Large sloppy joe

Sloppy Joe

This Sloppy Joe recipe was given to us by a former employee (still current friend) Dan Gassert. This is the best Sloppy Joe I've ever tasted.

Yield: 6 servings

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Sloppy Joe Recipe

Preparation Instructions

Mix all ingredients except ground beef, and onion and garlic, if using fresh. Let mixture set until meat is cooked. Brown ground beef in a large frying pan, add in garlic and onion, if using fresh. Drain fat from beef. Add in other ingredient mixture, stir well. Simmer for at least 15 minutes.

Yield: 6 servings
Helpful Hints

You can add more water to the spice mixture, or meat if it becomes to thick.

I have also used dehydrated minced onion and garlic and added it with the catsup mixture.


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Ann O

I've made this recipe several times,my family loves it, it's the best I've ever had. I've made it with ground turkey, too, and no one can tell the difference!

Donna H

While trying to figure out what to make with hamburger, I decided to look up a sloppy joe recipe since I didn't have a packet of sloppy joe mix, which I usually use. I was a little worried because my kids are so picky, but I made it and they loved it. I loved it too. Will be saving this for future sloppy joes. Thanks.

Cheryl Mckeen

Very good, Will make again, very simple. Way better than bought mix. Even the Grandson liked it.


Really good. Way better than the canned sauce. I used fresh garlic (pressed) and fresh yellow onion (diced). After the first batch, I made notes. Two small modifications suited my taste a bit better:
1. Cut the sugar in half; the original recipe is very sweet
2. Add diced bell pepper - 1 tbsp red and 1 tbsp green