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This came from the LDS book "Especially for Mormons." There is a story that goes with it. This high school age girl invited friends over for a party. She asked the housekeeper (!) to fix them something really good for she considered these kids to be the creme de la creme. Well the housekeeper fixed this recipe because she knew the girl liked it so very well. When it came time to eat, the girl became very embarrassed, thinking of giving this plain food to her friends. Well, wouldn't you know, the gang loved this dish and complemented it and the girl over and over! This is another version of a sloppy Joe. I find it to be pretty sweet, but not too sweet. Not being all that familiar with sloppies, I think it is worthy of lots of complements, too. I even call the sandwiches "Sloppy Minnies."
- In a large skillet or heavy pan brown the ground beef, onion, celery, and green pepper.
- Add the remaining ingredients except the buns. Simmer about 45 minutes.
- Spoon into split hamburger buns and serve immediately.
We like our joes good and sloppy and felt this could use more sauce. Good flavor and I will make these again, but plan on increasing the amount of sauce. Served on toasted whole wheat hamburger buns.