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Sloppy Joes Recipe

Sloppy Joes Recipe
Sloppy Joes Recipe
Our oldest has been a huge fan of this Sloppy Joes Recipe for a very long time.

Found long ago on, my printed copy is now worn and splattered. That’s always the mark of a keeper–and this recipe for Sloppy Joes is a keeper!

There have been times I’ve been out of one ingredient or another and the Sloppy Joes have still turned out just fine. But do keep in the celery. It’s a nice extra!

Sloppy Joes Recipe

Sloppy Joe Recipe

Rating: 51

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 20 minutes

Total Time: 30 minutes


We love this Sloppy Joe's Recipe! It's so easy--and apparently it doubles very well.


  • 1 lb Ground Beef
  • 2 -3 Stalks Celery, Chopped
  • 1 small Onion, Chopped
  • 1 (8 Ounce) Can Tomato Sauce
  • 1/4 Cup Ketchup
  • 1/4 Cup Barbecue Sauce
  • 1 Tablespoon Brown Sugar, Packed
  • 1 teaspoon Dry Mustard
  • Salt and Pepper
  • 1 Tablespoon Worcestershire Sauce
  • 1 Tablespoon Vinegar


  1. In a large skillet, brown Ground Beef, Celery and Onion.
  2. Drain.
  3. Add in the rest of the ingredients. Simmer, covered, 15-20 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  4. If the meat mixture isn't the thickness you desire, remove the lid and cook longer.
  5. Serve.

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Jessica Nunemaker is the little Indiana owner and Host of a little Indiana segment state-wide on PBS. Sometimes, she even sleeps. You'll usually find Jessica gallivanting around Indiana towns (population 15,000 and less) with her husband, Jeremy, and two boys (ages 9 and 5) in tow in search of where to stay, play and eat in small towns across the state! Small towns: destinations, not drive-thrus!

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