Granny's Special Sloppy Joes

Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 20 mins

no time for long lists of ingredients? If you count the salt, and pepper, this one has 6 ingredients. No time consuming preparations. Granny makes em, and kids love em. Hint: don't want to chop onions? Buy them frozen.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Mix together ground beef, and onion,and fry til done.
  2. Add rest of ingredients.
  3. Simmer til hot.
  4. Serve on hamburger buns.


Most Helpful

I have been using this recipe for 50 years. The only difference is that I try to use fresh tomatoes (blanched and diced). If you can boil water (for blanching) and brown hamburger, you can make this come out good every time. Truth is that I use tomatoes with skin some of the time and canned diced tomatoes too. It's a very forgiving recipe.
Adjust the spices to your liking. My elementary school (in the '60's) made sloppy joe's but they always added some spice that had a weird aftertaste. This recipe is better.

DendoBendo September 23, 2011

This is the recipe we have used at our house for over 40 years, though I add a tsp of mustard, a tblsp of catsup and a couple shakes of chili powder....awesome!

Colleen Sr. November 08, 2006

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