reason I'm rating this recipe with 2 stars.
    This is really good. My husband ate three
    sandwiches. The only thing I might note is that there may be to much tomato paste.I'm going to cut the amount in half next time to see what I think.I also beleve that may cut down on the sweetness.
    it was the best my husband and his workers love it my husband said it was like eating lunch at school again, and hes 61 years old.
    I like it, but can't say there was a wow factor involved. In all fairiness I did stray just a little, I didn't have any chili powder, I also added about a tbs of worschire sause and 1 tbs molasas and 1 tbs of brown sugar insteadt of 2 of brown sugar.
    My memory of sloppy joes doesn't include crunch. Thus, I cut the vegetables into a small dice and sauteed them briefly. I also added
    a couple of tablespoons of small-diced eggplant for a half-batch. Truly yummy.
    Next time we will try reducing the sugar and probably the relish to reduce the sweetness.
    My husband told me they were the best sloppy joes he had ever had. Enough said! (note: I put in extra chili powder)
    quick and easy for nights you dont feel like even standing up for more than a minuet let along cook for 4 people. Quick, Easy and it tastes great.
    These sandwiches are quick and easy to make. I didn't have a green pepper, but since no one in our family likes peppers much, the taste was fine without it. The filling is rather sweet and tomatoey, not as spicy as many other recipes for sloppy joes which makes it very appealing to the younger set.
    Great Sloppy Joe recipe. Sweet!!!
    This one is fast--great when you need an easy meal
    Easy, quick recipe. When the episode aired in 2005, I noted that Sara suggested adding some water if the mixture got too thick. I wound up adding some water and the consistency and flavor was great! My family loved it!
    This sloppy joe mixture can be made in
    large quantities with very little work
    and frozen in individual servings for you,
    the kids or whomever. It is very microwave friendly and tastes great!! I found it is
    also delicious "slopped" over a baked potato or spooned over a hot dog with cheese.
    This is a great recipe and takes me back to my younger years. Very tasty - I love the pickle relish in seems I never put too much of it in.
    Easy to make, but I used only half the ketchup called for, don't like it too sweet.
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