Total Time
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.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a large skillet, over medium heat, brown the ground beef with the onions and celery; drain well.
  2. Stir in the remaining ingredients.
  3. Cover; simmer over medium heat 15-20 minutes.
  4. Serve on hamburger buns.


Most Helpful

This is the perfect sloppy joe. Thank you!

luvnisa187 February 01, 2010

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.

SweetSueAl September 08, 2009

Fab! Tastes like what one thinks of when they imagine sloppy joe. A timeless classic for an easy and simple sandwich. Thank you.

Sue Lau May 01, 2008

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