Prep 1 hr
Cook 2 hrs
Sloppy Joe meat for a crowd - makes 90-100 sandwiches on hamburger bun sized rolls, 120 on cocktail buns. Not too hot, not too sweet. We make this recipe for our church group for supper and have used it for family graduation parties and other get-togethers.
- 25 lbs ground beef
- 1 1⁄4 cups dried onion flakes
- 2 tablespoons pepper
- 120 ounces ketchup
- 1 cup brown sugar
- 5 tablespoons mustard
- 1 cup vinegar
- Brown and drain ground beef.
- Mix onion flakes, pepper, ketchup, brown sugar, mustard and vinegar together.
- Mix ground beef and ketchup mixture together in a large roaster oven.
- Cook at 250 degrees until heated through.
- Serve on hamburger or cocktail buns.
I made this recipe for 20 people (using the Food.com conversion option above the ingredient list). I have to say, it was very tasty. I thought it would be too ketchupie... but it wasn't. I do plan to tweek it a bit on seasonings next time (and there will be a next time for sure). We were helping our DD move her and grandson out of here over the weekend, and not knowing how many "helpers" we would have, I guessed on the high side. We had this for lunch on Saturday. Very few showed up to help move her out, so we ate the leftovers again today for lunch. Made in my crockpot, so I just refrigerated the leftovers from yesterday in the insert. Then I rested the insert on the counter-top this morning for 20 minutes, plugged crockpot in, and we had lunch by noon. Thank you for posting the "crowd" directions and the recipe itself. (Made for PAC - Spring 2013)