Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 25 mins

Throw away the canned version this one is just as good, actually better I think. I prefer the real thing vs. Diet Dr. Pepper, but either one would work, I think. My Sister-In-Law contributed this to our family cookbook.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Brown meat, breaking into small pieces, add garlic, onion and salt.
  2. Cook 5 minutes.
  3. Add remaining ingredients, stir well.
  4. Simmer 20 minutes or until thick.
  5. Spoon onto toasted buns.


Most Helpful

Pretty good Recipe.. I did add some chili powder, red peppers and green peppers to mine. Will use this recipe way before the canned stuff.. Thank you for sharing recipe!!!

Mardi H. May 20, 2016

We liked this and will probably make again. After reading the other reviews, I add a bit of mustard and chili powder to taste.

SuzV January 25, 2010

This was pretty good. It makes a sweet type of sloppy joe, so add some hot sauce if you like a little kick. We enjoyed it and I plan to make it again.

Milwaukee Girl in the South March 12, 2008

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