Prep 5 mins
Cook 25 mins
This recipe came from one of those supermarket checkout lane cook-booklets when we were first married 20 years ago (DH has survived a lot of cooking experiments). It has been the standard for Sloppy Joes at our house and recently was renamed when DD (age 10) learned to cook it herself. We always double this one for our hungry family.
- 1 lb ground beef
- 1⁄2 cup celery, finely chopped
- 1⁄2 cup onion, finely chopped
- 1 tablespoon brown sugar
- 1 teaspoon dry mustard
- 1⁄4 teaspoon salt
- 1⁄8 teaspoon black pepper
- 1 (8 ounce) can tomato sauce
- 1⁄2 cup catsup
- 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
- 1 tablespoon cider vinegar
- In a large skillet, over medium heat, brown the ground beef with the onions and celery; drain well.
- Stir in the remaining ingredients.
- Cover; simmer over medium heat 15-20 minutes.
- Serve on hamburger buns.
This is the perfect sloppy joe. Thank you!
I have been using this sloppy joe recipe for 20+ years too. It's in a Pillsbury Cookbook. It's the only sloppy joe recipe I will use.
Fab! Tastes like what one thinks of when they imagine sloppy joe. A timeless classic for an easy and simple sandwich. Thank you.