Recipe by DaleInCO
Tired of sweet tasting Sloppy Joes and Manwhich sauce? Dill pickle juice in this recipe is the ticket. I made up this recipe because I was tired of sweet tasting sloppy joes. Everyone loves this Sloppy Joe recipe, especially kids. Make it cheesy by adding a slice of your favorite cheese on the bun.
Top Review by Sydney Mike
I did cut this recipe in half for just the 2 of us & it made for some very satisfying sloppy joes! Loved the bit of tang in 'em, & now I'm wanting to make the recipe again but using much smaller burger buns & have 'em as a mini sloppy finger food for the next group I host (I usually do two get-togethers a month)! Many thanks for sharing this great recipe! [Made & reviewed for one of my adoptees in this Spring's round of Pick A Chef]
- 2 lbs 80% lean ground beef
- 1⁄2 cup minced onion
- 1⁄4 cup diced celery
- 12 ounces chili sauce (find it in the ketchup aisle at the grocery store)
- 3 tablespoons pickle juice, it adds tang. Do not omit this ingredient
- 2 teaspoons prepared yellow mustard
- 3⁄4 cup water
- hamburger bun, about 8
- American cheese (optional) or cheddar cheese slice, kids love sloppy joes with cheese (optional)
Directions See How It's Made
- Brown the beef, celery and onion in a large skillet till the meat is nicely browned but still a little pink inside. Drain off any fat and crumble the meat into tiny pieces. Stir in the chili sauce, mustard, water and the dill pickle juice to the pan. Bring to a slow boil then reduce the heat to a simmer and cook for about 10 minutes, flipping and stirring once in a while. Add more water if the mixture is too dry and heat till warm throughout.
- Serve on hamburger buns with optional American or cheddar cheese slices in the sandwich.
- A veggie such as corn and potato chips make good sides.