Breaking News
Home / Eat / Sloppy Joes Recipe

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.

Small Towns: Destinations, not Drive-Thrus! I’m Jessica Nunemaker and THIS is little Indiana!

Find pictures in Indiana on my Flickr photostream or on the new little Indiana Tumblr blog.

Just don’t forget to tell ’em that  little Indiana sent you!

Don’t miss a moment. Subscribe to little Indiana and receive instant updates to stay on top of everything “little.”

little Indiana: Where to Stay, Play, and Eat in Small Towns in Indiana. Discovering Indiana’s best small towns! Now get little Indiana on your Kindle.

Targeted. Relevant. Affordable! little Indiana advertising.

About Jessica Nunemaker

Jessica Nunemaker is the Owner of little More than a website, little Indiana is a PBS segment on the state-wide program "The Weekly Special," a bi-weekly column in a local newspaper, and soon to be a book! Look for "little Indiana: Small Town Destinations" published by Indiana University Press in early 2016--just in time for Indiana's BIG 200th Birthday Celebration! Jessica Nunemaker is happy to speak about small towns, creating community, or Indiana tourism at your next event, large or small.

Check Also

Hunter's Honey Farm in Martinsville, Indiana

Hunter’s Honey Farm: Busy Bees Since 1910

At Hunter’s Honey Farm in Martinsville, Indiana, some might say that honey runs through their ...

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

+Jessica Nunemaker