Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 20 mins

Almost every Sloppy Joe recipe or premade sauce has green peppers as a ingredient. My grown DS detests green peppers and won't touch anything with it in it. I created this flavorful recipe with him in mind. But I think that even those folks who like green peppers would like this version.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 1 12 lbs beef ground chuck
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 12 teaspoon black pepper
  • 2 teaspoons minced garlic
  • 14 cup minced onion
  • 1 12 stalks celery (chopped fine)
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 (1 ounce) can condensed tomato soup (undiluted)
  • 4 tablespoons barbecue sauce (whatever is your favorite brand)
  • 12 teaspoon msg (optional)


  1. Cook the first 7 ingredients in a large skillet until the meat is done, the vegetables are tender and most of the water is absorbed.
  2. Add the undiluted soup, the BBQ sauce,and the MSG.
  3. Cook until most of the liquid is absorbed.
  4. Serve on hamburger buns.
Most Helpful

This was a very easy quick and great tasting recipe. I was in a hurry and used a little bit of onion soup mix instead of onions. I will use this recipe many times. Thank you!

Chef Mi Mi August 07, 2006

Nice taste to these sloppy joes. I did not add the msg though. DH enjoyed and he is a bit picky.

lauralie41 April 11, 2005